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

“We are all the sum total of the choices we make” 2 years ago

“We are all the sum total of the choices we make”

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“Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made.” Wayne Dyer

Over the past 2 weeks I have been focusing my Facebook live vlogs on my Rushe …
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Mammograms for Mother’s Day 2 years ago

Mammograms for Mother’s Day

BreastCheck, the National Breast Screening Programme, is urging people to take advantage of the occasion of Mother’s Day this year by encouraging their loved ones to have a free mammogram …
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Endo… what? – You need to know this about Endometriosis 2 years ago

Endo… what? – You need to know this about Endometriosis

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March 2017 is Worldwide Endometriosis month, presenting a cause for millions of women to speak out and raise awareness of the condition. Kathleen King has been living with Endometriosis for 28 years, ever …
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QUIZ: Are you an Extrovert or an Introvert? 2 years ago

QUIZ: Are you an Extrovert or an Introvert?

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You may have heard of the words ‘Extrovert’ and ‘Introvert’ but may be a little unsure what they actually mean. If you picture a line with extrovert at one end …
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Don’t trust your scales 2 years ago

Don’t trust your scales

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If there is one thing that I have learned from training hundreds of people over the last few years, it is this:

The scale is a great tool for measuring …
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Does your work stress you out? 2 years ago

Does your work stress you out?

By  •  Health

“Stress is not what happens to us. It is our response to what happens. And response is something we can choose”- Maureen Killoran

Stress at work is becoming …
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How sleep can affect your diet and waistline 2 years ago

How sleep can affect your diet and waistline

By  •  Health

This past week has been an eventful one for me.

It all started at 5am last Friday morning. The alarm went off as usual for me to get up for …
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Inspirational Mary proves it’s never too late to quit smoking 2 years ago

Inspirational Mary proves it’s never too late to quit smoking

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Mary started smoking in the 1940s, when she was 17, and was an addict right up to the age of 80. She battled cancer three times before deciding that enough …
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Forgive yourself – Part two 2 years ago

Forgive yourself – Part two

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“Be gentle first with yourself if you wish to be gentle with others.” ~Lama Yeshe

Forgiving yourself can be more challenging than forgiving someone else. The reason being you …
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Three tasty low-calorie recipes for your three meals today 2 years ago

Three tasty low-calorie recipes for your three meals today

By  •  Health

I know that for some of you, resolutions are a distant memory, but for those of you that are hanging onto your New Year’s goals by a thread, I am …
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Life-saving breast milk bank appeal for donations 2 years ago

Life-saving breast milk bank appeal for donations

Ireland’s only milk bank based in Irvinestown, Co Fermanagh, provides lifesaving breast milk to over 900 babies a year.

They are currently facing an exceptional shortage of milk despite heavy …
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Aiveen Lavery: How women can overcome barriers in sport 2 years ago

Aiveen Lavery: How women can overcome barriers in sport

Aiveen Lavery is a Chartered Physiotherapist at JT Physiotherapy and Reformer Pilates, Letterkenny and Derry. Aiveen has always been a keen sportsperson and currently plays for the Derry City Senior …
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“If you’re not feeling right, go and get checked out” 2 years ago

“If you’re not feeling right, go and get checked out”

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The 2017 Rundonegal Women’s 5k takes place on the 2nd April at 11am at the Finn Valley Centre in Stranorlar.

This year, the 5K will raise funds for the charity …
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Forgiveness: Forgive Others – Part One 2 years ago

Forgiveness: Forgive Others – Part One

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“Forgiving is not forgetting. It’s letting go of the hurt.”

Sometimes it can feel almost impossible to forgive someone who has hurt you. We all make mistakes, …
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Why it is all so confusing 2 years ago

Why it is all so confusing

By  •  Fitness, Health

This past week, an article in Her.ie titled, ‘The sneaky reason you can’t shift your belly fat’, claimed that caffeine, cortisol and your hormones were the reasons that you couldn’t shift …
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Time to come clean about superfoods 2 years ago

Time to come clean about superfoods

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Catherine Gallagher from Donegal, a UK Registered Dietitian, writes a nutritional blog called What food can be with Cathy G…. Here, she examines the supposed heath benefits of five popular superfoods.

