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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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Reasons you don’t need another diet 5 days 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? 2 weeks 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 3 weeks 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! 4 weeks 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? 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 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 2 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 2 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! 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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… 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 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? 5 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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? 6 months 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 6 months 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? 7 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 7 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? 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 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? 9 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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? 11 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 11 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 11 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 12 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 12 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? 12 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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