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GoFit Erasmus Project: A Transdisciplinary Approach for Exercise, Health and Tourism

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Abstract

GoFit (Go Functional Improvement and Tourism) program was conceived as an educational tool for experts in sport and exercise science. Its goal is to teach experts important skills to support tourists on the development of healthy habits when they are less busy and more open to suggestions over adapting new healthier habits. The GO Functional Improvement & Tourism (GO FIT) project addresses the gap in learning programs between HEI’s exercise and health experts with both educational and clinical expertise in collaboration with tourism manager’s specialists. The authors discuss the way the GO FIT project is conceived and designed so as to develop a new learning program, by using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) through the development of a web platform and a multimedia application. This transdisciplinary approach for exercise, health and tourism experts aims to achieve relevant and high quality skills and competences in designing the appropriate program for tourists and helping them to adopt a new healthy lifestyle.

Keywords

  • Physical activity and exercise
  • Diabetes and obesity educational tool
  • Tourism
  • ICTs

JEL Classification

  • Z32
  • Z33
  • Z20
  • Z29
  • Z39

The following paper is the result of the Strategic Partnerships (Key Action 2) Erasmus + Program, Agreement Number 2017-1-EL01-KA203-036131, “Go Functional Improvement and Tourism”. Authors are presented by alphabetical order and have all equally contributed to this research.

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Baralou, E., Daskalaki, K., Georgiadis, E., Katsoni, V., Malliou, P., Panagiotou, G. (2020). GoFit Erasmus Project: A Transdisciplinary Approach for Exercise, Health and Tourism. In: Katsoni, V., Spyriadis, T. (eds) Cultural and Tourism Innovation in the Digital Era. Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-36342-0_23

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