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New research reveals greater public appetite for outdoor activities after COVID

New research released today reveals that the appeal of outdoor activities has been boosted by enforced COVID-19 restrictions. In a survey of consumers in seven countries* – UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Poland, Sweden – 70% of respondents stated that they are specifically looking forward to participating in outdoor activities after lockdown eases. In addition, 67% agreed that they have really missed being able to take part in pursuits such as hiking, climbing, cycling, snow sports and other mountain activities during lockdown, while 86% stated that outdoor activities are essential for people’s wellbeing. Across Europe, 58% of consumers said that they have missed outdoor activities above all else while restrictions have been in place.

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10 Good Principles for Outdoor Sports in Protected Areas

On the occasion of the 2019 European Week of Sports, the EUROPARC Federation and the European Network of Outdoor Sports (ENOS) launched simultaneously the 10 Good Principles for Outdoor Sports in Protected Areas (PAs) during their respective Conferences. These Principles aim to promote good conduct among outdoor sports practitioners.

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OUTDOOR against CANCER

The project Outdoor Against Cancer (OAC) starts under the motto „stay fit – get healthy“ #stayfitgethealthy on this years OUTDOOR fair in Friedrichshafen (July 15th – 18th), where this project will be presented to the public in two conferences.

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Test fitness at primary school, say health campaigners

Children should be tested for fitness, as well as maths and English, to reduce inactivity, say health campaigners. Campaign group …

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Kids Will Be Kids

Children who lead a rough and tumble lifestyle tend to have parents with a great deal of trepidation. Every parent, teacher, or caregiver knows when caution is thrown to the wind things tend to get a little dangerous.

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Risky outdoor play positively impacts children’s health: UBC study

Children who engage in risky outdoor play see greater physical and social health benefits. New research from UBC and the …

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