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How to make fitness fun and easy this summer

There’s nothing like the Irish long summer evenings to give your fitness goals a boost.

We all know just how important fitness is for our mind, body and soul, from its impact on our cardiovascular health and immune system, to the endorphins that kick in after a session and leave us feeling great.

If you found your commitment to fitness waning during pandemic restrictions, you’re not alone.

According to the Irish Sports Monitor (ISM) 2021 Quarter 1 report, between January and March 2021, sports participation fell to its lowest level – 35% – since 2007.

44% of people surveyed said they had given up one or more sports or physical activities as a result of the pandemic.

On the bright side, 89% of those who had given up sports or activities during Covid-19 said they planned to pick them up again when restrictions were lifted.

Fitness doesn’t have to be complicated or difficult – in fact, Irish Life Health offers members a range of benefits to support active, healthy lifestyles.

For example, the personalised health and wellbeing app, MyLife, and its AI coach is the ideal companion for goal setting and fitness motivation, providing a real-time, scientifically calculated Health Score by tracking sleep, steps, sports, diet, activity, feelings and outlook.

The MyLife app is available for free download at the Apple Store or Google Play, and Irish Life Health customers with certain eligible plans can also earn and use points to claim a variety of exciting rewards.

A certain number of Irish Life Health plans also give members cash back on healthy benefits such as gym memberships, dieticians and fitness wearables.

With up to €50 cash back on fitness trackers and money back on a gym or sports club membership, sports massage, and visits to a life coach, and dietician or nutritionist, plus unlimited consultations with the digital doctor, contribution towards a minor injury clinic, support from the back-up program and independent professional counselling from Healthy Minds, the Irish Life Health Benefit plans are the first step to a healthier you.

To find out more about Irish Life Health membership and a plan that will support your fitness goals, please get in touch with a member of the Hennelly Finance team on 091 670 123 or visit our website at www.hennellyfinance.ie for more details.

 Irish Life Health dac is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. Benefits described are available on selected plans only, terms and conditions apply, check your Table of Cover and Irish Life Health Membership Handbook for full details of what is covered . MyLife is provided by Irish Life Financial Services and is an unregulated product and service.