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Using systems thinking to understand and enhance walking promotion in Ireland

Whole-of-systems approaches – involving communication and alignment between organisations working across sectors and disciplines – are increasingly prominent in public health and health promotion. Notably, The World Health Organisation’s Global Action Plan for Physical Activity (GAPPA) is a global call to action for governments to adopt whole-of-systems approaches to address physical inactivity. Get Ireland Walking –…
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MOVING policy index launch webinar

The World Cancer Research Fund International, in partnership with the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, as part of the EU Horizon 2020 funded CO-CREATE project, is launching the MOVING policy index, rating and ranking the design of physical activity policies from 30 countries in Europe. The amended date for the MOVING (physical activity) policy index webinar is…
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Public Health Matters: New online course to help healthcare professionals support older people to be more physically active

The Institute of Public Health (IPH) recently launched a free online learning pathway developed to help general practitioners, nurses, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists, to support older people to have more physically active lives. The ‘Getting Active for Better Ageing’ pathway sets out key facts, information and guidelines on physical activity, and tools on how to…
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Kit and body image issues affect girls’ participation in sports, according to new study

Gendered sports kits – such as skirts – play a major role in teenage girls dropping out of sport, according to research recently published in the peer reviewed journal Sport, Education and Society and highlighted in BBC Sport. The research, based on responses from more than 400 women, has already led to the adoption of…
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Ireland set to be most obese country in Europe, WHO forecasts

Ireland is on course to become the most obese country in Europe, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organisation (WHO) highlighted in an article in The Irish Times. Europe is heading for an unprecedented explosion in rates of obesity and excess weight, which will lead to a crisis of “enormous proportions” by…
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Research showcases ‘The Enjoyment Gap’

Sport England’s research highlights “The Enjoyment Gap”, which limits women’s involvement in physical activity. This research shows that the pandemic and cost of-living crisis have had a disproportionate impact on women. As a result, women have less to spend on weekly budgets and less time to spend on themselves, which has impacted negatively their physical…
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Policies and Environment SIG Webinar: Overview of ISBNPA 2023 Pre-Conference Workshops

This 60-minute webinar, organised by ISBNPA Policies and Environment SIG, will showcase six pre-conference workshops at ISBNPA 2023 in Uppsala, Sweden, that are relevant to individuals working in the broad area of policy and environment research and practice to improve diet and physical activity. Each of the pre-conference workshop leads will give a brief overview…
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World Day for Physical Activity – April 6th 2023

April 6th marks World Day for Physical Activity. The World Day for Physical Activity is promoted through the WHO and Agita Mundo – World Physical Activity Network, a group of international governmental and non-governmental institutions who strive to disseminate the benefits of adopting a more active and healthy lifestyle by doing some physical activity daily.…
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ISBNPA Implementation and Scalability SIG Webinar

ISBNPA Webinar from the Implementation and Scalability SIG: March 10, 2023 Title: Intervention Adaptations – understanding their impact and decisions to make adaptations https://isbnpa.org/webinar/march-10-2023-utc-implementation-and-scalability-sig-webinar-adaptations-understanding-their-impact-and-decisions-to-make-adaptations/   Speakers Christopher Miller, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School Shannon Wiltsey-Stirman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Stanford Medicine   Learning objectives 1. `Introduction to adaptation (why adapt/concepts/definitions)` 2. `Introduction…
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Exercise is Medicine Mid-West (EIM Mid-West) – PhD Studentships

EIM at the University of Limerick would now like to offer a full-time PhD Scholarship to a suitable candidate, details of the application process are given below. The successful candidate would become part of the EIM at UL and be part of the Health Research Institute. As such, the PhD candidate would have the full…
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