LeoShape Project

LeoShape is a lifelong learning program project - Leonardo da Vinci Partnerships Coordinating partner is the Slovenian association Ozara Slovenija Life Quality Association More »

Second Slovenian partner

The second Slovenian partner in the project consortium is Bodifit društvo More »

Spanish partner

The Spanish partner in the project is Fundacion Intras More »

Hungarian partner

The Hungarian partner in the project is Premier Pilates Kft More »

Portuguese partner

The Portuguese partner in the project is Escola Superior de Saude - Instituto Politecnico de Setubal More »

 

Partners’ meeting in Valladolid

Project partners are going to meet next month in Valladolid (Spain), where the Spanish project partner is located.

We are looking forward to a meeting where more than 20 participants from the five project partners will come together. We will study the results of the target group’s needs assesment and set up the contects of the five planned modules of the educational curriculum. But some time will also be dedicated to learn about the best practice models Fundacion Intras is implementing and exchange knowledge and experience. And – as the project suggests – we are going to be active!

If you would like to suggest topics we need to include in the curriculum, please visit our Facebook page and leave a comment!

Why should we have an active start in the day?

Did you know that during a morning workout you use up the fat supplies in your body more effectively? That our body, even after a one-hour-workout, more effectively uses the calories up to 24 hours? Research also suggests that the morning level of the serotonine (‘happiness hormone’) helps to cope with the daily stress. All we have to do is to spare that one hour of sleep and to devote it to ourselves and indulge in the positive effects of the morning workout. You know the saying ‘The early bird catches the bug’? And who does not want to spend a successful day with a smile on your face and full of positive energy.

 

DON’T FORGET:

* We have the most energy in the morning. Therefore we can have a more intensive workout, which means a speed-up of your metabolism and increased calory usage

* The morning level of glicogene (main source of energy in your body) is the lowest and that is whay the body starts to use up the body fat – which finally is the goal

* If we fill our body with endophine in the morning, the day will be nicer and we will have more energy

* Physical activity is very effective when it comes to waking up our mental functions – more oxygen reaches the brain and this empowers us to handle with the mental efforts during the day

* Because of a morning worout we will be able to fall asleep earlier in the evening – morning workout helps to set up your inner clock.

LeoShape Newsletter

Part of the project plan, which is dedicated to the dissemination of the results, foresees the publication of project newsletters quarterly.

The first issue was published in January 2013.

You can subscribe for the newsletter here.

LeoShape TV presentation

We are proud to present you the link to the “Dobro jutro” morning show at the Slovenian national TV, where Marko and Mateja presented the Leoshape project.

Dobro jutro, 19 Dec 2012

LeoShape – The Project

Struggling with overweight? Thinking of engaging a personal trainer? The partnership of five excellent partners will provide high quality educational modules for care workers who work with people with mental health disorders. Physical activity is the more important for the target group of people with mental health disorders, since due to their illness they are at high risk of overweight and obesity. The partners are committed to improving the qualification of care workers in each participating country and to make the qualifications in partner countries more transparent and comparable (also a draft for ECVET credits). These educational modules will provide care workers with crucial information about the most common mental health disorders, healthy nutrition, a healthy lifestyles, workout, physiotherapeutics and basics about being a personal trainer. These modules will be available in the project web-page and will be available in the partners’ national languages (Slovenian, Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian) and in English.
Care workers working in different institutions and organisation with people with mental health problems are more vulnerable than the ‘general’ population. Therefore, it is especially important to provide these care workers with additional knowledge in order to respond to the requirements of their working place. However, it is well known that care workers specialised skills and knowledge to work with people with mental health disorders.
All partners are leading capacities in their field nationally with international reputation, which guarantees excellent project results.