NOW ONLINE THE RESEARCH REPORT ON THE IMPACT OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
12 July – news According to the WHO, “health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of a disease or infirmity”. This well-known definition opens the Research Report available on line at:
The report is the first output of the MEW project, which is aiming to counter sedentariness and favour physical activity among European citizens aged 30-55. The Research Report highlights the publications regarding the well-being brought about by physical activity at both individual and social level, as well as its positive effects on health care costs and on the green areas where activities are performed.
On Saturday 12 May 2018 h 12 a.m. in Rome
Premises of the Latium Region - Sala Tevere: Public Event for Presentation of Project MEW: Movement Environment Well-being
The MEW project “Movement Environment Well-being” means to establish a “European Network for Health”, promoting a “Protocol of activities” and correct life styles to counter sedentariness and to show the economic savings and the individual and social well-being.
The protocol of activities will be the result of a research, an analysis and a study path carried out by the project promoters and will be experimented with 200 European volunteers aged 30-55 years: 40 Italians; 35 Germans; 25 Portuguese; 25 Irish; 25 Roman; 25 Latvians; 25 English.
The operative staff will guarantee the monitoring and the support to the participants and will have the task of detecting the results achieved in the experimentation.
In order to promote the knowledge of the project, to support the involvement and motivation of participants and to favour motor activity and sustainable mobility, 10 one-day sport events will be organized with trekking, biking and/or walking routes. Three events will take place in Italy starting next October and in the same period an event will take place in each of the project partner countries: Germany, Portugal, Ireland, United Kingdom, Romania, Latvia and the Netherlands.
The information gathered during the experimentation phase and by the participants in the events will be used to elaborate the final version of the "protocol of activities". The "protocol of activities " will be the description of virtuous behaviors that each person can adopt in order to favour motor activity, correct lifestyles, paths of social awareness and support the savings in healthcare costs.
The project plans to establish a group of "European sports volunteers" for the dissemination of the "protocol of activities" after project conclusion.
On 12 May, in Via Cristoforo Colombo 212, the Premises of the Latium Region will host the delegations of the European Organizations to officially launch the MEW Project.
The MEW project aims at the constitution of the “European Network for Health” which will promote the “Model of Action” (MA) elaborated by project in order to counter sedentariness and to demonstrate the money savings and individual and social well-being which are generated by active behaviours in daily life.
Project includes the publication of a book to convey the value of the MA. The project starts with a research of international scientific material and then defines a “protocol of activities” – motor and sanitary – for 200 beneficiaries from several EU countries. The protocol is defined by a multidisciplinary group of European experts who will also monitor the management phases with meetings and conference calls.
Project foresees involving beneficiaries in group activity to support their efforts and favour motivation and social relationships. At the same time there will be 10 multiplier sport events to discover urban and extra-urban areas, trekking and/or biking. An operative staff, with digital equipment, will ensure monitoring and support to participants and will be able to verify participation levels and the results achieved by each individual. Final results will be assessed and, together with interviews, will be used to work out the “Model of Action”.
Project outputs will be available in paper and online and distributed in an international meeting and in local meetings. At the international meeting, the foundation of the “European Network for Health” will be subscribed and the “volunteers of sport” nominated, in order to face the social emergencies caused by sedentariness, to promote motor activities and, as consequence, sanitary saving. The book published will be sent to the European Commission as well as to competent National Ministers in order to share the research data gathered and the analyses carried out by authors.
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