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

Looking for the best fat loss supplement? There’s one thing you should know 5 years 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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Don’t let the ‘success’ of others put you off 5 years 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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HSE presents national award to Letterkenny Breast Centre team 5 years ago

HSE presents national award to Letterkenny Breast Centre team

By  •  News

The team are delighted that their latest research, carried out locally, is being recognised on a National level in the HSE Open Access Research Awards 2017. This is the second year in …
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Don’t compare your weight loss to others 5 years 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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Aoife McGill’s passion to help us be fit, strong and unstoppable in 2018 5 years 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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The best way to lose weight in January is… 5 years 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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Keep calm and party on: 4 low-calorie Christmas drinks 5 years ago

Keep calm and party on: 4 low-calorie Christmas drinks

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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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Monday Motivation: How to find your best time to exercise 5 years 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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What are you waiting for? 5 years ago

What are you waiting for?

By  •  Health

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 dine on a diet 5 years 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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The side to dieting that no one talks about 5 years ago

The side to dieting that no one talks about

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Dieting is thought of as 2 parts.

  1. Losing weight
  2. Gaining weight

That is usually how the conversations go about it and that is usually where they stop.

However, …
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This is what you should do when weight loss stalls 5 years ago

This is what you should do when weight loss stalls

By  •  Health

Weight loss stalling when dieting is not uncommon. In fact, I’d hazard a guess that weight loss stalls are the downfall of the majority of diets

If you have ever …
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A lesson in preparing for the school routine 5 years ago

A lesson in preparing for the school routine

By  •  Health, Mammy

It’s that time of year again.

Time seems to go faster. Darkness arrives earlier and earlier, as families get back into the school routine.

With the relaxed nature of the …
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10 things that require 0 talent to get further in life 5 years ago

10 things that require 0 talent to get further in life

By  •  Health

During the week, I shared a picture on my Instagram feed that celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson posted.

It was simply “10 Things that require 0 talent”

They were;

  1. Being …
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Smoke and Mirrors 5 years ago

Smoke and Mirrors

By  •  Health

Instagram is becoming one of the most used social media platforms in the world.

Since being acquired by Facebook in 2012 it has grown to over 700 million daily users …
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Meet Jenny 5 years ago

Meet Jenny

By  •  Health

The blog may be titled “Meet Jenny”, but I can guarantee that you have already met her and probably know her quite well.

This spoof breast cancer story would be funny if it wasn’t so frightening 5 years ago

This spoof breast cancer story would be funny if it wasn’t so frightening

Waterford Whispers are well known for taking a swipe at Irish life and current affairs. A story this week brings up the worrying waiting times at the North West Breast Centre …
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How to beat weekend binging 5 years ago

How to beat weekend binging

By  •  Health

I am going to keep this short and sweet today ladies.

I’m writing this from the airport as I’m getting ready to board my flight to New York.

It is …
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Putting the wheels in motion to spread a vital message 5 years ago

Putting the wheels in motion to spread a vital message

The Square Wheels cycling club based in the Moy will be cycling around the entire coastline of Northern Ireland and Donegal this July to raise awareness of the symptoms of …
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Selfie-related injuries are on the rise… and doctors are worried 5 years ago

Selfie-related injuries are on the rise… and doctors are worried

In just one week, four women in Galway suffered broken wrists as a result of selfie accidents. However, it was the arm that was not holding their phones that were …
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THIS is the secret behind Holly Willoughby’s weight loss 5 years ago

THIS is the secret behind Holly Willoughby’s weight loss

By  •  Health

Holly Willoughby made the news during the week as speculation grew over how she achieved her new figure.

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Study stress: how to help your child stay healthy 6 years ago

Study stress: how to help your child stay healthy

By  •  Health

Ahead of the State examinations, which begin next week, pharmacists are today offering advice on how to manage exam stress to prevent it having a negative impact on the health …
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‘Cigarettes owned me’ – How Serena seized back control 6 years ago

‘Cigarettes owned me’ – How Serena seized back control

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Serena Gallagher from Pettigo in Donegal has recently received her one year certificate from the HSE Donegal Smoking Cessation Service for quitting smoking and she is delighted to be back …
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One lump, eight months, no answers 6 years ago

One lump, eight months, no answers

The 25 year old woman from Letterkenny has been waiting more than 200 days to be assessed after finding a lump last year.

The woman, who wishes not to be …
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What’s wrong with #Fitspiration 6 years ago

What’s wrong with #Fitspiration

By  •  Health

Instagram is fast becoming the biggest social networking app for sharing photos and videos.

With its newest features, it is overtaking Snapchat and is predicted to become the leader in …
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Weight loss is simple, not easy 6 years ago

Weight loss is simple, not easy

By  •  Health

This article might not go down well with some.

It might touch on a nerve or two.

But it’s time to realise that everything we do is a choice.

Whether …
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Protein: What you need to know 6 years ago

Protein: What you need to know

By  •  Health

Protein is a German word that is taken from the Greek word Proteios, meaning the first in.

There is no question about it; protein is the most important macronutrient in …
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‘It’s very hard to be hopeful’ – Donegal woman’s fight with Lyme disease 6 years ago

‘It’s very hard to be hopeful’ – Donegal woman’s fight with Lyme disease

A mother has called for improved awareness of Lyme’s disease in the Irish health system after her daughter Dawn was diagnosed with the disease seven years after first becoming ill.


