GROW Your Physical and Mental Health in 2018

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Pziffer in Newbridge, Co. KildareIt’s a New Year and a chance to step up to the challenge of ‘growing’ your mental and physical wellbeing.

The mental health benefits of the great outdoors and engaging in exercise, even a short walk, are well documented. The New Year is always a good time to join a walking group or perhaps even take part in a local Parkrun.

Parkrun events are free, open to everyone, safe and easy to take part in. You can stroll, jog or walk and these events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings nationwide. To register or find out more about free Parkruns near you, click here.

Meanwhile, Operation Transformation is also about to get underway and local events will be held nationwide. GROW’s National Chairman Rob Stephen attended a special Operation Transformation leaders’ event in Dublin’s Croke Park on Saturday, January 6th.

The event was attended by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, presenter Kathryn Thomas and featured workshops from about setting up walking groups. Plenty of opportunities and food for thought there for GROW.

During the afternoon, Rob and others got to take part in an ad-break challenge video with fitness guru, Karl Henry, which is due to be broadcast on RTE television.

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