Five surprising ways sport clubs benefit children and youth

More good news about the incredible benefits of physical activity! Here are five amazing things that children and youth get out of being a member of a sport club: Healthy bodies, healthy minds Through the development of healthy physical activity habits, children and youth are not only supporting healthy bodies, but are also likely to …
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Sport: Strengthening communities and supporting social inclusion

Let’s take a more serious tone for a moment, and discuss one of the major reasons we are promoting the European Week of Sport. We haven’t talked much about it so far in this blog, but it one that is a fundamental motivations behind much of our work: social inclusion. Sport is a universal language, …
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10 creative ways to enjoy the outdoors

Summertime should be filled with a variety of activities to enjoy the outdoors. We thought we’d share some creative ideas to jump start your motivation: Have a #BeActive picnic: enjoy a meal with friends and family – but be sure to bring along a Frisbee or a ball to squeeze in some active fun! Volunteer: …
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Everything you never knew about golf

Golf is an enjoyable sport for people of all ages, offering a peaceful venue for both companionship and competition.  The sport is good exercise and a great way to appreciate a natural setting with the people you enjoy spending time with most.  Golf also has the advantage of being a sport that you can play …
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#BeActive in the urban jungle: why it matters

Ahhhh summertime….. When cities seem to come alive, parks are filled with families, and people can enjoy balmy evening walks. What better time is there to take advantage of your city’s outdoor spaces to #BeActive? Here’s an interesting bit of news: A recent study found that cities with residents that are physically active have better …
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How to get started?

#BeActive: Tomorrow starts today

You’ve heard the statistics, you know what you need to do, but where to begin? Take a moment to think about how physically active you are in your daily life by asking yourself a few questions. For example: How many hours a day do you spend sitting down? (Don’t forget to include time sitting during …
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Supporting #BeActive workplaces: Energy@Work

Technology has made our lives easier. Instead of taking the stairs we use the elevator, instead of walking to work, we park our cars as close as we can, instead of growing our own vegetables, we get them delivered straight to our doorsteps. A technological step forward indeed, but one that also impacts our health. …
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How sport contributes to society

Participating in sport and physical activity brings multiple physical and mental health benefits. But sport has an even more powerful societal role to play. It can help promote social inclusion and create more cohesive societies. How? Sport has universal appeal and knows no cultural or socio-economic boundaries. It enables people of different ages, backgrounds and …
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