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

Think about this before body shaming anyone 1 year 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 1 year 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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Innovative talks and Q&A events to take place with Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland 1 year ago

Innovative talks and Q&A events to take place with Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland

By  •  Health, Mammy

An informative and supportive national event for parents of children with Dyspraxia will take place next week.

Canadian Professor Cheryl Missiuna will lead two events at the Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street …
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Why knowing your skin type is the key to sun protection 1 year ago

Why knowing your skin type is the key to sun protection

By  •  Health

Ireland is experiencing it’s hottest summer in decades, so there are many cautions against skin cancer for people enjoying the good weather.

Being aware of your skin type can help …
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Feeling hot hot hot? How to look after your health in the heat 1 year ago

Feeling hot hot hot? How to look after your health in the heat

By  •  Health

People with underlying health problems, the elderly, babies and young children are more at risk of suffering from the impact of prolonged hot weather and nights, so it’s important to …
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How to rebuild confidence after becoming a mum 1 year ago

How to rebuild confidence after becoming a mum

By  •  Health, Mammy

Researchers found that most mums experience a significant dip in self-esteem after having a baby that can last up to three years.

 

This is regardless of the mother’s relationship …
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The truth about men! 1 year 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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“I was struggling with everything… it was a struggle to talk to people” – Donegal footballer’s concussion hell 1 year ago

“I was struggling with everything… it was a struggle to talk to people” – Donegal footballer’s concussion hell

The Termon woman played the full hour last Saturday evening as Donegal defeated Monaghan by 14 points in the Ulster semi-final.

That she can be expected to face Armagh in …
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Two holidays worth €1500 up for grabs in Summer Shape Up 2018! 1 year ago

Two holidays worth €1500 up for grabs in Summer Shape Up 2018!

How would you like to get in shape AND be in with the chance of winning one of two holidays worth €1500?

Letterkenny gym trainer Emmet Rushe is bringing …
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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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Are you stressed? 1 year ago

Are you stressed?

By  •  Health

We all know how important self-care is for our mind and body. However it is very difficult to practice self-care if we are stressed and do not recognise that we …
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Forum plans to bring the feel-good factor to Finn Valley 1 year ago

Forum plans to bring the feel-good factor to Finn Valley

There will be something for everyone when Finn Valley Community Health Forum (FVCHF) host their 2nd Annual ‘Health and Wellbeing Event’ on Thursday 14 June.

Everyone is welcome to attend …
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‘I lost nearly a third of my life to Lyme disease’ 1 year ago

‘I lost nearly a third of my life to Lyme disease’

Emma Doherty from Gleneely has been plagued with the life-changing illness of Lyme Disease for the past 11 years. The primary school teacher was once an active and energetic woman, …
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‘I could not bear the thought of leaving my children to cope without me’ 1 year ago

‘I could not bear the thought of leaving my children to cope without me’

For many years, Trish Hegarty’s worst fear was facing pregnancy and cancer together.

She had come through a breast cancer battle with two young children, but the worry that …
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Meet Heidi – the Donegal baby given a ‘zero per cent’ chance 1 year ago

Meet Heidi – the Donegal baby given a ‘zero per cent’ chance

By  •  Health

It was in a small room of Letterkenny University hospital when Ballindrait couple Louise and Eddie heard the sentence that turned their lives upside down.

After her 12-week scan in …
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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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Donegal Women’s Centre records huge increase in smear test inquiries 1 year ago

Donegal Women’s Centre records huge increase in smear test inquiries

In light of the recent CervicalCheck controversy, the service centre has been on hand to answer queries and to provide free smear tests for women over 25 years old.

DWC Manager Mary …
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Family seeks answers after Donegal mum died from cervical cancer 1 year ago

Family seeks answers after Donegal mum died from cervical cancer

By  •  Health

Donegal woman Miriam O’Brien got the all-clear in her smear test in 2011. Nine months later, she was diagnosed with stage two cancer in Belfast. Miriam passed away on August 25, …
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How to calm your anxious thoughts 1 year ago

How to calm your anxious thoughts

By  •  Health

We all have anxious thoughts from time to time but sometimes these thoughts can be all we think about. They are intrusive, frightening, repetitive and hard to stop.

It …
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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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Concerned about CervicalCheck? Drop in to Cancer Care West in Letterkenny 1 year ago

Concerned about CervicalCheck? Drop in to Cancer Care West in Letterkenny

Over the past two weeks, Cancer Care West in Letterkenny and Galway has been offering information, support and counselling to women and families affected by the cervical screening crisis. This …
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Eight women still not contacted over CervicalCheck errors 1 year ago

Eight women still not contacted over CervicalCheck errors

By  •  Health

The HSE has yet to make contact with eight women who were diagnosed with cervical cancer and affected by the CervicalCheck audit. 

209 women are being treated as priority cases …
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Pippa leads the ‘Save Your Skin’ campaign to make everyone SunSmart 1 year ago

Pippa leads the ‘Save Your Skin’ campaign to make everyone SunSmart

Businesswoman and influencer, Pippa O’Connor, has today helped launch La Roche-Posay’s “Save Your Skin” campaign, in partnership with the Irish Cancer Society.

The campaign aims to raise awareness of skin …
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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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Emergency funding brings CervicalCheck counselling support to Donegal 1 year ago

Emergency funding brings CervicalCheck counselling support to Donegal

The Irish Cancer Society has announced emergency funding so that women directly affected by the CervicalCheck controversy can have free counselling in their own community.

Funds will be made available …
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‘Don’t Fear the Smear’ – Donegal doctor seeks to reassure women 1 year ago

‘Don’t Fear the Smear’ – Donegal doctor seeks to reassure women

A Donegal practice has launched a dedicated smear test clinic for all women who would like a repeat test in the wake of the CervicalCheck controversy.

The High Court case …
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A conspiracy of silence: Over 1,500 cervical cancer cases not re-checked 1 year ago

A conspiracy of silence: Over 1,500 cervical cancer cases not re-checked

Approximately 1,500 women who were diagnosed with cervical cancer in the last ten years have not had their CervicalCheck audited, it has emerged this week.

The HSE has revealed that …
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Let’s start the conversation Donegal Mammies – World Maternal Mental Health Day 1 year ago

Let’s start the conversation Donegal Mammies – World Maternal Mental Health Day

By  •  Health

Today is World Maternal Mental Health Day, May is Maternal Mental Health Month.

This is a serious health matter, that needs more awareness and acceptance. We need to be …
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Here’s what the Health Minister was told before Vicky Phelan’s CervicalCheck case 1 year ago

Here’s what the Health Minister was told before Vicky Phelan’s CervicalCheck case

The latest development in the CervicalCheck controversy has revealed that attempts were made to keep Vicky Phelan’s case confidential, but she rejected these moves.

The Limerick mother of two settled …
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HSE confirms 17 deaths and 162 women left in the dark over CervicalCheck errors 1 year ago

HSE confirms 17 deaths and 162 women left in the dark over CervicalCheck errors

The HSE has confirmed that 208 women had their negative tests subject to review in the CervicalCheck error case. Out of that 208, 162 were not told that their cases were under …
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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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Town centre tranforms into women’s health hub 1 year 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.

This week is Women’s …
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How to stop letting other people control how you feel 1 year 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 1 year 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 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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Highlights aplenty as Brigde bows out at B-Bobs after 25 years 1 year 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? 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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? 1 year 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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