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Published: July 23, 2018


The benefits of being active for physical and mental health are huge.  Being active helps release chemicals in your brain (endorphins), which have a positive effect on your mood, not to mention the benefits to your heart, lungs, muscles and bones.  Getting out and being active is also a great way to manage stress.  Physical activity is for everyone.

Regular physical activity can help you reduce the risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and cancer.  For children and young people being active helps reduce their risk of developing these diseases in later life too.  Increased levels of physical activity will help reduce body fat and maintain a healthy weight.

Being active is fun for all the family. Research shows that children whose parents are active are more than 5 times as likely to be active than those whose parents are not.

For more health benefits, you should increase your aerobic activity to 60 minutes a day of moderate activity 5 days a week. Any level of activity is better for health than none!

HOW ACTIVE SHOULD I BE?
Children and young people: At least 60 minutes moderate intensity activity daily. All activity no matter how short counts
Children and young people with disabilities : At least 60 minutes moderate intensity activity or as much as ability allows daily. All activity no matter how short counts
Adults: At least 30 minutes moderate intensity activity 5 days a week. Short bouts of at least 10 minutes can be accumulated
People with disabilities : At least 30 minutes moderate intensity activity, or as much as ability allows 5 days a week. Short bouts of at least 10 minutes can be accumulated
Older people: At least 30 minutes moderate intensity activity, or as much as ability allows 5 days a week. Short bouts of at least 10 minutes can be accumulated

We run various programmes throughout the year that can help you get active. Check them out below . . .


Article Modified: December 17, 2018 11:31 am

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Waterford Sports Partnership

Waterford Sports Partnership (WSP) was established in 2002 by Sport Ireland (formerly the Irish Sports Council) as part of the Local Sports Partnership initiative with the aim of increasing participation in sport and physical activity in County Waterford.

 

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Company Info

Waterford Sports Partnership Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG)
CRO Number: 378713

Registered Office –
Civic Offices
Dungarvan
Co. Waterford
Ireland

Contact Details

County Office:
Civic Offices
Dungarvan
Co. Waterford
Tel: 0761 10 2194

City Office:
Regional Sports Centre
Cork Road
Waterford
Tel: 0761 10 2682

Email: info@waterfordsportspartnership.ie
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