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How Long Will You Live?
How Long Will You Live? Revisited RTÉ One, Tuesday 8.30pm

Series 4: Programme 6

Gemma McGovern

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:

Blood pressure
145/85
Ideal Target 120/80

Cholesterol
5.6 mmol/L
Ideal Level: Less than 5

VO2 Max
33.8 ml/kg/min
Ideal Level: 40 or over

GEMMA'S 8 WEEK PLAN
Quit Smoking
Reduce Stress
Get Active
Discover Pastime

Final Results:

BLOOD PRESSURE
BEFORE: 145/85
AFTER: 150/90

VO2 Max
BEFORE: 33.8 ml/kg/min
AFTER: 39 ml/kg/min

LIFE EXPECTANCY
BEFORE: 69
AFTER: 82


USEFUL INFORMATION

MEDICAL TESTING
Dr Patrick Kelly
MATER PRIVATE HEALTHCARE
Eccles Street
Dublin 7
TEL: 01 885 8888
EMAIL: info@materprivate.ie
WEBSITE: www.materprivate.ie

FITNESS TESTING
Professor Niall Moyna
Human Performance Laboratory
School of Health and Human Performance
The Science Block
Dublin City University
Glasnevin
Dublin
TEL: 01 700 8802

STRESS MANAGEMENT
THERESE RYAN
(MA., Bsc., RGN., Dip Stress Mgt, Life Coach, NLP Practitioner, Mediator)
Stress Management Consultant & Coach
Renewal Consultants

Limerick: Carrick House, 10 Newenham St, Limerick.
TEL: + 353 -61-446046

Cork: 17 South Mall, 1st Floor, Cork.
TEL: +353-21-4274981

Tralee: Scotia House, Manor West, Tralee.
TEL: + 86 -3109976

EMAIL: therese@renewalconsultants.com
WEBSITE: www.renewalconsultants.com

SMOKING CESSATION
Health Service Executive (HSE)
3rd Floor
52, Broomhill Road
Tallaght
Dublin 24

OR

Cellbridge Health Centre
Maynooth Road
Co. Kildare

Health Promotion Officer - Tobacco: Rose-Marie Plant
HSE Information Line: 1850 24 1850
WEBSITE: www.hse.ie

DANCE CLASS
CRUNCH FITNESS PREMIER
Aston Place
Aston Quay
Temple Bar
Dublin 2
TEL: 01 675 1716
EMAIL: templebar@crunchfitness.ie
WEBSITE: www.crunchfitness.ie

POTTERY
Ceramic Artist - Michelle Maher
Dublin 15
TEL: 016405614
MOB: 087 2047695
EMAIL: michelle@ceramicforms.com
WEBSITE: www.ceramicforms.com

YOGA
Instructor: Yvonne Tracey
Westwood Gym
Leopardstown Race Course
Dublin 18
TEL: 01-2893208

STOP SMOKING EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
TEL: 0044117 955 0101
EMAIL: gasp@gasp.org.uk
WEBSITE: www.gasp.org.uk

Mark and Christy
Mark and Christy