Health&Fitness

Roger Harty: Spirit v Energy

Roger Harty: Spirit v Energy

February 8, 2015 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

  IF I pose to you a simple question – what is the difference between Slán leat, Goodbye, Au revoir and Auf wiedersehen? What would your answer be? Perhaps ‘Roger, don’t be ridiculous and don’t be wasting my time as you know well they’re all saying the same thing’. Exactly, […]

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Kate’s Tips To Get Your House In Order For Spring

Kate’s Tips To Get Your House In Order For Spring

February 5, 2015 at 12:13 pm 1 comment

Spring is here (technically) and Kate Brosnan of Total Cleaning Supplies at Clash Industrial Estate, has tips to spruce up your home for the season… Cleaning. Ah yes, that lovely word that evokes such pleasant thoughts in our minds!  Try a few of these little tips to make it a little […]

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Roger Harty: Success v Happiness

Roger Harty: Success v Happiness

February 1, 2015 at 10:19 am 1 comment

  A GREAT question to ask is – ‘what is the difference between success and happiness?’ I really like the following definition. Success: Is having what you want Happiness: Is wanting what you have Note: I have highlighted the ‘h’ and the ‘w’ in the success definition – the reason for this […]

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Roger Harty: ‘Resilience’

Roger Harty: ‘Resilience’

January 25, 2015 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

I LOOKED up the word resilience in the dictionary and found the following: Psychological resilience is defined as an individual’s ability to properly adapt to stress and adversity. Stress and adversity can come in the shape of family or relationship problems, health problems, or workplace and financial stressors, among others. […]

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Profile: Meet The Man Who’s ‘Running The Kingdom’ To Fitness

Profile: Meet The Man Who’s ‘Running The Kingdom’ To Fitness

January 23, 2015 at 7:24 pm Comments are Disabled

With the running season kicking off in earnest again, Fergus Dennehy of TraleeToday.ie meets the man who has turned the town running-mad over the past year…  Marcus Howlett, as founder of the Tralee International Marathon, Director of ‘Run The Kingdom’ and club trainer for the ‘Born To Run’ marathon club, should […]

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At the Mercy Mounthawk, Mark Doe cookery demonstration were, from left:  Elanor Maloney, Kate Barry, Pauleen Lynch and Isabelle Lynch. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Healthy Turnout For Mercy Mounthawk Cooking Event

January 22, 2015 at 11:27 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S that time of year when many people are watching their waistlines, so to help people on their quest for a healthier new year, a cookery demonstration took place in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Wednesday. Proceeds on the night were in aid of the new Mercy Mounthawk extension fund and well-known chef […]

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Roger Harty: Loving Kindness (Thoughts)

Roger Harty: Loving Kindness (Thoughts)

January 18, 2015 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

  SOMETIMES in life we have to put ourselves out there, be forthright, and say what we truly believe. What our elders meant when they said ‘Calling a spade a spade’. I am going to make my own radical statement by saying that I truly believe that the only thing that […]

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Roger Harty: Loving Kindness (Food)

Roger Harty: Loving Kindness (Food)

January 11, 2015 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

BEFORE I discuss anything to do with food, I believe it is imperative that I write about love and kindness first. What is love? Now there is the quintessential question that has baffled man through the ages. Let’s look to the wise men for an answer. The Buddha was once […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Organic Products Which Are Kind To The Skin

January 5, 2015 at 11:39 am Comments are Disabled

RECENTLY I was a judge for the Irish Spa awards and I had the pleasure to be introduced to Voya. This company from Strandhill, County Sligo, is fast becoming an Irish success internationally. Voya has adopted organic and sustainable ways of creating products. They use only sustainable harvesting practices to ensure that […]

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The Chef’s Table: A Quick And Tasty Dish For January

The Chef’s Table: A Quick And Tasty Dish For January

January 4, 2015 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

  Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ cookery school in Firies, on a healthy dish for January… If your new years resolution is to eat healthy, try this tasty chicken dish. Cheap, tasty, quick and healthy this recipe pushes all the buttons to start the year with a healthy diet. Grilled Harissa […]

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Roger Harty: The Mastery Of Habits

Roger Harty: The Mastery Of Habits

January 4, 2015 at 10:36 am 1 comment

  THIS is the start of a new year. A new dawn beckons so this is the perfect time to discuss habits. So what is the big deal about habits? Probably the most interesting statement I have ever heard about habits is the following: ‘Habits make Habits’. Very simple, very […]

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Fitness: Should You Train Sore Muscles?

Fitness: Should You Train Sore Muscles?

