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Physical activity is a broad term to describe “movement of the body that uses energy.” There is a wide spectrum of activity included within the concept of physical activity from active living – including housework and occupational activities – through to structured, competitive sporting activity.


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  • Moderate to vigorous housework, gardening or DIY - do it yourself - projects
  • Occupational activities, manual work, etc.
  • Lifestyle, healthcare programs


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  • Active transport, walking, cycling, using the stairs, school travel, etc.


  • Exercise, active play, dance, walking or cycling as leisure pursuits on green space, or in parks.


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  • Informal Sport: Unstructured activities
  • Organized sport: Organized participation, structured and competitive activity, talent development programs

For More Information

Eoghan Curran

Title Sport Liaison



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