Dáithí Ó Sé opens his heart and explains why he wants everyone to take just one step for their health this January
A Story of The Heart
Dáithí discovered he had high cholesterol during a routine blood test, since then he has used Benecol products to help manage his cholesterol levels and be proactive about his heart health.
“I lost my father who had heart issues and it has made me super proactive about caring for my own health. When I discovered I had high cholesterol I started using Benecol products to manage it, so I
was delighted when the opportunity to work with them came about.”
He continued: “Often we want to ignore things especially if we’re afraid—sometimes feelings about our health can stop us from taking the simple steps needed to do something positive. But with cholesterol, it’s very much something that you can take into your own hands and do something about—so there’s no reason to be afraid and there’s no reason to feel shame or guilt if your cholesterol is high, it can happen to anyone. That’s what this campaign is all about. We’ve created a content series that sees me chat to others who like me discovered their cholesterol was high. It’s not something to forget about until old age—so if you don’t know your number—don’t let fear stop you from finding out. People can take just one step today to manage their heart health. Get checked, talk to a healthcare professional or make a change to your diet”
Daithí spoke to three others who are also taking small steps towards a happy heart. See the video here:
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