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 […]

NowWeMOVE the Internet: channeling health, energy and performance

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It’s impossible to deny the importance of social media today. It has proven to be a powerful tool for communication and information exchange. Social media’s importance for social, educational and motivational purposes is growing – new friendships and partnerships are being born, people are learning more and finding inspiration in others. NowWeMOVE is a campaign […]

Children with disabilities were magical MOVErs of MOVE Week in Croatia

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By Kristina Sekulic, Croatian MOVE Agent Last week, 30 children from SUVAG Polyclinic (a MOVE Agent in both 2014 and 2015) took part in a MOVE Week challenge, demonstrating the way they can rehabilitate their senses and motorics through play. The staff from the polyclinic created a magical forest in a surrounding green area especially for them and their guests […]

Brain Breaks practiced in Spain during MOVE Week

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This year in Spain two new big partners have joined MOVE Week. One of them, CBRE, a real estate company that has 250 office buildings around Spain, decided that during Move Week they’ll be introducing Brain Breaks to their employees during their working hours. A school in Barcelona is also offering this opportunity to their students to improve their performance. […]

NowWeMOVE and World Heart Day partner again to promote heart-healthy environments

Opportunities to create heart-healthy environments are all around us – at home, at work and at play. And you can discover them for yourself this September by joining in MOVE Week and World Heart Day. Last year, the NowWeMOVE campaign and the World Heart Federation partnered to celebrate the start of our hallmark events, MOVE […]

Do governments have a responsibility to keep you fit and healthy?

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          The third online debate on physical inactivity in Europe is now published on Debating Europe. Jacob Schouenborg, ISCA Secretary General and Jan Rijpstra, President of the Dutch Royal Society of Physical Education Teachers respond to question on governments’ responsibility to keep the citizens fit and healthy. Follow the debate and […]

EurActiv report series features ISCA’s new inactivity report

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The online hub for EU news and policy debates, EurActiv.com is publishing a series of reports on Europe’s physical inactivity time bomb this week. The five-day coverage will feature ISCA’s new research report, “The Economic Cost of Physical Inactivity in Europe”, as well as comments from the EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, […]

No Elevators Day in Brussels

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On the 5th of June this year the first European No Elevators Day was held in different cities around Europe. Brussels was no exception to the occasion and multiple organisations and companies participated in the newly developed initiative. The participants were very active on the social media promoting their efforts on the day and were […]

Make It A Stairway To Health

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We already talked about the health benefits stair climbing brings but we have a few more things to share with you! Stair climbing is an intense but not harmful exercise and also one of the most effective methods of preventive medicine. Almost all competitive athletes are often asked by their coaches to charge up the […]