We now link up with the Rua Red Centre in Tallaght for this week's Operation Transformation live weigh-ins, in association with Safefood. Kathryn Thomas is standing by the scales and experts Dr Ciara Kelly, Aoife Hearneand Karl Henry are on hand to offer encouragement. This morning Siobhan & Marc take to the scales.
Today is Operation Transformation's National Blood Pressure Day(in assoc with Safefood) & we have brave listeners & viewers in venues all over the country who are getting their blood pressure tested for free. Doctors from the Irish Medical Organisation & nurses from the Irish Heart Foundationare in shopping centres around the country.
We’ll be going live to some of those venues shortly but first John is joined by Dr. Angie Brown, medical director of the Irish Heart Foundation, she’s going to test John's blood pressure live on air.
We visit testing centres in Blanchardstown, Galway & Limerick.
For further information on free blood testing nationwide www.rte.ie/ot
Last night on Operation Transformation,(in assoc with Safefood) you'll have seen that Paudie & Sarah were very happy with their weigh-ins, we have a sneak preview of Marc's weigh-in& I won't give away exactly how much weight he lost, but suffice to say that he didn't reach his target! Aoife Hearne & Karl Henry were not pleased!
Last week we spoke to you about signing up to the OperationTransformation Nat Quit Smoking Day & joining us on the line is ChrisHarnett Dalton who is giving up the cigarettes. We will be keeping in touch with Chris as she keeps an audio diary for us.
If any listeners want to commit to the National Quit Smoking Day, you will get support from the Boots plan, to sign up go towww.rte.ie/ot
The Operation Transformation, in assoc with Safefood, leaders will no longer face the wrath of Sergeant Mick and the Army challenges. There is a new challenge coach on the team and his name is Alan Quinn & he joins John from our Galway studio.
John is now now gathered around by leaders of Operation Transformation in association with Safefood, Paudie, Siobhán,Deirdre, Sarah, Marc & Jennifer - the Operation Transformation class of 2014. Last week they faced their first terrifying weigh-in, and this week we find out if starting the campaign has delivered results, along with expert panel tips & advice.
It is Operation Transformation time again in association with Safefood & we are back in Rua Red in Tallaght. This morning we'll witness two live weigh-ins before the end of the show with KathrynThomas & we will also hear how our six brave leaders are getting on with their fitness challenges & of course we have live musicfrom We Banjo 3. Also joining John are the expert panelists, fitness expert Karl Henry, GP Dr. Ciara Kelly, dieticianAoife Hearne & psychologistDr. Eddie Murphy.
We have revealed four leaders so far for Operation Transformation 2014, in association with Safefood. Again we join Kathryn Thomas this morning for another reveal. KarlHenry, Operation Transformation expert panellist is in studio with John also. But stay tuned as this morningKathryn also hasanother surprise in store for us!
Continuing with the selection of leaders for Operation Transformation 2014, in association with Safefood, leader reveal, as John speaks to Kathryn Thomas again from a secret location & in studio is Dr. Ciara Kelly, Operation Transformation expert panelist.