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I-PARC Conference 2021 – Save the Date

We are delighted to announce the 2021 I-PARC Conference “Collaborative action for physical activity promotion: opportunities presented by COVID-19”. This conference will provide 4 lunchtime webinars from the 11th-14th of January 2020 that include:   Keynote speakers Interactive sessions Live Q&A opportunities   The combination of webinars will bring together speakers from various sectors to…
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New Research: Barriers and facilitators to changes in adolescent physical activity during COVID-19

Barriers and facilitators to changes in adolescent physical activity during COVID-19 Published in BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine Authors (click for Twitter accounts): Kwok Ng, Jemima Cooper, Fiona McHale, Joanna Clifford, Catherine Woods Affiliation: Physical Activity for Health Research Cluster, Health Research Institute, Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Limerick, Limerick,…
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Highlights from the Institute of Public Health Webinar

This blog was created by Dr. Joey Murphy (I-PARC Project Manager) in order to share highlights and key resources from the Institute of Public Health hosted webinar “Physical Activity and the Pandemic: Lessons for older adults and health professionals”. This 2-hour webinar involved several interesting speakers who shared their experience of promoting and engaging older…
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ISPAH need your help – Advocacy of the GAPPA

Dear I-PARC members, The International Society for Physical Activity and Research (ISPAH) Early Career Network are leading on a project to understand the good practices, challenges and supports needed for advocating the WHO Global Action Plan on Physical Activity 2018-2030 (GAPPA). They are seeking all those across the globe who have a role that influences…
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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: 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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