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12 ways to win at life and be more productive

Monday 29th January 2018 - Ewa Pietrzak

Many books have been written about time management and productivity and all writers agree on one thing - you're never going to get it all done. As soon as you cross one task off the 'to do list', another is added, and an endless list can be overwhelming. Quite often the tasks that will ... Read more →

How to protect your bones as you age

Friday 26th January 2018 - Dr Miriam F. Delaney - Irish independent

Winter can be a treacherous time of year, with cold and ice and this year, snow, writes Dr Miriam F. Delaney. A fall on slippy ground resulting in a fractured (broken) wrist or hip is termed a fragility fracture. This occurs as a result of weakened bone, usually from osteoporosis but sometimes f... Read more →

How ancient spices can cure modern stresses

Thursday 25th January 2018 - Eleanor Steafel - Irish Independent

Stress is an unavoidable symptom of modern life. We all suffer from it - many of us are even being signed off sick from work because of it - and we probably all talk about it far too much. But what is the best way to manage it? The theories are infinite, ranging from practising regular ... Read more →

Back on my feet: 'Why I've switched to a standing desk'

Tuesday 23rd January 2018 - Mark Hayes - Irish Independent

'Sitting is more dangerous than smoking, kills more people than HIV and is more treacherous than parachuting. We are sitting ourselves to death." You've probably heard the 'sitting is the new smoking' line before. But while Dr James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic in the US, might b... Read more →

What really happens to your body when you give up booze?

Monday 22nd January 2018 - Professor Suzanne Norris - Irish Independent

We are often told that too much alcohol is bad for us. While the liver can cope with drinking a small amount of alcohol at any given time, drinking too quickly or drinking too much over a short period of time can result in the liver struggling to process it. Most of us are familiar with the idea... Read more →

Veg out in January

Thursday 18th January 2018 - Irish Independent - Irish Independent

December's excess makes January a perfect breeding ground for fad diets, the majority of which are abandoned before the month is out. But this year, one New Year, New Me trend is going mainstream and with the capacity to effect more long-term change than most. This month, the Veganuary ... Read more →

Ten tips on how to make the most of your day - and your commute

Wednesday 17th January 2018 - Karl Henry - Irish Independent

Welcome to our new six-part series for the new year: How To Work Well. We spend so much time in work that most people forget to take advantage of the opportunities to get healthier while actually working. This series is going to be all about simple switches and changes that you can make that wil... Read more →

What really happens to your body when you give up booze?

Tuesday 16th January 2018 - Professor Suzanne Norris - Irish Independent

Thousands of Irish people are having a 'Dry January' and abstaining from alcohol after the excesses of Christmas. But does four weeks without a drink really have any health benefits, or are we kidding ourselves? Liver specialist Professor Suzanne Norris has the answers. We are often told that t... Read more →

My hands are swollen. Could it be arthritis?

Monday 15th January 2018 - Nina Byrnes - Irish Independent

My knuckles and hands are becoming increasingly swollen the older I get and they are becoming very unsightly. I'm very conscious of them and have taken to wearing gloves as much as possible. The knuckles on my left hand are particularly swollen and I can't take my wedding ring off any more - I h... Read more →

'If I hadn't gone to the GP I'd be dead' - lung cancer survivor Tony Walsh

Friday 12th January 2018 - Kathy Donaghy - Irish Independent

Lung cancer kills more people than any other cancer. Late detection reduces survival rates, so we need to start listening to our lungs in order to spot the early signs. When Tony Walsh had a persistent cough for a few weeks, he put it down to a flu. It turned out he had lung cancer and he's now bac... Read more →