NewsTag: healthy lifestyle

15 Ways to boost your immune system

Friday 2nd March 2018 - Áilín Quinlan - Irish Independent

Áilín Quinlan asked the experts for their top tips to restore your sparkle. Leftover foods like re-cooked potato and re-heated rice are good for you. 1 There is no magic pill There's no easy solution to revitalising a flu-battered immune system, says dietitian Paula M... Read more →

Forever young: the secret to ageing well

Monday 26th February 2018 - Guy Kelly - Irish independent

Researchers spent years studying a group of people over 80 to find out what sets them apart. As their findings are published this week, Guy Kelly unlocks the mystery to a long, happy life. It's a question that's vexed humans since the Early Dynastic Period, but now it turns out Eric Idle gave u... Read more →

Getting more movement into your workday

Friday 16th February 2018 - Karl Henry - Irish Independent

To be honest, it is something I have been saying and thinking for years - if you spend your days trying to clock up 10,000 steps, you might want to pause and have a rethink. People have been following the catchy fitness goal of 10,000 steps to gauge their activity levels for a while now, but it'... Read more →

The rise of alternative water

Thursday 15th February 2018 - Tomé Morrissey-Swan - Irish Independent

The idea has been batted around for a while now, but the so-called 'sugar tax' on fizzy drinks will officially come into effect on April 6. The date was announced last week and will see a tax of 30c per litre added on to sweetened drinks with over 8g of sugar per 100ml in a bid to fight rising obe... Read more →

How much are we really drinking?

Monday 12th February 2018 - Kathy Donaghy - Irish Independent

As we settle in to the second month of a new year and resolve to be the best and healthiest version of ourselves that we can be, now is probably a good time to ask ourselves how much we drink and to look at our alcohol consumption in terms of our overall health and wellbeing. Be honest ... 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 →

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 →

Siobhan Byrne: Take the first steps to a leaner, fitter, stronger you

Thursday 11th January 2018 - Siobhan Byrne - Irish Independent

Welcome to week one of our eight-week fitness challenge. For the next eight weeks we are going to be looking at how to create a sustainable fitness routine that you can adapt to your lifestyle to help get you fitter and leaner but, most importantly, to give you focus to challenge yourself and to... Read more →

Stay on track for Christmas: Stop the excuses — make the most of the daylight hours by fitting in your exercise

Wednesday 29th November 2017 - Karl Henry - Irish independent

Light, glorious light! Every year I am fascinated by just how dark it gets in autumn and winter. It seems to get darker earlier every year, though I am fairly sure this is only in my mind. Over the coming weeks, I'll be bringing you my health survival plan to help you stay on track for ... Read more →

Protein diet to help in obesity fight by making us less hungry

Tuesday 7th November 2017 - John von Radowitz - Irish Independent

High-protein diets have led scientists to a new hunger suppressant that could help fight obesity. Phenylalanine, a component of dietary protein, reduces food intake by affecting the release of appetite-regulating hormones in the gut, research has shown. It may be the reason why die... Read more →

Strict 'five-a-day' rule sidelined in new bid to fight child obesity

Thursday 2nd November 2017 - Eilish O'Regan - Irish Independent

Strict healthy living rules like aiming for 'five a day' have been sidelined in a new campaign to tackle child obesity. Families instead are being encouraged to take small steps to improve their dietary and exercise habits. Previous campaigns have spotlighted goals which may be unreachable, includin... Read more →

10 ways to banish the winter blues

Wednesday 1st November 2017 - Dr Claire Hayes - Irish Independent

It's that time of year again -the mornings suddenly seem chilly, the trees are changing colour and leaves are falling to the ground. I'm lucky, I enjoy autumn, but I know that there are many who do not. I usually look forward to the winter months too, but this year I notice myself being more inf... Read more →

Fit after 50: One of the biggest challenges of ageing is getting weaker, but exercising can change this

Friday 20th October 2017 - Karl Henry - Irish Independent

Welcome to my new six-part series, Fit after 50. My goal over the next six weeks is to show you just how important health and exercise are as you get older. This might be a time when you are facing increasing age-related challenges in your own life, but I'm here to help you do what you ... Read more →

These 'healthy' food brands are actually saltier than seawater, dietitian warns

Thursday 19th October 2017 - Orla Walsh - Irish Independent

The average Irish diet is very high in salt, which may be contributing to the worrying levels of obesity in both children and adults, independent of calorie intake, writes dietitian Orla Walsh. A new survey has revealed certain brands of pesto are saltier than seawater. Although a popular choic... Read more →

Working out at home

Monday 9th October 2017 - Siobhan Byrne - Irish Independent

Hopefully everyone is starting to settle back into a routine after the summer holidays. For some this will be easier than others but, remember, structure and a little discipline can go a long way to making life easier. This week will see our final home workout before we move on to gym w... Read more →

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

Monday 2nd October 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 →

Low fat, high fat? ...make your mind up

Friday 29th September 2017 - Orla Walsh - Irish Independent

A study published in the Lancet journal made the front cover of many newspapers worldwide. The data is from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study and was led by researchers at McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences. It followed more than 135,000 people from 18 low-incom... Read more →

Time to hit the gym

Thursday 28th September 2017 - Siobhan Byrne - Irish independent

Over the next four weeks, I'll be going through some of my favourite exercises to do at the gym. Bodyweight exercises always have a place in my fitness routine, and are especially good if you are tight on time or stuck for someone to mind the kids so you can get to the gym. Strengt... Read more →

Seven days, seven changes: A week’s worth of easy tweaks to kickstart a healthier life

Wednesday 27th September 2017 - Karl Henry - Irish Independent

Health can be so scary, daunting, and unattainable that sometimes you can't see how to start, what to do first or where to go next. That feeling of helplessness is a common thing. I see it all the time with clients when they come in for their initial meeting. That fear is stopping ... Read more →

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 →

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 →

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 →

15 simple tips for happy feet

Tuesday 1st December 2015 - Áilín Quinlan - Irish Independent

The feet provide a foundation for the entire body structure, but nonetheless are often forgotten about and neglected. In her new book, nurse Isobel Guckian advises on how to best care for your precious tootsies. 1 Listen to your body We might love running, but pounding the pavements sends shock wa... Read more →

The trick to triumphing over your sweet tooth

Tuesday 27th October 2015 - Eilish O'Regan - Irish Independent

Most of us admit to having sweet tooth - but there are ways of distracting ourselves from over-indulging. Remember you are more likely to indulge a sweet tooth if you're hungry, so always eat three well-balanced meals, spread evenly, and have healthy ingredients, such as fruit, nuts or low-fat yogu... Read more →

Fidgeting may be good for you

Tuesday 29th September 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

An increasing number of studies suggest that sitting for prolonged periods is bad for our health. However, a new study suggests that fidgeting movements may counteract some of these adverse health effects. UK researchers examined data from a study involving over 35,000 women aged between 35 and 69.... Read more →