Farmers are being invited to participate in a free 6-week lifestyle education and physical activity programme.
Male and female farmers (full-time and part-time) over the age of eighteen are eligible to participate in this initiative which is being run as a research study in joint collaboration between IT Sligo, True Fitness and the Irish Research Council.
As part of this initiative, there will be one health education workshop and two physical activity training sessions per week.
Educating farmers in a practical manner
Speaking to That’s Farming, Ruth Kavanagh of True Fitness said: “The aim is to improve the health and fitness of farmers living in Ireland by educating farmers in a very practical manner on topics such as nutrition and exercise for health, strength and wellness, weight loss (if applicable) and back care due to the prevalence of back issues in farmers.”
“Participants will also receive weekly notes, recipes and home-based exercise circuits and exercise advice where necessary, for farmers with injuries or clinical conditions.” she added.
This programme will take place every Tuesday from 7-9 pm and Thursday from 7-8 pm in Emo community centre, Co. Laois, starting on Tuesday, October 29th.
Places are limited, so if you are interested in participating in this study please contact Ruth via email - firstname.lastname@example.org - or phone: 083-3748262.