Overall, strong evidence demonstrates that compared to less active men and women, older adults who are physically active:
Have lower rates of all-cause mortality, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, type 2 diabetes, colon cancer and breast cancer, a higher level of cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness, healthier body mass, lower falls risk, better cognitive function and they have reduced risk of moderate and severe functional limitations and role limitations meaning the years they do add to life can be enjoyed to the full.
“This is a totally fun event over a distance of 5km which is aimed at people of all ages and abilities -the Salthill Promenade is one of Galway’s greatest amenities and we are delighted to be supported by local Galway company Evergreen Health Foods in promoting exercise & fitness while at the same time raising funds to fight heart disease & stroke” says Croi’s Event Manager Edwina Treacy.
“We are proud to be this year’s main sponsor. This event fits our company ethos perfectly. At Evergreen, we are big believers in achieving good health naturally through a healthy diet and active lifestyle. So sponsoring such an amazing event that helps to raise much needed awareness of heart disease and stroke is something we can really get behind” says Patrick Carroll Evergreen’s Marketing Manager.
Entries are now open for the Croi Night Run on www.croi.ie. Entry fee is €35 and each participant will receive a high quality reflective running vest and a Croi branded neck muff.
Pictured at the launch of this year’s Croi Night Run on the Prom, photo shows (L to R) Brendan Sheehan, Edwina Treacy and Annie Costelloe Croi and Aideen Hurley Evergreen (Sponsor).
I wanted to send you my pics for the World Heart Day,not to win the Fitbit but to share my cardiac journey over the past 5 months.
The 1st picture was taken outside the Castlecourt Hotel in Westport on March 12th just before I set off on a 70km charity cycle with my brother Thomas. The next is a picture taken roughly 70 minutes later of me unconscious been airlifted to University Hospital Galway following a cardiac arrest. I had 27 minutes fabulous CPR on the roadside before an AED arrived.
The cyclist who found me was CPR trained,I will be forever grateful to her.
The 3rd picture is of me 6 weeks later back at the place it all happened. The 4th picture was taken last week of me and one of my 4 little children on top of Knocknarea in Sligo.
I am alive today thanks to wonderful people and fantastic services who helped and supported me from the moment I collapsed. The cause of my cardiac arrest is undiagnosed so my children will go for cardiac screening in October. I have registered for the ICD day at Croi next Saturday September 3rd,I am really looking forward to it.
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