What is tempo running and how do I do it?

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

One of the most important aspects of my training is what is known as tempo running - the idea is to run at a pace for an extended period of time that is quicker than your normal running speed, but not so quick that it is your race pace. These runs are great when training for a marathon, but they also have a place in training programmes for the shorter distances such as the 5km.

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Do you want to lose weight this lockdown?

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

Do you want to use lockdown to your advantage? Never has it been more important to be fit and healthy. Never has there been a better time to address your weight.

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The shopping trip that saved the lecturer’s life

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

When Gearóidín Uí Loideáin contacted her friend Norita one day two years ago and said she was taking her to the city for some retail therapy little did she realise that that trip to the shops would save her friend's life.

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Natural remedies you can try when you feel a headache coming on.

Tue, Oct 27, 2020

Could you be dehydrated? If you feel a headache coming, hydrate with a large glass of cooled (tepid) boiled water. Adding a little pinch of Himalayan pink crystal salt or a splash of coconut water to the glass can help replenish essential minerals. Caffeinated drinks like coffee, black tea, energy drinks and cola can be diuretic, causing the body to lose even more water so best to avoid these as much as possible.

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Essential physiotherapy service remains open to treat bladder and bowel incontinence

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

Aoife Ni Eochaidh, chartered physiotherapist, provides face to face, phone, and video call physiotherapy for pelvic floor muscle treatment for bladder and bowel incontinence from her clinic in Suite 14, Bon Secours Consultant Clinic in Renmore. She also treats sexual dysfunction, prolapse, post-natal pelvic conditions, and osteoporosis. People can choose to have their pelvic physiotherapy consultation by regular phone call, Zoom, WhatsApp, etc, or to attend in person. Patients can get a referral from their GP or self-refer.

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Eight ways to beat sinus problems

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

Have you been struggling with sinus infections without realising it? Your nose easily gets congested, becomes runny, you get blocked ears and feel dizzy. The pressure in your face is all-consuming, right down into your ears. Chronic sinus issues cause you to feel the same anguish that people feel when they have diseases typically considered "more serious". Or have you just started suffering from sinus headaches?

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How stress and worry influence your sleep

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

Scientists have found a direct link between anxiety and rhythm of sleep. When a person has anxious thoughts, his/her heart rate goes up and in turn the mind starts to ‘race’. This causes the brain to become alert and stimulated and start producing beta waves. This happens to someone who worries about something when trying to get to sleep - instead of being calm and subdued, the brain is too aroused to sleep. And to make matters worse, once the brain is stimulated in this way, other worries are activated, making sleep even harder to achieve.

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How Pilates helps your running

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

With Pilates a stronger core, back, and pelvis are the main rewards, as well as increased flexibility, strength, and range of movement. The emphasis is on defining and strengthening key muscle areas, and if you do it properly, you can really feel the burn.

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Living well after breast cancer

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

Gayle McDonagh is a firm believer in giving back to the community. So, during October when the Irish Cancer Society runs its annual Cups against Breast Cancer fundraiser as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, she organises a coffee morning at her home in Co Galway.

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Your True Style - showing you the path to your own personal style.

Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Your True Style By Claire Ryan creates a space for women to get into the habit of paying attention to their own style. To help them figure out their own personal style, get their confidence back or elevate their visual presence.

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When is rest, physio, or an MRI needed for your knee pain?

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

If you know someone who is currently experiencing knee pain, or if you are currently frustrated with knee pain and are fed up of relying on painkillers or worried about your knee pain leading to surgery or a full knee replacement, then it is important that you read this article.

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Allergies explained

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

Joyce Clegg, managing director of The Allergy Clinic in the Galway Clinic, explains how allergies work.

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Evergreen healthfoods' guide to immune support

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

Our immune health needs to be maintained year round, but this is even more important in the winter months as various illnesses travel around. Many of the supplements we take are applicable for all ages (such as vitamin C and microbacteria, both of which are reliable immune health supplements), albeit in differing strengths; however there are some nutrients and tips which are more beneficial for certain ages than others.

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Treat your feet at Galway Podiatry Clinic

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

As winter approaches why not arrange a “foot NCT” at Galway Podiatry Clinic.

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Laya is bringing digital healthcare to everyone

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

Six months into the pandemic, many people now find they are nervous about attending GP or hospital appointments due to concerns about Covid-19. Laya Healthcare is encouraging people to look after their general health during the pandemic. The company, a major player in the health insurance market in Ireland, also operates a number of health and wellbeing clinics which can provide treatment for minor injuries and illnesses.

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Chiropractix comes to Galway city

Thu, Oct 08, 2020

Eleven and a half years ago Dr Paul Bradley DC opened his first clinic in Carrick on Shannon with the aim of providing a standardised level of chiropractic care that he felt was missing in Ireland. From that time, Dr Bradley and his team have grown their business from one clinic in Carrick to being one of Ireland's largest chiropractic companies.

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The five worst mistakes you could be making at work right now

Thu, Oct 08, 2020

Unfortunately, none of us is perfect and we all make mistakes from time to time, but did you know that you could unknowingly be putting your health at risk right now? From listening to music too loudly to slouching at your desk, take a look at five of the worst health mistakes you are making right now.

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Essential physiotherapy service remains open to treat bladder and bowel incontinence

Thu, Oct 08, 2020

Aoife Ni Eochaidh, chartered physiotherapist, provides face to face, phone, and video call physiotherapy for pelvic floor muscle treatment for bladder and bowel incontinence from her clinic in Suite 14, Bon Secours Consultant Clinic in Renmore. She also treats sexual dysfunction, prolapse, post-natal pelvic conditions, and osteoporosis. People can choose to have their pelvic physiotherapy consultation by phone call, Zoom, WhatsApp, etc, or to attend in person.

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Dressing your home for autumn

Thu, Oct 01, 2020

The signs of autumn are everywhere. The chill in the air, the golden leaves, the darkness descending earlier in the evening, and the welcoming open fires.

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Arthritis Ireland launches free online courses

Thu, Oct 01, 2020

Arthritis Ireland has launched a series of free online courses this autumn to support people during Covid-19.

The Living Well with Arthritis self-management course gives people with arthritis the tools and techniques to help them better manage their condition. This includes managing pain and fatigue and developing a healthy lifestyle

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