Believe it or not, getting active can be easy and enjoyable. There are places to go to get active all year round - from leisure centres to walks on cool crisp winter days - it’s a great way to put a smile on your face. You've now got thousands of places to go and get active to find out about through our 'Places to Get Active' database.FIND OUT MORE
Here’s a question: If you sleep an average of 8 hours per day, what are you doing for the remaining 15.5 hours of the day? Sitting behind a wheel? Sitting at work? Sitting watching tv? Sitting while you eat? In Ireland, people spend on average 5.3 hours sitting each workday. At work many of us sit for long periods of time. In Ireland, men on average sit for 5.5 hours each day, while women sit on average for 5.2 hours on day. Did you know that Adults should be getting at least 30 minute a day of moderate activity on 5 days a week (or 150 minutes a week). Read more here about how much activity you need for good health.FIND OUT MORE
In a perfect world, we would have lots of free time for being active. However, sometimes life can be busy with school, college, work and family. To help and inspire you, we've put together some of our top tips for easy ways to squeeze in a workout.FIND OUT MORE
How much, how hard, how often? This section will set you up for success, as your achievements will help keep you motivated. Start with a one main goal to work towards. For example, it might be to walk or cycle for 10 minutes without stopping or to train for your first triathlon.FIND OUT MORE
I bought a bike 5 years ago on the Cycle to Work Scheme in the hopes that I would get a few extra minutes in bed in the morning and not be late for work. Turns out cycling was my new found love. I thoroughly enjoy it. After 2 years I decided I wanted to get a better bike. I spoke to a family friend who was into sportives and told him I was thinking of upgrading and told him what I wanted. I didn’t really know what I was looking for but he seemed to know what I wanted!! He rang me a few months later and said he found the perfect racer bike on DoneDeal and did I want to go ahead. He described the bike as “beautiful” I thought to myself it was unusual to call a bike beautiful. Turns out the bike is beautiful!! I then decided to join a triathlon club but cycling is really my favourite part. This year I have taken part in the Cycle Against Suicide and the Ring of Kerry. I do still like my few extra minutes in bed which have are a few more now that I a bit faster on the bike!!
Muiriosa, Co. Galway