Articles with tag: Higher education sports
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Essi Lumme: Decisions on the future of students’ wellbeing and promotion of physical activity are made now!Published:
Who needs the Finnish Student Sports Federation? Our President Essi Lumme launches a discussion on the future of OLL.
Tekla Hahl: University sports recommendations at the core of sports lobbyingPublished:
Advocacy by the Finnish Student Sports Federation (OLL) is based on university sports recommendations that guide universities in the creation of sports services and a healthy studying environment. OLL’s vice chair Tekla Hahl studied the recommendations only to realise that she had already come across during her studies at a university of applied sciences.
The higher education community of the Helsinki metropolitan area gets together: EveryMoveCounts-campaign starts!Published:
The well-being of higher education students has been put to the test during the occurring pandemic. The goal of the EveryMoveCounts-campaign is to increase the students’ awareness of the benefits of daily movement for their well-being. The campaign aims to especially reach sedentary students who aren’t particularly interested in sports and exercise.
Essi Lumme: The coronavirus pandemic can leave its mark on higher education sports for a long timePublished:
The coronavirus pandemic has severely affected the sports services of higher education institutions and spurred them to action, and its effects will be seen for a long time. Vice-President Essi Lumme describes what OLL’s follow-up survey reveals about the effects of the pandemic on higher education sports.
Jussi Ansala: Five perspectives on better higher education sportsPublished:
Jussi Ansala, Senior Special Advisor for University Sport at OLL, analysed the makings of better higher education sports at the SeAMK Sports seminar held on 1 October at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.
Essi Lumme: Students must not be left in the dark regarding the continuation of restrictionsPublished:
Higher education students are currently returning to their studies. Meanwhile, many students return from their summer vacation to their everyday routines, such as university sports. However, not all higher education students get to start their autumn studies on the campus. Due to COVID-19, different areas in Finland follow different restrictions, which also poses challenges in organising university sports.
Physical activity fixes the corona-induced wellbeing deficiencyPublished:
Distance learning, forced by corona constraints, easily exposes the student to difficulties in concentration, body aches and loneliness. Even before the corona, students sat for nearly 11 hours a day. In light of these facts, higher education sports are a necessary pillar of student and staff well-being now in the final stages of the pandemic as well as when studies move back to campuses.
Jatkokysely koronan vaikutuksista korkeakoululiikuntaan on nyt ulkonaPublished:
Elämme yhä koronan vaikutusten kanssa ja eritasoisia rajoituksia on yhä voimassa ympäri Suomea. Haluamme selvittää korkeakoululiikunnan tilannetta jatkoksi viime vuotiselle kyselylle. Kysely on koostettu aiempien kysymysten pohjalta.
Markus Halonen: Spreading information is an important part of promoting physical activityPublished:
Making higher education culture more physically active is a complex goal to achieve, and in order to reach it, we should approach the target group from many different angles. It is, of course, important to remind people about the benefits of exercise and the disadvantages of physical inactivity, but we also need more detailed information when we want to transfer new learning into practice in increasing physical activity. In August 2020, the project Tikissä työelämään organised a series of three webinars to examine both the benefits of physical activity and also possible disadvantages from the point of view of e.g. brain health and the new physical activity recommendations.
SportUni became cooperation member to OLLPublished:
SportUni was accepted as a member on February 9th. SportUni provides sport services for students and personnel of Tampere Universities. Welcome aboard!
Liisa Reinola: University students – an easily forgotten group of usersPublished:
Children and young people’s physical exercise is often discussed, and equal opportunities for them to be active: how certain sports are expensive, but how physical exercise is important for personal development, social relationships and even health. Once this case is somehow fixed, the discussion jumps ahead many decades and focuses on exercise opportunities for the elderly. It is a well-known fact that physical exercise does play a key role in supporting their health and ability to function. So, the opportunity for safe gym training, jogging paths close to home, and guided sports groups for seniors by the city sports services must be provided.
The Finnish Student Sports Federation (OLL): After the corona pandemic, student sports needs money, no cutsPublished:
The General Assembly of the Finnish Student Sports Federation (OLL) demands that higher education institutions secure the funding for sports services after the coronavirus crisis. The sports services contribute significantly to the physical and social well-being and coping of higher education students. Even small cuts can have a disproportionately big impact on small budgets.
Page last updated 30.8.2020