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Fourth No Elevators Day highlights simple solution to global problem

The world is sitting on a physical inactivity time bomb. Who can defuse it? The answer could be right in front of us – and it costs nothing. Last week the WHO and politicians from 43 countries called for institutional actions to reduce premature deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by 33% by 2030.

This Wednesday 25 April, No Elevators Day, event organisers around the world will highlight that ordinary citizens have the power to take action right now with an easy way to add physical activity to a busy working day.

There is still time to join in by printing out a poster or two and doing some awareness raising in your office on the day, supporting the event on social media with a Thunderclap message, and sharing your actions on the day with the hashtag #NoElevatorsDay.

Read the full press release

Sesc São Paulo rolls out the event in Brazil

Slovak Olympian Matej Tóth joins us for No Elevators Day

500,000 Bulgarians expected to join in

Find an event in your country or create one of your own

S2A Sport partners launch resources to support sport and physical activity workforce development

The S2A Sport partnership, including ISCA, has launched a series of innovative and interactive reports on sport administration, which can be read in conjunction with each other or as standalone documents. The resources are aimed to equip those working or volunteering in sport administration, in either grassroots or elite sport, with the skills and knowledge that match their diverse roles in the sport sector.

Read more and access the resources here

“It’s not every day you see a giant orange Triangle Man three metres in the air!”

ISCA joined our member DGI’s latest Runner’s High event last week where around 300 runners of varying levels and ages ran a 6km route with a gruelling ascent up 120 steps to the top of the 24m high, seven floor, Bispebjerg Hospital car park. Triangle Man (his friends call him NED) made a special appearance and not only competed in the event, but was in demand for interviews, selfies, and at one point became the “flyer” for the Foxy Cheerleaders who were attending the event.

See him in action here

European School Sport Day 2018 planning kicks off in in Budapest

Planning is well under way for the fourth European School Sport Day (ESSD2018), which is an official NowWeMOVE and European Week of Sport flagship event taking place on 28 September. ISCA along with coordinators from Bulgaria, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal and the UK were hosted by the Hungarian School Sport Federation, which started the initiative in Hungary and rolled it out to other European countries as part of a collaborative partnership in 2015. Although it is still early days, interest schools are encouraged to save the date and get ready to get their school moving in September.

Find out more about European School Sport Day
ISCA's new Grassroots Sport Diplomacy project features in the new Sport and Citizenship journal. Read more
Slovak Olympic gold medallist and world champion of the 50km Race Walking is taking the stairs for No Elevators Day - how about you?

New US cross-sector recommendations for promoting walkable communities 

The US National Physical Activity Plan Alliance has released new Cross-Sector Recommendations for Promoting Walking and Walkable Communities. The document follows on from the first United States Report Card for Walking and Walkable Communities, which was released in October last year. ISCA North America Chair Dr Jayne Greenberg is the Education Sector Chair for the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance.

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Survey on active citizenship among prisoners

ISCA member UISP invites participants to take part in a survey on active citizenship among prisoners as part of the Prisoner Active Citizens project by 10 May 2018. The goal of the project is to test various existing or new participation models in different European prisons and to develop a participation toolkit based on these experiences.

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Another video of the month?
But it's a good one! The City of Melville in Western Australia launched its new Fit for Life campaign last month and is tackling myths about exercise among seniors.

Positive impact of free access to leisure facilities revealed in new UK study

A new study in the UK shows that allowing free access to leisure facilities could increase physical activity rates among communities and reduce inequalities that form barriers to participation. It reports that “The effect [of the initiative] on gym and swim activity and overall levels of participation in physical activity was significantly greater for the more disadvantaged socioeconomic group.”

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New Youth Sport Trust strategy focuses on boosting children's wellbeing

ISCA member Youth Sport Trust has launched a new, detailed and very visual strategy to tackle the decline of children's wellbeing through the power of play and sport. 

Browse it here
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