Dining with danger... The worrying rise in food allergies

Thursday 8th February 2018 - Chrissie Russell - Irish Independent

Food sensitivities have never been more common, and the effects are obvious everywhere from our kids' lunchboxes to restaurant menus. But what's behind this increase? In a special report, Chrissie Russell asks the experts for the most up-to-date advice, meets the families coping with serious allergi... Read more →

Simple food changes to ensure you eat healthily at work

Monday 5th February 2018 - Karl Henry - Irish Independent

Work is such a huge component of our day that any little improvement you can make in the office to improve your health can only be a good thing. So far we have looked at your commute to work and your desk - those easy swaps will do a huge amount to transform your workday. Now let's take a look a... Read more →

16 ways to hit 10,000 steps

Wednesday 31st January 2018 - Julia Molony - Irish Independent

Getting in your 10,000 steps, the distance we should all be walking every day for improved health, can seem daunting. It sounds like a lot. And between the commute, the nine hours most of us spend sitting at a desk, and that precious hour or two of spent in front of the television at the end of ... Read more →

Netflix and chablis? You're doing self-care all wrong

Tuesday 30th January 2018 - Julia Molony - Irish Independent

If your current concept of 'me time' is a Netflix-and-biscuits binge, or a large glass of Chablis hastily gulped in snatched seconds between bath, book and bed, then think again. Over the last few years, the concept of proper, meaningful 'self-care' - of devoting regular slots of time for activi... Read more →

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 →