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'Escape Your Chair' this September 04.09.19

THE Irish Heart Foundation is calling on people in Inishowen to 'Escape Your Chair' and walk, jog or run in the Heart Hero 5K at Buncrana Parkrun on Saturday, September 28th, at 9:30am. To register visit www.irishheart.ie .
Yesterday, the charity launched its month-long heart health campaign entitled, ‘Escape Your Chair’. The campaign, which aims to raise awareness of prolonged sitting as a risk factor for heart disease and stroke will be empowering and encouraging the public to move more and sit less throughout September for heart month, by providing tools and guides to get active.
People in Ireland spend on average 7.3 hours a day sitting down. Higher levels of sedentary behaviour are associated with an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
Pictured at the launch of the Irish Heart Foundation’s September Heart Month campaign, Escape Your Chair are Nicola Murphy, Health Promotion Co-ordinator, Irish Heart Foundation, Marese Damery, Health Check Manager, Irish Heart Foundation, Dr Ciara Kelly, GP, Columnist and Newstalk Radio Broadcaster and Tara Curran, Slí na Sláinte Coordinator, Irish Heart Foundation.
As part of its #EscapeYourChair heart month campaign, the Irish Heart Foundation has created a range of resources to help people sit less and move more. These include, an online sitting time calculator, a Deskercise video, a Move More Walking Challenge, a Couch to 5k guide, as well as expert tips and advice on how to increase physical activity levels.
Log on to www.EscapeYourChair.ie to learn more and get your free training plan.
Tara Curran, SlÍ na Sláinte Coordinator with the Irish Heart Foundation said: “80% of premature heart disease and stroke is preventable and as physical inactivity is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, we are encouraging the people of Inishowen to make some small changes to incorporate more physical activity into their day.”
“Small changes can go a long way to improve your heart health so check out ways to move more and sit less at EscapeYourChair.ie” she added.
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