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Path to health launched in Castleconnell

first_imgTHE Slí na Sláinte (Path to Health) route was recently launched in Castleconnell encouraging people to engage in a healthier lifestyle and get active. An initiative of the Irish Heart Foundation, Slí na Slainte is supported by County Limerick Sports Partnership Limerick County Council and the Irish Sports Council and is a 3.8km walking trail around Castleconnell, with signage at one kilometre intervals identifying the distance walked.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Leas-Cathaoirleach of Limerick County Council Cllr Michael Sheahan, said that an extension of the route could be in the pipeline. “The circuit goes around Castleconnell from the timber bridge, looping around the river back to the school. “I’m encouraging the Sli na Slainte people to invest in an extension into Montpelier, along the old bog road, and this should be in the pipeline”.Edel Byrne from the Irish Heart Foundation, said: “We hope the community  will get great enjoyment and benefit from the route. “Getting active makes such a big difference to your heart and overall health, helping to reduce stress, ease back pain and reduce the risk of heart disease. “Adults need at least 30 minutes of physical activity, such as brisk walking, five days a week. By having a clearly marked and safe walking route, we aim to make it easier for people to get active as part of their normal day”. Linkedin Advertisement Print Email Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleFacebook vital to UL’s first seven weeksNext articleCouncil toughens up its act against litter louts admin NewsLocal NewsPath to health launched in CastleconnellBy admin – October 3, 2010 848 last_img read more

Costa Coffee plans to offer meal deals

first_imgCosta Coffee’s sales have continued to increase, but meal deals may soon be on the menu as like-for-like growth slows.The company has said it will be developing its food offering with, for example, lunchtime meal deals such as a panini and a cappuccino for £4.95. It will also continue to capitalise on independent research carried out earlier in the year, which revealed that seven out of 10 people prefered Costa cappuccinos to its competitors, with “an aggressive marketing campaign” throughout the year. Total sales growth was up 22% to £263.8m according to parent company Whitbread’s premlininary results for the year to 26 February, 2009. However, like-for-growth rose at a slower rate of 2%, compared to 3.7% reported for the first half of the 2008/09 year. Operating profit stood at £22.7m – up 9.1%.The coffee chain has achieved net new openings of 296; 110 of which are overseas. As reported in British Baker last month, the chain plans to open another 100 outlets in the UK in 2009/10, and said it would focus on new locations, as well as areas where it could replace existing operators in, for example, supermarkets and hospitals.last_img read more