Between Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October, the 40 volunteers who started one month ago the experimentation of the activity protocol to fight sedentariness, developed within the European project “MEW”, took part in the first monitoring meeting.
At the Abitart Hotel in Rome, on Saturday afternoon most of them gave their feedback about the protocol application to trainers, psychologists and experts who are following the experimentation on behalf of Csen, Asl Rome 2 and University of the Studies of Rome Foro Italico.

After a first plenary reunion, the volunteers were divided into groups and worked on their motivation to participate in the experimentation and to reduce their sedentary lifestyle. Criticalities, benefits, impasse, changes and suggestions have been discussed, with the aim of obtaining the picture of the current situation and comparing it over time, to bring out any growth or decrease.

"With pleasure I can say that the benefits that have came out have been many and not only on the physical and emotional level but also on the relational one, that is an aspect not to be underestimated and that we intend to analyze in depth in this study" said Flaminia Bolzan, doctorate researcher of the University of Rome Foro Italico.

In the second half of the meeting the participants took part in a work out led by the trainer, who tried to get them familiar with the correct times of the exercises. To simplify the execution for those who reported having some individual difficulties, the instructor proposed alternative and personalized exercises, in order to facilitate their next month of activity.

On Sunday, a second specular meeting took place in Cupra Marittima, in the Marche Region, with all those who had not been able to reach the capital the day before.

After an intense day reflecting on all the elements that can lead to an healther lifestyle and to say goodbye to bad habits, the volunteers returned home with everything they need to start the second month of experimentation and help all the MEW project partner to identify the right interlocking of factors that can scientifically improve the health and well-being of an individual.