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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 →

Pea milk and mushroom porridge - the new superfoods hitting Ireland

Friday 18th May 2018 - Irish Independent - Irish Independent

For fashionable foodies, 2017 was the year of coconut oil, smashed avocado and chia seeds - but what will the on-trend kitchen whizzes be eating this year? From veggie teas to meaty fruits, there's a shopping basket full of new flavours to try out. We spoke to some of Ireland's leading foodies t... Read more →

Achoo! How to survive hay fever season

Thursday 17th May 2018 - Victoria Lambert - The Irish Independent

For anyone celebrating the arrival of spring by stockpiling over-the-counter hay fever treatments, news of a new vaccine may come as blessed relief. The treatment, developed in Vienna, involves synthetic grass pollen being injected into the sufferer's system, reducing the classic wheezi... Read more →