“Try to develop a sustainble healthy lifestyle”

If Jim Kirwan, Employee Well Being & Inactivity Expert could offer his 18-year-old self one piece of advice this morning, he would tell him to develop a sustainable healthy lifestyle.

World Health Organisation surveys show Ireland is on course to become the most obese country in Europe by 2030, but Jim offers seven simple tips as to how to stay fit and healthy.

They involve to cut out smoking, control your alcohol intake, eat healthy food and cutting out the junk food, drink up to 2-3 litres of water per day and try to get around eight hours of sleep every night.

Jim also would tell his 18-year-old not to sit around, but to get up and move around. Exercise on average one hour a day to keep youself fit and active.

While he can offer no guarantees, Jim believes that if you do these seven simple steps on a consistent basis then you could live to be 100-years-old.

What advice would you offer to your 18-year-old self?


Jim is an emlpoyee Well being and Inactivity expert. He is also Jim is the Founder of Get America Moving and has now returned home from the United States in a bid to Get Ireland Moving.

In the podcast, we discuss why Jim is so passionate about living a healthy lifestyle, raising awareness about the dangers of inactivity, simple tips to improve well-being in the workplace and much more.

You can listen to my podcast with Jim Kirwan at this link, and check out the key learns to take away from the interview here.

Jim also has a YNLM Well Being & Lifestyle Conference in DCU, All Hallows College on 9 November and if you sign up by 15 September, he will send you a copy of his best selling book The eXercise Factor. Sign up here.

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