4TH MEETING OF THE VOLUNTEERS FOR THE MEW PROJECT ACTIVITY PROTOCOL EXPERIMENTATION

The volunteers who are carrying out the experimentation of the Mew Project activity protocol to fight sedentariness, after the mid-term meeting of december, met for the fourth time on saturday 12th of January.
At the appointment of December, that represented the exact half of the experimentation period, the mid-term survey was conducted using three different tools: the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ), the Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire - short version (Q-LES-QSF) (both able to measure perceptions and sensations in response to protocol application) and the recorded interview conducted using a questions battery designed by ICSSPE - International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education, in course of analysis by the University of the Foro Italico and subject of a report that will be drawn up by the same German partner.
After one month from the survey, at the Abitart Hotel in Rome, the volunteers met again for the first meeting of the second quarter of experimentation.
From the discussion about the progress of the training sheets application, has been emerged a widespread difficulty of the volunteers in carrying out push-ups; than the exercises have been simplified by reducing the workload or replaced by alternative proposals.
The worksheets have been integrated with movements, always simple to execute  and adaptable to everyone's daily life, aimed to strengthen legs and to complete the proposal made so far with exercise for chest, arms and abdominals.
"From the physical point of view there are people who have lost weight and started to feel their body differently, describing the experience of different sensations and languages. Some have talked about muscles that didn’t think to had before, assigning also a specific function to the exercises learned" revealed the Trainer who follows the group Maurizio Paradisi, reporting some of the improvements observed.
After the physical activities, the coaches made some sport-ricreational proposals, such as role-playing games and group experiences, aimed to improve the relationship skills: competences that have so far shown an important role in the perception of a psycho-physical wellbeing improvement by volunteers, despite the role of such dynamics is often underestimated within the discourse on the contrast to sedentariness.
The group, for instance, unanimously expressed the desire to include in the program an out-of-town trip at the end of the experimentation, in order to combine the final meeting and measurements with social and convivial moments and an outdoor walk to do all together.
Finally, meditation exercises to activate the concentration before doing physical activities were explained and the work on motivation, another key factor that has emerged so far, continued. In fact, during the discussions emerged the fear of losing motivation, technical and social support once the experimentation will be completed and participants expressed a willingness to continue together the work carried out so far, for example organizing small groups of people living nearby, who can continue to follow the directions of the protocol and support each other.

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