Local heart & stroke charity Croi are calling on all workers in offices and businesses in Galway city centre to take 15 minutes of their lunchtime on Thursday September 29th to join the Croi World Heart Day ’15 Minute’ Lunchtime Walk through the city.
Already many local businesses have committed to participate in this novel health promotion activity aimed at raising awareness of how easy it is to take exercise in the normal working day. The ‘15 minute’ World Heart Day Lunchtime City Centre Walk will start and finish at the Browne Doorway (at the top of Eyre Square) leaving at 1pm. The walk route is exactly one mile through William Street; Shop Street; High Street; Quay Street over Wolfetone Bridge and back up Dominick Street; Bridge Street; Mainguard Street; Shop Street and finishing in Eyre Square.
Announcing details of the event, Croi’s Exercise Specialist Denise Dunne says “ we sit on average 8 hours a day and long hours of sitting increases our risk of heart disease by almost 50%. Standing and walking in the average working day helps burn calories which is good for weight control but taking as little as fifteen minutes a day during lunchtime will help lower blood pressure; increase good cholesterol, increase productivity and reduce stress levels”
Local Shoe Store Logues have partnered with Croi to help promote this novel health promoting event and everyone is encouraged to participate whether its hail, rain or shine.
Pictured announcing their support for the Croi World Heart Day ’15 minute’ Lunchtime City Centre Walk from Eyre Square at 1pm on Thursday September 29th are: (Left to right) Rochie Tynan, Manager Logues Shoes (Sponsors), Edwina Treacy, Fundraising Manager Croi and Joe Kavanagh, Corporate Relations Manager Croi.