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  • Physical distancing is now a human duty: But physical activity is still a human right
    Comment by ISCA President Mogens Kirkeby. In many countries the most commonly used action to minimise the spread of COVID-19 is social distancing – or more precisely, physical distancing. OR more directly: Keeping physical distance from one another. As this can be practically impossible if many people are gathered in one place, we see countries limiting gatherings of groups to 100, 10 or even a maximum of two people in a given space – or even outdoors. Physical or social distancing may feel like tough limitation of life that defies human instincts. But right now it seems to be a HUMAN DUTY for all of us. The sport and physical activity sector is typically composed of physical and social interaction. However, for the next period of time we have to limit ourselves to social interaction at a distance. But although it may be a human duty to stay apart, it is still our human right to move around and be active, if we are healthy enough to do so. Whether we are restricted from our gyms, sports clubs, parks or completely restricted to being indoors, we are still allowed to exercise in the space we have. Around the world there are many initiatives and much creativity emerging as to how we can be physically active at home and without physical social interaction. The NowWeMOVE campaign’s MOVEment Pills videos give 65 examples of simple exercises that can be adapted to indoor spaces. Do not hesitate to share with us your organisation’s or national example of how to be physically activate at a time of social distancing at [email protected] on on our Facebook page. ISCA – Moving People Photo: Jonathan Borba, Unsplash
    Physical distancing is now a human duty: But physical activity is still a human right
  • No Elevators Day during a lockdown
    By NowWeMOVE Campaign Manager Laska Nenova. Dear friends and partners, in just one month (29 April 2020) we will celebrate our global No Elevators Day. No Elevators Day was created with a simple notion – to motivate people to choose the stairs instead of the elevators, as taking the stairs is good for our overall health and can give us a spark of physical activity at any moment of our days. At a time of global lockdowns where shopping malls are closed, office buildings are closed and most of us are confined to our homes, we might wonder how it can be possible to celebrate a day dedicated to discouraging the use of elevators. But we believe it is possible. For us, No Elevators Day has always been a way to turn people’s attention to an easy and accessible way to be physically active. Our offices may now be closed and we do not go out so often, but we still need to find creative and fun ways to be active. That’s why we decided to hold No Elevators Day as planned but to adapt it to the situation. This year, instead of asking you to #TakeTheStairs we ask you to #UseTheStairs. And rather than asking you to organise events and activities in your office or public buildings, we ask you to help us spread the call and invite people to share their ideas on how to #UseTheStairs to get a daily dose of exercise. So, how will we celebrate physical activity on 29 April 2020? We ask you to think of ways to use the stairs for exercise and share them with us in pictures and/or video with the two campaign hashtags #UseTheStairs and #NoElevatorsDay Why join in? You will share inspiration with people around the worldYou will be part of a global event – movement – where we keep moving through tough times together for our physical and mental healthWe will have fun while staying at home Find out more about No Elevators Day and how you can join in at the official website or Facebook event 
    No Elevators Day during a lockdown
  • “I move at home”: How ISCA members are moving their activities and social groups online
    ISCA’s members and partners have a passion for getting people in their communities moving together. So what do they do if it’s not possible to invite people to sports clubs or community centres to be part of their activities? They move them online. SportMalta, BG Be Active, Sports Union of Slovenia, Danish School Sport and Czech Sokol Organisation are moving quickly to make their activities accessible from home and create social media groups to help people keep in touch. Niccaqlaq id-dar is Maltese for “I move at home” and is also a new campaign aimed at addressing activity cancellations and social isolation among children and adults in Malta. “On 12 March, the Prime Minister of Malta, Robert Abela, announced that all schools had to close due to the spread of COVID-19. He also urged everyone to stay at home and to go out only if absolutely necessary,” SportMalta’s Head of Sport Programmes Robert Portelli says. “This meant that we had to suspend our OnTheMove programme, leaving 7000 children and adults without their sessions. We immediately thought of sharing ideas on what children and adults can do at home. Our amazing staff were quick to start with their own videos and our OnTheMove participants and the general public quickly joined our #niccaqlaqiddar campaign.” Robert urges citizens to stay at home and stay connected by sharing some silly moves and laughs online.“Let's stay at home and stop the spread. We cannot change the world but we can start with some positivity. Show us your move. It can be a picture or a short video clip, a trick shot, something related to sport, a silly move. Shoot it and post it in our group #OnTheMove – Skolasport. Let's encourage children to stay indoors and keep moving. Adults can join too.” More active inspiration from our members: BG Be Active/WOW Sport (Bulgaria) is offering two workouts per day Sports Union of Slovenia leads a 40 minute home workout Danish School Sport (Dansk Skoleidræt) has a collection of home workouts: "Feel free to be inspired here even though it is in Danish - body language is the same across borders!" Czech Sokol Organisation is getting active online and on TV: “Our Sokol members are streaming exercise and classes for everyone on Facebook, YouTube or Hangouts Meet. We are preparing videos in cooperation with Czech TV and YouTubers to show how people can exercise at their homes.” Do you have workout video or playlist of your own? Share it with us!
