Improving With Age

What Exercise Can Do For You

Risteárd Mulcahy

Date Published :
June 2014
Publisher :
Liberties Press
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ISBN : 9780954533526

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In Improving With Age Professor Risteárd Mulcahy explores how exercise is increasingly important as we grow older. His account of his own involvement in running, cycling and exercising is both practical, inspiring and amusing. This part memoir part practical guide is organized into three sections covering the importance of exercise, practical advice on exercise and most candidly the author's own experience with fitness in later life - he started jogging at fifty-one and ran his first marathon at sixty-one.

About The Author

Professor Risteárd Mulcahy was head of the cardiology department and the heart disease research unit at St Vincent's Hospital in Dublin. He is a past president of the Irish Medical Association and was one of the founders of the Irish Heart Association. He has a strong political background in the Irish Health Service and has devoted much of his professional life to researching the causes of coronary heart disease and active in the promotion of preventing heart disease through healthy eating, regular aerobic exercise and the control of cigarette smoking. Risteárd also practices what he preaches: he works two days a week, remains a keen walker who fits in 18 holes of golf two or three times a week going on to run his first marathon at the age of sixty-one.

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