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

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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 […]

Love your bones and celebrate World Osteoporosis Day

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By Herbert Hartmann, leader of the MOVING Age Network “Love Your Bones and ensure a fracture–free, independent future for all”. With this slogan the World Osteoporosis Day is being celebrated today, 20 October. Many scientific studies give evidence of the positive effects of physical activity and sport in counteracting osteoporosis and its consequences, like fractures. […]

Full speed ahead for Latin America’s MOVE calendar in the coming months

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The end of the year will find our Latin America members in their most active season. As winter arrives in Europe, ISCA will be moving people, and inspiring more to move others, in the southern hemisphere. With the hard work of SESC Sao Paulo, as coordinator and organiser, there are two main events we need […]

Europe ran with us: School children from 20 countries exercised during European School Sport Day® 2016

European School Sport Day

As reports come in from the second European Week of Sport, early results point to the European School Sport Day® as the EU initiative’s biggest event, moving approximately 1.5 million school children in 20 countries across in Europe on 30 September 2016. In 2015, the event was organised in three countries (Hungary, Bulgaria and Bulgaria) […]

Active Future Programme – Week 1 – fun games, the food pyramid and understanding behaviour

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Extract from shaneodonnellblog Last week’s blog mentioned the importance of self-doubt – something I should have revisited in the hours leading up to the start of week 1. I couldn’t stop my mind from racing and wondering if things would run smoothly, if everything was prepared, if the participants would like the food or if anyone would even turn up? To […]

“We must create leaders in fitness and physical activity… then we can build a healthy world’’

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What is it like to MOVE people in Greece and why does physical activity have a crucial role in people’s lives? Epaminondas Konstas is an active MOVE Agent in Greece, a Certified Personal Trainer and a Group Fitness Instructor. He has graduated from the Department of Physical Education and Sport Science of Democritus University of […]

Mentor Training – Competence, Confidence and Striving for Self-Efficacy

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October 4, 2016 / shaneodonnellblog The Importance of Mentors and Managing Self-Doubt  The importance and benefits of having a mentor(s) is irrefutable. At some point in your life, through sport, music, work or other interests, you may have considered someone your mentor.  What made them standout in your mind? Their experience? Their advice and support? […]