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Town centre tranforms into women’s health hub 11 months ago

Town centre tranforms into women’s health hub

Women in Letterkenny have been getting free health checks, advice and celebrating women’s health in the heart of the town thanks to the CDP this week.

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How to stop letting other people control how you feel 11 months ago

How to stop letting other people control how you feel

By  •  Health

By personalising other people’s negative thoughts or opinions we are allowing them to control how we feel.

Q. So how can we stop this?

A. By changing the way we …
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It’s Our Day: Free events pop-up in Letterkenny for Women’s Health Week 11 months ago

It’s Our Day: Free events pop-up in Letterkenny for Women’s Health Week

Health and beauty demos, advice stands and fun events are on the agenda for Wednesday 18th April. The Courtyard Shopping Centre will be a hub of free information and services …
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Reasons you don’t need another diet 11 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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Highlights aplenty as Brigde bows out at B-Bobs after 25 years 12 months ago

Highlights aplenty as Brigde bows out at B-Bobs after 25 years

When the 13-year-old Brigde Lavery was given a straight choice – get a career or stay in school – by her father, the answer was simple.

She spent her weeks …
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Labels – For Jars or People? 12 months ago

Labels – For Jars or People?

By  •  Health

We grow up with labels that are used to define us. These labels can be attached by other people and even by ourself at times. Society, family, social media, work …
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Letterkenny mum leads campaign for Organ Donor Awareness Week 12 months ago

Letterkenny mum leads campaign for Organ Donor Awareness Week

Her children Zoe, Féile and Mollie, also took part in the awareness campaign alongside broadcaster Claire Byrne.

In 2017 Ireland recorded a record number of organ donors and transplants, which …
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Inspirtional nurse Aileen donates kidney to ill father 12 months ago

Inspirtional nurse Aileen donates kidney to ill father

Taking care of kidney patients was part of renal nurse Aileen Walsh’s daily routine; but when her previously very healthy father Seamus was diagnosed with end stage kidney failure, she …
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Donegal Mind Wellness presents new series of Stress Control courses 12 months ago

Donegal Mind Wellness presents new series of Stress Control courses

Local mental health charity Donegal Mind Wellness is set to launch another round of Stress Control courses in various locations around the county.

The programme is open to everyone. It is …
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Alison’s ambitions to help Donegal families understand Dyspraxia 12 months ago

Alison’s ambitions to help Donegal families understand Dyspraxia

Alison Doherty’s eldest son Ryan was diagnosed with Dyspraxia last year, and it was only then that she discovered a lack of awareness of the condition.

Dyspraxia is a …
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HPV vaccine teams revisit Donegal’s first year girls 12 months ago

HPV vaccine teams revisit Donegal’s first year girls

The HSE have launched the next phase of the HPV Vaccine Information Campaign to support parents in making an informed decision to ensure their daughters get the vaccine and get protected …
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5 ways to deal with rejection when feeling anxious 12 months ago

5 ways to deal with rejection when feeling anxious

By  •  Health

Rejection is hard for most people. Since childhood, we have looked for acceptance from our friends in school to our parents at home. Sometimes doing whatever we can and …
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Is sitting bad for your health? 12 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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The silent agony of Endometriosis 1 year ago

The silent agony of Endometriosis

We all know someone who struggles with their periods – be it a sister, daughter, friend or colleague.

You know that woman who goes through hell every month? She has …
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Be kind to yourself 1 year ago

Be kind to yourself

By  •  Health

“You will never speak to anyone more than you speak to yourself in your head, be kind to yourself”

When we are living with low self-esteem, it …
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Need a digital detox? Try this challenge 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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! 1 year 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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Don’t think about the Pink Elephant 1 year ago

Don’t think about the Pink Elephant

By  •  Health

Let’s do a thought experiment:

  • Close your eyes.
  • Imagine a pink elephant
  • What shade of pink is it?
  • Is it happy/sad/indifferent?
  • Think about the pink elephant for 60 …
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Women in Donegal called upon to #SharetheWisdom 1 year ago

Women in Donegal called upon to #SharetheWisdom

To mark European Cervical Cancer Prevention week, the Irish Cancer Society is urging women to ensure that they are up to date with their cervical cancer screening as it can …
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Low intensity exercising for weight loss that works 1 year 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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Is your smear test overdue? 1 year ago

Is your smear test overdue?

The #SmearForSmear campaign has seen thousands of women sharing a selfie of smeared lipstick after attending their smear test.

