The "Keep Well" Campaign was launched in November, 2020 by An Taoiseach, Minister for Health and Minister for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy.
The campaign is a call to action to everyone across our society - individuals, communities, voluntary groups, sporting organisations, those involved in creativity and the arts, local heritage and history, businesses, as well as local and national government to find ways to support everyone to discover new activities and routines that will do us good.

The “Keep Well” campaign is aimed at showing people of all ages how we can mind our own physical and mental health and wellbeing by adding healthy and helpful habits to our daily and weekly routines. It will provide guidelines, information, and tips on things that will help us keep well through the coming months.

The “Keep Well” campaign is focussed on 5 main themes:
✔ Keeping Active - Keeping active and being outdoors, even during the winter, is important to help physical and mental health and wellbeing.
✔ Staying Connected - Staying connected with people, addressing isolation, supporting volunteerism and initiatives that support person-to-person connection is important to our
wellbeing.
✔ Switching Off & Being Creative - Switching off and being creative or learning something new, getting back to nature and finding ways to relax can help our general wellbeing.
✔ Eating Well - by nourishing our bodies and minds, we can develop a better connection between the food we eat and how we feel and positively impact our physical and mental
wellbeing.
✔ Minding your Mood – equipping people with information on where to go if they need support. This will also be linked with the local community helpline to ensure that people
can access the support they need.
For more information on the "Keep Well" Campaign go to https://www.sportireland.ie/keepwell

Speaking about the campaign, Valerie Connolly, Co-Ordinator Cork Sports Partnership said "Tipperary Sports Partnership are delighted to be working with Tipperary County Council on the "Keep Well" Campaign. It is so important for us all to stay active from a physical and mental perspective. TSP will continue to implement a variety of activities to support the people of Tipperary to be active and keep well"

Tipperary Sports Partnership will be focusing on the Keeping Active theme of the campaign.

FAMILY
Orienteering
Orienteering is the sport of navigation that requires you to find your way from one point to another using only a map, your brains and sometimes a compass. It’s easy to learn and a fun way to exercise your body and mind, as you enjoy the outdoors. It’s a sport for everyone and is something that can be easily learnt by people of all ages and abilities. Orienteering is usually done in the woods, hills or parks, with the participants on foot and it develops many skills including problem solving, team work, decision making and self awareness. It really is fun for all the family.
Tipperary Sports Partnership, in association with Waterford Orienteers and the Irish Orienteering Association is currently developing Orienteering across Tipperary. We have developed a permanent course in Fethard, Clonmel and Carrick-On-Suir and mapped many other areas in the last few months. Our aim is that schools, community groups, families and individuals will try out this exciting, inclusive sport. We encourage you to use these permanent courses and download the maps to create your own.
See details on downloading the app and more information on the following links:
http://maprunners.weebly.com/
Google play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=au.com.fne.maprunf
Link to it on App store: https://apps.apple.com/au/app/maprunf/id1468994114
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMseXJZEk_8&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR...
Maps:
https://www.tipperarysports.ie/sites/default/files/Fethard_Master2019_12...
https://www.tipperarysports.ie/sites/default/files/CarrickMapRunLong.pdf
https://www.tipperarysports.ie/sites/default/files/CarrickMediumHeritage...
https://www.tipperarysports.ie/sites/default/files/ClonmelMaprunLong.pdf
https://www.tipperarysports.ie/sites/default/files/ClonmelMediumHeritage...

Walking Programmes
Get Ireland Walking is a national initiative that aims to maximise the number of people participating in walking - for health, wellbeing and fitness - throughout Ireland. Why not try their 21 Day Walking Challenge Today!
Even with something as enjoyable and easy as walking, it can be hard to stick with your promise to be active more often. To help you with this, Get Ireland Walking have created the 21 Day Walking Challenge. This can turn your ambition to walk into a hard wired habit in just three weeks. Try it and see! See link below for more information:
https://getirelandwalking.ie/21daychallenge/

OLDER ADULTS
Older Adult Home Exercise Plan
Tipperary Sports Partnership is one of 29 Local Sports Partnerships in the country who have come together to roll-out a 4-week physical activity plan for older adults. This resource has been developed by Sport Ireland and a working group of LSP Community Sport Development Officers in conjunction with Age & Opportunity. The resource will support people to try and reach the minimum of 30 minutes of daily physical activity, as recommended in Ireland’s National Physical Activity Plan. It will help an individual’s strength and confidence in their body, which will support them to be more physically active as well as developing transferable skills for everyday life. See link below for more info:
https://www.tipperarysports.ie/sites/default/files/files/Older%20Adults%...

Movement Minutes with Age & Opportunity
Don't forget to join Age & Opportunity live on facebook every Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 11am for Movement Minutes

PEOPLE WITH A DISABILITY
Activities For All
Tipperary Sports Partnership is one of 29 Local Sports Partnerships in the country who have come together to roll-out a 4-week physical activity plan for people with a disability. See link below for more info:
https://www.tipperarysports.ie/sites/default/files/files/Activities%20fo...

The Cara Centre 10 Minute At Home Workout Plan
The 10 minute Home Physio and Pilates routine can be completed seated or standing. All movements are explained and how to execute them properly to get the most from it.
See more at http://www.physionow.ie
https://youtu.be/rnxm3pWkC4o

ADULTS
Technique Thursday
An eight week series of tutorial videos on the technique in performing a number of strength exercises.
Please see link below to 8 exercise techniques which can be used by anyone who wishes to try any of the exercises at home. These exercises can be put together to form part of a Home Exercise Circuit Routine
Each exercise is performed for 40 seconds with a 20 second break between each exercise. Once all 8 exercises are complete, take a full 1 minute break before starting the circuit of 8 exercises again. Complete the circuit 2/3 times. Each exercise performed can be reduced to 30 seconds for beginners. Any questions on the exercises can be directed to Aine Roche, Community Sports Development Officer with Tipperary Sports Partnership via email to aine.roche@tipperarycoco.ie
Aine has 17 years in the fitness industry and is a very experienced fitness instructor.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpRWTH53iUwqkyETkj5BwZw

Women:
Cycling Ireland launched a 6-week online training plan as part of the Bike Like Me Women’s cycling campaign. see link below:
http://www.cyclingireland.ie/.../womens-training.../28617

Men:
Your Personal Best Campaign
Your Personal Best Month is for all men over 45 – it doesn’t matter how old and regardless of background or fitness. This is the month for men like you to get active. For more details see www.sportireland/ypb

CHILDREN / YOUTH
Active Schools Flag has set the ‘Active Break Every Day’ Challenge starting Monday 9th November until Friday 4th December 2020. Click on the link below:
https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Factiveschoolflag.ie%2F...%2...