When I was playing rugby fulltime, I never worried about my health. I was active, fit and ate well. But since I have retired, old injuries have made me reassess my approach to my health.
No longer able to run like I used to, I needed something to keep me fit and healthy, but didn’t affect my injuries. Cycling is now my way of keeping fit.
September is The Irish Heart Foundation’s Heart Month, and as it stands 1 in 4 men in Ireland lose their lives to heart disease or stroke. And we have all sadly been affected through the loss of friends or family. But it’s not too late to make a change, we’re asking you to choose to reboot your life. Make some positive changes.
80% of premature heart disease and stroke is preventable. But to make that happen, we need to make a choice. Reboot your life before it’s too late.
" Cycling is now my way of keeping fit."
One way is exercise – take up a new sport, go for a daily walk or try a new hobby that gets you outdoors like gardening or cycling. Just get active!
It’s up to you, it’s your health. Make the right choice.
Please join me and the Irish Heart Foundation in supporting your family, partners, friends and those closest to you make positive changes in their lives and make these statistics a thing of the past.
Challenge yourself this Heart Month