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# activity

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# Study
Over 1.4 billion adults globally at risk of disease from not doing enough physical activity
The diseases include type two diabetes, dementia, cardiovascular disease and some cancers.
# Get walking
'Sitting is the new smoking': Health experts warn that Irish adults are not active enough
A new survey finds that the 18-24 age group may be the least physically active amongst all adults.
# safe keeping
Bomb parts found hidden in socks in dissident raid
The items were found in the roof space of a house.
# Perseids
There are going to be A LOT of shooting stars in the sky tonight
There is expected to be more than 20 times the average number of shooting stars.
# Australia
Parts of Melbourne Airport evacuated after security alert directed at airline
Tigerair was the focus of the safety concerns.
# Optimism
Construction work was on the up again last month (and firms are hiring)
Some firms hired new staff to prepare for further growth in work.
# get moving
Compulsory 2 hours of PE per week needed to stop the rise of teen obesity
It is estimated that one in five Irish teenagers is overweight or obese.
# Tyrone
20 years ago today, Arlene Arkinson (15) disappeared
Arlene was out for the night at at disco when she disappeared. Police believe she was murdered.
# Charged
This tattoo can turn your sweat into electricity
Although don’t expect it to be powering your devices any time soon.
# residential
Construction activity remains "robust" in tenth month of growth
The rate has slowed slightly in the past couple of months but remains strong according to an index by Ulster Bank.
# get moving
Less than half of those in their 60s do over 2.5 hours of exercise per week
Only 18 per cent of the over 70s engage in high levels of physical activity.
# Active apps
5 of our favourite fitness apps for April
From ones that keep track of your weight, to those that get you on the move.
# activity
Mayo doctors tell patients to 'take a run and jump'
It’s not what you think.
# Derry
Men arrested after suspected bomb seized in Derry
Police investigating dissident Republican activity stopped two vehicles and recovered the firearms.
# Construction
Construction activity continues to fall as decline in unemployment eases
The weakest fall in activity was seen on housing projects and commercial and civil engineering each saw a slightly quicker reduction in activity.
# Horticulture
Food growing set to be added to UK curriculum - what about Ireland?
Should it also be brought into Irish schools?