Fitness

Online fitness programme achieves gains for farmers

Online fitness programme achieves gains for farmers

The online fitness programme ‘Fit Farmers’, recently concluded with significant health gains and notable improvements in fitness, strength and stamina...

April 17, 2021

Study results: How do Irish farmers fare on fitness and health?

Study results: How do Irish farmers fare on fitness and health?

Irish farmers are at a high risk of developing chronic diseases; however, they respond positively to lifestyle interventions, a new...

March 29, 2021

Boxing clever: Mayo farm family on ‘Fittest Family’ tactics

Boxing clever: Mayo farm family on ‘Fittest Family’ tactics

It was all about boxing clever for a Mayo farm family when it came to taking part in this year’s ‘Ireland’s...

January 9, 2021

‘Onslaught of Covid-19 significantly impacted farmer well-being’

‘Onslaught of Covid-19 significantly impacted farmer well-being’

The onslaught of Covid-19 has impacted farmers and their well-being significantly, according to farmer health advocate, Laura Tully. “The usual...

September 12, 2020

Free fitness and health programme seeking farmer participants

Free fitness and health programme seeking farmer participants

Farmers are once again being recruited for a free six-week physical activity and lifestyle education programme aimed at improving the health and...

January 12, 2020

Moore Movers makes fitness second nature for farmers

Moore Movers makes fitness second nature for farmers

Six months on, farmers from Moore – a small rural community in Co. Roscommon between Athlone and Ballinasloe – continued...

October 5, 2019

Farmers sought for free 6-week fitness and health initiative

Farmers sought for free 6-week fitness and health initiative

Farmers are being encouraged to get involved with the “Fit Farmers” initiative – a free six-week community-based research collaboration, aimed...

September 24, 2019

‘Fit Farmers’ initiative achieves life-saving outcomes

‘Fit Farmers’ initiative achieves life-saving outcomes

Lifesaving outcomes have been achieved by Roscommon’s ‘Fit Farmers’ programme, with some participants currently undergoing treatment for serious issues detected during...

April 6, 2019

South Roscommon farmers move on up the fitness charts

South Roscommon farmers move on up the fitness charts

The ‘Fit Farmers’ programme in south Roscommon has proved such a big hit that part two of the fitness initiative...

February 9, 2019

Roscommon farmers are movers and shakers of 2019

Roscommon farmers are movers and shakers of 2019

Farmers from Moore – a small rural community in south Roscommon, between Athlone and Ballinasloe – are the movers and...

January 12, 2019

Farm work was good training for fittest family

Farm work was good training for fittest family

A farm family from Laois has shown true grit to reach the final of ‘Ireland’s Fittest Family’ on RTE One...

December 15, 2018

Wexford family ‘fit’ to take on the challenges of farming

Wexford family ‘fit’ to take on the challenges of farming

The Syme family from Co. Wexford have proven they are fit to take on the changing dynamics of farming with...

April 21, 2018