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Why get active

You know exercise is good for you, but do you know how good? No matter what age you are, find out how regular physical activity can improve your life.

How much time do you spend sitting?

Do you sit while commuting, do you sit behind a wheel, do you sit while eating and while you watch tv? Irish people spend on average 5.3 hours sitting each workday. Use our sitting calculator to see how much time you spend sitting. You will be surprised how quickly it all adds up.

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8 Step to Getting Active

Question: What has the biggest impact on your health? Answer: Being active! Researchers, scientists, health professionals and sports enthusiasts know that being active on a regular basis ( 30 mins on at least 5 days a week) can lead us to healthier and even happier lives.

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Places to Get Active

Getting active is now even easier with our Places to Get Active database. From parks to playgrounds, we have the perfect locations to suit your needs, including forest runs and cycling trails. Browse by county to start getting active in a place near you. With information on local amenities, outdoor activities and indoor venues, you'll find everything you need to know before you go!