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How to quit smoking - for good: Psychologist David Coleman on his own nicotine addiction

Monday 19th February 2018 - David Coleman - Irish Independent

Nobody wakes up one morning and, out of nowhere, stops smoking. Successfully giving up smoking takes a lot of thought, planning, effort and commitment. There is a lot of psychological research about change, about how we come to change, what motivates us to change, what makes us welcome ... 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 →

Foods for life: The seven ages of eating

Tuesday 13th February 2018 - Lynne Caffrey - Irish Independent

As our bodies grow and age, it is essential that the food we eat has all the nutrients we need to thrive, writes Lynne Caffrey. But who needs what, and when? Babies Public health experts have moved away from the blanket 'breast is best' message to reassure new mums that every breastfeed they... 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 →

Allergy or intolerance: What's the difference?

Friday 9th February 2018 - Health & Living - Irish Independent

There's an increasing trend towards using the terms 'intolerant' and 'allergic' as interchangeable - but the reality is that the two are very different things. A food allergy is an immune reaction to food proteins. Essentially a food protein, the allergen, causes the body's immune syste... Read more →

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 →

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