EuropeActive officially joined the EU-funded project NEW HEALTH 2022 as project partner and will be working in close cooperation with New Health Foundation to develop a ‘Lifestyle as Medicine’ program for consumers and professionals, based on the scientifically validated lifestyle guidelines of the WHO and the Health Council.
The collaborative partnership will work together with EuropeActive and the partner countries of the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Lithuania and Slovakia to develop education standards for Lifestyle/health promotor, a free consumer lifestyle platform and Lifestyle/health promotor course and e-learning. They will also conduct research on the role and impact the Lifestyle/health promoter will have on behavioral change of the target groups.
The Lifestyle/health promoter can be a sports professional, healthcare professional, teacher, but also a community worker, member of a sport organization or volunteer. New Health provides them with motivation and knowledge about healthy eating, sports, the risks of unhealthy living and the use of doping. This partnership will create and support a European network of Lifestyle/health promoters.
The project coordinator is New Health Foundation in the Netherlands. Project partners include Sport Sciences School of Rio Maior -ESDRM- (Portugal), EuropeActive (Belgium), Lithuanian Association of Health and Fitness Clubs (Lithuania), Fitness.BE (Belgium), Asociacion Europea Deporte, Ejercicio Y Salud -AEDESA- (Spain) and Comenius University -Faculty of Physical Education and Sports- (Slovakia).
The expert panel of the project is is made up of the European Network of Sport Education -ENSE-(Austria), Movisie, Knowledge Center Sports, KCSportNL, NL Active and Jan Middelkamp (Netherlands).
On 5th & 6th March, project partners gathered in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, for a successful kick-off meeting. EuropeActive, in close cooperation with New Health Foundation and project partner countries, will work towards promoting and improving physical activity and raising awareness of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. This objective is aligned with EuropeActive’s ambition of getting More People, More Active, More Often.
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