Category: Featured Blogs

Marchathon 2020

Marchathon is the annual Smarter Travel Workplaces & Campus Walking Challenge that runs in March each year. This year it is open to Workplaces & Campuses who are Partners of the Smarter Travel Campus Programme. There are lots of prizes to be won and fun to be had, so why not get your organisation involved!…
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Sheds for Life- A dedicated men’s health and wellbeing programme from Irish Men’s Shed members

Our January blog comes from Aisling McGrath who is currently a (PhD) Researcher and Irish Research Council Scholar based in Waterford Institute of Technology. Follow Aisling on Twitter (@ash_mcg). Sheds for Life is a men’s health and wellbeing programme that was developed by the Irish Men’s Sheds Association to enhance the wellbeing of its Shed…
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December Blog – Highlights from the European Week of Sport

In this months featured blog, members of Sport Ireland showcase some of the highlights from the European Week of Sport. European Week of Sport aims to promote sport and physical activity across Europe. The week is for everyone regardless of age, background and fitness level. With a focus on grassroots initiatives the aim is to…
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Healthy Ireland Summary Report 2019

Healthy Ireland launched the 2019 summary report with the findings from the #HISurvey2019 on November 20th. The full report can be downloaded at: https://www.gov.ie/en/collection/231c02-healthy-ireland-survey-wave/ The report covers findings across many different elements crucial for a healthy lifestyle, with sleep being introduced as a topic for the first time this year. Other topics being covered include:…
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Collaboration towards the common goal of “Physical Activity Promotion”

This month’s featured blog post is from Dr. Angela Carlin, a Lecturer in Exercise and Health in the School of Sport at Ulster University. You can see more of Angela’s work and interests by following @AngelaCarlin7 on twitter. The ‘Physical Activity and Health’ research group at Ulster University recently hosted a successful research day, aimed at…
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October Blog – International Walk to School Month

This month’s featured blog post is from Shirley O’Shea, I-PARC Project Team member and Senior Health Promotion Officer for Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Division, Health Services Executive    October is ‘International Walk to School Month’, an opportunity for children to join hundreds of thousands of pupils across the globe celebrating the walk to school.…
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Welcome to our new featured blog

A warm welcome to our new featured blog page! Here we will be posting blog posts from guest writers across all sectors involved in physical activity throughout Ireland. Keep an eye out for exciting posts on all things physical activity – from local opportunities to nationwide events, research happening at different institutes across all Ireland,…
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