From the Heart

Gluten-Free Banana Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce

Pancake Tuesday is nearly here! This year try out this healthier option!

    Spicy Chicken and Bean Stew

    Enjoy this spicy chicken and bean stew as a warming dinner served with crusty bread, potato or rice. 

      Weight Control and Effective Weight Loss

      The Galway Independent’s new ‘Head To Toe’ health and wellbeing section explores all aspects of health, from head to toe. Each week, health experts will answer your questions, offering tips and advice on common complaints and conditions. This week Croí Specialist Dietitian, Rachel Jennings, offers advice on weight control and effective weight loss

        Oaty Fish Crumble

        Looking for a warm, comforting dinner? Try this oaty fish crumble for as an excellent heart healthy option. 

          Hazels Story

          "You do not realise how important it is to have your family close by, until it is the only thing that might be keeping you alive. I will never be able to thank Croi and all the staff at the cardiac unit in Galway enough." Hazel Gunn, Roscommon

            5 Heart Smart New Years Resolutions

            New year, new you! Here are 5 things you can do in 2017 to protect your heart health!


              Christmas turkey dinner

              It's hard to beat a traditional roast turkey dinner, especially at Christmas and it's not as difficult to prepare as you might think. Follow our simple instructions to cook your turkey to perfection! 

              Exercise as an antidote for excessive sitting?

              Can an hour of brisk walking counteract the downsides of sitting for most of the day? Maybe, according to a study published online July 27, 2016, by The Lancet.


              Staying physically active as you move from middle age into your 70s can keep your heart in good shape, new research suggests.

              Staying physically active as you move from middle age into your 70s can keep your heart in good shape, new research suggests.

              Image: KatarzynaBialasiewicz/iStock

              7 steps for making your New Year's resolutions stick

              Maybe you plan to ring in 2017 with a new resolve to quit smoking, lose weight, exercise more, not sweat the small stuff. And maybe these resolutions sound familiar — maybe just like the ones you made a year ago!


              Croí is a registered Irish heart & stroke charity dedicated to the fight against heart disease and stroke, with a special focus on the West of Ireland. 

              Our Mission is to 'Prevent Disease, Save Lives, Promote Recovery and Wellbeing'

              The charity is totally funded through the proceeds of fundraising events, voluntary contributions and philanthropy.
              Charity Number: CHY7500

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