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Emmet Rushe, owner and operator of Rushe Fitness, gives expert advice for ladies wanting to get in shape.

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The Top 5 ways hidden calories creep into your diet 2 days ago

The Top 5 ways hidden calories creep into your diet

By  •  Health

You can be doing everything right.

You can be training, eating healthy, drinking your water, following everything you are being told to do and yet, you may not be getting …
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Monday Motivation: How to find your best time to exercise 1 week ago

Monday Motivation: How to find your best time to exercise

By  •  Health

When it comes to exercise, there can be a few myths surrounding the ‘right’ time to train.

  • Some do it ‘fasted’,1st thing in the morning in order to burn …
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Looking to lose weight? – Shed the sense of entitlement 2 weeks ago

Looking to lose weight? – Shed the sense of entitlement

By  •  Health

If there is one thing that I always recommend to a new client, whenever they come in for a consultation, it is the importance of food quality.

Food quality is …
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Recipes: Four treats that won’t trick your diet 3 weeks ago

Recipes: Four treats that won’t trick your diet

By  •  Health

We are coming into the Halloween break.

It is one of the best times of the year and is great fun for children and adults alike.

People will be having …
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How distracted eating is affecting your weight 4 weeks ago

How distracted eating is affecting your weight

By  •  Health

There are numerous reasons that Ireland is in the middle of an obesity epidemic.

  • Poor food choices
  • Over consumption of calories
  • Over consumption of alcohol
  • Lack of exercise


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What are you waiting for? 1 month ago

What are you waiting for?

By  •  Health

The average life expectancy in Ireland is 81 years.

That is 8 decades + 1 year.

There are 10 years in each decade.

The graph below is where I am …
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How to dine on a diet 1 month ago

How to dine on a diet

By  •  Health

One of the biggest struggles people can have when dieting, is eating out.

Not knowing what to order in restaurants to keep on track, can make it difficult to know …
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Are you afraid to join a gym? 2 months ago

Are you afraid to join a gym?

By  •  Health

Joining a gym can be a daunting experience.

The thought of it can put most people off before they even get the courage up to pay it a visit.

The …
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Don’t compare your weight to others 2 months ago

Don’t compare your weight to others

By  •  Fitness

One of the biggest mistakes you can make, is to compare your rate of weight loss to someone else’s.

Everyone has different starting points. Everyone has different activity levels Everyone …
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The best way to burn belly fat? 2 months ago

The best way to burn belly fat?

By  •  Health

On Friday, Ireland AM’s facebook page shared a story from Xposé.ie with the tag line;

“Struggling to lose weight? This special drink will have you burning fat in no time!”


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The side to dieting that no one talks about 2 months ago

The side to dieting that no one talks about

By  •  Health

Dieting is thought of as 2 parts.

  1. Losing weight
  2. Gaining weight

That is usually how the conversations go about it and that is usually where they stop.

However, …
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This is what you should do when weight loss stalls 3 months ago

This is what you should do when weight loss stalls

By  •  Health

Weight loss stalling when dieting is not uncommon. In fact, I’d hazard a guess that weight loss stalls are the downfall of the majority of diets

If you have ever …
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A lesson in preparing for the school routine 3 months ago

A lesson in preparing for the school routine

By  •  Health, Mammy

It’s that time of year again.

Time seems to go faster. Darkness arrives earlier and earlier, as families get back into the school routine.

With the relaxed nature of the …
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10 things that require 0 talent to get further in life 3 months ago

10 things that require 0 talent to get further in life

By  •  Health

During the week, I shared a picture on my Instagram feed that celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson posted.

It was simply “10 Things that require 0 talent”

They were;

  1. Being …
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Smoke and Mirrors 3 months ago

Smoke and Mirrors

By  •  Health

Instagram is becoming one of the most used social media platforms in the world.

Since being acquired by Facebook in 2012 it has grown to over 700 million daily users …
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Why fitness and nutrition is so confusing 4 months ago

Why fitness and nutrition is so confusing

By  •  Health

Type fitness or nutrition into google and you will get 1,750,000,000 results for Fitness and 531,000,000 for Nutrition.

