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Thursday 13 December 2018

'Take small, healthy steps' - Taoiseach

Scott Holder and Helen Cunningham, from the Phoenix Cafe, Ministers Catherine Byrne and
Simon Harris TD and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the Ashtown Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park. Photo: Robbie Reynolds
Scott Holder and Helen Cunningham, from the Phoenix Cafe, Ministers Catherine Byrne and Simon Harris TD and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the Ashtown Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park. Photo: Robbie Reynolds
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Everyone is being urged to pause the box set and take "one small step" to a healthier lifestyle this summer.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Health Minister Simon Harris yesterday launched the latest instalment of the 'Healthy Ireland 2018' campaign which seeks to encourage people to get active.

The new message is to take up a healthy habit with someone else because research suggests if you start with a family member or friend, you are more likely to last than if you do it alone.

"Summer is here and it's an ideal time to plan to get outdoors more often, to enjoy our parks and other amenities, to go for a walk or a run or just take a mental break. These positive and sustainable changes can help us all build a healthy Ireland," Mr Varadkar said.

Mr Harris said: "If everyone made one small change this summer, it would add up to a big change."

Irish Independent

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