Operation Transformation’s Karl Henry has spoken about moving to West Cork to unwind and relax more.
The fitness expert is relocating to his wife’s home district after living in Dublin all his life and said he’s excited to embark on a new adventure at this stage in his life.
He has been a personal trainer for 17 years, RTÉ’s Operation Transformation expert for 12 years and also has The Real Health Podcast with the Irish Independent.
“All my personal training was online even before Covid and it was hard to get the ball rolling and now it’s much more popular… and for other things in Dublin it’s just a car ride,” he told the Irish Independent.
Of course exercise is important… but so are movies and music
“I was born in Meath but have lived in Dublin all my life so it’s nice to have a bit of an adventure in my 40s.”
He added that studies have shown that people living in Dublin experience the highest levels of stress in the country.
His fifth and most recent book, Karl Henry’s Healthy Living Handbook, is all about simplifying a healthier life.
The personal trainer said stress has a massive impact on people’s overall health and he hopes by moving to West Cork and living at a slower pace he can incorporate some wellness practices into his own life and then help other people do the same also to do.
“I help people lose weight like I’ve lost weight myself… so hopefully when I move to Cork I can teach people about work-life balance,” he said.
“Of course I will say that it is important to do sports, such as jogging [is a great escape] but things like music and movies [are important too].”
A key to disconnecting from work and being more present is to put your phone away, and one of his tips for people who want to get away from their phone is to put it completely out of reach, like it’s outside in the trunk of your car allow.
Henry has teamed up with Pharmaton Vitamins as he believes nutrition is “essential” to our bodies.
According to the Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging (TILDA), 47 per cent of Irish adults aged 18-39 are vitamin D deficient, while one in eight older adults here has low levels of B12, a leading cause of depression later in life Life .
“Exercise and good nutrition are half the battle, but if your body isn’t getting the vitamins it needs, you have a much bigger problem,” he said.
https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/fitness/fitness-guru-karl-henry-moving-to-west-cork-in-my-40s-is-adventure-and-itll-help-me-slow-down-too-41881084.html Fitness guru Karl Henry: “Moving to West Cork in my 40s is an adventure – and it will help me slow down too.”