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The Irish Heart Foundation, which is celebrating 25 years of its Happy Hearts Appeal, will have volunteers selling happy hearts at shopping centres and supermarkets across Mayo today and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday).
Walking is one of the most popular ways of getting active, with 66 per cent of the Irish population doing recreational walking on a weekly basis. This summer, it is set to get even more popular when the Castlebar International Four Days’ Walks Festival comes to the area. The Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) promotes walking for heart health through its network of Slí na Sláinte (Path to Health) walking routes which can be found in nearly 200 locations across the country. To celebrate the Castlebar International Four Days’ Walks Festival, the national charity fighting heart disease and stroke is sharing walking tips with local people to help them get the most out of being active this summer.
Volunteering is good for the heart – literally – says the Irish Heart Foundation following a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association which showed that being big-hearted can help to reduce cholesterol levels and body mass index. There is no better time to put these findings to the test, by putting your heart first and volunteering for the national Happy Hearts May campaign in aid of the national charity fighting heart disease and stroke.
September is National Heart Month, and to mark the event the Irish Heart Foundation is holding a national blood pressure roadshow offering free blood pressure checks to community groups, the public, and Traveller organisations including the Galway Traveller Movement.
According to the national charity fighting heart disease and stroke, the latest CSO figures showed that out of 92 stroke-related deaths in Mayo, 63 women died compared to 29 men during 2010.
Galway Rose Ciara Keane is on the lookout for big-hearted people as she prepares to shake up the Galway Marathon Festival in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation this August 28. Together with Galway county footballer Fiachra Breathnach, Keane limbered up for the special Galway City Mini Marathon taking place as one of three races in the marathon festival next month. Kitted out in electric red Irish Heart Foundation headbands, legwarmers, and matching t-shirts, the pair encouraged runners and walkers of all levels to join in the fun and raise money to keep more hearts beating.
The Irish Heart Foundation is urging everyone to get the New Year off to a good start by volunteering with heart to mark the European Year of Volunteering 2011. The national charity fighting heart disease and stroke depends hugely on the generosity of volunteers all over Ireland who give up their time to carry out church gate collections throughout the year, sell happy hearts in May or organise their own fundraising events.
The public are being urged to don their walking shoes and take part in a walk being organised by the Irish Heart Foundation and GMIT Students’ Union to promote World Heart Day tomorrow (Thursday).
The Irish Heart Foundation will hold a free public talk called ‘Heart Health – What Women Need to Know’ at the Salthill Hotel on Wednesday September 22.