Escape Your Chair parkrun to take place in Dundalk next weekend
The Irish Heart Foundation recently launched the heart health campaign entitled, ‘Escape Your Chair’ with a Dundalk parkrun taking place next weekend.
The campaign, which aims to raise awareness of prolonged sitting as a risk factor for heart disease and stroke will be empowering and encouraging the public to move more and sit less throughout September for heart month, by providing tools and guides to get active.
Higher levels of sedentary behaviour are associated with a 147% increase in the risk of heart disease and stroke. There is increasing evidence that the positive health benefits of exercise may not entirely counteract the negative effects of a mostly sedentary lifestyle.
As part of its #EscapeYourChair heart month campaign, the Irish Heart Foundation has created a range of resources to help people sit less during the day and move more.
These include, an online sitting time calculator, a Deskercise video, a Move More Walking Challenge, and a Couch to 5k guide.
On Saturday, September 28th, to help people ‘Escape Your Chair’, the charity is calling on locals to walk, jog, or run in the Irish Heart Foundation Heart Hero 5K at the Dundalk parkrun at Dundalk Institute of Technology
Log on to www.EscapeYourChair.ie to learn more and get your free training plan and further details on how to sign up.