NewsTag: Exercise

3 Simple Ways to Stay Active While You’re Stuck at Home

Friday 24th April 2020 - Nancy Schimelpfening - Healthline

While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused gyms and fitness centers to close in many locations, this doesn’t mean we can’t remain fit and strong. In fact, maintaining an active lifestyle is an important part of combating this illness, said Angela Flatsoussis, a NASM-certifi... Read more →

Five tips to move more - without going to the gym

Tuesday 26th March 2019 - Nicola Davis - The Irish Times

Five tips to move more - without going to the gym  1) Break it down Current guidelines recommend adults clock up at least 30 minutes a day of moderate activity on five days a week (or 150 minutes a week). But new US guidelines say even short bouts are beneficial. It mean... Read more →

Fitting Exercise into the Working Day

Wednesday 20th March 2019 - Margaret Young - The Irish Times

Fitting Exercise into the working day We desk-bound workers find ourselves wondering how we can fit exercise and movement into the already hectic schedules of our working day. If you have a busy job or a long commute, or both, you may find that by the time you have gotten home, eaten and cleaned u... Read more →

Just 30 minutes of exercise every morning may be as effective as drugs at lowering blood pressure - new research

Friday 22nd February 2019 - Jane Kirby - Irish Independent

Just 30 minutes of exercise every morning may be as effective as drugs at lowering blood pressure for the rest of the day, research suggests. A study found that a short burst of exercise - in this case, walking on a treadmill at moderate intensity - had long-lasting effects, and there were fu... Read more →

How to exercise in midlife (when everything hurts)

Thursday 7th February 2019 - Anna Magee - Irish Independent

Working out while suffering from aches and pains doesn't sound very appealing but it may actually help, explains Anna Magee. It's one of those things. You have a sore back, bad knees or relentless arthritis. Your doctor, your wife and all and sundry are telling you to exercise, but when it even hur... Read more →

'Movement is medicine' - Physiotherapist shares the top benefits as 33pc of Irish adults do not get enough exercise

Wednesday 9th January 2019 - Jenny Branigan - Irish Independent

Recent research from the World Health Organisation showed that 33pc of Irish adults do not get enough exercise, resulting in obesity and ill health. Movement is medicine, says physiotherapist Jenny Branigan, who shares the top benefits. My job is to get people moving. I find reasons for lack of ... Read more →

The 'stairs only' rule and other simple ways to offset the Christmas bulge

Tuesday 11th December 2018 - Karl Henry: The 'stairs only' rule and other simple ways to offset the Christmas bulge - Irish Independent

The Christmas party season is in full swing and it's possibly the hardest month to stay trim and healthy! But fear not, as ever I am here to help. This week I thought I would list simple ways to offset the festive partying. Remember that every little helps in terms of your health, so making those s... Read more →

'It's really bad for you' - TV3 doctor explains why sitting too much could kill you

Thursday 6th December 2018 - Áilín Quinlan - Irish Independent

Real Life: At 18-and-a-half stone Patrick Kiely realised his sedentary lifestyle had finally caught up with him. He was mid-forties, overweight and unfit. Even climbing the stairs at home was difficult he tells Áilín Quinlan. Thirteen marathons later he is a fit, healthy, energetic dad... Read more →

12 ways to help stiff and aching joints

Monday 26th March 2018 - Julia Molony - Irish Independent

They rarely get a break, so it's no wonder our joints can hurt from time to time. Julia Molony rounds up some of the best ways to ensure you remain supple. As we get older our joints get sore and it sometimes takes us a lot longer to get moving, especially after long periods of inactivity. So w... Read more →

Dr Ciara Kelly: 'I'm going from zero hours exercise to 100 days of walking'

Wednesday 10th January 2018 - Ciara Kelly - Irish Independent

I realise it's probably already too late to be wishing people a happy new year - but I'm slow about stuff like that and to me the whole start of January remains a time of note in terms of taking stock of your life and one where I like to think about how I'd like to start the year as I mean to co... Read more →

