Kick off of the SITLESS project

May 1st marked the official  start of the SITLESS project: Exercise Referral Schemes enhanced by Self-Management Strategies to battle sedentary behaviour. SITLESS is an initiative that is funded by the European Comission (grant 634270) within the Horizon 2020 programme, with the participation of seven partners from six countries.

Fundació Salut i Envelliment acts as the coordinator of this project, that applied to the call PHC-17-2014: Comparing the effectiveness of existing healthcare interventions in the elderly.

This multicenter clinical trial will evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention to reduce sedentary behaviour in the elderly. Three arms are compared: 1) intervention group with physical exercise supplemented by self-management strategies 2) Intervention group with physical exercise only and 3)control group with usual treatment.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 634270