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Keep Well - Keep Active

Monday 09 November 2020


Keep Well - Keep Active


- Over 250 Resources to Keep You Active -

Cork Sports Partnership, as part of its response to current COVID-19 restrictions, has partnered with Cork County Council and Cork City Council to encourage and activate communities all across Cork to keep well, by keeping active!

This forms part of a National ‘Keep Well’ campaign recently launched by the Government of Ireland to support people and communities to mind their physical and mental health over the coming months.

The “Keep Well” campaign is aimed at showing people of all ages how we can mind our own physical and mental health and wellbeing by adding healthy and helpful habits to our daily and weekly routines.

It will provide guidelines, information, and tips on things that will help us keep well through the coming months.
The “Keep Well” campaign is focussed on 5 main themes:

  • Keeping Active - Keeping active and being outdoors, even during the winter, is important to help physical and mental health and wellbeing.
  • Staying Connected - Staying connected with people, addressing isolation, supporting volunteerism and initiatives that support person-to-person connection is important to our wellbeing.
  • Switching Off & Being Creative - Switching off and being creative or learning something new, getting back to nature and finding ways to relax can help our general wellbeing.
  • Eating Well - by nourishing our bodies and minds, we can develop a better connection between the food we eat and how we feel and positively impact our physical and mental wellbeing.
  • Minding your Mood – equipping people with information on where to go if they need support. This will also be linked with the local community helpline to ensure that people can access the support they need.

In particular, the partnership will be focusing on the Keeping Active theme of the campaign while also promoting the other themes.

Speaking about the partnership, Maurice O Sullivan, Sport and Marketing Manager with Cork Sports Partnership said “The importance of keeping active during these restrictions cannot be understated and we are delighted to partner with Cork County Council and Cork City Council on this campaign to keep the people of Cork moving".

He added “As part of this offering, we are delighted to relaunch our Keep Cork Active resource, which contains something for all the family. We also have a whole range of online programmes and workshops for people of all ages and abilities to get involved in including Disco Fit, Men on the Move and Women on the Move programmes”.

The ‘Keep Cork Active’ resource, an interactive booklet containing over 250 physical activity resources to suit all ages and abilities. Activities included in the booklet have been accessed in excess of 100,000 times since the beginning of the pandemic.

The booklet itself is categorised into 6 colour-coded sections to ensure ease of navigation.

  • FAMILY PLAY - Games & Activities
  • OLDER ADULT - Exercise & Activities
  • CHILDREN & YOUTH - Sports Skills & Challenges
  • ADULT & YOUTH - Exercise & Home Workouts
  • PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES - Inclusive & Adaptive Activities
  • EVERYONE - Health & Wellbeing Tips

To access your copy of the Keep Cork Active Resource click http://bit.ly/KeepCorkActiveBooklet or see www.activecork.ie
 

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