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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 good night’s sleep challenge – could you do it? 1 day ago

The good night’s sleep challenge – could you do it?

By  •  Health

This week I set a challenge for the members of my Rushe Fitness Gym. 

The challenge was simple.

No screens after 9pm at night.

This meant no phones, iWatches, iPods, tablets, …
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Train your mind with the ‘Book A Week Challenge’ 2 weeks ago

Train your mind with the ‘Book A Week Challenge’

By  •  Health

Being a gym owner and coach, it’s easy to think that all we do and encourage is related to fitness and diet, but there is so much more to our …
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Six steps to getting in shape for Christmas 4 weeks ago

Six steps to getting in shape for Christmas

By  •  Health

The goal for most at this time of year is to get in shape for the Christmas party season.

New clothing will be bought, photographs will be taken and everyone …
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What Theresa May can teach us about weight loss 1 month ago

What Theresa May can teach us about weight loss

By  •  Health

Theresa May has come under a lot of fire lately. With Brexit looming over her head and the opposition parties howling for her blood, being ridiculed for her dancing may …
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Recipe: Healthy low-cal autumn soup 2 months ago

Recipe: Healthy low-cal autumn soup

By  •  Health

I don’t know about you, but it seems as if winter has well arrived earlier than usual to Donegal this year.

The dark evenings have set in. The weather is …
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About ‘that’ Cosmopolitan cover 2 months ago

About ‘that’ Cosmopolitan cover

By  •  Health

Last week Cosmopolitan UK broke the internet by putting Tess Holliday on its front cover.

If you haven’t seen it, were unaware of it or do not know who Tess …
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How the back to school routine can help you lose weight 3 months ago

How the back to school routine can help you lose weight

By  •  Health

In the next 2 weeks, the summer will be officially over.

The kids will all be back a school and everyone’s routines will start to get back to normal.

How …
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Fake news to watch out for in the fitness world 3 months ago

Fake news to watch out for in the fitness world

By  •  Fitness, Health

If you were to look at any industry, and you were to look at the leading ‘influencers’ within that industry, you will usually find a ‘celebrity’ or someone who is …
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No time for fitness? It doesn’t have to be this way 3 months ago

No time for fitness? It doesn’t have to be this way

By  •  Health

I got a message through to my page after a survey I put up last Thursday evening.

The lady was enquiring if I still had my online coaching available as …
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Influencers Unveiled! 4 months ago

Influencers Unveiled!

By  •  Health

The blogging world was thrown into turmoil this year.

Social media, make up, fashion and fitness ‘influencers’ were shown to be taking ‘liberties’ when it came to their posts and …
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It’s time to live in the now! 4 months ago

It’s time to live in the now!

By  •  Health

Have you ever found yourself getting drawn into work and not realising how much time has gone by?

Have you ever went on your phone to check Facebook or Instagram …
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What do to if a ‘Jenny’ is sabotaging your healthy lifestyle 4 months ago

What do to if a ‘Jenny’ is sabotaging your healthy lifestyle

By  •  Health

It is exactly a year since I last posted about Jenny, but she is starting to raise her head again.

It must be whenever people start to get in shape …
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Think about this before body shaming anyone 4 months ago

Think about this before body shaming anyone

By  •  Health

Twice during the past week, I was met with body shaming on social media.

Once towards a person on Facebook and another in a group on Twitter.

The thing is, …
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5 reasons why you aren’t seeing progress in your nutrition 5 months ago

5 reasons why you aren’t seeing progress in your nutrition

By  •  Health

This is 2nd part of a 2 part article on progress and why you might not be seeing any.

The 1st part can be seen on Donegal Daily here and …
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The truth about men! 5 months ago

The truth about men!

By  •  Health

Last week was Men’s Health Week 2018.

If there is one thing you should know about men, it’s that we don’t like to talk about things, even when we should.


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How to lose friends and alienate people 5 months ago

How to lose friends and alienate people

By  •  Health

People like to feel comfortable.

No matter what the situation is, for most people, if they feel comfortable in their surroundings, they will be quite happy where they are.

This …
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Why don’t you like me? – The flip side of fitness and social media 6 months ago

Why don’t you like me? – The flip side of fitness and social media

By  •  Health

Social media is fake.

It’s as fake as can be.

It’s driven by our need to be liked and this is being misused daily.

We judge our lives on what …
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Should you be hungry on a diet? 6 months ago

Should you be hungry on a diet?

By  •  Health

I am currently on a ‘diet’.

By ‘diet’, I mean that I am currently in a phase of my training where I am dropping body fat.

The goal of this …
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What it really means to get ‘toned’ 6 months ago

What it really means to get ‘toned’

By  •  Health

Have you ever looked at a model on the cover of a magazine and thought, ‘I would love to look like that?’

Maybe you have taken the 4-week workout; you …
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How to dine out while on a diet 7 months ago

How to dine out while on a diet

By  •  Health

Summer is coming and with most of us getting ready for a holiday that may be coming up, we all want to be keeping on track as much as we …
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Don’t compare your progress to someone else 7 months ago

Don’t compare your progress to someone else

By  •  Health

It is very easy to get down when it comes to progress.

