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The Global Observatory for Physical Activity launch the second set of Country Cards: Ireland and Northern Ireland

            The Global Observatory for Physical Activity (GoPA!) was established in 2012 after the urgent call to action by the Lancet PA series. GoPA! is a global oragnisation of physical activity researchers, epidemiologists, public health policy markers and practitioners that collates global data on physical activity and health. The main…
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Exercise is Medicine Ireland Webinar Series

“Exercise is Medicine- A Global Health Initiative” The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) co-launched Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) in 2007 with the American Medical Association. Ireland is EIM’s 38th national centre around the world and was established by Dr Matthew Herring (Director) and Dr Brian Carson (Co/Deputy Director), of University of Limerick, in 2019.…
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Reflecting on the I-PARC 2021 Online Conference

This event was funded through the Health Research Board and was co-hosted by the I-PARC team and the Physical Activity for Health Research Cluster at the University of Limerick.     Between the 11th-14th January 2021, I-PARC hosted an online event entitled ‘Collaborative Action for physical activity promotion: opportunities presented by COVID-19’ which consisted of…
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Eight Investments That Work for Physical Activity’ to enable everyone, everywhere, to be physically active

Eight Investments That Work for Physical Activity’ to enable everyone, everywhere, to be physically active On the 10th of November 2020 the 8 investments (#8Investments) that work for physical activity were launched by the International Society for Physical Activity. The release of the #8Investments provides a concise roadmap for investment and action around the world…
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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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I-PARC Conference 2021

I-PARC 2021 “Collaborative action for physical activity promotion: opportunities presented by COVID-19” Members of I-PARC are hosting a virtual conference titled “Collaborative action for physical activity promotion: opportunities presented by COVID-19”. The event will run from Monday 11th November to Thursday 14th January 2021 with daily keynote speakers and breakout sessions featuring expert speakers and a…
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Event Alert: Physical Activity for Health Research Cluster Autumn/Winter Webinar

An Introduction to Dance for Health: presenting evidence surrounding the physical, mental and emotional and social benefits of participation. The Physical Activity for Health research cluster at the University of Limerick are hosting a webinar which will welcome Emily Jenkins, founder of Move Dance Feel, to present the evidence of Dance for Health. Case studies…
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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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MSc Opportunity: Sustainable Transport and Mobility

Applications are open for the MSc. in Sustainable Transport and Mobility (start in January 2021) at TU Dublin. Applications close on the 30th of November. Course Details The Master of Science in Transport and Mobility is a multi-disciplinary programme delivered by a team drawn from a range of professional backgrounds across the College of Engineering…
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