Councillor Vivienne Crowley was just 11 when hip surgeries and a serious back injury forced her to dramatically change her lifestyle.
Throughout my teens, I really struggled with my fitness. I felt unable to do a lot of the things my peers could and that affected my confidence. Throughout college I was much more focused on creative outlets than physical ones and naturally I steadily gained weight. I didn’t mind at first, but my fitness really started to suffer and pretty soon, I couldn’t even walk up a flight of stairs without losing my breath.
Vivienne left college at the heaviest she had ever been and entered into a desk-job straight away. Her sedentary lifestyle meant that she would often be sitting for 12-16 hours a day.
My back would seize and my hips would ache by lunch; the last thing I ever wanted to do at the end of a shift was exercise.
Then her local pharmacist suggested she try a new supplement from the US called LubriSyn. A liquid supplement, taken orally, LubriSyn contains the purest high molecular weight, bio-identical Hyaluronic Acid. When supplementing with LubriSyn, you replenish your body’s depleting supply of Hyaluronic Acid.
Vivienne, from the North Circular Road in Limerick, decided to give it a go – taking just one tablespoon a day. That was over a year ago.
LubriSyn is completely unlike anything else available. Within five days of starting my new routine I noticed a difference. I was able to stand straighter and get out of bed easier almost instantly.
Vivienne quickly took up Pilates and Yoga and started introducing gentle exercise into her day. “I’ll never by running marathons, but at the very least I try to walk the dog every day.” The family dog, Kimi was also overweight and struggling with her own joint problems. “Now we’re both pounding the pavements and keeping fit”. Vivienne says that LubriSyn is something she’ll be taking forever.
The renewed confidence in myself means that I’m taking every opportunity life throws my way. Before LubriSyn I was hesitant to make any sort of plans or commitments as a flare-up would inevitably mean cancelling. After 10 years of excuses, I’m out living my life.
Vivienne has a busy lifestyle as a City Councillor. She says that the old her would never have been able for canvassing. “As a Councillor, I need to be able to get out and about; I can’t afford to let anything hold me back. LubriSyn gives me the confidence to jump at every chance I’m given”.