Information …
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Victory for campaigners as new radiotherapy centre opens 2 years ago

Victory for campaigners as new radiotherapy centre opens

The Centre aims to cater for a population of approx. 0.5 million people, including approximately 110,000 people from the Republic of Ireland and mainly patients from Donegal.

Speaking at the …
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Five tips to help your relationship this Valentine’s Day 2 years ago

Five tips to help your relationship this Valentine’s Day

By  •  Health, Life

“Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction”- Antoine de Saint-Expupery.

A starry-eyed, swept of your feet romance is what we …
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People and their opinions 2 years ago

People and their opinions

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Last Sunday was ‘Super Bowl Sunday’. If the Super Bowl is famous for something other than American Football, it is the half time show.

One of the biggest spectacles of …
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This picture of lemons can help you detect breast cancer 2 years ago

This picture of lemons can help you detect breast cancer

We all know that we should be checking our ‘lemons’ for signs of breast cancer – but what are the symptoms?

Although lumps are the most common indicator of breast …
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Valentine’s Day – What is it all about anyway? 2 years ago

Valentine’s Day – What is it all about anyway?

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 “Be with someone who makes you happy!”

It is believed Valentine’s Day began as an early Christian celebration, of a saint named Valentinus. So it had absolutely nothing to …
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Oncology services return to Letterkenny – but questions remain 2 years ago

Oncology services return to Letterkenny – but questions remain

It has been confirmed that normal medical oncology services have resumed at Letterkenny University Hospital. 

Donegal cancer patients were having to travel to Galway in the past month due to the suspension …
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What to do when anxiety overwhelms you 2 years ago

What to do when anxiety overwhelms you

By  •  Health

“Coping with anxiety can be overwhelming. It may trigger your fight or flight response, while using all of your physical and mental energy”.

Living with anxiety every day …
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Seven female training myths 2 years ago

Seven female training myths

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Today I am going to lay out a few myths that just won’t seem to die when it comes to women and training. I hear these on a regular basis …
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Relax and rejuvenate on a Wellness Weekend 2 years ago

Relax and rejuvenate on a Wellness Weekend

By  •  Health

The weekend of positivity and wellbeing will be hosted in a cosy cottage in Churchill. From Friday 10th to Sunday 12th, the weekend is designed to rejuvenate the mind, body …
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Jennifer’s incredible weight loss transformation 2 years ago

Jennifer’s incredible weight loss transformation

Jennifer McAnaney has successfully lost two stone by following the Slimming World diet!

Along with mum Mary, Jennifer attends the Newtowncunningham group run by Anne Marie McGee and the unstoppable mammy/daughter …
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What to expect when you are no longer expecting 2 years ago

What to expect when you are no longer expecting

By  •  Health

We are given so much advice from other mums, nurses, doctors, books the internet and so on about what to expect when we are pregnant. But what about after your baby …
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Please don’t sabotage your friends’ goals 2 years ago

Please don’t sabotage your friends’ goals

By  •  Health

When someone starts out on their health and fitness journey, they are faced with an array of obstacles; How do I train? Which diet should I follow? Can I eat …
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Snack to it: 20 nutritious ideas 2 years ago

Snack to it: 20 nutritious ideas

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Catherine Gallagher from Donegal, a UK Registered Dietitian, has created her own blog What food can be with Cathy G… Here, she shares a list of healthy snack ideas to keep us satisfied …
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Check your tatas! 2 years ago

Check your tatas!

Orla, a beauty therapist from Dungloe, was diagnosed with breast cancer just weeks after her 30th birthday last November. She has taken a break from running her mobile salon to …
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How to cope when you are having a bad day 2 years ago

How to cope when you are having a bad day

By  •  Health

Life can be tough at times, and we usually feel when one thing goes wrong, everything goes wrong! Or we might say, ‘I am having one of those days’ or …
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Reassurance ahead of your smear test 2 years ago

Reassurance ahead of your smear test

“We would like to reassure women that it is a very short procedure. It all takes around 15 minutes and that includes your paperwork and having a cup of tea …
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Share the wisdom with your sisters this week 2 years ago

Share the wisdom with your sisters this week

Women across Donegal are being urged to attend for free smear tests during European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week.

