Michael Ring TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport launched the Get Ireland Active website at a club development seminar organised by Mayo Sports Partnership in Castlebar on Monday night.
The Get Ireland Active website (www.getirelandactive.ie ) is a great resource for anyone who would like to get more active and is looking for advice and suggestions on where to begin. The website was developed as a one-stop information source on how to get involved in physical activity.
Paul Gillen, Health Promotion Officer, HSE West says, “With three out of four Irish adults and four out of five Irish children not sufficiently active, the website is designed to encourage people to become more active.”
“No matter what age or ability level there is something for everybody to get involved in. With individual and team sports and family friendly activities listed there is a wide range of healthy and fun activities to choose from,” added Charlie Lambert, co-ordinator with Mayo Sports Partnership.
The HSE recommends that all adults should aim to be active for at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week. Children and young people should be active for at least 60 minutes every day.
For more information on getting active, go to www.getirelandactive.ie, Ireland’s only dedicated online source for getting active.