BeActive challenge issued to people all over Dublin!

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Dublin City Council is challenging people to BeActive on Sunday June 28th as part of the Sport Ireland BeActive Day.

Dublin City Sport & Wellbeing Partnership is 1 of 29 Local Sports Partnerships around the country who are coming together to celebrate a day of physical activity and sport.

They want you to join in, be active, and help make Dublin the most active county on BeActive Day!

Throughout Covid-19 Dublin City Sport & Wellbeing Partnership has been working hard to ensure the people of Dublin City remain physically active.

As part of a national network of 29 Local Sports Partnerships Dublin City Sport & Wellbeing Partnership has adapted by using online resources, printed booklets and other innovative means, to ensure that everyone in their community has the opportunity to share in the enjoyment as well as the mental and physical health benefits of sport and physical activity.

“National BeActive Day is an opportunity to get everyone in the household up and active,” said Aideen O’Connor, Programmes and Services Manager, Dublin City Sport & Wellbeing Partnership. “You can do it just for fun or add a competitive element by keeping scores or splitting in to teams. No matter what you do, we encourage you to be active and have some fun.”

International guidelines recommend children are active for at least 60 minutes a day and adults for 30 minutes a day. National BeActive Day is a fun and inclusive way of getting in your daily physical activity.

“Research has shown that unprecedented numbers of people are out walking and cycling, which is great to see,” added Chief Executive of Sport Ireland, John Treacy. “As we begin to come out of the restrictions, I think it is more important than ever that we continue to exercise and be physically active every day. I am really looking forward to National BeActive Day and challenge you all to get active, pick a new activity or sport and enjoy it”.