There’s an app for that: exercise prescription cuts heart attack risk

Monday 29th August 2016 - Muiris Houston - The Irish Times

Confused about how much exercise to take for a healthy heart? Norwegian researchers have come up with a useful app that allows you to personalise the amount of exercise needed to reduce your risk of death from heart attack and stroke. Speaking at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress i... Read more →

Exercise benefits those with schizophrenia

Monday 15th August 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Aerobic exercise could significantly improve the lives of those affected by the mental health condition, schizophrenia, a new study has found. According to the findings, just 12 weeks of aerobic exercise appear to improve how the brain functions. Schizophrenia is a serious mental health condition ... Read more →

Chinese exercises may benefit heart health

Monday 14th March 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Chinese exercises, such as Tai Chi, may help improve the health and quality of life of people with heart disease and high blood pressure, a new study has found. Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese exercise that involves a series of gentle movements that are performed in a slow and focused manner. This... Read more →

Sleep and exercise key to reducing stroke risk

Friday 19th February 2016 - Deborah Condon -

Exercising regularly and getting the right amount of sleep each night significantly reduces a person's risk of stroke, a new study has shown. US researchers analysed data on almost 289,000 people who had been monitored between 2004 and 2013. The participants' sleep was assessed, as well as their in... Read more →

Exercise DVDs 'psychologically harmful'

Monday 11th January 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

With losing weight and getting fit common resolutions at this time of the year, many people may be turning to exercise DVDs for help. However, a new study has found that some of these DVDs may be psychologically harmful. US researchers studied 10 popular instructor-led commercial exercise DVDs, eva... Read more →

Could this new 'exercise pill' replace working out?

Thursday 22nd October 2015 - Sasha Brady - Irish Independent

Scientists are developing an "exercise pill" intended to have the same physical benefits as a real workout session - without working out. It sounds too good to be true but this is more than just the stuff of our fantasies, it's a serious scientific goal. A team of researchers at the Australia's Un... Read more →

Most Irish adults not exercising enough

Monday 12th October 2015 - Deborah Condon - irish health

Just one-third of Irish people get enough exercise and only one-quarter eat enough fruit and vegetables, a major new survey has found. According to the first national survey on the nation's health since the SLÁN survey in 2007, while overweight and obesity figures appear to have stabilised i... Read more →

Most Irish adults not exercising enough

Thursday 8th October 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Healthtest

Just one-third of Irish people get enough exercise and only one-quarter eat enough fruit and vegetables, a major new survey has found. According to the first national survey on the nation's health since the SLÁN survey in 2007, while overweight and obesity figures appear to have stabilised i... Read more →

How exercise can help you move on after cancer

Tuesday 18th August 2015 - Ailin Quinlan - Irish Independent

Exercise has long been billed as a key part of the cancer recovery journey. We meet the patients lifting and squatting their way back to health It's widely known that physical exercise is a crucial part of healing for those who've undergone heart surgery - but did you know that science is now advoc... Read more →

Small amount of exercise benefits over-60s

Thursday 6th August 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People over the age of 60 who undertake even a very small amount of moderate to vigorous physical activity each week, reduce their risk of death, a new study has found. According to the findings, greater longevity is possible even if older people do not reach the recommended amount of exercise. Ad... Read more →

Exercise benefits brains of older people

Friday 17th July 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Older adults can improve their brain function by exercising more, a new study has found. US researchers set out to determine the ideal amount of exercise required to experience benefits in the brain. They followed healthy adults aged 65 and older for a six-month period. None of the participants had... Read more →

Avoid squatting in skinny jeans

Tuesday 23rd June 2015 - Deborah Condon -

If you need to carry out a task that involves lots of squatting, do not wear skinny jeans, doctors have advised. They have found that squatting in this type of clothing for long periods of time may damage muscle and nerve fibres in the legs. Writing in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & P... Read more →

