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Prof Dr Glyn C. Roberts presents EuroFIT at FSSS Conference, Jyvaskyla

The Finnish Society of Sports Sciences (FSSS) commemorated the centenary of Finland’s independence with a Finish Conference on Sport Science 2017. The Conference was held in Jyvaskyla, Finland, 30 August – 1 September. The conference theme was ‘How does sport science look in 100-year old Finland?’ Prof Dr Glyn Roberts, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences […]

Dissemination and Promotion Updates

The EuroFIT team continues to actively promote the project. Recent activities include – Pedro Teixeira is presenting at the International Conference on Childhood Obesity (cioi2017.com) in Lisbon this week. – Nanette Mutrie presented to the ‘getamoveon’ network‘s workshop on technology and physical activity, in London on 27 June. – Glyn Roberts is presenting to the […]

EuroFIT at ISBNPA2017

Several EuroFIT partners presented at ISBNPA (International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity) 2017, in Victoria, British Columbia. The abstracts book can be downloaded here. Check out “IT’S BEEN ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT, NOT ONLY FOR THE TRAINING BUT THE MEETING LIKE-MINDED FELLAS”: UNDERSTANDING WHAT SUPPORTS MEN TO MAKE LASTING LIFESTYLE CHANGE THROUGH GROUP-BASED BEHAVIOUR CHANGE […]

Coverage of EuroFIT at ECO 2017

EuroFIT received extensive media coverage, in the context of the ECO 2017 Conference. The following links are all Portuguese media (ECO took place in Porto), and highlight the commitment of major football clubs to the project, and the benefits that fans enjoy from the project. http://www.impala.pt/noticias/grandes-unem-esforcos-contra-o-sedentarismo/ http://www.cmjornal.pt/cm-ao-minuto/detalhe/benfica-sporting-e-fc-porto-uniram-esforcos-em-201516-para-que-adeptos-percam-peso http://desporto.sapo.pt/futebol/primeira_liga/artigo/2017/05/18/benfica-sporting-e-fc-porto-uniram-esforcos-em-2015-16-para-que-adeptos-percam-peso http://24.sapo.pt/noticias/nacional/artigo/benfica-sporting-e-fc-porto-uniram-esforcos-em-2015-16-para-que-adeptos-percam-peso_22393138.html http://www.futebol365.pt/artigo/170427-benfica-sporting-e-fc-porto-uniram-esforcos-para-que-adeptos-peso/ https://www.rtp.pt/noticias/futebol-nacional/adeptos-dos-3-grandes-perdem-peso_d1002437 http://ptjornal.com/um-problema-peso-une-benfica-fc-porto-sporting-167707 http://observador.pt/2017/05/18/benfica-sporting-e-fc-porto-uniram-esforcos-em-201516-para-que-adeptos-perdessem-peso/ https://www.jm-madeira.pt/desporto/ver/6113/Benfica_Sporting_e_FC_Porto_uniram_esforcos_em_2015-16_para_que_adeptos_percam_peso http://www.dn.pt/lusa/interior/benfica-sporting-e-fc-porto-uniram-esforcos-em-201516-para-que-adeptos-percam-peso-8484856.html […]

EuroFIT at ECO 2017

EuroFIT presented at ECO 2017 (http://eco2017.easo.org/ , May 17-20, 2017, in Porto, Portugal) on the Power of Football to Promote Behavioural Change for better health.     The poster is titled “The power of football: A socio-psychological approach to promotE behaviour change in overweight and sedentary men in the European Fans in Training project” – click to download it.

Excellent further media coverage for EuroFIT in Portugal

EuroFIT continues to gain great media attention in Portugal, even before its starring role in the new Programme for Physical Activity, launched on World Physical Activity Day. On RTP1, on 11 April 2017: A feature on EuroFIT Portugal   On RTP3, on 12 April 2017, A feature on EuroFIT in Portugal   On SPORT-TV, on […]

EuroFIT central to major new initiative in Portugal

On 11 April 2017, World Physical Activity Day, EuroFIT played a key role in the launch of the Portuguese government’s National Physical Activity programme. A formal partnership to roll out the EuroFIT programme was signed between the Portuguese government’s Directorate-General for Health and the Portuguese Football Federation. Full details of the day are published (in […]

Successful EuroFIT plenary in Amsterdam

The EuroFIT consortium enjoyed a fruitful and successful plenary meeting in Amsterdam, on 9 and 10 May. We would all like to thank our kind hosts at VUmc for the excellent organisation. The meeting focused on process evaluation of the EuroFIT RCT trial, on making EuroFIT attractive to new audiences (particularly women), on the cleaning […]