Active Wise Walk and FUN Activities

Active Wise Walk and FUN Activities

Terenure VEC Grounds, Sunday 17th April 3-5pm

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Healthier Eating and Physical Activity in our Community

Healthy eating and physical activity are vital for good health for everyone, especially children as they grow and develop, physically, psychologically and socially. Physical activity is more than exercise and includes playing, working, transport, house chores and recreational activities. Ideally, being active in a fun, easy and fulfilling way becomes a part of everyone’s daily lives; especially as active children are more likely to choose other healthy behaviours.

History of Active Wise

Portion Wise was launched in 2014 by a small group of parents in Terenure, supported by the six local schools, to promote healthy eating among children. Over 2000 colourful Portion Plates designed by local children were displayed in the windows of over 50 local businesses, to showcase the simple healthy eating messages of correct portion sizes and wiser food choices, contributing to overall better health

Active Wise was launched in 2015 with the added emphasis on the importance of physical activity, to encourage people to become more active in new and fun ways by experiencing a range of types of activities, many showcased at the Active Wise Walk and FUN Activities event held in Bushy Park last April and attended by up to 700 local adults and children. It kicked off with a brisk walk around the upper path, followed by enthusiastic participation  in the following enjoyable activities:

  • DCC Athletics, mini-rugby and boxing sessions led by Olympic gold medal winner, Michael Carruth
  • Cricket taster sessions were led by Leinster Cricket Club
  • Tennis and bowling expert coaching provided by Terenure Sports Club
  • Cheerleading and Gymnastics with Dublin Thunder Cheerleading fielded a huge display team
  • Traditional street games made a comeback, skipping, hop-scotch, hula-hoops and French elastics
  • Glenisk complimentary yogurts and Jenny’s fresh healthy juices for refreshments

Active Wise in 2016: This year’s campaign is building on this success; the project is continuing to promote healthy eating with more portion plates being designed and more fun, interesting ways to experience being active this year at Don’t forget there’ll be a take-away gift on the day for younger active participants! The activities so far:

         Table Tennis          TSC Tennis and Cricket               Athletics       Mini-Rugby

         Portion Plates        Kaizen Dojo martial arts            YOGA           Boxing/Frisbee

         Face painting          Traditional Street games            Bowling        Cheerleading

We wish every success to a new local venture Brown Box Catering selling healthy snacks on the day. Also UCD Physiotherapy who are conducting “Running Project” research at St Joseph’s BNS will be represented at the event to offer simple muscle flexibility tests, mat exercise and sit reach boards. The boys loved this in their class sessions they ran as part of the schools’ campaign last year.

A big thank you to many people! The campaign is grateful for the support from I Love Terenure 2030, Dublin City Council, instrumental in securing community grant funding, all the local schools and their teachers, the local clubs and parents who gave their time to be involved, Glenisk, the Gardaí from Terenure station, designs from Creative Inc and UCD’s Physiotherapy students.

Some key messages from The National Guidelines on Physical Activity 2009

  • Physical activity is for everyone, and any level of activity is better for your health than none
  • Regular physical activity is central to getting healthy and staying healthy
  • Children and young people should be moderately active at least 60 minutes every day and adults should be moderately active at least 30 minutes 5 days a week
  • Evidence shows greatest health benefits occur when the least active become moderately active

***To ensure everyone has lots of fun at the event on Sunday, please be advised that parents are responsible for their own children at all times. No dogs or cars are allowed into the grounds***

 

Look out for our local poster campaign… Promoting Physical Activity in your Community

Active Wise Walk and FUN Activities

ACTIVE WISE Newsletter

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Active Wise Walk and FUN Activities

Terenure VEC Grounds, Sunday 17th April 3-5pm

Healthier Eating and Physical Activity in our Community

Healthy eating and physical activity are vital for good health for everyone, especially children as they grow and develop, physically, psychologically and socially. Physical activity is more than exercise and includes playing, working, transport, house chores and recreational activities. Ideally, being active in a fun, easy and fulfilling way becomes a part of everyone’s daily lives; especially as active children are more likely to choose other healthy behaviours.

