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How men at Cpl look after their health & well-being

12th June 2018

Recently there has been an increase in the focus on men's health and wellbeing, with days like International Men's Day and Men's Health week this week. Both inititives that aim to put a focus on men’s health, improve gender relations, promote gender equality, and highlight positive male role models. With almost 30% of employees in Cpl being male, we asked a slection of our male colleagues “what do you do to keep healthy?“

Stephen Tighe, Cpl Technology

I train for the Dublin Ironman 70.3 which I have completed for the last 3 years. The race features a 1.2-mile swim before a challenging 56-mile bike course and finishing with a 13.1-mile run / half marathon. The combination of swim, bike and run means I get to mix up my training regime which keep things interesting.

Graham Burns, Director Cpl Regional Offices

My Fitbit has changed everything. The challenge is to take a min of 15k steps a day. So, if that’s a long walk, run or gym session, you must have a target to drive you on. My typical week includes 2 or 3 5k runs, 2 circuit sessions, and a game of golf - weather permitting.

The latest regular activity is a monthly Limerick river run. On the last Friday of each month a group of us gather at 7am to run 5k along river through the city…and then head for breakfast afterwards. I’ve also cycle sometimes, coach the odd rugby team, climb an occasional mountain and walk a couple of dogs.



Stephen Copeland, Cpl Healthcare

I've been playing rugby since I was 8 and still play now for Stillorgan RFC. I enjoy all that rugby offers - the camaraderie, the physicality, the fitness and the respect. More importantly, it keeps me healthy and allows me to enjoy a healthy work life balance.

At its simplest level, playing rugby is a great way of engaging in physical activity which I feel is central to a healthy lifestyle and better performance in work. 

Garrett Roche, Flexsource Director

I'm a bit of a water nut. I do a lot of wakeboarding and water skiing and I sail. Winter is too cold for wakeboarding so Stand up Paddle Boarding is a sport my wife (pictured to the right) and I took up last year which gives you a full workout on the board when you apply yourself.

Taking up another interest is key for me and my mental fitness, just like Paddle boarding last year my interest for this winter is a laser racing dingy I recently bought so this will keep my interests on the water for this winter. I am lucky to live beside the sea so walking the dog on Killiney beach is a great way to clear the head and obviously good red wine and company are key for me and of course rugby!

Stephen Mullin, Director of Business Development

I cycle at the weekends in the Dublin Mountains and take part in Charity cycles such as the Crumlin Hospital Annual Charity cycle every year. Cpl also enter a team in the Mustard Seed Charity Cycle and I have completed these along with some of my Cpl colleagues.

Richard Gowdy, Cpl NI

I play both Soccer and Gaelic Football which keeps me physically fit for most of the year. Just as importantly, it keeps me mentally healthy by being outside - keeping active and socialising with people rather than being at home all day, getting fed up which would have a negative effect on me mentally.

(Image credit - Picture Magic Studios)

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This blog was originally published in 2017 as part of International Men's Day. It has since been updated.
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