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) […]

ISCA, Denmark and the most active week in Europe

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During the European Week of Sport (EWoS), from 10-18 September, ISCA as the National Coordinator Body for Denmark, got into the action and participated its flagship events across the country. Starting with the official opening event of EWoS, the FlashMOVE flash mob, more than 60 dancers at the Motorvejsløb (an active festival celebrating the opening […]

“It’s hard not to smile when experiencing a mix of runners, musicians, cooks and drag queens”

On Sunday 18 September, the Copenhagen Half Marathon will add an estimated 22,500 participants to the European Week of Sport’s grand total with a colourful blend of sport, culture, music, food, international participants and spontaneity. For the Copenhagen Half Marathon, its maiden race could not have gone better, with 19,425 local and international participants and […]

The biggest active street party in Denmark

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Silkeborg, a city in the heart of Jutland and this weekend it will host one of the biggest active street parties in Denmark. If you’re thinking of a Distortion-style party spilling into the streets, think again. In fact, think active: thousands of runners, cyclists, rollerbladers let loose on a new highway before it opens to […]

How will you celebrate European Fitness Day?

Show off what you do best or test something new. It’s up to you – but here are a few ideas: • Open doors/“try-it” days • Dance workshops • Introduction to strength training • Yoga or Pilates for men • Cross fitness competitions • Spinning lessons • Swimming lessons or competitions • Fitness sessions in […]

Running: the fastest growing physical activity trend in the world

A workshop discussing new trends in physical activity was held during the second day of MOVE Congress 2015 focusing on the topic “Running across the world – why are recreational runners part of one of the fastest growing markets and what can clubs do to recapture their interest?” The workshop was moderated by Rebecca Steele, […]

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

How physical activity effects children’s health This week we are starting a two article series where we will look at the importance of physical activity for different age groups. There are more and more studies being done about the various benefits of physical activity for both children and the elderly. Set a MOVE goal for […]

Can physical activity outweigh the heath damage caused by air pollution?

In recent decades we have started to understand the devastating effects that air pollution has on our health and how much it contributes to different health conditions (damage to lungs, increased risk of asthma, increased risk of death from lung cancer and cardiovascular disease, and even premature mortality). This has led many to stray away […]