Rude Health Week :: April 11th – 16th

May 31, 2012

The Irish Association of Health Stores is launching its second annual Rude Health Week to encourage ongoing healthy habits around the country all year long.

The IAHS, sponsors of the hugely successful ‘Rude Health at the RDS’ exhibition, which takes place each September, are promoting this Rude Health Week from Monday, April 11th to Saturday 16th in all participating IAHS health stores throughout Ireland.

“Many of our members have found from customer feedback that people would like a boost between our very popular annual Rude Health shows in the RDS, each September. We felt that a Rude Health Week in Spring would be a good time to highlight the need for people to look after their own, and their families, health and well being, all year round” says Kevin Connolly of the Irish Association of Health Stores.

“There was a 25% increase in attendance at Rude Health Show last September. It was clear that stress, sleeping problems were major concerns of people attending the Show and that more people than ever are looking for safe alternative solutions.

“People are also worried about hospital bugs and doctors’ bills so they are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of preventing illness and promoting wellbeing. We want this Rude Health Week to be a reminder for the public that they can come into any of our stores and talk to highly trained and qualified staff who can give them excellent advice on improving their health and lifestyles very naturally and safely.”

Members of the IAHS represent Ireland’s leading health stores and their Code of Ethics ensures their staff are trained to offer professional guidance and advice on healthy diets, natural remedies, eco-friendly alternatives to standard detergents and skincare, and much more besides. In short, your local IAHS store offers a ‘one stop shop’ for the maintenance of good health by natural means.

Rude Health Week will give customers the opportunity to avail of special offers, free talks and lots more to celebrate Ireland’s independent health stores. Experts in Nutrition, Herbalism, Meditation, Reflexology and many other therapies, will be available throughout the country, ro meet customers on the shop floor. Many stores are planning a ‘Meet your local therapist day’ where you will be able to have mini consultations.

“We think mid April is a good time for Rude Health Week as this is when many of the good intentions made earlier in the year, start to flag a little bit!” says Kevin Connolly. We hope that Rude Health Week will really empower people to step into their local health store, have a chat with the trained staff, and embrace a naturally healthier lifestyle “.

Rude Health Week will take place in all participating IAHS health stores.

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