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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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Let’s talk about men’s health 7 days ago

Let’s talk about men’s health

By  •  Health

This week is Men’s Health Week 2019.

It runs from the 10th to the 16th of June and it’s time to get men talking about their health!

If there is …
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Three healthy vegan recipes that taste great too! 2 weeks ago

Three healthy vegan recipes that taste great too!

By  •  Health

Today, I’m going to give you a day of Vegan recipes that you can use straight away and they all taste great.

The one thing that I hear time and …
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Your guide to climbing the Cuilcagh Steps 3 weeks ago

Your guide to climbing the Cuilcagh Steps

By  •  Health

Unless you have been living under a rock this year, you will undoubtedly have heard of the Cuilcagh Boardwalk in Co Fermanagh.

Nicknamed the ‘Stairway To Heaven’ it had become …
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This eat REAL food challenge could be easier than you think 4 weeks ago

This eat REAL food challenge could be easier than you think

By  •  Health

Convenience has become part of our lives.

I have written before about how impatience can be costing us our goals when it comes to our health and fitness.

This also …
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Don’t compare your progress to someone else’s! 1 month ago

Don’t compare your progress to someone else’s!

By  •  Health

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

You commit yourself to your training and diet, only to have someone else get a better result than …
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It all comes down to choice! 1 month ago

It all comes down to choice!

By  •  Health

This 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 you …
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The fresh air challenge 2 months ago

The fresh air challenge

By  •  Health

This week’s challenge is fairly self explanatory.

I want you to get out and get at LEAST 30 mins of fresh air every day this week.

With the change in …
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Eggxtreme ways to take the fun out of Easter 2 months ago

Eggxtreme ways to take the fun out of Easter

By  •  Health

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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Let’s unplug and try the ‘Live in the Now’ challenge 2 months ago

Let’s unplug and try the ‘Live in the Now’ challenge

By  •  Health

This week’s challenge is going to follow on from last week’s Gratitude Challenge.

Last week we spoke about how social media can make us feel as if we are missing …
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Emmet’s health challenge of the week: The Gratitude Challenge 2 months ago

Emmet’s health challenge of the week: The Gratitude Challenge

By  •  Health

This week’s challenge is one that we all need to do much, MUCH more.

We live in an age of instant gratification.

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • SnapChat
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn

Each …
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Why you shouldn’t be shocked at the idea of a no caffeine challenge 3 months ago

Why you shouldn’t be shocked at the idea of a no caffeine challenge

By  •  Health

This week’s challenge may sound like sacrilege, but there is a good reason for doing it.

Your daily caffeine fix can have loads of great benefits.

The positivity challenge! 3 months ago

The positivity challenge!

By  •  Health

Every day, it seems as if we are being exposed to more negativity in our daily lives.

Social media can swamp our newsfeeds with negativity and the news and media …
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Recipes: Three healthy meals that taste great too 3 months ago

Recipes: Three healthy meals that taste great too

By  •  Health

Today, I’m going to give you a day of recipes that you can use straight away and they all taste great.

The one thing that I hear time and time …
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What we can all learn from Lady Gaga’s Oscar speech 3 months ago

What we can all learn from Lady Gaga’s Oscar speech

By  •  Health

Throughout your life, you will meet people who will lift you up and support you.

But, you will also meet others who will be naysayers and will try to put …
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The skinny tea trend has the biggest loss so far 4 months ago

The skinny tea trend has the biggest loss so far

By  •  Health

This week, Miss Fit Supplements closed its doors.

They posted on their Facebook account and their Instagram (which is now deleted) to let their customers know about the closure.


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Want to get in shape for summer? Here’s why the time to start is now 4 months ago

Want to get in shape for summer? Here’s why the time to start is now

By  •  Health

We are half way through February.

March will soon be upon us and that means that we have only 16 weeks until June, and the start of the summer holiday …
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Emmet’s health challenge of the week: The hardest one you will ever do! 4 months ago

Emmet’s health challenge of the week: The hardest one you will ever do!

By  •  Health

It’s Valentines week and love is in the air.

Couples everywhere will be spending the next few days getting organised for Thursday when flowers, cards, chocolates and ‘other things’ will …
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Emmet’s health challenge of the week: Train your Mind 4 months ago

Emmet’s health challenge of the week: Train your Mind

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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Health challenge of the week: Declutter your life! 5 months ago

Health challenge of the week: Declutter your life!

By  •  Health

This week’s challenge is a personal one for us all.

We can all get to a point of feeling overwhelmed at times. This usually happens at busy times of the …
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Challenge of the week: Where do you go to be active and clear your head? 5 months ago

Challenge of the week: Where do you go to be active and clear your head?

By  •  Health

We are being blessed with unusually great weather for the time of year.

The days are crisp and bright and with it being January, it is making getting out and …
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The 10K per day challenge – are you in? 5 months ago

The 10K per day challenge – are you in?

By  •  Health

We are spending more and more of our lives sitting down throughout the day.

  • At work
  • At home
  • Watching TV
  • On our phones
  • On our computers
  • Playing online


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Do you take diet advice from celebrities? Here’s why you shouldn’t 5 months ago

Do you take diet advice from celebrities? Here’s why you shouldn’t

By  •  Health

This is probably the busiest time of year for weight loss and supplement companies.

The weight loss industry in the USA alone is worth $70 BILLION and each year new …
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Health and Fitness: Plan your 2019 the right way 6 months ago

Health and Fitness: Plan your 2019 the right way

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 New Year’s resolutions for this year, stop …
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Relax, Recharge and Reset 6 months ago

Relax, Recharge and Reset

By  •  Health

It’s okay to eat, drink and be merry for one week in the year.

This week I am not going to preach to you.

There will be no tips …
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How to survive the season of indulgence 6 months ago

How to survive the season of indulgence

The Christmas Party season has officially begun, and holiday nibbles will be everywhere.

Every house, shop and workplace will start to be filled with ‘Pringles’, ‘Roses’ and any other number …
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The five lowest-calorie drinks to have this party season 6 months ago

The five lowest-calorie drinks to have this party season

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 …
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How to ‘tame’ your thoughts and emotions 7 months ago

How to ‘tame’ your thoughts and emotions

By  •  Health

At this time of year, it is very easy to feel overwhelmed.

As we move further into December, it is easy to feel as if time is the one thing …
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The good night’s sleep challenge – could you do it? 7 months 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’ 7 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 9 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 9 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 10 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 10 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 10 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! 10 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! 11 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 11 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 11 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 12 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! 12 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 1 year 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 1 year 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? 1 year 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’ 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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