‘Habits to Happiness’ is a new Walks, Talks and Wellbeing initiative helping you create positive habits for a healthier, happier and more active you into 2021. It is comprised of a 12minute endurance test, the national 21 Day Walks Challenge from Get Ireland Walking, a series of three online talks by guest speakers on health and wellbeing and will run from the 21st March to the 14th April 2021.
Find your starting point with the 12 Minute Endurance Test, set your personal goal and take part in the 21 day walking challenge. You will receive daily reminder emails with motivation tips and have access to our three informative and enjoyable talks over zoom.
Talks provided by…
Tuesday 30th March 8pm to 9pm on Zoom
A leading sports scientist with expert views on fitness for life, will talk about the role of physical activity and exercise throughout the life cycle and particularly for ageing well.
Wednesday 7th April 8pm to 9pm on Zoom
A WALKERS STORY:
A talk of his personal walking habit to happiness including inspiring journeys which took him to amazing places including Mount Everest and the South Pole.
Wednesday 14th April 1pm to 2pm on Zoom
YOUR PRECIOUS LIFE:
How to Live It Well – An empowering talk offering practical tools to help improve your quality of life through the various elements of positive psychology.
How to take part in Habits to Happiness:
Step 1 – Register to take part – Click Here
Step 3 – Day 0: March 21st: Complete the 12 Minute Endurance Test (See below for Instructions) – Click Here to submit your result
Step 4 – 21 Days: March 22nd to April 11th inclusive, walk everyday, you set the target for time walked.
Step 5 – Day 22: April 12th: Complete the 12 Minute Endurance Test again and see how you get on – Click Here to submit your result
Attend the Talks: Please Note: All zoom links for talks will be sent to your email address that you registered with on the day the talk is due to take place. Please note your zoom account must have the same name as you registered with or you will not be granted access to the talks. Please click here to find out how to rename your zoom.
This KEEP WELL campaign is brought to you with thanks to Healthy Ireland an initiative of the Government of Ireland with funding from the Healthy Ireland Fund and the Sláintecare fund delivered by Pobal’
12 Minute Endurance Test
A little more about the Guest Speakers:
Professor Niall Moyna needs no introduction, a regular on the TV and radio, Niall is a full professor at the School of Health and Human Performance and a member of the Centre for Preventative Medicine at DCU.
Niall has produced prolific and extensive research throughout his career. He primarily focuses on the implication of physical activity and exercise, and their role in the prevention and treatment of diseases. He has a keen commitment to raising the awareness for the requirement of long-term fitness in its contribution for future health. Through various talks and webinars Niall seeks to bring awareness and knowledge to these topics for older adults, children but also the general population. He tackles these topics in an approachable and understandable manner.
Hailing from Cork City, Pat is an acclaimed adventurer and author. Pat was the first person to complete the Seven Summits, twice, by climbing Mount Everest from its North and South sides.
Pat has lead numerous expeditions including the first Irish led team to reach the South Pole and the first Irish team to ski across the Greenland Ice Cap. Pat is coming to speak with us about his many stories from his expeditions, and the lessons and insights he took away from these same expeditions.
Shane is a Sligo based psychologist dedicated to teaching the very best self-help psychology to empower people to enhance the quality of their lives. Shane has been a keynote speaker at numerous conferences on a range of topics around empowerment, recovery and happiness. He has worked closely with many of Ireland’s leading multinational companies, as well as many state bodies.
Shane’s seminars are unique because he shares stories and humour, mixing them with evidenced-based psychology. His work focuses on numerous elements including optimism, resilience, hope and happiness, and how they can help us deal more effectively with stressful and challenging situations. We are very much looking forward to Shane’s empowering talk where he will offer practical tools to help improve our quality of life.