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

The fresh air challenge 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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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Anita’s fitness fundraiser is a success 7 months ago

Anita’s fitness fundraiser is a success

A Donegal-based woman has gained a major lift on her road to recovery from spinal injury, thanks to a team of kind-hearted supporters.

Anita Jackson, 42, has been using a …
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Have you seen my confidence? 8 months ago

Have you seen my confidence?

By  •  Health

Confidence is something that (mostly) everyone will struggle with, at least once in their lives. Whether it is your confidence in work, in college, as a mum, as a …
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Why you shouldn’t be shocked at the idea of a no caffeine challenge 8 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.

Brave woman injured in horrific holiday fall gets an uplifting boost 8 months ago

Brave woman injured in horrific holiday fall gets an uplifting boost

An inspirational woman who is making great strides in her mission to walk again has received an outpouring of support from the Donegal community this week.

Anita Jackson, aged 42, …
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Warning for parents as mumps outbreak confirmed in Donegal 8 months ago

Warning for parents as mumps outbreak confirmed in Donegal

By  •  Health, Kids

The HSE has confirmed that there have been 13 confirmed cases of Mumps in the North West since the start of March.

These have been mainly in the South Donegal …
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The painful reality of endometriosis 8 months ago

The painful reality of endometriosis

By  •  Health

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. If you know 10 women, you know endometriosis.

Endometriosis is a disease caused by tissue developing outside the uterus. The two main symptoms are pain and …
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Tributes paid following sad passing of HPV vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan 8 months ago

Tributes paid following sad passing of HPV vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan

Laura Brennan, one of Ireland’s leading patient advocates and HPV vaccine campaigner, has died at the age of 26.

The popular young Ennis woman, who was terminally ill with cervical cancer, …
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Minding Me, self-care and CBT 8 months ago

Minding Me, self-care and CBT

By  •  Health

‘Minding Me’ is all about minding yourself.

The 5 week wellness workshop will focus on learning and developing self-care practices and CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) techniques. This workshop is delivered …
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The positivity challenge! 8 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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Brave Laura ‘thrilled’ as HPV Vaccine uptake rises to 70% 8 months ago

Brave Laura ‘thrilled’ as HPV Vaccine uptake rises to 70%

The HSE has today confirmed that the uptake rate for the HPV vaccine is at 70%, marking an increase of 20 percentage points in just over two years.

The boost …
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Recipes: Three healthy meals that taste great too 8 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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‘If we only ever whisper about women’s health issues, it adds to the stigma’ 8 months ago

‘If we only ever whisper about women’s health issues, it adds to the stigma’

By  •  Health

Letterkenny physiotherapist Lorraine Boyce is leading the way with her passion for women’s health.

Lorraine is the founder of the only dedicated private Women’s Health Physiotherapy Clinic in Donegal. Through …
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Think Positive – A guide to daily affirmations 8 months ago

Think Positive – A guide to daily affirmations

By  •  Health

Positive affirmations release you from anxiety, negativity, guilt, fear and pain. Here are some examples:

Affirmations are simple messages. Repeated over-and-over, they begin to worm their way into your mind. Slowly changing …
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What we can all learn from Lady Gaga’s Oscar speech 8 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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Why social anxiety is more than just being shy 9 months ago

Why social anxiety is more than just being shy

By  •  Health

Social anxiety is more than just being shy.

• Social anxiety is all-consuming, slowly stealing your confidence and identity.

It is making you feel lost, unsure of …
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The skinny tea trend has the biggest loss so far 9 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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Plans in motion to open new maternity suite at Letterkenny Hospital 9 months ago

Plans in motion to open new maternity suite at Letterkenny Hospital

Approval has been granted for a new Maternity Theatre at Letterkenny University Hospital to be put into use – almost two decades after it was built.

Saolta Hospital Group has …
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Measles outbreak increasing in Donegal – warning 9 months ago

Measles outbreak increasing in Donegal – warning

A measles outbreak across Donegal is increasing with the HSE now confirming that there are seven confirmed cases of the disease.

Additional suspect cases are currently being investigated.

A number …
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Want to get in shape for summer? Here’s why the time to start is now 9 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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Don’t forget to love yourself this Valentine’s Day 9 months ago

Don’t forget to love yourself this Valentine’s Day

By  •  Health, Life

Valentine’s Day puts the emphasis on love for someone special in your life.

Yet YOU are the most important person in your life.

