Charlene’s final project to beat Malta’s inactivity problem

NowWeMOVE Malta

Malta ranked in the top positions – this should be a positive statement, but unfortunately knowing that it refers to obesity[1] and physical inactivity it is not. This is alarming to many stakeholders in the country.  Maltese people do not exercise regularly to various reasons which are resulting in an increase to the obesity problem. […]

Five good habits to keep active and warm during winter

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Winter is coming… And while it’s tempting to go into hibernation mode, you still need to stay active! Here are five active habits you can add your daily routine, which can help keep your motivation and body temperature up without turning up the heating. 1) Start your warm-up routine before you get out of bed Good […]

Positive Steps towards more physical activity in Malta

NowWeMOVE Malta

Charlene Attard is a physical education teacher from Malta whose participation in the Youth on the MOVE project sparked some now project ideas of her own. Now she is working on a string of activities with partners including SportMalta and as a NowWeMOVE campaign MOVE Agent. And all this has happened over the course of […]

Active Future Programme – Week 4 – Zumba and the Physical & Mental Effects of Drug and Alcohol Misuse

NowWeMOVE Ireland

Extract from shaneodonnellblog Week four of the Active Future Programme has just passed which marked the halfway point of the programme. The past four weeks have gone so quickly but it is great to see the relationships grow stronger and stronger between the participants, the Sports Science Students & the leaders. Physical Health Input This week […]

What on Earth is Education through Sport?

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Have you ever had the feeling when you arrive at a workshop or seminar that you’re stepping into another world with its own language and view on life?  When I accepted the challenge to participate in a seminar on Education through Sport in Budapest, Hungary, I must confess I had no idea what Education through […]

“Ikke uden risiko” (Not without risk!)

sports with refugees

By Santiago Villalobos, Portugal I was looking for inspiration (and words!) to write this article, when suddenly I remembered the Danish slogan for our school here in Ollerup – ikke uden risiko – which translated to English means “Not without risk!” In that moment, I thought that this could be a good starting point. Being […]

Sometimes all it takes to rehumanise us is a little dance!

Integration of refugees sport

By Javier Mira, Mexico If pity makes you look down on someone and feel sorry for them, empathy is what makes you stand face-to-face and look them straight in the eye, breaking the barrier between them and us. From 18-20 October, we (the international students from the Ollerup Academy of Physical Education) had the chance […]

MOVEMENT as the source of HOPE

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For the last five years the NowWeMOVE campaign has been motivating citizens all over Europe to find and share their movements. Movements that give them joy, that connect them with their family and friends, and that help them to develop heathier and happier communities. And the work of these people, or MOVE Agents, has been […]

Active Future Programme – Week 3 – Resistance Training, Hydration & Thought Awareness

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Extract from shaneodonnellblog This week marked week 3 of the Active Future Programme where we welcomed 2 new participants. Participant numbers are now up to 22 which is more than initially expected! Physical Health Input The topic of conversation this week was hydration – how much, how often, and how to know if you are […]

Active Future Programme – Week 2 – HIIT, Portion Sizes and Relaxation

YouthOntheMOVE projects

Extract from shaneodonnellblog With week 1 off to a flying start I was excited to hear how week 2 went down with the adolescents of Tullow Secondary School. There were 5 new participants this week bringing the total number of active participants up to 20. The feedback I received on week 2 was really positive. Here […]