We know that as a population in Ireland (and this is true of many Westernised developed countries) that we aren't getting enough physical activity into our week. Just 32% of Irish adults are sufficiently active according to our national physical activity guidelines (Healthy Ireland, 2015), and this figure is even lower among children at primary … Continue reading Sedentary Behaviour and Physical Inactivity – Time to Sit Less and Move More
Warning - honest article ahead. I've been asked to write about over-training on the blog quite a bit this year. I have written about it in the past (check that out here), and I think as we have recently rolled into a new year that it's time to chat about it again. What is over-training? Quite … Continue reading Overtraining, Under-fuelling & Women’s Health – An Issue Worth Talking About
This post has been one I've been excited to write for quite a while, and now that the festive season is behind us and my brain has had a little bit of post-exams chill time, I was finally able to sit down and write it. The end of the year always makes me quite reflective, … Continue reading My Masters in Public Health & Nutrition – Lessons Learnt From Semester 1
Now that 2019 is officially here, I wanted to share an article to help YOU achieve those New Year's resolutions. Goal-setting is THE starting point if you want to cultivate a lifestyle change, and there are some key things to consider when setting your goals. These are applicable to any and all areas of your … Continue reading Goal Setting for 2019 – Are You Being SMART About It?
Have YOU made New Year's Resolutions? I prefer to call mine intentions & goals, but I do it every December. I reflect on the year just gone, what I've achieved and what I haven't, and look forward to a new beginning. I set new intentions, and source renewed motivation to continue working on those from … Continue reading 9 Resolutions for 2019 – The Importance of Simplicity and Sustainability
It's fair to say that discovering a real, genuine love of yoga has been one of my absolute game-changers of 2018. I had given it a go last year, as a way to 'stretch' after a serious amount of high intensity workouts at Wellfest (an Irish wellness festival many of you will be familiar with!), … Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas Yoga – Namaste All The Way!
They say life is a journey, and I have to agree. I recently read a wonderful quote posted by a friend of mine, about thinking of where you are now, where you were five years ago, and asking yourself if you would be proud of what you, in this moment in time, have achieved. It … Continue reading Seven Days of Yoga with Yogaru
Let's be honest - procrastination comes too easily to us all. As does fear. Perhaps the fear bit is an Irish thing - we are a self-deprecating nation, no doubt about it, and often that's at the expense of our self-belief and motivation to make changes to our lifestyle. The whole area of physical activity, … Continue reading Eight Easy Steps To Kick-Start Your Exercise
Recently, I spotted an ad for a Brain Health and Brain Disease conference at University College Dublin, organised by the Dementia and Neurodegeneration Network Ireland, directed at both healthcare professionals and the general population. I decided to go, as I'm a bit of a nerd when it comes to learning in medicine. I also have seen the … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Brain Health – Making Brain Gains Throughout Your Life
There is a saying 'You don't know what you've got until it's gone', and I'm inclined to agree. It's true for many aspects of life - a person, your health, a hobby, you name it, we are all often guilty of not appreciating the simple but beautiful things we are blessed to have. This year, … Continue reading My Road Back To Running – Building Endurance in Body and Mind