“Activate your Wait” project : pilot study carried out at a thermal centre

“Activate your Wait” project : pilot study carried out at a thermal centre

Authors

  • Cesira Pasquarella Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma; https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1566-3854
  • Assunta Bizzarro Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma; https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2698-8531
  • Rosamaria Martini Terme S. Egidio (Suio Terme Castelforte, LT);
  • Bernardino Ricci Terme S. Egidio (Suio Terme Castelforte, LT);
  • Raffaella Martini Terme S. Egidio (Suio Terme Castelforte, LT);
  • Maria Eugenia Colucci Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma; https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4971-594X
  • Deanna Rossi Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma;
  • Lorenzo Faetani Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma;
  • Daniele Ghizzoni Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma;
  • Federica Tamarri Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma;
  • Chiara Seidenari Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma;
  • Elisa Saccani Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma;
  • Davide Romiti Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma;
  • Janis Ruggeri Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma;
  • Maria Luisa Pasquarella PhD in Educational Sciences;
  • Paola Affanni Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma
  • Roberta Zoni Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma; https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8154-0719
  • Luca Caruso Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma;
  • Carlo Signorelli Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma;
  • Giuliana Gobbi Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma;
  • Cosimo Costantino Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma;
  • Licia Veronesi Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5399-2934

Keywords:

Attività fisica, pause di attesa, salute, prevenzione, promozione della salute, Physical activity, waiting pauses, health, prevention, health promotion

Abstract

Physical activity is recognised as a major health determinant, with positive effects on health, environmental
sustainability and economy. National surveillance data show that one out of three Italians - adult
and elderly alike - declares to be sedentary, with a progressively increasing trend. From the urgent need to
implement strategies to promote physical activity the “Activate your Wait” (“Attiva l’Attesa”) project was
born, aimed at transforming the waiting pauses during day to day life into opportunities to perform simple
stretching and active mobilization exercises. The pilot study was carried out at the Terme S. Egidio, Suio
Terme Castelforte (Latina). The results of the questionnaire distributed in the pre-intervention phase, aimed
at assessing the users’ interest in the project and physical activity in general, are reported. The questionnaire
was administrated in the waiting rooms in September 2018 and September 2019. A total of 129 subjects
responded to the questionnaire: 43% declared themselves sedentary, 73% reported willingness to perform
simple physical exercises while waiting, and 76% believed that physical activity during waiting moments could
have a positive impact on health. The project’s subsequent goal is to identify suitable exercises to be proposed
during the intervention period, which can be easily reproduced independently by users in their everyday life.

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Published

10-04-2020

How to Cite

1.
Pasquarella C, Bizzarro A, Martini R, Ricci B, Martini R, Colucci ME, et al. “Activate your Wait” project : pilot study carried out at a thermal centre. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2020 Apr. 10 [cited 2024 Jul. 16];91(3-S):146-9. Available from: https://mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/9429