News | UL Seeks People Aged 50+ for “Move for Life” Study

Researchers at the Faculty of Education and Health Sciences at University of Limerick have just launched an exciting new research programme and they are looking for 600 people in Counties Limerick and Clare who are over the age of 50 to take part.

The study entitled “Move for Life” is led by UL’s Professor Catherine Woods and brings together experts from the fields of sport and exercise science, medicine, physiotherapy, psychology, implementation science and the community.  The programme’s partners include; NUI Galway, Limerick Sports Partnership, Clare Sports Partnership, Age and Opportunity, Limerick City and County Council and the HSE.

Speaking at the launch of the study on 30th April 2018, Minister of State for Health Promotion, Catherine Byrne TD, said, “I’m delighted to launch this research study and very much look forward to seeing its results. This programme not only encourages people to become more active, it also empowers them to become influencers within their own communities, something which could lead to considerable positive public health implications”.

The programme will last 8 to 12 weeks and participants will have the opportunity to take part in walking, cycling and general exercise programmes.  The programme is designed to be supportive, fun and engaging, and is particularly suitable for those with low fitness levels.

Introduction evenings will take place at the following locations throughout Limerick City and County this month:

  • Caherdavin Community Centre – Monday, May 14th and 21st (6-10pm)
  • Claughaun GAA Club – Tuesday, May 22nd and 29th (6-10pm)
  • Croom Civic Centre – Wednesday, May 23rd (6-10pm)
  • Newcastlewest Community Centre – Thursday, May 24th and 31st (6-10pm)

The programme is scheduled to launch in County Clare in late August 2018.

For information and registration, visit

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