Why not make this day about loving yourself?


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Donegal measles outbreak is getting worse, HSE warns 9 months ago

Donegal measles outbreak is getting worse, HSE warns

The HSE last week revealed two confirmed cases of the highly infectious disease.

But now the HSE has confirmed that there are three more probable cases and several more possible …
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Emmet’s health challenge of the week: The hardest one you will ever do! 9 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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Measles outbreak in Donegal sparks health warning 9 months ago

Measles outbreak in Donegal sparks health warning

A measles outbreak has been declared in Donegal today following two confirmed cases.

The outbreak has been linked to a third level institution in Galway.

The HSE has urged the …
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Emmet’s health challenge of the week: Train your Mind 9 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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Uncertainty continues over Donegal’s second Breast Surgeon 9 months ago

Uncertainty continues over Donegal’s second Breast Surgeon

Health Minister Simon Harris has failed to provide any new assurances that a second permanent Breast Surgeon will be appointed to Letterkenny University Hospital, according to Pearse Doherty TD.

A …
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‘It’s time the world opened their eyes to body insecurities’ 10 months ago

‘It’s time the world opened their eyes to body insecurities’

Four years ago, Mariam Murphy (21) developed a skin condition that changed her life.

She was living and studying in Letterkenny when she began suffering from an unusual blistering rash. …
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Health challenge of the week: Declutter your life! 10 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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Free local mental health programme beginning soon 10 months ago

Free local mental health programme beginning soon

The mental health education and wellness programme will take place in the Pastoral Centre in Letterkenny, commencing on Wednesday, January 30th and concluding on February 20th.

The programme includes four …
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Up to 6,000 women facing repeat smear tests 10 months ago

Up to 6,000 women facing repeat smear tests

The HSE has confirmed that a problem was reported by an external laboratory over delays in processing initial tests.

The HSE said in November 2018 Quest Laboratories advised CervicalCheck, the …
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Naming Your Anxiety 10 months ago

Naming Your Anxiety

By  •  Health

Whether you get physical panic attacks or mental mayhem, heart palpitations or cognitive chaos. If you feel isolated or watched,  terrified of a crowd or of interacting with one person …
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Challenge of the week: Where do you go to be active and clear your head? 10 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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Blue Monday? It’s all about ‘brew Monday’ today 10 months ago

Blue Monday? It’s all about ‘brew Monday’ today

Today, the third Monday of January, is known as the most miserable day of the year. But it doesn’t have to be.

A cosy Samaritans campaign is running today to get people …
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Nikki gets set to motivate on Operation Transformation 10 months ago

Nikki gets set to motivate on Operation Transformation

Operation Transformation is set to gain another Donegal personality this series with the arrival of Nikki Bradley as the new challenge coordinator

Nikki, who is an adaptive adventurer and motivational …
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The 10K per day challenge – are you in? 10 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 10 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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Fundraising plea to enable mum be with Vicky during life-changing surgery 10 months ago

Fundraising plea to enable mum be with Vicky during life-changing surgery

By  •  Health, Kids

Victoria (13) suffers from scoliosis, a condition that means she has a 100-degree curve in her spine.

As a result of complications, Victoria – who was just 1.6kg when born …
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Abortion helpline ‘busy’ as services begin in Ireland 10 months ago

Abortion helpline ‘busy’ as services begin in Ireland

Around 20 women sought terminations on January 1st – the first day of abortion services being legal in Ireland.

The HSE has officially commenced free, safe and legal termination services …
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Caring for yourself this New Year 11 months ago

Caring for yourself this New Year

By  •  Health

Living with a mental illness this time of year can be hard. There is so much pressure pouring in from social media, society etc to “start over” or change how …
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Health and Fitness: Plan your 2019 the right way 11 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 11 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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9 ways to avoid Christmas weight gain (and still have fun) 11 months ago

9 ways to avoid Christmas weight gain (and still have fun)

By  •  Health

Are you expecting to feel ‘bleugh’ from indulging too much this week?

Christmas is a time for relaxing and partying, and often a time when we overdo it on …
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How to survive the season of indulgence 11 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 11 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 12 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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How to create new positive habits 12 months ago

How to create new positive habits

By  •  Health

Habits, we all have them, good ones and bad ones.

Firstly let’s define habits. Habits are the small decisions you make and actions you perform every day. According to research …
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The good night’s sleep challenge – could you do it? 12 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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