Happy Bones Project
The HAPPY BONES project aims to promote the physical activity amongst women between 50 and 65 years old, offering an innovative protocol to involve them in a moderate physical activity and, as a consequence, strengthen their personal resources and improve their well-being. The project is cofinanced by the EU Erasmus+ Program and driven by a consortium formed by the following institutions: Università degli Studi di Roma Foro Italico (Italy), Bulgarian Sports Development Association (Bulgaria), Istituto Europeo per lo Sviluppo Socio Economico (Italy), Alexandre Ioan Cuza University of Iasi (Romania), Gazi University (Turkey) and Fundació Salut i Envelliment.
The main objectives of the HAPPY BONES programme are:
- To develop and promote an innovative protocol of moderate physical exercices targeting inactive women between 50 and 65 years old with ostheoporosis or ostheopenia, to incentivize their participation in the programme and improve their quality of life in psychological and physiological aspects.
- To train professionals of the field of physical activity in specific skills, with the aim of standardizing the training programme in ostheoporosis and replicate it in different countries and contexts through the Train the Trainer's methodology.
- Compare the outcomes of the exercice programme in terms of adherence in two different intervention areas (workplace and sport clubs), with the aim of establishing the better solution to promote physical activity and lower the indirect costs derived from sick leave associated with this health condition.
The programme aims to help organizations to adhere to the recommendations made by the International Osteoporotic Foundation related to physical exercise. It also wishes to promote education through exercise, improve the quality of physical exercise programs created in the EU area, and generate a more dynamic professional environment in the organizations.