High blood pressure affects one in four Irish adults

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Advertisement TAGSdr liam glynnfeaturedhealthhypertension No vaccines in Limerick yet Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Limerick on Covid watch list Print Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Previous articleTogher Talk – Michael StoranNext articleLimerick lensman making waves Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing.center_img Linkedin NewsHealthLifestyleHigh blood pressure affects one in four Irish adultsBy Liam Togher – May 30, 2013 1049 Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Twitter Facebook Hospital bosses deny claims of manipulating trolley figures WhatsApp ONE quarter of the adult population in Ireland is affected by hypertension, the medical term for high blood pressure.That’s according to Dr Liam Glynn, who was speaking during the Irish Heart Foundation’s (IHF) recent campaign for World Hypertension Day which included free blood pressure checks across the country, with the busiest stop being the Crescent Shopping Centre in Dooradoyle, where more than 120 people availed of the facility.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dr Glynn explained that the condition, despite affecting a quarter of the adult population, can be very difficult to diagnose and that adequate treatment is essential.“It is symptomless so we won’t know if people have it and it is very dangerous because it is a significant cause of heart attacks and strokes, which we are trying to prevent due to their implications.”Dr Glynn stated that only one in three adults with hypertension are diagnosed with the condition, and that only 33 per cent of those diagnosed are treated to an adequate level.He stressed the importance of going for a blood pressure check, as hypertension is difficult to spot but very preventable.“The best way to spot hypertension is to get your blood pressure checked. That’s the big message we’re trying to get across that no matter how stressed, fit or overweight a person is, they could have high blood pressure.As blood pressure increases with age, Dr Glynn recommends that any person over the age of 50 should get a blood pressure check every six months, and the same for any person who has been diagnosed with hypertension.He added that lifestyle changes such as regular exercise, weight loss and a low fat diet can help to ease people’s blood pressure.“I recommend exercising for 20 minutes a day, five days a week and weight loss also helps as there is a direct relationship between weight and high blood pressure. Reduce your salt intake and stick to a low fat diet, and if you are diagnosed, it’s important that you are on the right treatment and that you take your medication every day.”last_img read more

How To Disc Golf

first_img Photo: PDGA Media Innova Champion Disc Aero center_img Photo: PDGA Media Photo: PDGA MediaNice Grass Disc golf courses are scattered all over the Southern Appalachians, offering a mix of terrain, from tight technical wooded holes to wide open fairways. Courses range from nine to 18 holes, and hole length varies, but come in about 400 feet on average. Here are three of the best courses in the South.Winthrop University Lake Front, Rock Hill, S.C. This country-club style course hosts the U.S. Disc Golf Championship every year. The 19-hole course surrounds a lake on a college campus and has fairways as manicured as anything you’ll see in the PGA.The International Disc Golf Center, Appling, Ga. More than just a sweet course, the IDGC has a museum with the first polehole and disc golf prototypes, a training center, practice putting greens, and three different championship caliber courses.The Grange, Spotsylvania, Va. This private club ($5 per round) has two manicured courses with a variety of holes. The club hosts night time glow golf, weekend tournaments, and the Grange Open (formerly the Virginia Open) which attracts the pros. Ask the Expert Jason Allind is superintendent of the International Disc Golf Center in Georgia.What do you look for in a good disc golf course? You’re looking for varying terrain with hills, elevation change, and hazards like water and canyons. Different lengths of holes are nice too.Are the rules the same in disc golf as traditional golf? It’s the same rules and etiquette as traditional golf. We essentially borrowed everything from the PGA rule book.Can you actually make money playing disc golf? Most people just play recreationally. Our biggest growth is still in college towns. But there’s a serious tournament side to disc golf as well. We manage 1,300 events across the world, including a national tour with three major championships. It’s even possible to make a living by playing disc golf. Last year, the top money earner on the tour made a little over $46,000 just in tournament prize money.Do I need a full set of discs to get started? There are three types of discs. Driver, mid-range and putter. You don’t need all of those to play. In fact, I recommend you only buy one disc. Get a single mid-range disc, which serves as a multipurpose disc, and learn how to throw that well before buying more.Are the mechanics of a disc golf throw the same as throwing a Frisbee? No. The motion is different. It’s more of a full body movement. Throwing a Frisbee is all in the wrist, but in disc golf, some players will include a ‘run up’ and get their whole body into the mechanics. 1 2last_img read more

For the Next Generation of Adventurers

first_img I’ve always loved following the creek as far as it would take me as a child, but my true connection with nature didn’t surface until I moved to Colorado. The aggressive crags, unexplored valleys, and thousands of miles of hiking called to me. The community in Colorado is focused on exploring and protecting the outdoors, and helped me to see the importance in both those things. I want to be an integral part of that community, encouraging others to get outside, appreciate the outdoors, and work toward protecting it for generations to come. The Cairn Project works to expand outdoor access for women and young girls by supporting community-based wilderness and outdoor education groups around the country through a small grants program.⁣ Their grants support organizations that get more young women outside – biking, rock climbing, backpacking, and more. Since their launch in 2016, they’ve gifted $120K in grants to twelve different organizations.center_img I am hoping to raise $3,000 to support this project. If you or someone you know would be interested in donating a few dollars, please head to my fundraising page. Thank you for supporting the next generation of adventurers! Are you interested in doing something similar? I always wanted to do something like this but I felt uneasy setting up the donation process. The Cairn Project made it really easy to do something great for the next generation of woman adventurers. They made it really easy to celebrate a milestone by “Getting Out & Giving Back” You can dedicate an adventure, big or small, to raise support for programs getting more girls outside. Sign-up at here. Want to become an Ambassador for The Cairn Project? Head over to their website to learn more about current Ambassadors (me included!) and how to apply. This September I (Roxy Harbitter of the Live Outside and Play Road Team) will be hiking around The Three Sisters in Oregon to raise money for The Cairn Project. The trail is 50 miles around three closely spaced volcanic peaks, all over 10,000 feet, that are part of the Cascade Volcanic Arc, aptly named The Three Sisters. As the youngest of three sisters, and an Aunt to four nieces (and no nephews, a full family of strong women), this is an especially meaningful name and meaningful cause. This hike is supported by Big Agnes and National Geographic Maps. If you are a company that would like to get involved, please reach out to [email protected]last_img read more

Dutch Extend Offshore Wind Tender Decision Deadline

first_imgThe Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) has extended the decision period on the zero-subsidy Hollandse Kust (zuid) III and IV tendering round by up to 13 weeks as the agency ”needs more time to assess the applications”.The initial legal period of 13 weeks for the evaluation of the received applications expired on 13 June and the agency has now exercised the option to use up to additional 13 weeks to make the decision on whether to declare a winner of the subsidy-free round or to move the tender to the second, subsidized, round.The applicants have already been informed of the deadline extension by the agency.As reported earlier, RVO.nl opened the tender to develop the Hollandse Kust (zuid) III and IV sites without government subsidies on 1 March.The round closed on 14 March and attracted bids from Ørsted, Vattenfall, Engie, and the Witwind consortium of Shell, Van Oord and Eneco, among others.The Hollandse Kust (zuid) III and IV tender covers two wind farms with an individual capacity of between 342MW and 380MW.last_img read more