Regular physical activity can improve adolescents’ mental health and help with behavioural difficulties, research suggests. Engaging in regular moderate to vigorous physical activity at age 11 was associated with better mental health between the ages of 11 and 13, the study found. Physical activity was also associated with reduced hyperactivity and behavioural problems, … [Read more...] about Physical activity can help mental health in pre-teen years
€35 million in supports towards increased energy costs €15 million in COVID-19 related funding €0.8 million for Sport Equipment €1 million funding for sporting events Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, together with Sport Ireland, has announced almost €52 million in funding for the sport sector under a number … [Read more...] about Major €52 million funding boost for Sports to provide for ongoing recovery of sector and support continued participation in sport and physical activity
· Consumption of water by children at mealtimes - up 7% · Daily consumption of fizzy drinks by children - down 5% · More age-appropriate portion sizes being served to children - up 4% · Children getting an hour’s physical activity a day - up 6% New research¹ published by safefood has revealed that parents are making positive and … [Read more...] about safefood research indicates parents making positive changes to children’s diet and physical activity habits
It’s that time of year. The sun is shining, we’re getting out the summer clothes and feeling a little uncomfortable about our bodies after a long winter of comfort eating and sitting by the fire. Fear not, help is at hand to get you in shape and feeling better about yourself. Máire Harney and Annalouise Muldoon from the Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science at WIT … [Read more...] about Get in Shape this Summer!
Over 100 delegates at the national PE PAYS (Physical Education, Physical Activity and Youth Sport) conference hosted by the Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science in Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) heard that women are 75% less likely than men to get enough exercise. The gender difference in the percentage of adults meeting the recommended guidelines for … [Read more...] about Women are 75% less likely than men to get enough exercise