Active Retirement Network Ireland Seven Seas health and lifestyle guide
The secret of staying sharp andkeeping well as you get older can befound in four golden rules-
Eat a healthy dietExercise regularlyDon’t SmokeTake part in social and learningactivities.
People who are socially active havebeen found to have delayed theonset of mental deterioration asthey age. Therefore, as we get olderwe need to ensure we keepourselves healthy and active.Active Retirement Network Ireland,as a national network of over 480local Active Retirement Associations,with over 22,000 members, has, asone of its main purposes “to enableretired people enjoy a full and activelife”. We believe that retired peopleshould have appropriate and usefulinformation to enable them toachieve this purpose. With this inmind and in consultation with ourmembers we decided to create thishealth and lifestyle guide.The guide deals with over 20 topicssuch as diet, exercise, heart andmental health and commonailments. The information was drawnfrom a wide variety of sources fromIreland and abroad.This guide is not intended to provideexpert medical advice. We wouldencourage people to seek appropriatemedical help if they are worried inany way about their health.In addition in the last part of theguide we include the contact detailsof over fifty organisations that canprovide help and information relatedto many of the topics covered by theguide.Finally, without the support of SevenSeas and the input of the HealthService Executive this guide wouldnot have been possible. We wouldalso like to thank Clontarf ActiveRetirement Association for helping uswith the photography for the guide.
DirectorActive Retirement Network Ireland