The Pearl of Wisdom campaign launched this week to remind women aged …
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How would you like to Kiss Goodbye to MS? 2 years ago

How would you like to Kiss Goodbye to MS?

Multiple Sclerosis Ireland is calling on supporters in County Donegal to Kiss Goodbye to MS from January 17th until February 14th and to help raise funds for MS research and …
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Be careful about weight loss myths 2 years ago

Be careful about weight loss myths

By  •  Health

When it comes to weight loss everyone has an opinion, and I mean EVERYONE! Every single day I hear countless stories from clients and members of the gym, all of …
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Sarah didn’t let pregnancy get in the way of her weight loss goals! 2 years ago

Sarah didn’t let pregnancy get in the way of her weight loss goals!

Sarah Downes-Moen has lost a total of 2 stone and 7 pounds since December 2015, when her and her sister Emma decided to take the plunge and join Slimming World …
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Katie the Heart Warrior 2 years ago

Katie the Heart Warrior

The Newton native was just seven years old when she had major surgery at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin to fix a hole in her heart. This week, on …
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Majella: ‘Men need to put that tough image aside’ 2 years ago

Majella: ‘Men need to put that tough image aside’

Donegal Mind Wellness are launching a new term of Stress Control Programmes, with one specifically for men. From the end of January to March, courses will begin in Frosses, Letterkenny, Ballyshannon, …
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Get your cancer concerns answered in confidence 2 years ago

Get your cancer concerns answered in confidence

The mobile unit is a free and confidential service which seeks to raise awareness of all of the common cancers affecting men and women in Ireland and the healthy lifestyle …
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‘Who am I?’- Identity loss 2 years ago

‘Who am I?’- Identity loss

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“Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who should be?”- Danielle LaPorte

This week I have been thinking about identity, how it changes, evolves …
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Let’s lunch: 40 nutritious and delicious ideas 2 years ago

Let’s lunch: 40 nutritious and delicious ideas

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Catherine Gallagher from Donegal, a UK Registered Dietitian, has created her own blog What food can be with Cathy G… Here, she shares a list of healthy lunch recipes to suit everyone and …
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How 2 words can change your life 2 years ago

How 2 words can change your life

By  •  Health

If you were to ask 100 people how they felt whilst on a diet, there would be a few answers that would stand out.

Things like;

Donegal fitness experts blast skinny teas 2 years ago

Donegal fitness experts blast skinny teas

The same thing happens every year – January comes around and the weight loss industry takes centre stage. Diet plans, books, DVDs, pills and shakes are bought up by people …
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‘It’s easier to listen to an ad than to hear you have cancer’ 2 years ago

‘It’s easier to listen to an ad than to hear you have cancer’

The Irish Cancer Society’s ad campaign for 2017 comes with a shocking message that has been a big talking point for the last week. That was their intention and they …
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How to nurture positive young minds 2 years ago

How to nurture positive young minds

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 “Listening to the voice of the child and developing healthy relationships with peers and teachers are essential in creating a positive experience of school as well as their cognitive and emotional development” …
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Keep yourself and your kids well with cold and flu advice 2 years ago

Keep yourself and your kids well with cold and flu advice

As we go back to school, back to work or just return to our routine after the Christmas break, many of us are feeling under the weather, and a growing …
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How to lose weight and keep it off – for good 2 years ago

How to lose weight and keep it off – for good

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It’s probably the most asked question when it comes to health.

‘How can I lose weight and keep it off for good?’

First things first;

If you are hoping that …
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Linda’s breathtaking journey 2 years ago

Linda’s breathtaking journey

Linda Gallagher has just turned 40, she weighs 24 stone and she is taking on a huge personal challenge.

The Letterkenny woman is determined to walk 5K without having to …
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Schools could stay closed to stop further spread of flu 2 years ago

Schools could stay closed to stop further spread of flu

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Donegal GP Dr James McDaid has issued a warning about the flu virus and said that schools should remain closed after the Christmas break to prevent the outbreak of an …
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“I want to Get Cancer” adverts are shocking Ireland 2 years ago

“I want to Get Cancer” adverts are shocking Ireland

The new ad campaign from the Irish Cancer Society sees various people describe why they want to “Get Cancer” – but instead of developing Dthe disease, the word ‘get’ refers to …
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