Weekend screen time bad for teen bones

Thursday 11th June 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Teenage boys who spend a lot of time at the weekend looking at various screens have poorer bone health, a new study has found. This finding does not seem to apply to teenage girls however. Researchers in Norway looked at almost 1,000 teenagers aged between 15 and 17. All of the participants were a... Read more →

Exercise cuts gestational diabetes risk

Friday 5th June 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Women who exercise during pregnancy reduce their risk of developing gestational diabetes, a new study has shown. Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that develops during pregnancy - most often in the second or third trimester. It usually disappears after the baby is born, although women who ... Read more →

Busy workers less active than they think

Monday 18th May 2015 - Deborah Condon -

People in busy jobs who believe they are achieving their daily recommended levels of physical activity while working, may be fooling themselves, a new Irish study suggests. According to Dr Eleanor McIntyre of Galway University Hospital, most adults spend around 60% of their waking hours in work, th... Read more →

Walking groups reduce disease risk

Tuesday 20th January 2015 - Deborah Condon -

If you want to reduce your risk of developing a range of conditions including heart disease and depression, get out walking with a group. According to a new study, regularly walking outdoors in groups lowers the risk of a number of life-threatening conditions. The UK study was based on an analysis... Read more →

Irish people urged to walk more

Wednesday 7th January 2015 - Deborah Condon -

A new health initiative is aiming to get Irish people off their sofas, as research shows that walking for just 30 minutes per day improves both physical and mental health. The initiative has been launched by Get Ireland Walking and the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) and it involves a ‘21 Day Walk... Read more →

Benefits of med diet, exercise seen a year later

Friday 7th November 2014 - Deborah Condon -

People who consume a Mediterranean diet and increase the amount of exercise they do for just eight weeks, may still be reaping the health rewards of this one year later, a new study suggests. UK researchers looked at people over the age of 50 who were originally assessed over an eight-week period. ... Read more →

More PE needed in secondary schools

Thursday 6th November 2014 - Deborah Condon -

Secondary schools are being urged to ensure that all pupils are being taught enough PE. According to recommendations by the Department of Education, post-primary school students should be provided with two hours of physical education per week. The Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) and the Federation of... Read more →

Exercise 3 times a week cuts depression risk

Tuesday 21st October 2014 - Deborah Condon -

People who are physically active three times a week may reduce their risk of depression, a new study suggests. UK researchers followed the progress of over 11,000 people born in 1958, until they reached the age of 50. Levels of physical activity and depressive symptoms were recorded at regular inte... Read more →

Moderate exercise cuts heart failure risk

Monday 8th September 2014 - Deborah Condon -

Exercising moderately for one hour per day could significantly reduce a person's risk of developing heart failure, a new study suggests. Heart failure is a potentially life-threatening condition which leads to the heart being unable to pump enough blood around the body. Symptoms include tiredness, ... Read more →

Why you should leave the car at home

Wednesday 20th August 2014 - Niall Hunter -

People who commute to work by walking or cycling and public transport tend to have lower body weight and fat composition compared to those using private transport, according to a new study. The researchers point out that the health benefits were similar for both active commuting (walking and cyclin... Read more →

Doctor's Orders: Exercise is a game-changer in life

Monday 14th July 2014 - Ciara Kelly - Independent

Its time to pull the runners back on and hit the pavement . I went for my first run in about two months this week. I'd injured my Achilles earlier in the year, which put me out of action; but if I was being very honest, it was good to have an excuse that got me off the exercise hook. I'd been extrem... Read more →

Health guide: Ten ways to get your children active

Friday 30th May 2014 - Grainne Cunningham - Independent

Irish children have been given a D-minus for physical exercise in the new report grading youngsters in 15 countries worldwide, but here's our brilliant guide to help get them moving. Irish children spend too much time on the couch and too little on their feet, according to a new international repor... Read more →