Your motivation will start to waver... Five tips to help you keep going

Thursday 18th October 2018 - Karl Henry - The Irish Independent

The dreaded plateau. Probably the single biggest reason that people fall off the wagon when trying to get healthy. In the first few weeks of exercising and eating well, you will see big results. Results that motivate you to keep going. Weight-loss, inch-loss and an increase in fitness are all supe... Read more →

How to travel safely when you're pregnant

Thursday 18th October 2018 - Maria Lally - The Irish Independent

In the early weeks of her pregnancy with Prince George, the Duchess of Cambridge had to hurriedly announce the news after she was hospitalised with hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness that left her bed-bound for weeks. Compare that to her new sister-in-law the Duchess of... Read more →

How to cope in an empty nest and find the silver lining

Thursday 18th October 2018 - Claire Ronan - The Irish Independent

After years of taking care of their children's everyday needs, waving them off to college can leave parents bereft. Tanya Sweeney hears why leaving home is hard on everyone - but there can be a silver lining With the start of a new college year comes a pivotal moment that most Irish parents dread... Read more →

Meghan and Harry: Duchess of Sussex expecting a baby

Monday 15th October 2018 - BBC News - BBC News

The Duchess of Sussex is pregnant and is due to give birth next spring, Kensington Palace has revealed. The news has been announced as she and Prince Harry begin a tour of Australia. Kensington Palace said the couple "appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world s... Read more →

Decongestants ‘should not be given to children under six’

Monday 15th October 2018 - Elaine Edwards - The Irish Times

Decongestants should not be given to children under six and should only be given with caution to children under 12, as there is no evidence they alleviate the symptoms of a cold, a new medical study recommends. The study published in the British Medical Journal warns the safety of such pr... Read more →

Irish emigrants’ mental health: ‘I lost my charisma, my social skills, my confidence’

Monday 15th October 2018 - Shaun Lavelle - The Irish Times

In the late 1940s, while anthropologist Dr Kalervo Oberg was researching the social organisation of the Tlingit Native American tribe, he began to notice a common affliction among anyone suddenly transplanted abroad. Oberg coined the term “culture shock” to explain the phenome... Read more →

I'm treating it a bit like a pub' - Dermot Bannon reveals why he's designing his home like an Irish bar

Friday 12th October 2018 - Geraldine Gittens

TV architect Dermot Bannon is currently living with his family in rented accommodation while his new home undergoes a complete refit. The Room to Improve presenter recently bought a three-bedroom home in Drumcondra for close to €800,000, and he's been busy with the redesign. &... Read more →

Roid rage' warning: Rise in Irish men using steroids to be 'body beautiful'

Friday 12th October 2018 - Eilish O'Regan - The Irish Independent

One in 10 adults would consider taking anabolic steroids, a new survey has revealed. This number rises to more than one in five among the 18-34 year age group who are most vulnerable to "body-beautiful" hype. More are turning to steroids to get the 'ripped body' look, which features prominen... Read more →

Karl Henry: Get a black bag and fill it with your clothes that don't fit

Friday 12th October 2018 - Karl Henry - The Irish Independent

Welcome to week three of our back-to-school, back-to-basics and back-to-health series. So how have you been getting on with your homework so far? Remember that each week I simply want you to try your best, get as many of the homework tasks done as you can, and if you don't get to them all, don't w... Read more →

It’s the single biggest trend coming through' - Irish eating habits are changing

Friday 12th October 2018 - Geraldine Gittens - The Irish Independent

Irish eating habits are changing. Health food products are flooding the market as consumers are demanding a more health conscious offering. Veganism is a growing trend in Ireland, and supermarkets are taking note. “Vegan is a buzzword. There’s a great demand for it,” says P... Read more →

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