    “I move at home”: How ISCA members are moving their activities and social groups online
  • MOVEment Pills exercise videos can help you find your MOVE at home or outdoors
    Exercise may not be the magic medicine for the health situation we are facing today, but our MOVEment Pills exercise videos could help combat the fatigue of sitting at home as gyms, sports clubs and other facilities close around us. Each video focuses on a simple exercise that you can try at home or outdoors. All together you can find over 50 short videos that we hope will add a little boost to your day and inspire you to find your MOVE. The exercise playlists and were created by qualified personal trainers (you may even notice a couple of familiar faces from the NowWeMOVE campaign and ISCA member BG Be Active!) If you’re stuck inside, there are 31 home exercise moves to try. If you are able to get outdoors, you can try using stairs or benches (at a safe distance from others and with gloves or hand sanitiser within reach if using a park bench) to put some physical activity in your day. Our members and partners are also sharing free exercise videos and tips, and aiming to connect home exercisers through social media – check out what they’re doing here. NowWeMOVE Home Exercise PlaylistNowWeMOVE Stairs Exercise PlaylistNowWeMOVE Bench Exercise Playlist Read the ISCA comment on the COVID-19 outbreak here
    MOVEment Pills exercise videos can help you find your MOVE at home or outdoors
  • Online community encouraged to share stair climbing tips and good vibes this No Elevators Day
    As many of us are now adjusting to more restricted daily routines, taking the stairs at our home residences or outside in the fresh air is one of the easiest and safest ways to keep active if we are able to do so. That’s why the 6th No Elevators Day will still take place on the original date of 29 April 2020 and promote stair climbing as an accessible way to keep moving. In our current global situation, we understand that public events are less realistic to organise for this year's No Elevators Day. So we instead encourage our community of MOVE Agents to be active wherever they are and share pictures, videos or tips on how to use the stairs to exercise. Simply share your climbs anytime with the hashtag #TakeTheStairs to show how you are finding your MOVE at home or outside. Or share your activities on 29 April with the hashtag #NoElevatorsDay. We look forward to seeing your posts and tips, and sharing the good vibes online. And please feel free to reach out to NowWeMOVE campaign manager Laska Nenova or Emma Venneker, ISCA's No Elevators Day coordinator, if you have any questions. Visit the official No Elevators Day website here
    Online community encouraged to share stair climbing tips and good vibes this No Elevators Day
Physical distancing is now a human duty: But physical activity is still a human right
Comment by ISCA President Mogens Kirkeby. In many countries the most commonly used action to minimise the spread of COVID-19 is social distancing – or more precisely, physical distancing. OR more directly: Keeping physical distance from one another. As this can be practically impossible if many people are gathered in one place, we see countries limiting gatherings of groups to 100, 10 or even a maximum of two people in a given space – or even outdoors. Physical or social distancing may feel like tough limitation of life that defies human instincts. But right now it seems to be a HUMAN DUTY for all of us. The sport and physical activity sector is typically composed of physical and social interaction. However, for the next period of time we have to limit ourselves to social interaction at a distance. But although it may be a human duty to stay apart, it is still our human right to move around and be active, if we are healthy enough to do so. Whether we are restricted from our gyms, sports clubs, parks or completely restricted to being indoors, we are still allowed to exercise in the space we have. Around the world there are many initiatives and much creativity emerging as to how we can be physically active at home and without physical social interaction. The NowWeMOVE campaign’s MOVEment Pills videos give 65 examples of simple exercises that can be adapted to indoor spaces. Do not hesitate to share with us your organisation’s or national example of how to be physically activate at a time of social distancing at [email protected] on on our Facebook page. ISCA – Moving People Photo: Jonathan Borba, Unsplash

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Catch up on the coverage from the 9th MOVE Congress here, where you will find stories on all of the plenary sessions and conference tracks. Speakers’ presentations are now available on our SlideShare page.

 

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