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Farmers on the Moove

 Farming traditionally is regarded as a healthy lifestyle but research has shown that farmers are disproportionately affected by lifestyle diseases. Farmers are most likely to suffer from circulatory diseases in comparison to other occupations. The Irish Heart Foundation research in 2014 with over 1000 farmers concluded that more than half of the participants had a history of heart disease, reported high blood pressure, cholesterol, were overweight or obese and 1/3 self-reported not achieving the daily PA guidelines, experienced stress, and high levels of smoking and alcohol consumption.

Cork Sports Partnership have teamed up with Teagasc in west Cork to pilot a Farmers on the Moove progrmame across a number of communities.

The Farmers on the Moove Programme seeks to support and KICKSTART a farmers Health and Wellbeing journey adopting more positive lifestyle behaviors such as increasing levels of physical activity and healthy eating.

The programme includes:

  • Weekly Walking Challenge (8 Weeks)
  • Healthy Food Made Easy Course (6 Weeks)
  • Tutor Support (online)
  • Local Physical Activity Sessions & more (Local Halls)

If you are a farmer living in west Cork and would like to get involved please register your interest in the programme by following this link >>Farmers on the Moove<< Alternatively you can contact your local Teagasc advisor or Cork Sports Partnerships Cathal Geraghty at 086 1451381 or cgeraghty@corksports.ie


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