These searches will be a combination of websites, blogs, You Tube Channels, Instagram feeds, …
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5 low calorie summer cocktails 4 months ago

5 low calorie summer cocktails

By  •  Health

Sunshine!

Every time we get a burst of sunshine, 2 things happen.

  1. The barbecues are dusted off
  2. People like to enjoy a few drinks in the sunshine.

The …
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Meet Jenny 4 months ago

Meet Jenny

By  •  Health

The blog may be titled “Meet Jenny”, but I can guarantee that you have already met her and probably know her quite well.

Are carbs the enemy? 4 months ago

Are carbs the enemy?

By  •  Health

Carbs are public enemy No1!!!!!

It’s common knowledge that if you want to lose weight, you simply cannot eat carbs because they make you fat….right?

Not exactly.

If you have …
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5 training myths you probably believe 5 months ago

5 training myths you probably believe

By  •  Health

This is a 2-part article this week.

This one will focus on popular training myths and my other article over on Donegal Daily will focus on popular nutrition myths.

I’m …
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How to beat weekend binging 5 months ago

How to beat weekend binging

By  •  Health

I am going to keep this short and sweet today ladies.

I’m writing this from the airport as I’m getting ready to board my flight to New York.

It is …
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How to really sweat on holidays 5 months ago

How to really sweat on holidays

By  •  Health

This week I am heading on holidays 😀

It will be the 1st time in 3 years that I will be turning off my phone (at least that’s what I’m …
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THIS is the secret behind Holly Willoughby’s weight loss 5 months ago

THIS is the secret behind Holly Willoughby’s weight loss

By  •  Health

Holly Willoughby made the news during the week as speculation grew over how she achieved her new figure.

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Which is best for fat loss: weights or cardio? 6 months ago

Which is best for fat loss: weights or cardio?

By  •  Health

This is a question that I get quite frequently. When it comes to getting in shape and losing body fat, which is best, cardio or weights?

This 1st thing that …
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What’s wrong with #Fitspiration 6 months ago

What’s wrong with #Fitspiration

By  •  Health

Instagram is fast becoming the biggest social networking app for sharing photos and videos.

With its newest features, it is overtaking Snapchat and is predicted to become the leader in …
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Weight loss is simple, not easy 6 months ago

Weight loss is simple, not easy

By  •  Health

This article might not go down well with some.

It might touch on a nerve or two.

But it’s time to realise that everything we do is a choice.

Whether …
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Protein: What you need to know 7 months ago

Protein: What you need to know

By  •  Health

Protein is a German word that is taken from the Greek word Proteios, meaning the first in.

There is no question about it; protein is the most important macronutrient in …
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19 reasons why you aren’t losing body fat 7 months ago

19 reasons why you aren’t losing body fat

By  •  Health

1. You aren’t in a caloric deficit. It doesn’t matter what you have heard, or what you have read, if you are not losing body fat, you are not in …
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Is eating healthy preventing you from losing weight? 7 months ago

Is eating healthy preventing you from losing weight?

By  •  Health

I hear it all the time in consultations. You may have even said it yourself at one stage or another.  It is one of the most confusing things for most …
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The truth about treats 7 months ago

The truth about treats

By  •  Health

So, you are having a bad day at work. Your boss is on your case, your supervisor is being a pain in the posterior and you have to pull up …
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Emotional Eating 8 months ago

Emotional Eating

By  •  Health

Our cravings for certain types of food seem to always appear when we are at our weakest emotionally.

It may happen consciously or unconsciously.  Many health and dietary goals have …
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Weight training made easy 8 months ago

Weight training made easy

By  •  Health

Entering a gym for the first time can be terrifying! The thought of starting to lift weights can be a nightmare.

You walk into the gym, take one look at …
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5 Things You Should Know About Losing Weight 8 months ago

5 Things You Should Know About Losing Weight

By  •  Health

Weight loss can be a frustrating thing.

