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. […]

Everybody moved in Balçova Municipality

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Newly designated member of the WHO European Healthy Cities Network for Phase VI, Balçova Municipality in Izmir, Turkey, took part in MOVE Week 2016 as part of its new role to support and promote social, healthy and physical activities. It held four activities during MOVE Week for participants aged from 5 to 75 years old. […]

MOVE Congress highlights: Keeping the elderly active

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When we talk about inactivity we often refer to children and adolescents, knowing that 4 out of 5 European youngsters are not active enough. Meanwhile, we rarely think of elderly people aged 60+ who, willingly or not, are often subject to problems associated with inactivity. One of the MOVE Congress workshops was dedicated to the […]

Innovation propels grassroots sport and physical activity sector forward

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At the MOVE Congress 2015, which took place from 5-7 November, Copenhagen’s popular street sport facility, GAME, turned into arena for innovative practices that are driving the global grassroots sport movement forward. The event, organised by the International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA), is one of the few conferences in the world that focuses solely […]