From the Heart

Do you want to add years to your life? Or life to your years?

Do you want to add years to your life? Or life to your years?

Feeling your best boosts your zeal for life!

The American Heart Association recommends at least 150-minutes of moderate activity each week. An easy way to remember this is 30 minutes at least 5 days a week, but three 10-minute periods of activity are as beneficial to your overall fitness as one 30-minute session. This is achievable! Physical activity may also help encourage you to spend some time outdoors.

    What is Cardiovascular Disease (heart disease)?

    Heart and blood vessel disease — also called heart disease — includes numerous problems, many of which are related to a process called atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a condition that develops when a substance called plaque builds up in the walls of the arteries. This buildup narrows the arteries, making it harder for blood to flow through. If a blood clot forms, it can stop the blood flow. This can cause a heart attack or stroke. 

      Heart healthy egg muffins

      Easy to prepare, cook and serve heart healthy egg muffin - Croí dietitian approved. 

        Meal planning - why we all should!

        Having a meal plan means that you can go more on autopilot – the thinking and planning has already been done and you should have the right ingredients and time to create the meal you need to.

        5 reasons to shop with a grocery list

        Not many people like the weekly trip to the supermarket. Make it easier on yourself by using a weekly grocery list -- our top 5 reasons why not to leave the house without one! 

        Week 4: Tour de Lough Corrib Cycling Tips for the Weekend

        In this week’s Cycling Tips for The Weekend we’re giving you our Top 3 Cycling Tips to ensure you’re all set up for next weekend’s cycle!

        Hot weather and your heart

        When the weather is hot you sweat to cool down, but this means that you lose more fluid than usual from your body. This can drop your blood pressure and make your heart beat faster. This is not a problem for most people as long as they drink plenty of fluids, like water or other sugar-free drinks to keep from getting dehydrated. However, if you have a heart problem, extreme heat may place an extra burden on your heart and circulation, so it’s particularly important to stay cool and look after yourself.

        Fact sheet about health benefits of smoking cessation

        Quitting smoking is the single best thing you could do for your health. Here are some facts about the health benefits of quitting for good. 

        Fighting the Urge to Smoke

        Some helpful information and tips to help you quit.

        Week 3: Tour de Lough Corrib Cycling Tips for the weekend

        This week's cycling Tips for the weekend is all about nutition and eating for spots and exercise. 

        Croí

        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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