Bohemians’ ‘Walking Football’ Makes Getting Fit A Social Activity For Over 50s

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CHRIS BRYAN of Bohemians’ Foundation talks to Mark Finnegan about Walking Football.

The Bohemian Foundation is starting a new walking football initiative in Ballymun.
If successful, it will be extended to other areas of Dublin.
The aim of the project is to encourage people over the age of 50 to get active.
There are big health benefits to walking football, which promotes cardiovascular fitness while minimising stress on the body.
But, apart from fitness, walking football also offers social benefits, encouraging participants to meet new people.

Duration: 16'40" DATE: October 5, 2015
Interviewer:Mark Finnegan
Producer:Mark Finnegan
Interviewee:Chris Brien
Themes:Local News
Keywords:Exercise, Bohemians, Football, Walking, Initiative, Fitness
LocationNorth Dublin Time Period:2015
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
Identifier:NEARFM_20151005_NST_001.mp3
Rights:Creative Commons License
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