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Look after our hearts

THE Happy Heart Appeal this weekend reminds us to look after our own health.

Sometimes we need a nudge to remember what it takes to keep our heart healthy.

The story of Dublin taxi driver Christine McGrath is truly inspirational.

Christine said that she feels she has a second shot at life after she survived a double heart attack and has given up smoking altogether.

Cutting out cigarettes, increasing exercise, eating plenty of fruit and vegetables as well as going for regular check-ups are advised.

It goes to show that a few little changes can go a long way.

Watch out for Irish Heart Foundation volunteers selling Happy Heart badges today and tomorrow.