Move More, Feel Better

Representatives from 16 Academic Sport Services from 7 European countries discussed the results of their first activity program round for sport-inactive students under the project lead of RWTH Aachen University.

From 12th to 14th December all project members of the health activity program ‘Active Campus Europe’ met at Imperial College London, one of the project members, in order to discuss and exchange their experiences of first program round.

“Move more, feel better” is an activity program to motivate students to get into the habit of physical activity. Individual monitoring, health screening and health tests, workshops and lectures, individual feed-back and low participant fees make it easy for students to participate and get enthusiastic about physical activity. A wide range of obligatory and voluntary physical activities, including social and local sports to match the cultural diversity in Europe were offered at the project member’s sports centres.

Autonomous University of Barcelona provides an app for participants to stay in touch with students and give them personal feed-back and advice. As a community, the  students are sharing their thoughts and they are getting the chance to motivate each other. The project partners were considering providing a common app for the second activity round which could be made available by ENAS and in future, also be used for all ENAS members.

“We are happy to see so many positive results and outcomes of the program”, said Peter Lynen, head of RWTH Aachen University sport department and project lead.

“With all the adaptations we agreed on now in London I am optimistic that we will make our program even more attractive for sport-inactive students!”

Next program round will start between the end of January and mid-April. A lot of good practice models will be provided in future for all Academic Sports Services in Europe.

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