The charity was founded in memory of Jo Maxwell, who was …
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Weekend Depression – it’s a thing 1 year ago

Weekend Depression – it’s a thing

By  •  Health

Weekend Depression: It can start to sneak up on you without you knowing it. During the week you’re busy with work, children, schedules and activities. Yet when Friday or Saturday …
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5 healthy hunger-busting breakfast ideas 1 year 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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The 5 best ways to beat the January Blues 1 year ago

The 5 best ways to beat the January Blues

By  •  Health

So yesterday was ‘Blue Monday’ supposedly the most depressing day of the year.

We look forward to winter, the cosy nights and the lead up to Christmas. The parties, the …
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Don’t let the ‘success’ of others put you off 1 year 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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Competition: Have you won an Unlimited Pass with Aoife Mc Gill Personal Training? 1 year ago

Competition: Have you won an Unlimited Pass with Aoife Mc Gill Personal Training?

Letterkenny personal trainer Aoife McGill is all set for an exciting new year of helping people achieve their health and fitness goals – and one prizewinner will get to see …
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Why worry? 1 year ago

Why worry?

By  •  Health
  • What are worries?

Worries are just thoughts and thoughts are not fact. They have no reality. Worries begin when we ask, “What if…” then the mental …
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Don’t compare your weight loss to others 1 year 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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1 in 4 Irish people unable to name any symptoms of lung cancer 1 year ago

1 in 4 Irish people unable to name any symptoms of lung cancer

The research conducted from the Global Lung Cancer Coalition (GLCC) show a significant drop in awareness from 2013 when only 9% of Irish people were unable to name any symptoms …
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Aoife McGill’s passion to help us be fit, strong and unstoppable in 2018 1 year ago

Aoife McGill’s passion to help us be fit, strong and unstoppable in 2018

Aoife McGill is the inspirational leader behind Aoife Mc Gill Personal Training. She could be the source of motivation you’re looking for this January to start a fresh and friendly …
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Visualise your 2018 1 year ago

Visualise your 2018

By  •  Health

As we all know from experience, making a New Year’s resolution is easy. Sticking with it and actually achieving your goal is not so easy.

New Year’s resolutions is …
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The best way to lose weight in January is… 1 year 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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Minding yourself through grief this Christmas 1 year ago

Minding yourself through grief this Christmas

By  •  Health

Any special occasion, like Christmas or any ‘first’ can be so difficult when you are bereaved, with each occasion such as a birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or Christmas bringing …
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Staying active over the holidays 1 year 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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If you need an excuse to get a massage, this is it 1 year ago

If you need an excuse to get a massage, this is it

By  •  Health

Tired, Sore and Stressed Out?

Most people would agree a massage makes them feel good, but many probably don’t realise exactly how good a regular massage is for their overall …
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Major fundraiser tomorrow night as Mikaela gets ready for life-changing surgery 1 year ago

Major fundraiser tomorrow night as Mikaela gets ready for life-changing surgery

Convoy schoolgirl Mikaela was born prematurely and was diagnosed with spina bifida.

Her parents, Sinéad and Chris, didn’t know if she would ever walk.

But bubbly Mikaela, who attends Scoil …
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Keep calm and party on: 4 low-calorie Christmas drinks 1 year 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 to step into Christmas… and away from social anxiety 1 year ago

How to step into Christmas… and away from social anxiety

By  •  Health

With Christmas getting closer, many of us will feel a mixture of excitement and worry. However, for those of you who live with social anxiety, Christmas can be a very …
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How the lesser of two evils can help you stick to a diet 1 year 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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Get rid of guilt and make self-care your friend 1 year ago

Get rid of guilt and make self-care your friend

By  •  Health

How many times a day do you allow yourself to stop, take stock and breathe?

Or do you carry on, listening to all those ‘mustabations’ (I should be doing this, …
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Is coffee the key to living longer? 1 year 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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Catriona confronts cancer with strength and style 1 year ago

Catriona confronts cancer with strength and style

Catriona Crumlish says she is not one to give up control. The 35-year-old mum of two was diagnosed with breast cancer in October, but she immediately took matters into her …
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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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How one businesswoman is revolutionising health therapies… with salt! 1 year ago

How one businesswoman is revolutionising health therapies… with salt!

Amanda Torrens, from Raphoe in Co. Donegal, is the woman behind an innovative and holistic treatment clinic launched in Letterkenny this year.

Along with her business partner Dr. Remo Schneider …
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Are you feeling SAD? 1 year ago

Are you feeling SAD?

By  •  Health

 

“There once was a girl whose happiness was tied to the sun. As it rose, so did she, and her smile was like beams of light. As it …
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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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