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On March 12 2024 the HSE and Department of Health launched the new Every Move Counts: National Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines for Ireland, bringing Ireland in line with the World Health Organisations (WHO) recommendations on physical activity.

Hosted by Sarah O’Brien, National Lead, HSE Healthy Eating Active Living Programme, HSE Health & Wellbeing, the webinar included a message from Minister of State with responsibility for Public Health, Well Being and the National Drugs Strategy and address from Professor Breda Smyth, Chief Medical Officer, who launched the guidelines.

The webinar also included a presentation by Professor Elaine Murtagh, University of Limerick and finished with a panel discussion hosted by Sarah O’Brien.

00:00: Introduction, Sarah O’Brien, HSE National Lead, Healthy Eating Active Living Programme, HSE Health & Wellbeing

02:02: Message from Minister Hildegarde Naughton, Minister of State with responsibility for Public Health, Well Being and the National Drugs Strategy

04:26: Key address by Professor Breda Smyth, Chief Medical Officer

09:44: Presentation from Professor Elaine Murtagh, University of Limerick

24:32: Panel Discussion, hosted by Sarah O’Brien. Panellists: Professor Elaine Murtagh, University of Limerick, Colin O’Hehir, Department of Health, Dr Charlie Foster, RCSI and University of Bristol, Dr Sean Healy, University of Limerick

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