But, first you need to know what real progress looks like.

1-2lbs per week is very good progress …
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3 ways to beat night time snacking 7 months ago

3 ways to beat night time snacking

By  •  Health

One thing that seems to be a huge obstacle for people is snacking in the evenings and at night.

The scenario usually goes like this;

You manage your meals fine …
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Reasons you don’t need another diet 7 months ago

Reasons you don’t need another diet

By  •  Health

Every diet works, until it doesn’t!

If that sounds confusing, it shouldn’t. In fact it’s pretty much true for every diet you have ever tried right up to reading this …
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Can eating pasta help with weight loss? 8 months ago

Can eating pasta help with weight loss?

By  •  Fitness

Good news for pasta lovers, a new study in the BMJ has been looking at the effects of eating pasta on weight loss, BMI and waist circumference.

It was suggested …
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Don’t eat chocolate! And other motivational nonsense 8 months ago

Don’t eat chocolate! And other motivational nonsense

By  •  Fitness

This is going to be short and sweet today. After all, it is a Bank Holiday and most of you are probably still in bed.

I am pre-empting an early …
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Want to get in shape for summer? Start now! 8 months ago

Want to get in shape for summer? Start now!

By  •  Fitness

We have one week left in March. April will soon be upon us and that means that we have only 12-16 weeks until the summer holiday season kicks off.

The …
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Is sitting bad for your health? 8 months ago

Is sitting bad for your health?

By  •  Health

Sitting has recently been described as the ‘Smoking of our Generation’ and it has been compared to cancer for it’s ill health effects.

The average time spent sitting is around …
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Need a digital detox? Try this challenge 8 months ago

Need a digital detox? Try this challenge

By  •  Health

This week I set a challenge for the members of my Rushe Fitness Gym and also the members of my online Lean in 2018 program.

The challenge was simple.

No …
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The best piece of fitness advice you will ever get 9 months ago

The best piece of fitness advice you will ever get

By  •  Health

Fitness has exploded in Donegal over the past few years.

The number of people training is on the rise and it doesn’t look to be slowing down.

When I started …
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Trigger foods: How to avoid a bingefest 9 months ago

Trigger foods: How to avoid a bingefest

By  •  Health

Everyone has one.

Some of us have more than one.

Some of us have a whole array of foods that set us off on a bingefest that can leave us …
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Looking for the best fat loss supplement? There’s one thing you should know 9 months ago

Looking for the best fat loss supplement? There’s one thing you should know

By  •  Health

January may be over, but It seems as if you cannot turn on your computer, phone, TV or radio, without being met with some form of advertisement for “Fat Loss …
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Get Fit with your Bit! 10 months ago

Get Fit with your Bit!

By  •  Health

FitBits have become very popular in the health and fitness world.

Last year, Ireland was ranked as the ‘Fittest Country in the World’ for 2017, based on data they collected from …
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Low intensity exercising for weight loss that works 10 months ago

Low intensity exercising for weight loss that works

By  •  Health

Over the last few years, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) has taken off in popularity.

Its main selling point is short workouts with a large calorie burn.

The only problem …
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5 healthy hunger-busting breakfast ideas 10 months ago

5 healthy hunger-busting breakfast ideas

By  •  Health

Breakfast doesn’t have to be difficult.

The one thing I ALWAYS teach the members of my Lean in 2018 Program is that they shouldn’t stress over food.

The one question …
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Don’t let the ‘success’ of others put you off 10 months ago

Don’t let the ‘success’ of others put you off

By  •  Health

Social media is a both a blessing and a curse.

It allows us to keep in touch with friends and family around the world and also to ‘see inside’ their …
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Don’t compare your weight loss to others 11 months ago

Don’t compare your weight loss to others

By  •  Health

The January resolutions are in full swing.

Everyone is making some sort of healthy change to their activity levels or their diets.

When you see that 80% of resolutions fail …
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The best way to lose weight in January is… 11 months ago

The best way to lose weight in January is…

By  •  Health

January dieting usually follows a very similar trend around the world.

  • Let’s lose ALL THE WEIGHT…..
  • When do we want to lose it?
  • THE 1ST 2 WEEKS IN JANUARY …
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Staying active over the holidays 11 months ago

Staying active over the holidays

By  •  Health

If there is one way, that is guaranteed to beat the holiday bloat or the day after the night before, it’s getting out and doing some exercise.

While the thought …
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Keep calm and party on: 4 low-calorie Christmas drinks 11 months ago

Keep calm and party on: 4 low-calorie Christmas 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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How the lesser of two evils can help you stick to a diet 12 months ago

How the lesser of two evils can help you stick to a diet

By  •  Health

I had an interesting conversation this morning with a member of my Rushe Fitness classes.

They had been at the cinema and had refrained from having the usual fare of …
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Is coffee the key to living longer? 12 months ago

Is coffee the key to living longer?

By  •  Health

A study from the European Society of Cardiology has found that drinking coffee is associated with a lower risk of early death.

The study looked at over 20,000 people over an 18 …
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The Top 5 ways hidden calories creep into your diet 1 year 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 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 year 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 year 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? 1 year 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 1 year 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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