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New BUMBLEance comes to the rescue for first Donegal baby 6 years ago

New BUMBLEance comes to the rescue for first Donegal baby

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Nine-month-old Oisin Boyle from Glenties was the first special ‘King Bee’ from the county to be taken on the Children’s Ambulance Service. Little Oisin, who has a brain disorder, travelled …
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19 reasons why you aren’t losing body fat 6 years ago

19 reasons why you aren’t losing body fat

By  •  Health

1. You aren’t in a caloric deficit. It doesn’t matter what you have heard, or what you have read, if you are not losing body fat, you are not in …
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Anne’s amazing plans to show that bald is beautiful 6 years ago

Anne’s amazing plans to show that bald is beautiful

By  •  Life

Anne Harkin is a local woman who has adopted a new nickname for a new project – MsAmazebald. She has been living with alopecia for more than 20 years, and …
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Is eating healthy preventing you from losing weight? 6 years ago

Is eating healthy preventing you from losing weight?

By  •  Health

I hear it all the time in consultations. You may have even said it yourself at one stage or another.  It is one of the most confusing things for most …
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The truth about treats 6 years ago

The truth about treats

By  •  Health

So, you are having a bad day at work. Your boss is on your case, your supervisor is being a pain in the posterior and you have to pull up …
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Still Waiting group to hold vigil at LUH to remember lost lives 6 years ago

Still Waiting group to hold vigil at LUH to remember lost lives

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The Still Waiting Health Campaign will hold a vigil outside Letterkenny University Hospital this Friday, April 14th, from 5pm. The gathering is one of 18 events taking place outside hospitals nationwide.

Organisers …
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Emotional Eating 6 years ago

Emotional Eating

By  •  Health

Our cravings for certain types of food seem to always appear when we are at our weakest emotionally.

It may happen consciously or unconsciously.  Many health and dietary goals have …
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Donegal mother looks forward to a happy future after transplant from husband 6 years ago

Donegal mother looks forward to a happy future after transplant from husband

Organ donation has been a huge part of the lives of Fiona Black (nee Kelly) and her family. Out of 18 siblings, six of them have had kidney transplants, as …
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Why our wedding was a special celebration of life 6 years ago

Why our wedding was a special celebration of life

By  •  Life

Patrick Eustace, 31, married Letterkenny woman Aine Doherty in a beautiful wedding in Dubrovnik in Croatia last July. This day was a celebration of love and life as the couple …
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How you can help brave women Look Good and Feel Better 6 years ago

How you can help brave women Look Good and Feel Better

By  •  News

The charity project held a hugely successful campaign to call on makeup artists, beauticians and massage therapists in Donegal to donate just a few hours a year to give special …
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Weight training made easy 6 years ago

Weight training made easy

By  •  Health

Entering a gym for the first time can be terrifying! The thought of starting to lift weights can be a nightmare.

You walk into the gym, take one look at …
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Women’s Rugby stars get Donegal girls to give fitness a try 6 years ago

Women’s Rugby stars get Donegal girls to give fitness a try

Girls from St. Catherine’s VS, Killybegs; Abbey VS, Donegal Town; Magh Ene, Bundoran; Finn Valley College, Stranorlar;  St. Columba’s College, Stranorlar, Errigal College, Letterkenny; Mulroy College, Milford, Crana College, Buncrana …
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“We are all the sum total of the choices we make” 6 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 6 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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Life-changing scholarships awarded in memory of magical baby Victoria 6 years ago

Life-changing scholarships awarded in memory of magical baby Victoria

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Comedian Tommy Tiernan presented two NUI Galway nursing students studying the new Masters in Children’s Palliative and Complex Care with the scholarships which will impact many young lives.

The event …
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Solution in sight for breast cancer service delays 6 years ago

Solution in sight for breast cancer service delays

By  •  News

The groups were joined in the meeting on Monday, March 13th, by representatives from the Department of Health and from the National Cancer Control Programme, (NCCP), along with Senator Padraig …
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Woman thanks wonderful sister after end to 15 year wait for transplant 6 years ago

Woman thanks wonderful sister after end to 15 year wait for transplant

By  •  News

Falcarragh woman Yvonne McFadden’s story is well-known to many readers throughout Donegal.

When she was three years old one of her kidneys failed, and at twelve, the other failed too.


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Don’t trust your scales 6 years ago

Don’t trust your scales

By  •  Health

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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How sleep can affect your diet and waistline 6 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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Wee boy Caolan continues his big fight 6 years ago

Wee boy Caolan continues his big fight

By  •  News

Bringing home their new baby Gerard and Stacey Melaugh were filled joy.

But that joy and laughter was shattered in just 10 weeks when their first child, a little boy …
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The beautiful reward we get from helping others 6 years ago

The beautiful reward we get from helping others

By  •  Life

The Look Good Feel Better programme is a volunteering opportunity for people in the beauty industry and a chance for women to get support to deal with the visible side …
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Donegal Farmer’s Wife Jade shines a light on miscarriage 6 years ago

Donegal Farmer’s Wife Jade shines a light on miscarriage

By  •  Life

Buncrana woman Jade Doherty has set up a blog called The Farmers Wife to chronicle her move from town life to rural pastures.

The 31-year-old mum, her husband Gavin, and …
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