Episode 2 – Steve Barrett
Tonight’s programme features Steve Barrett from Crusheen, near Ennis in Co. Clare. After being hospitalised with Covid-19 in January 2022, 41- year-old Steve is now living with long Covid symptoms. This has had a devasting effect – previously fit and strong, Steve now struggles to do any exercise at all. He’s unemployed and cannot work due to extreme fatigue. He desperately wants to improve his health, especially as he has a young son and now relies heavily on his wife to run the household. Dr. Phil Kieran meets him to fully understand his situation and to try and find ways to help him regain his previous fitness and strength. He undergoes medical and fitness tests and gets advice from team of health professionals. Can he improve his symptoms and possibly improve his life expectancy?
RTÉ’s innovative health brand is back on a mission to help people all over Ireland live healthier, happier and longer lives.
An exciting new series that promises to help people increase their life expectancy. In each episode we profile a contributor who has neglected their health. This person undergoes rigorous medical and fitness testing which reveals the negative impact that their lifestyle is having on their life expectancy. Our doctor then gives a 6-week plan of action and challenges them to improve their life expectancy. Can they change how long they will live?
How Long Will You Live? delivers 6 emotional, relatable health journeys, measurable success and life changing results, along with takeaway health information and advice for viewers. Each show features one contributor on their journey to longer life.
After medical and fitness testing, our contributors will be guided by our doctor through a bespoke 6-week programme designed to get their health and wellbeing back on track, and hopefully extend their longevity.
With the help and support of family, friends and a team of health professionals they will attempt to achieve significant improvements in their general health, as well as adding years to their predicted life span.
At the end of the 6 weeks the contributor repeats the series of tests and their new and improved predicted life expectancy is revealed.
Presented by Dr. Phil Kieran: a GP based in Cork with extensive TV experience, including RTÉ’s You Should Really See A Doctor.