Wednesday 22 May 2019

By the book: Libraries embrace Healthy Ireland

Apple a day: Personal trainer Karl Henry meets Siena Bowie Stokes (9), a pupil at St Catherine’s National School in Donore, Dublin, at the launch of Healthy Ireland at Your Library. Photo: Damien Eagers
Apple a day: Personal trainer Karl Henry meets Siena Bowie Stokes (9), a pupil at St Catherine’s National School in Donore, Dublin, at the launch of Healthy Ireland at Your Library. Photo: Damien Eagers
Luke Byrne

Luke Byrne

Libraries across the country have become a little healthier.

An expansion of the Government-backed Healthy Ireland at Your Library programme has seen 80 new books added to all the public libraries across the country.

Trainer and fitness expert Karl Henry said yesterday he was "very honoured" that his book 'Karl Henry's Healthy Living Handbook', was among the titles chosen.

He gave some health tips to those gathered at Kevin Street Library in Dublin for the launch of the expanded programme, encouraging people to stand more.

"Standing is one of the key components of improving your health," he said.

Standing for just one hour a day can help burn 20,000 calories in a year, he said, which is the equivalent of around 100 chocolate bars or 143 cans of fizzy drink.

Irish Independent

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