New Health 2022 project training healthy lifestyle professionals

The proportion of physically inactive EU citizens who live an unhealthy lifestyle remains unacceptably high. According to the 2018 Eurobarometer on sport and physical activity, 46% of EU citizens do not exercise or play sport at all, while more and more Europeans eat unhealthily and suffer chronically from stress. In the past 50 to 70 years, generations of us did not learn about the health & prevention guidelines that research now offers, so it’s time for a knowledge update.

EuropeActive attends WHO webinar on Ecosystem Approaches to HEPA Promotion

On September 1st, EuropeActive attended a World Health Organisation (WHO) webinar addressing innovative systems thinking tools and approaches to promote health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA). 
 
This webinar was organised jointly by the WHO Regional Office for Europe, Université Côte d’Azur, CNRS GDR Sport & Physical Activity, and Queens University Belfast, as the opening event for the Summer School of the WHO European network for the promotion of health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA Europe)

Healthy lifestyles and fighting childhood obesity are gaining more importance

More attention is now being given to childhood obesity, with several events taking place in the past couple of weeks on the topic. During these various events, the importance of physical activity as part of prevention measures was highlighted.
 
On July 13th, the Health working group of the ENVI Committee at the European Parliament organized a webinar on healthy lifestyles and fighting childhood obesity.

WHO Webinar – Build forward stronger: opportunities for exercise, fitness and health

COVID-19 severely impacted the ability of individuals to be physically active while also underlining the importance of physical activity for mental and physical health. Because of this, the World Health Organisation is organising a series of eight webinars on ReINVENT & ReBUILD – Working together for a stronger and fairer physical activity and sport system for all.

Club Operator Member in the spotlight - SATS

This article is brought to you by SATS

SATS’ vision is to make people healthier and happier. This is achieved through a wide range of products and services designed to improve public health. During a normal year, we facilitate around 40 million workouts in our clubs. The effect of all these workouts is 8,000 quality adjusted life-years (QALYs), meaning our members put in a great effort to live better for a longer time. Socio-economically, this translates into an impressive NOK 11 billion in socio-economic welfare gain.

Supplier Member in the spotlight - Myzone

This article is brought to you by Ben Hackney-Williams, Head of content at Myzone.

As we begin to open facilities around the world, think about how our industry has been dormant at the time when health services have needed us most. That can’t happen again. The global banner of physical activity has never had more attention than in the past year. More people are moving; now it’s our job to make sure they stay on the move with encouragement and support.