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Maria Gamito
December 21, 2023
3. Good health and well-being

3. Good health and well-being

Ensuring access to quality health and promoting well-being for all, at all ages
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A new perspective on the Nova SBE Faculty & Staff Football Team: Fostering Well-being and Unity

In the bustling halls of Nova School of Business and Economics, where minds converge to shape the future of business and society, a lesser-known but vibrant community exists: the Nova SBE Faculty & Staff Football Team. Beyond the classroom walls and office cubicles, this team embodies camaraderie, passion, and a commitment to good health and well-being. Delve here into their story, dissecting it through a fresh lens, and uncovering practical insights that extend beyond theoretical musings.

The Birth of a Team

What initially started as a casual gathering of soccer enthusiasts — professors, administrators, and support staff — has blossomed into something far more significant. The soccer ball, once playfully kicked around during lunch breaks, now carries deeper symbolism: unity and shared purpose. The team’s transformation from friendly kickabouts to a competitive force resonates with the very essence of SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being. Their participation in the Cascais Super League amateur league amplifies their commitment to physical vitality and community spirit.

The Heartbeat of the Team

David Molina: The Inspirational Coach

David Molina, an inspirational coach, focuses on the transformative power of sports for mental resilience and emotional well-being, going beyond just wins and losses.

Luís Vilar: The Official Coach

Luís Vilar, the official coach at Nova SBE, promotes the interconnectedness of mind and body by advocating for regular exercise to enhance productivity and overall well-being.

Rui Espadinha and Guilherme Madeira: Captain and Vice-Captain

Importance of Physical Activity for Staff Well-being

Physicalactivity is not merely about breaking a sweat; it’s a potent elixir for overallwell-being:

  1. Boosts Energy: Regular exercise increases energy levels, combating fatigue and enhancing productivity.
  2. Stress Reduction: Engaging in physical activity triggers the release of endorphins, which helps alleviate stress and enhance mental clarity.
  3. Improved Immunity: Active bodies are less susceptible to illnesses, leading to fewer sick days.
  4. Enhanced Focus: Exercise sharpens cognitive abilities, aiding concentration, and decision-making.
  5. Social Bonds: Team sports foster camaraderie, combating isolation and promoting mental health.

Conclusion: A Goal Beyond the Pitch

The Nova SBE Faculty & Staff Football Team is not merely about goals scored or trophies won. It is a microcosm of well-being, where soccer cleats tread the path toward healthier lives. Their commitment to physical activity is not just about scoring goals — it is about nurturing a healthier, more resilient community. As we cheer for their victories, let us also recognize the profound impact of movement on our well-being.

If you would like to join this vibrant community, which already boasts 60 members — both men and women — gather every Tuesday at St Julian’s soccer field. Lace up your sneakers, email peopleandculture@novasbe.pt, and embrace the beautiful game. Whether you are a seasoned player or a curious spectator, consider this your invitation. Let us kick start our well-being journey, one goal at a time. 🌟⚽

Maria Gamito
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