The Marie Keating Foundation ‘Your Health Your Choice Challenge 2023’

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By Chamber Press Office, 12 January 2023

The Impact of poor lifestyle choices is highlighted by the Marie Keating Foundation, as a new 2023 challenge supported by Nicorette® is launched as part of their wider ‘Your Health: Your Choice’ campaign that encourages better habits to reduce our risk of cancer. 

The Marie Keating Foundation understands that the health and wellbeing of their employees and customers is paramount to our fellow Chamber members and by encouraging them to sign up to our Your Health Your Choice Challenge, they will help promote and improve their health and wellbeing, while fostering a great team spirt, all while having a lot of fun! 

This is a challenge that is suitable for everybody and anybody!  The Marie Keating Foundation and Nicorette® are encouraging people across Ireland to commit to 30 minutes of additional activity for 30 days beginning anytime in January. You choose your start date and then commit to 30 consecutive days of additional planned movement for 30 mins.  

This new updated Challenge makes it even more inclusive and exciting. Registration is now open and signing up for this fantastic Challenge could not be easier, just follow the link the our Challenge website here, register, make a €20 donation supporting the lifesaving work of the Marie Keating Foundation and you are ready to kick of you very own health Challenge. 

The challenge focusses on the habit of being physically active and no better way to kick off a new year than with positive habits that can stick with you for a lifetime.  

Speaking about the benefits of increased activity Kelly Coghlan a Senior Physiotherapist working in St. James’s Hospital, Dublin says “Exercise is medicine. Being physically active can reduce your risk of several types of cancers. Any activity is better than nothing, but adults should aim for 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week. This 30-day challenge is a great way to kickstart that activity, starting with 30 minutes of movement you enjoy - gym, swimming, running or yoga. So, get out, and get moving!” 

Throughout the challenge participants will have their own online profile where they can track their daily activity. 

By registering for the Your Health Your Choice National Challenge for just €20, participants also receive 2 bonus guides, a healthy recipe guide and a training guide. Developed by Jayne O’Toole certified nutritionist and coach with the support of Adroit Fitness, these fantastic guides will kick start your healthy choices for the next 30 days and beyond. 

Speaking about the challenge Certified Nutritionist and coach Jayne O’Toole says “This challenge is focused on developing sustainable healthy habits, urging people to make a commitment to improve their health and fitness. We hope it will motivate incorporating more positive habits into daily life that can support physical and mental health. 30 minutes of movement a day can have a significant impact on your wellbeing. The movement does not have to be intense, start from where you are at. It can be 30 mins of extra walking split into 2 x 15 mins intervals, it can be a swim, cycle, a hike with the family, yoga, a gym class, weight session or at home training. It’s your health, your choice and Your challenge so do it your way! Who knows what other positive changes it will lead to” 

Every YHYC sign up not only supports your health but also supports The Marie Keating Foundation nurses and their work in providing vital lifesaving cancer awareness & prevention information to schools and communities across Ireland. Show your commitment to positive change, good health and your support for the lifesaving work of the Marie Keating Foundation by signing up for the YHYC Challenge 2023! 

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