HSE to launch Donegal ‘green gyms’

The HSE will introduce a new initiative in Donegal intended to help people get fit through gardening.

'Green Gyms' will be established in Downings, Moville, Castlefin, Ballybofey, Falcarragh and Donegal Town next month, with people being helped to grow and maintain crops.

This, the HSE says, will promote healthy living in two ways ; by providing exercise through gardening, and also by urging people to eat the vegetables they produce.

The HSE says as well as the physical health benefits, the initiative will also benefit peoples' mental health