While we experience this time of social distancing and confinement, when all the world seems like it's frozen and our lives are left on hold, there's time to think about everything we lived, the good and the bad things. So we got thinking about what we're proud of as a country and all we've conquered in sports. Portugal is a country of great conquests!
The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace is an annual celebration of the power of sport to drive social change, community development and to foster peace and understanding. To celebrate this day, even as we fight the COVID-19 epidemic, let's keep physically active, healthy and supportive of our communities: together we will prevail during this ordeal!
It has been abundantly proven that physical exercise is beneficial, both physically and psychologically. The old saying, "a healthy mind in a healthy body", has shown to be accurate by studies. Empirically, you can personally testify to a substantial improvement in your quality of life if you do some exercise.
Football, rugby, tennis, handball, volleyball, basketball... There are many options when it comes to workout, even a simple run in the street could do the purpose.
Sports were always seen as a positive thing when it comes to health and well being. But it goes a long way beyond that. It brings a series of benefits, not just for the individual but also to the whole community.
There's a clear sociological hole that physical exercise can fill. Namely, and especially, in inclusion!
At this point in time, the preparations for all tournaments organised by Move Sports, due to take place in Lisbon during 2020, are in no way affected by the COVID-19 ("coronavirus") outbreak. The events will take place in Lisbon on the announced dates as planned. We currently have no plans to postpone or cancel any of the tournaments.