Love your bones and celebrate World Osteoporosis Day

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. […]

MOVE Congress highlights: Keeping the elderly active

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 […]

MOVE Week in South Lanarkshire invites parents and grandparents to rediscover play

Europe’s biggest community sport event has returned to South Lanarkshire, Scotland, and this year it is focusing on some of the older members of the community. South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture is offering a week-long timetable of Go Play classes for children to bring along their parents and grandparents to join in and relive their youth. Remember […]

Registration open for the MOVE Congress 2015

Join us at the MOVE Congress 2015 from 5-7 November in Copenhagen to unlock the potential of physical activity research, discover fresh approaches to grassroots sport activities and facilities, build a compelling case for support from a variety of sources, and find out how you can help MOVE the physical activity agenda forward! Copenhagen’s popular […]

Why physical activity is important at all ages, part II

When it comes to kids it’s not very hard to motivate them to be active and play, but it is also important to get the elderly people in your family moving. We highlight some new research on why physical activity has a positive impact of exercise on brain and motor function in older age in […]

MOVE Week activities for elderly awarded in Poland

Interview with Iza Dubicka, coordinator of Pucki Tydzień Ruchu [Puck Move Week], awarded third prize among the Polish MOVE Week events.   Profile of Puck Move Week in Poland: Puck Move Week aimed to encourage elderly citizens participate in many types of sport and recreation. There were, however, events aimed at the younger members of the […]

When physical activity prevents falls among elderly people – A study by the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM)

Falls are a frequent occurrence which can have multiple and serious consequences among the elderly. In France, falls represented 90% of domestic accidents among people over 75 years in 2009. Most of the time, the consequences of falls are a temporary or permanent loss of autonomy and physical trauma. They are responsible for loss of […]

Working out without working out….Wait, what?

I know it sounds rather impossible, but believe me, there are ways of being physically active without sweating it out at the gym. It is in your daily life routine that you can find opportunities to exercise and be active. You can start from the early morning, when going to work. If you usually drive […]

Elderly citizens in Portugal and Estonia to be ‘live streamed’ to Active Ageing Conference in Scotland

Active elderly citizens in Portugal and Estonia will show their moves to an overseas audience on Thursday 2 October via South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture’s Active Ageing Conference in Scotland. MOVE Week National Coordinators Carla Santos, from Portugal, and Tiina Kiislar, from Estonia, have partnered with the conference organisers to link MOVE Week activities for […]

Portugal will have an elderly MOVE Week Flash Mob

By Carla Santos, MOVE Week National Coordinator, Portugal Elderly people from Gondomar are physically active and will show their MOVEs tomorrow in their MOVE Week Flash Mob. Around 100 elderly persons from the Senior em Movimento program, organised by the Union of Parishes of Gondomar, will gather at 5pm on 20 September to perform one […]