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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# physical activity

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# physical activity
Sport Ireland to spend €300,000 on campaign to engage 'inactive teenage girls' in sport
A 2018 report outlined that only 7% of teenage girls meet the recommended guidelines for daily activity.
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# Exercise
Young people who play sports show lower levels of anxiety and depression, study says
Researchers surveyed more than 5,000 11-20-year-olds late last year.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think you get enough physical activity?
Seven in 10 adolescents in Ireland don’t, according to a new study.
# Study
Over 1.4 billion adults globally at risk of disease from not doing enough physical activity
The diseases include type two diabetes, dementia, cardiovascular disease and some cancers.
# Get Active
Just one hour physical activity a day could undo damage from 8 hours sitting around
A new study shows that one hour of physical activity reduces any increased risk of death from not doing anything.
# national recreation week
Government to fund kiddie dance classes and battle of the bands this week
Other activities like beach cricket, film production and tree-top walking will be on offer to children across the country as part of a week-long initiative.
# walk this way
Fancy finding your inner pilgrim this weekend?
Thousands of walkers, both religious and non-religious, are expected to take part in the first-ever National Pilgrim Paths Day tomorrow.
# Lazy bones
Teenage girls spend 19 hours a day sitting or lying down - study
Girls between 15 and 18 are moving little for the vast majority of their time, a University of Limerick study has shown.
# Crowded House?
Attendance levels on the rise again, says Irish Sports Council
No prizes for guessing what the country’s most popular spectator sport is.