LEE Strand and the National Dairy Council are delighted to announce an exciting evening centred on Health and Wellbeing on Thursday 6th April in the Brandon Hotel, Tralee.
The event will host high profile guest speakers including: Derval O’Rourke, Irish Olympic Athlete and cookbook author; Aidan O’Mahony, Kerry Football legend and Dancing with the Stars Winner; Paula Mee, renowned Dietitian on TV and radio and Joe O’Connor, Fitness & Performance Expert, RTE’s Ireland’s Fittest Family.
MC for the event will be Deirdre Walsh, a journalist with Radio Kerry for the past ten years, who currently presents their afternoon magazine programme ‘TalkAbout’.
Deirdre herself has a huge interest in health and fitness, and has regular features on nutrition and wellbeing on her show.
Derval O’Rourke, Irish Olympian athlete and now a fit foodie will be demonstrating some delicious dairy recipe ideas to feed an active family at the event.
In 2014, Derval decided to hang up her spikes for good after 12 amazing years competing at the highest level in world athletics. Derval also spent two years working in professional rugby for IRUPA with Munster rugby.
Derval also has a very successful food and fitness business with the launch of her second cookbook “The Fit Foodie”. Derval is now full time building her Fit Foodie business and works alongside great partners who share the same values.
Aidan O’Mahony will speak about his own journey to Health & Wellbeing. Aidan has had an impressive career on the football pitch for the Kerry senior panel since 2003 who has bagged five All-Ireland titles, ten Munster Championships, three National league titles as well as three All Stars.
A member of An Garda Síochána working in community policing in Tralee, Aidan is also currently studying for a degree in strength and conditioning.
Aidan has entertained the nation on Sunday night for the past twelve weeks in Ireland’s Dancing with the Stars and beat off stiff competition on the dancefloor to win the competition.
Renowned Dietitian Paula Mee, who has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows and has a clinic in Blackrock, Dublin. Paula will look at the life stages, exploring how – from the young to old – we can make good food choices that can affect our health and wellbeing in a positive way.
Paula says “Imagine your health as a jigsaw, with lots of small pieces of the puzzle that all come together to create a picture of good health. No single factor- such as activity or food – determines overall health, but these are essential pieces of the overall picture. The great news is that you don’t have to completely overhaul your diet to make an impact on health. Small changes, made repeatedly, can have a big and positive effect.”
Joe O’Connor has featured as the Fitness & Performance Expert for each of the four seasons on RTE’s Ireland’s Fittest Family.
He is the founder of Nisus Fitness and works with elite teams and athletes, as well as those seeking improved performance and productivity in the corporate sector through the use of online training and coaching.
Joe is currently working with Athletics Ireland, Horse Sport Ireland and Limerick GAA. Joe will discuss the importance of Fitness for Heath, he says “One size does not fit all when it comes to fitness and training. Adopting a fitness regime that somebody else enjoys will not necessarily be one that you will enjoy.”
He suggests identifying your limiting factors, setting goals and developing a plan to achieve those goals.
Doors open at 7.30pm and the event will commence at 8.00pm sharp. Tickets for the event are €10 and are available from Lee Strand’s office in Ballymullen, Tralee Tel: 066 712 1084 or online at www.leestrand.ie. All ticket and raffle proceeds will go to the Donal Walsh Livelife Foundation.