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The Lancet: Experts call for urgent action to improve physical activity worldwide

Editorial: PA is an essential human need beyond and independent of COVID-19 Worldwide progress to improve physical activity has stalled; overall deaths associated with inactivity remain at more than 5 million people per year. Exercise during lockdown was considered an essential activity by many governments world wide, just as much as food, shelter and seeking…
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The WHO ReINVENT & ReBUILD Webinar Series: All you need to know

Where was this webinar series conceptualised? COVID-19 has had a huge influence on how, when and where people can be physically active. The pandemic has increased the global awareness on the importance of PA for mental and physical health, yet it has also revealed and accelerated widening inequities. Now is the time to use COVID-19…
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‘What does I-PARC mean for me and/or my organisation?’: The Project Team testimonies

The I-PARC research project is approaching the end of its funding and we are delighted to announce that the knowledge-user partners have been successful in securing funding which will kick-in after the HRB grant expiry date (April 2021). Undisputedly, the project team envisage I-PARC as a ‘real-world laboratory’ that has ‘brought to life the intersection…
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I-PARC delivers workshop to FAU Germany Physical Activity Group

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WHO Launch – 2020 Guidelines on Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour

WHO Launch – 2020 Guidelines on Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour On the 26th of November 2020, the World Health Organization launched the guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour. Four to five million deaths per year could be averted if the global population was more physically active. These global guidelines enable countries to develop…
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Media Coverage – Barriers and facilitators to changes in adolescent physical activity during COVID-19

The spring lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic included school, sport facilities and fitness places closing. Moreover, in a strict lockdown, people were not allowed to travel outside of a few km from their homes. This meant that students at schools were being taught at home and were not given the opportunities they…
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Every move counts: launch of the WHO guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour

The World Health Organization are holding a webinar to mark the launch of WHO 2020 Guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour on the 26th November 2020, 16.00 – 17.30 CET (15.00 – 16.30 GMT). Join the webinar to learn about the new WHO guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviours and hear panellists from around…
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Participation Statistics and BeActive Day 2020

Update regarding the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on physical activity During May, Sport Ireland and Ipsos MRBI published the updated figures regarding the “Impact of COVID-19 Restrictions on Sport and Recreational Walking”. The key findings from the report noted that: Irish adults had become increasingly active, making use of additional free time and good weather…
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Impact of COVID-19 on our physical activity habits.

Physical activity can be a valuable tool to continue protecting your health during this time. As we continue to self-isolate, it is important to stay physically active while in your home or within 2km of you home. Physical activity comes with a number of physical, mental and social health benefits for all ages. As the…
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