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There are major individual and societal benefits to getting people more active. Being physically active is one of the most important first steps that people of all ages can take to improve their health and wellbeing. This publication provides an overview of physical activity policies, frameworks...
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The Department for Regional Development (DRD) has developed a Draft Bicycle Strategy for Northern Ireland which sets out, over a 25 year period, how DRD plans to make Northern Ireland a cycling community. DRD wants Northern Ireland to be a community which values, nurtures and celebrates cycling in...
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Author: safefood
An estimated 15% of the workforce in Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland is employed in shift work. Shift work entails working hours outside the standard working week, and may involve evening, weekend and rotating shift patterns.It is well known that lifestyle behaviours such as diet, physical...
This Obesity Policy and Action Plan is the result of the Government’s desire to assist its people to achieve better health and in particular to reduce the levels of overweight and obesity. It also acknowledges that the solutions are multiple and that every sector has a role in reducing...
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The Department for Regional Development (DRD) has developed a Draft Bicycle Strategy for Northern Ireland which sets out, over a 25 year period, how DRD plans to make Northern Ireland a cycling community. DRD wants Northern Ireland to be a community which values, nurtures and celebrates cycling in...
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The ten year obesity prevention framework, A Fitter Future for All 2012-2022, was launched in 9th March 2012. It takes a cross-sectoral, cross-departmental approach to preventing and addressing obesity through encouraging and supporting people to eat healthily and participate in physical activity...
The Health Behaviours in School Children (HBSC) survey 2014 shows that overall health levels are good. There are encouraging findings on consumption of fruit and vegetables, teeth cleaning, and a drop in smoking levels and consumption of sweets and soft drinks.  However, many children said they...
There is strong evidence to support the multiple benefits of physical activity to health and wellbeing. It promotes healthy growth and development in children and young people. It contributes to cognitive function. It is important for healthy ageing and helps to maintain quality of life and...

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