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Spanish Point Golf Club rewards Doreise’s tranformation

A WEST Clare woman’s dedicated efforts to boost her health and fitness have secured her a top prize in an annual wellness initiative run by Spanish Point Golf Club. Doreise Power, who is from Quilty and now lives in Mullagh, took part in a ten-week initiative running alongside Operation Transformation from January to March this year. While the pandemic put paid to plans for a gala presentation night, a lower-key presentation was made recently to a delighted Doreise. Mervin Hehir of Spanish Point Golf Club said the local Operation Transformation initiative was aimed at making a difference to people in the dark months of the year, and about creating activities for the whole community. “The golf club is community owned and we wanted to take away any suggestion that clubs are stuffy places,” he explained. “That’s why, last year, we decided to run a 10-week programme alongside Operation Transformation on RTÉ. We really wanted to help people learn about fitness …

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Pharmacies’ free BMI and waist checks

Pharmacies nationwide have signed up to help members of the public know their numbers, as part of RTÉ’s Operation Transformation campaign. On this Saturday, pharmacies will provide free BMI and waist measurements from 10am-12 noon. Kathy Maher, president of the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU), said, “It is important that people have a healthy BMI and a healthy waist measurement. Pharmacists are the most accessible healthcare professionals and are ideally placed to play a central role in public health. Pharmacists will carry out these measures on Saturday to help the public know their numbers, as having a healthy weight can reduce the risk of developing diabetes and heart disease.” Body Mass Index (BMI) is calculated using the person’s height and weight. It is recommended that women have a maximum waist measurement of 32 inches (80cms) and men have a maximum measurement of 37 inches (94cms). Log onto www.rte.ie/ot/events/know-your-numbers to find your nearest participating pharmacy or join the Operation Transformation team at …

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