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PhD Opportunity: Play and Risk in Kids @ Technological University Dublin

Play is a fundamental human right. The United Nations Declaration of the Rights of The Child states that every child “shall have full opportunity for play and recreation, which should be directed to the same purposes as education; society and the public authorities shall endeavour to promote the enjoyment of this right.” It is well…
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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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Video Presentation: ISBNPA 2020

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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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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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