Healthy UCD Walk Launched to Promote Heart Health on Happy Heart Day

Healthy UCD is promoting heart health by launching a new Healthy UCD walk around the campus. This walk utilises our woodland paths and has marks every 0.5km so you can easily keep track of the distance you cover when off for a walk. Each point also has map so you can see the route to the next point.

Click the Healthy UCD Walk map to find out where you can easily join the Healthy UCD walk.

Why don’t you spread the word and use #HealthyUCD when posting about the walk on social media!

Healthy UCD would like to express gratitude to Ciaran Bennett and colleagues in UCD Estate Services for developing the walk with us in conjunction with Culture and Engagement, UCD HR.

Remember - get moving!

  • Exercise is the miracle drug we’ve all been waiting for. It can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer by up to 50% and lower your risk of early death by up to 30%. Best thing about it? You don’t need any special equipment to do it.
  • To stay healthy, adults should try to be active daily and aim to achieve at least 150 minutes (about 30 minutes a day) of moderate activity over a week through a variety of activities.
  • The easiest way to get moving is to make activity part of everyday life, like walking or cycling instead of using the car to get around. The more you do, the better, and healthier you’ll become.