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Blue Zones

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 […]

Arthritis / Gout

Posted: February 2, 2017

Gout is one of the oldest types of arthritis where crystals build up in the body and cause joints to become very painful. Once treated, gout is not a problem for most people. For more information visit the Arthritis Ireland website.

Older and Bolder

Posted: February 1, 2017

This week as part of our Live Better Live Longer campaign we look at the benefits of exercise and sporting activities for older people. For more information visit the Age and Opportunity website.

Heart attack / Stroke

Posted: January 25, 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 […]

Bowel Screening

Posted: January 12, 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 […]

Live Longer, Live Better

Posted: December 23, 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 […]