It was time to celebrate Human Rights Day! But why do human rights matter to sport and physical activity?

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By Alessandra Texeira   Human Rights Day is celebrated annually across the world on 10 December. The date was chosen to honour the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), on 10 December, 1958. The UDHR was the first global enunciation of human rights and one of the […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

“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 […]

Is there such a thing as an active spectator? ISCA interviews ActiveVoice Project Partner Healthy Stadia

“Healthy Stadia are those which promote the health of visitors, fans, players, employees and the surrounding community… places where people can go to have a positive healthy experience playing or watching sport,” is how the European Healthy Stadia Network describes the concept it is an advocate for. The European Healthy Stadia Network is a partner of […]

Youth on the MOVE Alumni: Shane O’Donnell is our new NowWeMOVE guest blogger

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The International Sport and Culture Association’s Youth on the MOVE programme finished its online and offline courses in July, both in Latin America and Europe. Rather than being the end of the road, the most active season is just starting for the participants. The Latin American participants will be deploying their projects during Semana Muevela […]

Take action this World Heart Day

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Today, on World Heart Day (29 September 2016), the World Heart Federation is urging people around the globe to unite to turn information into action and transform the 1 in 10 lives that are being cut short prematurely as a direct result of cardiovascular disease (CVD). CVD, including heart disease and stroke, is the leading […]

How to Get Fit in 5 Easy Ways

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By Debbie Rodrigues (Debbie in Shape) Are you new to fitness? Or are you looking for a new activity? You don’t need much to be in shape. You don’t have to work out for countless hours per day to get fit. To give you some inspiration, I have chosen 5 easy ways to get and stay […]

Be part of the most active day in Europe

Join the most active day of the year.

European Fitness Day – 15 September 2016 What would a dream day for a fitness or leisure centre look like? Hundreds – maybe even thousands – of potential new members walking through your doors and trying your facilities? Existing members bringing their friends along and showing them what you have to offer? We want to […]