From The Heart

Can diet help ‘boost’ our immune system to fight COVID-19?


Exercises to get your heart rate rising!


Increase your flexibility and range of motion.


Exercises to help gain muscle strength.


Frequently asked questions that our Croí team have covered in relation to COVID-19.


It is normal to feel concerned about COVID-19. Being asked to avoid and reduce human contact, to socially distance ourselves [...]


Recipe from Croí Dietitian, Meabh Durkin As many of us adjust to working from home, the reduced commute time does [...]


Recipe from Croí Lead Dietitian, Suzanne Seery This is a really quick and easy to prepare recipe. It can be [...]


Introducing our new series, “Stroke of Genius”. We value people's lived-experience as well as professional input and consider it all [...]


Quitting smoking is the single best thing you could do for your health, but breaking the smoking habit is not [...]


This Tuesday, the frying pans won't know what hit them with all the pancakes that will be made! Although a [...]


BY CROÍ'S LEAD DIETITIAN, SUZANNE SEERY As Valentine’s Day is approaching, it's time to get creative! How about spending quality [...]


By Maria Kearney, Croí’s Physical Activity Specialist There is a steady decline in muscle and bone strength from the age [...]


Improving your cardiovascular fitness is one of the most positive New Year's resolutions you can make in 2020. To give [...]


by Croí's lead dietitian, Suzanne Seery Be Consistent in Your Eating Habits Maintaining a regular meal pattern throughout the festive [...]


Excerpt from the 2018 Croí Annual Report Penny Jones has been practicing complementary therapies for many years, and for the [...]


“The loss of conversation has been one of the hardest things… but sometimes John will say a word and it [...]


This time of year, treats can sometimes takeover Halloween festivities. The supermarkets are stocked to the rafters with Halloween themed, [...]


Read this lovely testimonial which was left to us recently by Bernie McCaffrey, who stayed in the Courtyard Apartments at [...]


By Pearl O’Kennedy Pearl is 80 years old and lives with her husband on Rahoon Road in Galway. They have [...]


We eat with our eyes and the size of our plate influences how hungry or satisfied we feel after eating [...]


Earlier this year, we welcomed Bernadette White to stay in our Courtyard Apartments at Croí House as her husband John [...]


By Croí’s Andrew McPhillips Get Training For the Croí Night Run! Congratulations! - you have taken the first step to [...]


Croí is honoured to have been chosen as Aurivo's charity partner for 2019. Each year, Aurivo choose a different charity [...]


It was a beautiful day for the Croí Stroke Support Group summer outing! We visited Rathbaun Farm in Ardrahan, where [...]


By Divya Ravikumar, Health Promotion Student and Registered Dietitian What are carbohydrates? Carbohydrates are one of 3 macronutrients (nutrients that form [...]


By Christine Houlihan, Sligo IT student on placement with Croí Whether it’s the Monday morning breakfast roll to work or [...]


This week is International Men’s Health Week! Here is Val’s story about taking control of his health: Val Browne, aged […]


Michael Delapp is 69 years old. He lives in Clifden with his wife, Jane. He has two adult sons.


Marc is 44 years old. He lives in Roscommon, near Carrick on Shannon, with his wife Geraldine and their two children who are 10 and 5 years old. He is also living with heart failure.


Kay Flynn is 67 years old. She lives in Sligo with her husband, Michael, where she worked as a registrar for the HSÉ. She is also living with heart failure.


David Best is 79 years old. He lives in Sligo with his wife, Dympna. He is also living with heart failure.


Attracta is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Heart Failure, working in Sligo University Hospital. When asked why she chose to [...]


Gerald McTernan is 72 years old. He lives in Leitrim with his wife Nora. He is also living with heart failure.


One of the programmes here at Croí is a Phase IV Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme, designed to provide ongoing support and [...]


Written by Croí's Cardiovascular Nurse Specialist, Patricia Hall Cardiovascular disease is an umbrella term for all types of disease that [...]


By Christine Houlihan, Sligo IT student on placement with Croí Your beloved may have the key to your heart, but [...]


The New Year offers us a fresh start to make some changes in our lives. But change can be difficult [...]


This time of year can be overwhelming when it comes to food, especially if you are focused on losing some [...]


We received a lovely note from Róisín, a Transition Year student from St. Paul’s Secondary School, Oughterard, who just completed […]