The Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) GAA club in conjunction with Whitfield hosted a sports forum on Wednesday 29th of November at 6pm, in the WIT Arena. The aim was to open the debate on all aspects of recovery for an athlete; from injury, operation, rehabilitation, to player health and well-being and facing up to the challenges of combining all of this with … [Read more...] about Dual star Mairead Daly speaks out about her time on the sideline
Waterford Institute of Technology was among an esteemed panel of academic and sporting partners at the first project meeting for the Sports Club for Health (SCforH) in EU member states Programme, which took place in Helsinki last month. Supported by the Erasmus+ Sports Programme, WIT was represented by Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science researcher Dr. Aoife … [Read more...] about Health promotion at the heart of Erasmus initiative – WIT partners with EU Sports Club for Health programme
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!
Fewer men join weight loss programmes but are more likely than women to stick with them, according to analysis of international obesity studies led by University of Aberdeen researchers. Dr Paula Carroll, lecturer and researcher at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and Director of the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland, was an advisor to the team which included researchers … [Read more...] about Changing diet, exercise, men-only groups and humour may be recipe for tackling male obesity
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