A Challenge across Europe
to MOVE during 527 040 minutes
from the IDF Europe 2016 Youth Leadership Camp Alumni
TIME TO MOVE!
Physical activity is important for everyone. The goal of the Challenge is to achieve an ‘Active year for diabetes in Europe’ – which means 527 040 minutes (8 784 hours) of physical activity in 2016, to be worked out by participants of all ages, with diabetes or not, all over Europe. Participants should aim for some 30 minutes of physical activity at least 5 times a week as per WHO recommendations of 150 minutes of physical activity per week.
To attract people from all ages and encourage maximum participation, all sports are eligible: running, cycling, skiing, walking, hiking, swimming, dancing, judo, volley ball, football, rowing, etc. The unit of measurement is the "active minute". Minutes will be mainly recorded through the “Endomondo” app.
Help us to reach our target! Feel free to invite your friends and spread the word about the challenge.
Alternatives exist for people not using smartphones! You can collect your active minutes and send them to us at [email protected] !
Goals of the project
- To raise awareness about diabetes in Europe and promote physical activity as beneficial to the general population as well as to people with diabetes
- To strenghten the IDF Europe youth network and collaboration with IDF Member Associations in the European Region
- To mobilize people living with diabetes, their friends, families and other advocates to collect active minutes of physical activity for the Challenge, and at the same time making a habit of being active
- To highlight best case practices
An important note: participants can only sign up for the challenge on the website (under the Challenges menu), search for 'eUrMOVE 2016'. Search function is not available on phones.
Acknowledgements for graphics design: Weronika Kowalska