Gray, C. M. and Hunt, K. and Mutrie, N. and Anderson, A. S. and Treweek, S. and Wyke, S. (2011) Can the draw of professional football clubs help promote weight loss in overweight and obese men? A feasibility study of the football fans in training programme delivered through the Scottish Premier League. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 65 (Supple). A37-A38. ISSN 0143-005XFull text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
The UK prevalence of male obesity is among the highest in Europe. Excess weight is associated with ill-health, but while 5-10% weight loss can significantly improve future health, men are reluctant to engage in traditional weight management programmes. This study examines the potential of professional football clubs to engage overweight and obese men in weight loss. Football Fans in Training (FFIT) is a 12 week, gender-sensitised weight management and physical activity programme delivered to groups of men at Scottish Premier League (SPL) clubs.
|Keywords:||football clubs, obesity, weight loss, Personal health and hygiene, including exercise, nutrition , Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Epidemiology|
|Subjects:||Medicine > Public aspects of medicine > Personal health and hygiene, including exercise, nutrition|
|Department:||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Physical Activity for Health|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||11 Nov 2011 15:29|
|Last modified:||30 Apr 2016 00:06|