Posted: February 8, 2017
Throughout this series of Operation Transformation we’ve looked at different ways that you at home can live better for longer, but in some parts of the world they’ve been doing just that for a very long time. Okinawa Japan, the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica, Oland in Sweden, Icaria in Greece, Sardinia and Acciaroli in […]Read More
Posted: 25 January 2017
This week in our Live Longer/Live Better series we focus on ways to reduce our risk of encountering the nation’s biggest killer: heart disease.
Help prevent heart attack and stroke by having your blood pressure checked regularly. Here is a list of pharmacies all over the country where you can have your blood pressure checked free of charge in association with the Irish Pharmacy Union.
For more information on heart attack and stroke prevention visit The Irish Heart Foundation website
Posted: 12 January 2017
In our ‘Live Longer/Live Better’ feature this week we’re highlighting two ways in which people can reduce their risks when it comes to one of the nation’s biggest killers: bowel cancer.
One of the most effective things we can do is avail of the free bowel screening service offered to everyone in their sixties.
For more information on the national bowel screening service simply click on the link below.
For more information and help you can also visit the Irish Cancer Society’s website.
This week we’re challenging the country to go meat free, there are lots of recipes to choose from to give you a meat free options. Check out Aoife’s meat-free shopping list and give it a try.
Posted: 23 December 2016
Operation Transformation is ten years old. During this time people across the country have followed the series and made significant improvements to their health. As a nation, we are now living longer, but in recent years, we’ve also seen a rise in the fatal and debilitating illnesses.
Operation Transformation is not just about weight-loss, it is also about our health, and as the saying goes our health is our wealth. We’ll be looking at the positive changes we can make to our lives, by making changes to our diet and exercise routines.
Over the course of the series we highlight the ways the people can improve their health chances, by looking at what we do now, in terms of diet, physical and mental exercise can help us to live longer, healthier lives.