City dwellers usually have three choices to commute to work: by car, public transport and the third, more active way – by pedal power or walking.
Looking at your city in a different way opens up new possibilities for physical activity. Breaking our routines and defying the dangers is the first step to finding easy solutions. Like making the transition from inactive to active transport: Whether it is getting off one stop earlier to walk the last leg to work, trying out the cycle paths along the river, jogging home to squeeze in 30 minutes of cardio, the opportunities are always there no matter how wild your urban environment is.
At this year’s MOVE Congress in Birmingham, UK, from 4-6 October, we’re dedicating a track to finding and creating wild places in urban spaces for physical activity. Me Time, Wellbeing Time, WILD Time! Together with our conference partner, the Wild Network, MOVE Congress delegates will discover the benefits of “Rewilding Cities” and changing the mindset of city dwellers to “un-tame” their daily routines.
We all have the Human Right to MOVE – it’s up to us to break the barriers and get outside.
Un-tame your daily commute and learn how you can create “Wild Time” at the MOVE Congress 2017.
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Un-tame your daily commute
City dwellers usually have three choices to commute to work: by car, public transport and the third, more active way – by pedal power or walking. Looking at your city in a different way opens up new possibilities for physical activity. Breaking our routines and defying the dangers is the first step to finding easy solutions. Like making the transition from inactive to active transport: Whether it is getting off one stop earlier to walk the last leg to work, trying
Free the stairs!
Moving around in modern skyscrapers and high buildings is far more convenient than dangerous rope-climbing. However, choosing to step into a box – the elevator – is another disservice that we voluntarily do to ourselves every day. Simply put, we forget to exercise our Human Right to MOVE. We’ve all seen the sign: “Use the stairs only in case of emergency!” Everywhere we go, we are more and more discouraged to take the stairs and choose the elevator instead although there
Why have children stopped moving?
Guest blog post by Chris Wright, Youth Sport Trust. With increasing changes to lifestyle and new social norms around being sedentary becoming widespread, we now have children dying 5 years earlier than the previous generation due to inactivity. Children are spending more time sitting down or not moving at a higher frequency than ever before. Prolonged periods sat down actually starts the ageing process early in children as young as the age of 6, hardening the arteries and creating inflammation in the
Need a reason to join MOVE Congress? Here’s six of them!
One of the highlight events for our community of MOVERS is taking place from 4-6 October in Birmingham. At the MOVE Congress, you will have the chance to meet fellow physical activity promoters and together make steps towards creating more active communities. What will you take away from the MOVE Congress 2017? If you’re still […]
Experts – should we be listening to them? YES. That’s why they’re experts
Do physical activity promoters need to find more evidence to support their case for support and other advocacy efforts? Absolutely, says Dr Richard Bailey, Senior Researcher at the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE). But it has to be quality evidence from experts, and a collaborative effort is needed to get it noticed. Bailey gave an entertaining and eye-opening presentation on the power of advocacy at ISCA's Moving Europe - Moving People conference in Ljubljana last year. This
These streets are made for walking!
At this year’s MOVE Congress, one of the main tracks will focus on MOVEment Spaces. Gathering specialists from all around Europe, the sessions will focus on how urban spaces can be reframed as active spaces – even in densely populated cities. In the discussions, cities will get recoloured by the experts: we will look at “green” (parks and green spaces), “black” (paved and asphalt spaces) and “blue” (water) settings that can offer solutions to the perceived lack of MOVEment Spaces in
8 ways to meet your next sport-for-all partner at the MOVE Congress
How many likeminded professionals from different countries and continents can you meet at the MOVE Congress? Probably hundreds. How many meaningful and lasting connections can you form at the MOVE Congress? That is up to you! However, we’ve gathered some ideas to make sure that your business card exchanging moves will be the grooviest: 1. Warm up with the programme! The 8th MOVE Congress runs on four tracks, namely: MOVEment Spaces – Reframing Urban Spaces for Physical Activity; Removing Barriers – Getting
Get connected with some of the UK’s most influential people in sport and physical activity at the MOVE Congress 2017
“Girl power” has never been stronger in UK sport, with participation-focused movements like This Girl Can, elite sportswomen getting into the spotlight, women taking the reins of sporting bodies such as Sport England and the FA – and being formally recognised for their efforts! At ISCA we are honoured to announce that some of these influential MOVERs will take the stage at the MOVE Congress on 5 and 6 October. Click here to see the current programme (more speakers to