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.