Series 4: Programme 6
42 year old Gemma McGovern lives in Dublin. She's a heavy smoker and wants to stop but finds it difficult to break the habit. Her young son has a serious heart condition and she's determined to give up for his sake. She also has a poor health history and Dr Mark Hamilton is worried that she will compromise her life expectancy if she fails to take action now to improve her health. She receives support from a smoking cessation officer and stress management expert Therese Ryan. Gemma embraces her new lifestyle, trying a range of activities, including pottery and dance.
But will she improve her life expectancy?
Results after first medical:
Ideal Target 120/80
Ideal Level: Less than 5
Ideal Level: 40 or over
GEMMA'S 8 WEEK PLAN
BEFORE: 33.8 ml/kg/min
AFTER: 39 ml/kg/min
Professor Niall Moyna
Human Performance Laboratory
School of Health and Human Performance
The Science Block
Dublin City University
TEL: 01 700 8802
(MA., Bsc., RGN., Dip Stress Mgt, Life Coach, NLP Practitioner, Mediator)
Stress Management Consultant & Coach
Limerick: Carrick House, 10 Newenham St, Limerick.
TEL: + 353 -61-446046
Cork: 17 South Mall, 1st Floor, Cork.
Tralee: Scotia House, Manor West, Tralee.
TEL: + 86 -3109976
Health Service Executive (HSE)
52, Broomhill Road
Cellbridge Health Centre
Health Promotion Officer - Tobacco: Rose-Marie Plant
HSE Information Line: 1850 24 1850
Instructor: Yvonne Tracey
Leopardstown Race Course