sport + rehabilitation + european + network
Persons with disabilities have lower levels of physical activity than their peers, consequently 38% of the population is obese (53% more than people without disabilities). High costs for health services caused by overweight (increased blood pressure, diabetes Type 2, Hypercholesterolemia, stroke, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, etc.) are a huge problem for the European tax payers. Thus the network of competent and specialized European partners will cooperate in the project “ReSport” to develop new rehabilitation sport activities (“ReSport Activities”), test psychophysical improvements of persons with disabilities and promote physical activity among them. Project implementation will raise awareness on the importance of physical activity and transfer knowledge at the European level.