EuroFIT in October Healthy Stadia Newsletter

HS update
Kickoff of the EuroFIT trial in football clubs across Europe this autumn covered in the Oct 2015 newsletter from Healthy Stadia.
HS OCT2015 newsletter

 

EuroFIT on Sporting TV in Portugal

Sporting TV came along to the coach training session at the National Stadium in Portugal. Coaches from FC Porto, SL Benfica and Sporting CP were trained by EuroFIT team members from the Faculty of Human Kinetics at the University of Lisbon. You can watch the coverage in Portuguese here.

Sporting TV

EuroFIT researcher Marlene de Silva interviewed by Sporting TV

Coach Training in Portugal

Baseline measurements in the UK almost complete

The UK EuroFIT team have almost completed their baseline measurement sessions – after completing sessions at Arsenal FC and Newcastle United, they will have visited all clubs and completed all measurements.

The first programme delivery starts next Tuesday 20 October at Everton FC!

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SitFIT Devices on the Way to Trial Centres

SitFIT devices for the EuroFIT trial are packed up and ready to make their way from PAL Technologies in Glasgow to the trial centre in the Netherlands, with those destined for Portugal, Norway and the UK due to follow shortly.

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By placing the SitFIT in their trouser pocket, trial participants will be able to track and self-monitor the number of steps they take as well as the time they spend sitting and standing.  To help participants reduce sitting time, the devices can also be set to vibrate after pre-determined durations in order to remind them to stand up and move around. Participants can also upload and see their own data on the MatchFIT app and join in virtual matches with other participants in the trial.

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EuroFIT coverage in Norwegian media

EuroFIT was featured in the popular press in Norway. EuroFIT researchers and the clubs are hard at work preparing for the start of the trial in Norway.

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UK Coach Training for the Trial Underway

We’ve made some great progress today completing the first day of the training here in Manchester. The coaches all enjoyed the day and we even made it out into the stadium for a team picture.

UK coach training

 

Recruitment starts today in Portugal

Ethics approvals are in place and recruitment to the trial in Portugal starts today!

Check out our Portuguese site here for more information.

PT home page

 

EuroFIT features in local UK press

The Liverpool Echo featured a story on EuroFIT yesterday – read more here.


 

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