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

Low intensity exercising for weight loss that works 12 months ago

Low intensity exercising for weight loss that works

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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? 12 months 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 12 months ago

Weekend Depression – it’s a thing

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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  • 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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?

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“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

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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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Watch: New HSE campaign casts light on dementia 1 year ago

Watch: New HSE campaign casts light on dementia

A new TV, radio and online advertising campaign to increase understanding and support for people living with dementia has been launched by the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, as …
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Facing your Fear 1 year ago

Facing your Fear

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“Fear is nothing more than an obstacle that stands in the way of progress. In overcoming our fears we can move forward, stronger and wiser within ourselves.”


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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

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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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A grandmother’s advice: ‘Please go for your BreastCheck’ 1 year ago

A grandmother’s advice: ‘Please go for your BreastCheck’

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, BreastCheck – the National Breast Screening Programme is asking all eligible women to put themselves first and attend their appointment when invited.

Cork …
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Tough challenges ahead, but ‘tough cookie’ Mikaela stays positive 1 year ago

Tough challenges ahead, but ‘tough cookie’ Mikaela stays positive

Mikaela was selected to have her story told to highlight the day.

Mikaela, who attends Scoil Bhríde in Convoy will be eight in January and her parents, Sinéad and Chris, …
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Events: Majella shares vital message at ‘Think Pink’ afternoon 1 year ago

Events: Majella shares vital message at ‘Think Pink’ afternoon

“It’s tough but it’s doable,” were the comforting words from Majella today as she opened up on her breast cancer journey.

Majella was joined in the McElhinneys lingerie department by …
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The amazing things that happen when you let teens unwind 1 year ago

The amazing things that happen when you let teens unwind

“What is the one good thing you say about yourself in the morning?” Yoga instructor Joanne Cullen asked a Deele College 5th Year class today (Wednesday).

“I am amazing,” a …
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Find your Mama Squad 1 year ago

Find your Mama Squad

By  •  Health, Mammy

How are you?

“I’m grand, yeah fine, I’m good”.

How many times a day do we tell ourselves this, do we tell other people this?

Have you perfected your mask?


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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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Mindful or Mind full? 1 year ago

Mindful or Mind full?

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“Mindfulness, being present in each moment, without judgement”

So mindfulness is quite the buzz word at the minute, but what exactly is mindfulness?

It is defined as being …
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What are you waiting for? 1 year ago

What are you waiting for?

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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 mind your mental health at work 1 year ago

How to mind your mental health at work

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Today is World Mental Health Day. The 10th of October each year is dedicated to raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and bringing together efforts which support …
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How to dine on a diet 1 year ago

How to dine on a diet

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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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‘Look for the beauty within the pain’ – Shannon’s story of perseverance 1 year ago

‘Look for the beauty within the pain’ – Shannon’s story of perseverance

Shannon McLaughlin, aged 21, moved from her home in Convoy to Arkansas, USA in 2015. She was a fit and healthy student with an exciting new life and bright future, …
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Donegal man inspires with loving story of fiancee’s MS battle 1 year ago

Donegal man inspires with loving story of fiancee’s MS battle

Susan White, the love of Neil’s life, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the age of 17. The young couple met around this time, as Dublin woman Susan’s father Frank …
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Majella O’Donnell to host a special celebration on World Mental Health Day 1 year ago

Majella O’Donnell to host a special celebration on World Mental Health Day

Majella O’Donnell is preparing to welcome attendees to a special evening around mental health this Tuesday, October 10th.

Majella is the founder of Donegal Mind Wellness and is a prominent advocate …
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The season of letting go 1 year ago

The season of letting go

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“October is about trees revealing colours they’ve hidden all year. People have an October as well” – Jm Storm.

Autumn is the season of letting go. I absolutely …
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Are you afraid to join a gym? 1 year ago

Are you afraid to join a gym?

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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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‘We can’t wait to reach a point where we can close’ – Pieta House CEO 1 year ago

‘We can’t wait to reach a point where we can close’ – Pieta House CEO

Over 100 people have benefited from Pieta House NW since it opened, and that support is about to grow further. The centre in Letterkenny is introducing longer opening hours and …
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Think your way to positivity 1 year ago

Think your way to positivity

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Positive thinking focuses on the positive side of life.

To use positive thinking in your life, it is more than being aware of it, it is about adopting it …
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Shock as just one of 120 nurses appointed to LUH 1 year ago

Shock as just one of 120 nurses appointed to LUH

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Donegal Sinn Féin Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has conveyed his shock saying the move is an insult to diabetes patients.

Senator Mac Lochlainn said “This summer, the Donegal Oireachtas members …
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Social Media Me vs The Real Me 1 year ago

Social Media Me vs The Real Me

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We live in a social media frenzied world.

So creating and maintaining an online presence is now a priority for many of us, whether it is for social or …
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