#BeActive workplaces: tackling the physical inactivity crisis

Have you been reading the news lately? A couple of weeks ago, a study came out in the UK recommending that “office workers […] spend a minimum of two hours on their feet at work – building up to an ideal four hours – in order to avoid the ill effects of a sedentary lifestyle.” …
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Active Children: EuropeActive accepts the challenge

One out of five children in Europe is affected by overweight or obesity, European children spend only 5% of their school-time in physical activities and less than 10% of them meet the WHO recommendations on physical activity. Research also shows that low levels of physical activity among children can cause bad performance at school and …
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Targeting physical inactivity in children: a focus on schools

If you’ve been reading our blog (and we hope you have!) you know the numerous benefits that sport and physical activity provide: happiness, more energy, better health, less anxiety …and on and on… what’s not to love! But what we did not stress enough is why it’s so important to start young! Let’s look at …
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Meet the #BeActive Team: Kari

I used to be a runner- the kind who runs not for health or weight loss but for fun. There  were running holidays and running friends, tough races in the mountains and long beautiful runs along hiking trails. Then, suddenly in April 2012, I became someone with a slipped disc. When I left the hospital …
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Top 10 reasons to #BeActive. Do you know them all?

Many people are motivated to engage in sport and physical activity by the prospect of weight loss and/or an increase in fitness levels. The truth is, there is so much more to be gained. Here are our top 10 reasons to #BeActive: Reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, obesity, Type 2 diabetes, colon cancer …
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We challenge YOU: the #MyWeek #BeActive Challenge

Want to get moving? We have just the right incentive (hello prizes!) in the form of the #MyWeek #BeActive Challenge. What’s that all about? It’s simple. We’re challenging you to #BeActive at least three times in any one week – and to prove it by posting a photo or video of you being active on …
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#BeActive: Tomorrow starts today

#BeActive: Tomorrow starts today

There is a high chance that you are reading this blog while sitting down. In fact, statistically speaking, you will likely spend 5 to 6 hours seated today – and not nearly enough time being physically active or engaging in sport. According to a recent Eurobarometer, 59% of Europeans never or seldom exercise or play …
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