History of Active Wise

Portion Wise was launched in 2014 by a small group of parents in Terenure, supported by the six local schools, to promote healthy eating among children. Over 2000 colourful Portion Plates designed by local children were displayed in the windows of over 50 local businesses, to showcase the simple healthy eating messages of correct portion sizes and wiser food choices, contributing to overall better health

Active Wise was launched in 2015 with the added emphasis on the importance of physical activity, to encourage people to become more active in new and fun ways by experiencing a range of types of activities, many showcased at the Active Wise Walk and FUN Activities event held in Bushy Park last April and attended by up to 700 local adults and children. It kicked off with a brisk walk around the upper path, followed by enthusiastic participation  in the following enjoyable activities:

  • DCC Athletics, mini-rugby and boxing sessions led by Olympic gold medal winner, Michael Carruth
  • Cricket taster sessions were led by Leinster Cricket Club
  • Tennis and bowling expert coaching provided by Terenure Sports Club
  • Cheerleading and Gymnastics with Dublin Thunder Cheerleading fielded a huge display team
  • Traditional street games made a comeback, skipping, hop-scotch, hula-hoops and French elastics
  • Glenisk complimentary yogurts and Jenny’s fresh healthy juices for refreshments

Active Wise in 2016: This year’s campaign is building on this success; the project is continuing to promote healthy eating with more portion plates being designed and more fun, interesting ways to experience being active this year at Don’t forget there’ll be a take-away gift on the day for younger active participants! The activities so far:

         Table Tennis          TSC Tennis and Cricket               Athletics       Mini-Rugby

         Portion Plates        Kaizen Dojo martial arts            YOGA           Boxing/Frisbee       Face-painting                 Traditional Street games            Bowling        Cheerleading

We wish every success to a new local venture Brown Box Catering selling healthy snacks on the day. Also UCD Physiotherapy who are conducting “Running Project” research at St Joseph’s BNS will be represented at the event to offer simple muscle flexibility tests, mat exercise and sit reach boards. The boys loved this in their class sessions they ran as part of the schools’ campaign last year.

A big thank you to many people! The campaign is grateful for the support from I Love Terenure 2030, Dublin City Council, instrumental in securing community grant funding, all the local schools and their teachers, the local clubs and parents who gave their time to be involved, Glenisk, the Gardaí from Terenure station, designs from Creative Inc and UCD’s Physiotherapy students.

Some key messages from The National Guidelines on Physical Activity 2009

  • Physical activity is for everyone, and any level of activity is better for your health than none
  • Regular physical activity is central to getting healthy and staying healthy
  • Children and young people should be moderately active at least 60 minutes every day and adults should be moderately active at least 30 minutes 5 days a week
  • Evidence shows greatest health benefits occur when the least active become moderately active

***To ensure everyone has lots of fun at the event on Sunday, please be advised that parents are responsible for their own children at all times. No dogs or cars are allowed into the grounds***

 

Look out for our local poster campaign… Promoting Physical Activity in your Community

Active Wise promoting physical activity in our community

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Picture from:http://www.albyfit.com/exercise-of-the-week/physical-activity-best-medicine/

  • Healthy eating and physical activity are vital for good health; especially for children as they contribute to growth and development, physically, psychologically and socially.
  • Evidence shows that the greatest health benefits occur when the least active in the population become moderately active. Even small increases can have significant health benefits in high-risk youth.
  • Children and young people should be moderately active (ie: the heart is beating faster than normal and breathing is harder than normal yet are able to carry on a conversation) at least 60 minutes every day and adults should be moderately active at least 30 minutes 5 days a week.
  • Studies indicate that an overwhelming 75% of adults and 86% of children are not meeting these National Physical Activity Guidelines.
  • Physical inactivity is now identified as the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality. However regular physical activity reduces risk of several major chronic diseases.
  • Irish children get a D minus for physical activity in global test according to this survey published 21 May 2014 and presented at the Global Summit on Physical Activity of Children in Toronto.