Why is Irish Life Health involved in the Schools’ Fitness Challenge?

Irish children simply aren’t as fit as they should be – and this could seriously affect their health and how they perform in school.

In fact, studies show that 86% of young people in Ireland don’t meet current physical activity recommendations. Less than 15% of 10-18 year olds do at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day – the minimum amount recommended by the Department of Health and Children.

The Schools’ Fitness Challenge aims to change this. Building on work in previous years, it invites secondary schools to help students become more aware, more active – and improve their health in the process.