Darkness into Light' campaign founder seeks nomination for the Áras

Friday 6th July 2018 - Philip Ryan - The Irish Independent

Independent Senator and Pieta House founder Joan Freeman is seeking a nomination to campaign to become the next president. Ms Freeman, a prominent mental health campaigner, yesterday confirmed she is actively seeking a nomination to succeed Michael D Higgins. "I have been speaking to so... Read more →

The healthy summer holiday body plan that can make realistic difference in a short time

Thursday 5th July 2018 - Karl Henry - The Irish Independent

The arrival of summer often sparks an outbreak of enthusiasm for healthy pursuits. People start to focus on improving their diet and exercise regimes in order to get their body 'beach-ready'. Holidays provide a fantastic goal to aim for, and can keep you away from temptation too as the warmer... Read more →

How to travel well: Healthy travel has to start at the airport

Thursday 28th June 2018 - Karl Henry - The Irish Independent

Welcome to my latest six-part series, How to Travel Well. I was away on holidays two weeks ago and as I write this, I am in Boston for an exclusive interview with an amazing guest for my Real Health podcast, which will be available this Friday. The more I travel, the more I am frightened by w... Read more →

Weightlifting and resistance training can lift off the weight of depression - major Limerick study

Tuesday 26th June 2018 - David Raleigh - The Inde

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Weightlifting and resistance training can lift off the weight of depression - major Limerick study

Tuesday 26th June 2018 - David Raleigh - The Irish Independent

Weightlifting and other forms of resistance training can lift off the weight of depression, a major study conducted by University of Limerick has revealed. The large-scale study found that resistance training was comparable in effect to frontline treatments such as antidepressant and be... Read more →

10 little things you can do to mind yourself

Tuesday 26th June 2018 - Julia Molony - The Irish Independent

Every year, in the run up to Father's Day, International Men's Health week takes place in a bid to encourage men all around the world to attend to their physical and emotional health. And for good reason. In Ireland, men have a life expectancy four-and-a-half years shorter than women, and higher... Read more →

Feeling the burn? Six ways to soothe your sunburn

Tuesday 26th June 2018 - Geraldine Gittens - The Irish Independent

We've all heard the warnings. Slip, slap, slop, they say with a catchy ring in Australia. Or be sunsmart, the Irish Cancer Society says here: Seek shade, cover up, wear sunglasses and sunscreen, and check the UV index. But in a sudden sunburst or heatwave, even the most prudent amo... Read more →

The best way to talk to young children about the abortion referendum, according to an Irish psychotherapist

Thursday 24th May 2018 - Stella O’Malley - Irish Independent

Psychotherapist Stella O’Malley feels that Irish parents of children under-12 should feel comfortable to discuss the abortion referendum with their children on some level. Ms O’Malley, author “Cotton Wool Kids”, says most of all, the time lead... Read more →

The coolest new fitness trend is exercising in the cold, but does it actually work?

Tuesday 22nd May 2018 - Press Association - Irish Examiner

As any regular gym-goer knows, getting hot and sweaty is part and parcel of a good workout. In fact, most of us are of the opinion that the hotter, the better, as it shows that you’re really pushing your body to the limit. Well, a new boutique fitness studio in New York is turning this conven... Read more →

Social media influencer Maeve Madden: 'A lot of the girls that I work with are quite highly strung'

Monday 21st May 2018 - Maeve Madden - Irish independent

'I would suffer from panic attacks and very bad anxiety. Especially if my morning routine is disrupted, or I have high levels of caffeine or sugar. I've cut down my coffee intake a lot recently and I've noticed it has really helped. I switched from coffee to matcha, and cut the coffee down to ju... Read more →