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National Physical Activity Plan

Published: 4 April 2019
From: Healthy Ireland and Department of Health

The aim of the National Physical Activity Plan is to increase physical activity levels across the entire population thereby improving the health and wellbeing of people living in Ireland, where everybody will be physically active and where everybody lives, works and plays in a society that facilitates, promotes and supports physical activity and an active way of life with less time spent being sedentary.

Some groups of people living in Ireland may also face different barriers to accessing opportunities to be physically active.

People experiencing social or economic disadvantage are often the least active or the most sedentary and may experience other health risks due to their diets, social connectedness or other behaviours.

This plan seeks to ensure that no group is disadvantaged and recognises that targeted interventions are required to address and overcome barriers to participation which are experienced by some people.

National Physical Activity Plan

The National Physical Activity Plan for Ireland was launched on 14th January 2016.

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