Community Exercise Programme Kick off in Lackagh!

Community Exercise Programme Kick off in Lackagh!

Croí have teamed with Lackagh Pharmacy to deliver a range of exercise and lifestyle programmes aimed at preventing heart disease and stroke in the local community.

This exciting new initiative brings evidence based programmes directly into the community making them locally accessible. Following the success of the recent Croí My Balance weight management programme Croí are delighted to now offer a 6 week exercise programme.

The programme which is led by Croi cardiac exercise specialist Caroline Costello, is specifically designed to reduce ones risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes and obesity and will provide participants with

  • An assessment of their existing fitness level and a personalised plan for improvement
  • Fitness classes delivered at a level to suit everyone
  • Weekly heart-rate monitoring and personal progress tracking
  • A motivating and enjoyable fitness programme which can be continued at home and which if followed will provide a measurable improvement in fitness levels

Speaking about the programme Caroline Costello explains that “lack of exercise and a sedentary lifestyle are real causes of poor cardiovascular health and put us at risk of heart disease, stroke and obesity. Exercise is truly the best medicine and if we achieve the recommended physical activity targets of 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity at least 5 days a week we can make a real difference to our health. However, Caroline explains taking exercise can be a real challenge for many people and says “we start by encouraging people to simply start moving around more in their daily routine. Increased sedentary time has been linked with a raised risk of developing type 2 Diabetes, in fact recent research shows that an extra hour sitting on the sofa could increase our risk of Diabetes by as much as 20%.

The Croí exercise programme in Lackagh will commence on Thursday April 14th from 11 am – 12noon in Lackagh Parish Centre.

Pre-Booking is essential for the programme. For further information or to join one of these health improvement programmes, call Croi now on 091 544310.


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