THE EXPERIMENTATION OF THE MEW PROTOCOL HAS BEGUN IN ITALY

On September 29th, the meeting that kicked off the italian experimentation of the activity protocol developed by Csen, together with the University of Foro Italico, the ASL ROME 2 and the European partners within the MEW Project, took place at the Abitart Hotel in Rome.
During the event, after the presentation and the welcome greetings, the 40 participants recruited between 30 and 55 years old troughout Italy to follow the MEW protocol’s indications and advice to say goodbye to their sedentary lifestyle received the project kit (with t-shirt, pedometer, towel, water bottle and other gadgets), the 1st month protocol and the logbook, to be filled in daily.
The trainer who will follow the volounteers - both individually and in groups - has presented herself and let them try out the exercises of the first period, both those who will follow the training frontally and those who will follow them in streaming, as they live in different Regions of Italy. Finally, the participants learned about the dates of the meetings that will be held in Rome monthly, during wich the progress will be assessed, the protocol of the following month will be delivered and explained and any change to be made to the working method will be evaluated.
As a medical support, ANIAD Onlus (National Association of Italian Diabetic Athletes) took the responsability to monitor the participants’ health status before and after the experimentation and gave them during the event the initial questionnaires (including the Tuomilehto questionnaire), that will be accompanied by the blood analysis.
The meeting ended with a group picture of the participants, who will face this journey towards well-being together for six months, and a good luck for the first month of changes in their lifestyle.

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