ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. With more than 50,000 members and certified professionals worldwide. ACSM is dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine. This website supports all those working in the field of physical activity promotion.
The British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health provides a range of physical activity training, resources and evidence briefings for the general public as well as those working to promote active living
Looking for something to do in the great outdoors? This website provides a list of cycling routes and trails, national way-marked trails, national looped walks, and forest trails. You can search for advise and look up your some trails when planning where to walk or cycle. Use the interactive map to locate walking and cycling trails to go get out and and enjoy nature.
The Community Games website lists a wide range of sport and cultural events available to children and young people living in Ireland. Hundreds of adult volunteers support Community Games every year
This website provides tips and advice for anyone who wants to start walking to feel better and also supports anyone wishing to start up a walking group. The website also hosts a list of established walking groups throughout Ireland.
Under the ‘Getting Healthy’ tab of the The American Heart Association one will find a range of useful information to get more active. From fitness basics to motivation tips, there is something for everyone.
The Australian Heart Foundation lists a range of resources, and supports for those seeking to live a more active lifestyle under Active Living: Get Active; Sit Less; Active Families; Healthy Active Communities and Active Workplaces. Also has links for professionals interested in promoting physical activity in the built environment.
This website supports and guides anyone wishing to ‘Open streets’ temporarily to people only by closing them to cars with a view to the street becoming a place where people of all ages and abilities can come out to improve their health.
The Irish Heart Foundation promotes physical activity and active living and lists a number of heart health programmes, campaigns and initiatives for communities, schools and workplaces, including Slí na Sláinte, Active @ Work and supportive resources.
Change4Life advocates for better health for all the family. Although a UK website, it provides useful tips and ideas on active travel, active holiday planner, lists hundreds of games for kids to have fun indoors and outdoors, and you can also download the smart step-o-meter or try to 10 minute Shake up.
This website hosts arrange of information about sport in the UK some of which is applicable to any population group, i.e. children and young people, adults, women in sport and shares popular campaign ideas such as ‘This Girl Can’.