Keeping Cork Active
Keeping Cork Active

Farmers on the Moove

Farmers on the Moove- Health & Physical Activity Festival

As part of the Farmers on the Moove programme we are partnering with Teagasc, Cork Kerry Community Healthcare, Health Promotion and Improvement and local sport and physical activity providers to organise an afternoon of activity and educational input for farmers and their families in west Cork. 

The Health & Physical Activity Festival will take place on the afternoon of Sunday November 21st at the Clonakilty Agricultural College in Darrara. It will take place between 2pm and 5pm and is open to farmers in west Cork and their families. 

The afternoon will involve activity and educational inputs from health, sport and physical activity providers to encourage farmers and their families to live happier and healthier lives.

It is also a culminating event for the Farmers on the Moove Programme that is currently running weekly for farmers in west Cork. 

A number of activities, taster sessions and information inputs by local health, sport and physical activity providers will take place throughout the afternoon including:

  • Short Local Walk
  • HSE Health Promotion and Improvement Screening & Advice
  • Exercise Sessions
  • Sports Tasters (Table Tennis, Soccer)
  • Play Activities for Kids

Pre Booking is essential as numbers are limited. A full schedule and outline will be emailed to you closer to time. 

Farmers on the Moove

Pre-Registration is essential. Places are limited. 

What is the Farmers on the Moove Programme?

Farming traditionally is regarded as a healthy lifestyle but research has shown that farmers are disproportionately affected by lifestyle diseases. Farmers are most likely to suffer from circulatory diseases in comparison to other occupations. The Irish Heart Foundation research in 2014 with over 1000 farmers concluded that more than half of the participants had a history of heart disease, reported high blood pressure, cholesterol, were overweight or obese and 1/3 self-reported not achieving the daily PA guidelines, experienced stress, and high levels of smoking and alcohol consumption.

Cork Sports Partnership has teamed up with Teagasc in west Cork to pilot a Farmers on the Moove programme across a number of communities.

The Farmers on the Moove Programme seeks to support and KICKSTART a farmers Health and Wellbeing journey adopting more positive lifestyle behaviours such as increasing levels of physical activity and healthy eating.

Whats involved in the programme?

There are their three key elements to the Farmers on the Moove Programme: 

  1. Weekly Walking Challenge 

As farmers walking in part of your daily lives. This challenge is for you to try and walk an extra 5K thru the day by either walking this 5K outside of your working day or by making a few adjustments to increase the amount you walk during your workday. At the start of each week, we will send you out a reminder email/text to complete this short jotform to record your weekly update. Click HERE to see what is involved.   

  1. Made2Move Tutor Support 

Made2Move is a physical activity intervention designed with the aim of helping a physically inactive person become more active. By the end of the programme, the participant will reach the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity per week on a regular basis. By becoming more active, the health and wellbeing of the participant will vastly improve. The intervention will help the participant build physical activity into their day and maintain it as a long-term habit. Each week Mary as a trained Made2Move Mentor will discuss the Made2Move programme, its benefits, and how it will support you with your walking challenge and being more physically active in your daily lives.  

  1. Healthy Food Made Easy 

Healthy Food Made Easy is peer-led nutrition and cookery course developed by community dieticians, aimed at helping people of all ages to make affordable healthier choices when shopping, cooking, and eating which in turn can ultimately help reduce diet-related conditions. Each week Mary as a trained Healthy Food Made Easy will take you through the key elements of the course in an easy-to-follow step-by-step process.

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