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Drinking tea or coffee can reduce the risk of premature death - but which is best for you?

Thursday 14th September 2017 - Victoria Lambert - Irish Independent

Reading this with a mug of coffee in your hand? Then you have permission to feel smug. The latest pan-European research, led by epidemiologist Dr Marc Gunter of Imperial College, London - following a study of more than half a million people over 16 years - has shown that those who drank the most... Read more →

Start your own operation transformation, with some simple routines that work

Thursday 7th September 2017 - Karl Henry - Irish Independent

Ahhhh routine, glorious routine. There is nothing quite like it. Now that the schools are back, the traffic is back, after-school activities are back and life is back to normal again. It's time to get your health back to where it was pre-summer, tighten that waistline and set some new targets fo... Read more →

Mindful moment… Coping with criticism

Tuesday 5th September 2017 - Marianne Power - Irish Independent

There's a saying that goes: to avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing and be nothing. The idea being that no matter what you do, somebody is going to find fault with it, and if you want to do anything in life you're going to have to find a way to deal with criticism. But it's hard, is... Read more →

Stay energised with diet and rest

Monday 4th September 2017 - Siobhan Byrne - Irish Independent

Last week we discussed how setting goals is key to helping you and your family stay focused on fitness, even into autumn when work and school life settle into a pattern again. As active as we are as a family, we still really enjoy our well-earned downtime. Our pet dog plays a huge role ... Read more →

Exercising as a family

Wednesday 30th August 2017 - Siobhan Byrne - Irish Independent

Exercise in one form or another is beneficial for everyone, and if you have been keeping up with our training programme you should be feeling more energised and fitter as the weeks have gone on. Whether you're a mom, a dad or one of the kids there are great long-term benefits to trainin... Read more →

Nine habits that can damage your posture

Wednesday 23rd August 2017 - Abi Jackson - Irish Independent

Innocous tasks such as loading and unloading the dishwasher could be causing real harm to your posture. Abi Jackson asks the experts how best you can protect yourself from potential long-term pain. Long hours at a desk, slouching over laptops, lugging half our worldly belongings around in a handbag... Read more →

Feeling out of shape after the holidays? Here's how you can get back on track

Monday 21st August 2017 - Karl Henry - Irish Independent

After what has been the quietest July since the height of the boom, our clients and gym members are beginning to return from their holidays. We are heading towards one of our busiest times of the year, with new clients coming in to get in shape after a summer of excess and a holiday experience... Read more →

11 activity goals for during and after cancer treatment

Friday 18th August 2017 - Irish Independent - Irish Independent

When someone is diagnosed with cancer, exercise may be the last thing on their mind. However, Ailish Daly, clinical specialist physiotherapist in oncology care at the Beacon Hospital, believes staying active can prove to be helpful, both during and after treatment There are more than 150,000 pe... Read more →

Everything you need to know about soy products and how they impact your health

Thursday 17th August 2017 - Orla Walsh - Irish Independent

Soy bean products are growing more and more popular - from milk to tofu, there is an entire spectrum of foods available. However, there are still some controversies over soy. So just how safe is it? And how much should you be eating? Dietitian Orla Walsh separates truth and fiction. Soy comes from ... Read more →

'You’re following filters and false photographs' - Karl Henry on why you should be wary of Snapchat and Instagram stars

Friday 11th August 2017 - Karl Henry - Irish Independent

Karl Henry has urged people to be cautious when following the health advice of their favourite social media stars on Snapchat and Instagram and said many do not have the qualifications or experience to offer responsible guidance. The Operation Transformation trainer said it is important... Read more →