“Fit Farmers” is a novel health promoting lifestyle intervention designed to improve the nutrition, strength and wellness of Irish farmers. The inaugural Fit Farmers programme was delivered to 24 farmers ranging in age from 26 to 74 years in Moore, South Roscommon over the last 12 weeks and has attracted wide acclaim across the county. The results of this initiative have been outstanding in terms of weight loss, reductions in abdominal circumference, increases in strength, cardiovascular fitness, positive mental and social health, improvements in blood pressure and markers of metabolic and cardiovascular health, improved nutrition and increased physical activity.
Fit Farmers is an original concept by community volunteer Laura Tully (R.G.N.) who collaborated with Dr. Diane Cooper and John Bolton (True Fitness) to devise, plan, coordinate, deliver and evaluate this pioneering lifestyle intervention. Together Diane, John and Laura pool together extensive experience,expertise and skill in areas of health, science, fitness, weight loss, sporting perfomance, injury prevention, rehabillitation and health promotion.
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If you would like to enquire about Fit Farmers and the possibility of bringing our programme and our team to your community, please contact Diane on 087 2388748 or John on 086 1055051. You can also email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to answer any question or queries you have.