Category: Featured Blogs

Re-imagining Our Cities

This blog contribution comes from Shirley O’Shea, Senior Health Promotion Officer, Health Service Executive. The global COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the way we live, work, socialise, get around and interact in our towns and cities. How we respond to this new challenge has not only changed our usual participation in organised sport but has…
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Event Alert: Coaching the Female Athlete – How to get the best out of your athletes/players?

Sport Ireland Coaching is delighted to bring you their first ‘Coaching the Female Athlete’ webinar. Through the presentations and Q&A’s with speakers, we will explore how each of them gets the best out of their athletes through their coaching style. This webinar is suitable for anyone (female/male) who coaches female athletes or teams from adolescent…
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Event Alert: Physical Activity and the Pandemic : Lessons for older adults and health professionals

Keeping active and well as we grow older is a key challenge for public health. This event, hosted by the Institute of Public Health, will focus on the value of sustaining physical activity as we get older and how to support populations to do so. Speakers from Ireland, the UK, and Australia will share evidence,…
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Move with Mary

This months blog content was provided by Prof. Marie Murphy, Ulster University (@MarieHMurphy). Last month Age NI teamed up with Lady Mary Peters to launch an exercise programme aimed specifically at keeping older people moving during Covid-19. The I-PARC team think this series of videos are fantastic as they cater for every level of ability,…
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How the I-PARC Team are staying active

As we enter what feels a lot longer than Week 6 of lockdown, it can be difficult to find the motivation to keep active and healthy, but staying active is crucial to our physical and mental wellbeing in these challenging times. The I-PARC team have all been trying their best to stay active in their…
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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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Active HOME Week (27 April – 3rd May)

The Active School Flag is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active community. The process aims to get more schools, more active, more often. National “Active SCHOOL Week” takes place every April and is a very enjoyable part of the school year for many children. This year, due to…
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Physical Activity can be Helpful during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Action is needed to promote the benefits of physical activity during the Coronavirus pandemic. This month, members of the Global Physical Activity Observatory published a brief document speaking about the four ways physical activity can be helpful during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Below we have summarised these four key ways and you can access the full…
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Online Consultation – Monitoring and Evaluation Template

Are you involved with the support, coordination or delivery of a physical activity intervention. We would love to hear your thoughts and feedback on the draft monitoring an evaluation framework for assessing the effectiveness and usefulness of physical activity interventions in Ireland. The framework is being developed for use with those involved with supporting, coordinating…
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#BeActive and Flatten the Curve

The past month has seen us change the way we study, the way we work and even the way we live. Times will be challenging for everyone, but we encourage people to be physically active within the current guidelines regarding social distancing. Our project partners, Sport Ireland, worded it nicely and stated “#BeActive and Flatten…
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