  • How much should you be losing each week?
  • What if weight loss stops?
  • What am i allowed to eat?
  • Will I be …
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“We are all the sum total of the choices we make” 8 months ago

“We are all the sum total of the choices we make”

By  •  Health

“Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made.” Wayne Dyer

Over the past 2 weeks I have been focusing my Facebook live vlogs on my Rushe …
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Don’t trust your scales 8 months ago

Don’t trust your scales

By  •  Health

If there is one thing that I have learned from training hundreds of people over the last few years, it is this:

The scale is a great tool for measuring …
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How sleep can affect your diet and waistline 9 months ago

How sleep can affect your diet and waistline

By  •  Health

This past week has been an eventful one for me.

It all started at 5am last Friday morning. The alarm went off as usual for me to get up for …
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Three tasty low-calorie recipes for your three meals today 9 months ago

Three tasty low-calorie recipes for your three meals today

By  •  Health

I know that for some of you, resolutions are a distant memory, but for those of you that are hanging onto your New Year’s goals by a thread, I am …
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Why it is all so confusing 9 months ago

Why it is all so confusing

By  •  Fitness, Health

This past week, an article in Her.ie titled, ‘The sneaky reason you can’t shift your belly fat’, claimed that caffeine, cortisol and your hormones were the reasons that you couldn’t shift …
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People and their opinions 9 months ago

People and their opinions

By  •  Health

Last Sunday was ‘Super Bowl Sunday’. If the Super Bowl is famous for something other than American Football, it is the half time show.

One of the biggest spectacles of …
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Seven female training myths 10 months ago

Seven female training myths

By  •  Health

Today I am going to lay out a few myths that just won’t seem to die when it comes to women and training. I hear these on a regular basis …
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Please don’t sabotage your friends’ goals 10 months ago

Please don’t sabotage your friends’ goals

By  •  Health

When someone starts out on their health and fitness journey, they are faced with an array of obstacles; How do I train? Which diet should I follow? Can I eat …
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Be careful about weight loss myths 10 months ago

Be careful about weight loss myths

By  •  Health

When it comes to weight loss everyone has an opinion, and I mean EVERYONE! Every single day I hear countless stories from clients and members of the gym, all of …
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How 2 words can change your life 10 months ago

How 2 words can change your life

By  •  Health

If you were to ask 100 people how they felt whilst on a diet, there would be a few answers that would stand out.

Things like;

How to lose weight and keep it off – for good 11 months ago

How to lose weight and keep it off – for good

By  •  Health

It’s probably the most asked question when it comes to health.

‘How can I lose weight and keep it off for good?’

First things first;

If you are hoping that …
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A different approach to New Year’s Resolutions 11 months ago

A different approach to New Year’s Resolutions

By  •  Health

Happy New Year ladies.

I hope that it is what you expect it to be and you have a healthy and happy one 😀

If you are planning your …
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You haven’t done as much damage as you think! 11 months ago

You haven’t done as much damage as you think!

By  •  Health

If you are sitting today, completely stuffed and wondering how you are ever going to eat again, don’t worry, you are not alone.

It is the time of year …
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Relax, recharge and reset 11 months ago

Relax, recharge and reset

This week I am not going to preach to you.

There will be no tips or hints.

This coming week is about one thing.

Spending time with your family …
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The proper way to plank 11 months ago

The proper way to plank

By  •  Health

The Plank isn’t just a great core exercise, when done properly, it becomes a full body exercise.

In addition to strengthening the abdominals, you will also strengthen your lower back, …
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The 5 best low calorie alcoholic drinks 12 months ago

The 5 best low calorie alcoholic drinks

By  •  Health

It is officially December and that can only mean one thing; Christmas party season has officially arrived.

With the upcoming festivities and with Christmas being only a few weeks away, it …
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No gym, no problem! 12 months ago

No gym, no problem!

By  •  Health

The gym can be a daunting place.

Having trained and worked in many different gyms over the past 20 years, I know how intimidating the thought of starting a gym …
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