Fit to Flourish

Cork Kerry Community Healthcare has launched a new guide to staying active and healthy called “Fit to Flourish”.

The authors, Fiona O’Shea and Teresa Twohig, hope that it will guide people to make good lifestyle choices, enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and prevent longterm disease.

Printed copies of the booklet are available from Primary Care Centre physiotherapy departments in Cork or by contacting Fiona O’ Shea on fionam.oshea@hse.ie.The booklet can be downloaded below or on the www.thewellbeingnetwork.ie

Fiona O’Shea and Teresa Twohig are Senior Primary Care Physiotherapists in Cork city, working with Cork Kerry Community Healthcare.

They explained that they take a holistic approach to health.

“We look at one’s physical activity and other lifestyle factors that impact on one’s health and wellbeing, such as healthy eating, sleep and stress,” they said.

Tips in the booklet include:

  • How to encourage physical activity.
  • How difficult (or not) exercise needs to be to reap benefits.
  • Tips for better sleep.
  • Managing fatigue.
  • Top strategies for managing stress.

Priscilla Lynch, Head of Health and Wellbeing with Cork Kerry Community Healthcare, said “the resource funded via Health Ireland is an invaluable one for anyone looking for an easy starting point to better health. Keeping active and healthy is important at all times, but particularly so in Winter. The guidance compiled by Fiona O’Shea and Teresa Twohig is easy to follow and very practical. I’d encourage everyone to download a copy.”

Liz O’ Sullivan, Physiotherapy Manager, Cork South said “It’s a very readable and clear resource to educate everyone about the simple everyday measures they can take to improve their own health and wellbeing “

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Last updated on: 04 / 12 / 2020