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The Murphy MET's Programme: Designed for Prevention/Recurren­ce of Disease

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  • Holistic Centre of Ireland

    183 Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6 (map)

    53.322880 -6.265949

  • The METs stands for metabolic equivalents of energy expenditure. This programme was acknowledged by the American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR) 2012. Marie Murphy designed, developed and implemented the ‘Murphy (METs) Programme’ a physical activity programme for prevention/recurrence of disease. She is an exercise & nutrition specialist and former Irish Olympian marathon runner.

    This 12 week resistance training course with Marie is specifically designed to be safe for people with chronic diseases for example: cancer, osteoporosis, or diabetes. The ‘Murphy (METs) Programme’ is designed to suit all levels of fitness and most chronic conditions, even those who have never exercised previously. Example: Those at risk of falls, respiratory, musculoskeletal and depression. The type of equipment used is free weights (dumbbells).

    The ‘Murphy (METs) Programme’ involves conditioning, strengthening, and endurance phases. Participants are encouraged to exercise at a level that has been determined on an individual basis. The focus of the programme is to improve flexibility, balance, co-ordination, mobility, strength, musculoskeletal function, bone density and confidence, in addition to having an impact on cardiovascular fitness, weight management and psychosocial wellbeing.
    This programme was acknowledged by the American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR) 2012.

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