January 3, 2015 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

Tom O’Regan of RnR Fitness in Tralee has some advice on whether you should train with sore muscles… We explore whether your DOMS (Delayed onset muscle soreness) mean you should skip the gym or grit your teeth and power through the pain No pain no gain. At least, If you […]

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Roger Harty: Mindfulness In Everyday Life

Roger Harty: Mindfulness In Everyday Life

December 28, 2014 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

When you ask the question ‘what are we?’ an obvious answer is ‘Human Beings’. To an alien coming from outer space that would sound very strange as he would observe that we spend the majority of our waking time ‘Doing’. Perhaps we should be called ‘Human Do’ers’ instead – at […]

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Roger Harty: Mindfulness At Work

Roger Harty: Mindfulness At Work

December 21, 2014 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

  From the beginning of time mindfulness and meditation have been very misunderstood practices in The Western Hemisphere. The reason it is misunderstood is that you cannot really understand it. You have to experience it from doing it (or at least experience the benefit of it) in the same way […]

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Fitness: The Five Components Of Fitness

Fitness: The Five Components Of Fitness

December 18, 2014 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

This week, after examining some of the principals of exercise, Michael Ryan, of RnR Fitness in Tralee,  looks at the five components of fitness and how to train them effectively. Components Of Fitness The five components of physical fitness are: • Cardiovascular endurance • Muscle strength • Muscle endurance • […]

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Roger Harty: The Meaning Of Truth

Roger Harty: The Meaning Of Truth

December 14, 2014 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

AS I wrote in a previous article, happiness can be best achieved in life not necessarily by finding the right answers, but perhaps by asking the right questions. To this effect a great question to ask is ‘What is the meaning of Truth?’ Now Roger figure your way out of […]

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Fitness: The Principles Of A Proper Exercise Regimen

Fitness: The Principles Of A Proper Exercise Regimen

December 11, 2014 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

  This week in the second of a 3 part series, Michael Ryan of RnR Fitness in Tralee, continues to examine the principles of a proper exercise regimen… 1. Adaptations The body will react and adapt slowly overtime to the increased training loads imposed on it. Adaptation occurs during the recovery […]

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At the launch of touch therapy treatments in Nádúr Spa in the Ballygarry were, from left. Emma Garry, Zebib Jemal, Bridget Concagh and Sandra Rwan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

New Treatments For Cancer Sufferers Launched At Nádúr Spa

December 10, 2014 at 11:55 am Comments are Disabled

THE Nádúr Spa at Ballygarry House Hotel launched a new line of ‘touch therapy’ treatments aimed at people suffering with cancer on Tuesday night. The new series of treatments is specifically developed for those experiencing the discomfort of common side effects associated with Radium, Chemotherapy and Cancer Related Surgery. “Unfortunately we […]

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Roger Harty: Panic Attacks

Roger Harty: Panic Attacks

December 7, 2014 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

MY sincerest sympathy and empathy goes out to anybody who suffers from panic attacks. Having experienced them in reality myself I can honestly say that I don’t think there is a worse feeling in the world. If you are an onlooker it is a scary experience to witness someone having […]

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Visitor Restrictions As Vomiting Bug Back In Kerry General Hospital

Visitor Restrictions As Vomiting Bug Back In Kerry General Hospital

December 4, 2014 at 3:24 pm Comments are Disabled

STRICT visitor restrictions have been introduced with immediate effect at Kerry General Hospital (KGH) due to a number of patients with suspected norovirus – commonly known as the vomiting bug. Visitors are asked to adhere strictly to the visiting times which are 2pm-4pm and 6.30pm-8.30pm. Two visitors are allowed per patient with […]

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Fitness: Principles, Components And Variables Of Fitness

Fitness: Principles, Components And Variables Of Fitness

December 4, 2014 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

Michael Ryan of RnR Fitness in Tralee on basic exercise principles… In developing an effective physical fitness program, you must adhere to basic exercise principles, regardless of your fitness level. In the first of a three part series I will look at the principles of an effective training programme. This […]

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Roger Harty: The Chakras

Roger Harty: The Chakras

November 30, 2014 at 9:02 am Comments are Disabled

WHEN we look at life and particularly the human body through the ‘eyes’ of energy everything begins to make sense. Because our bodies are energy, there is an energy field around every single living thing so it would make sense that we connect with other energy sources such as heat, light […]

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Fitness: How Interval Training Can Be A Great Tool To Reach Your Goal

Fitness: How Interval Training Can Be A Great Tool To Reach Your Goal

November 27, 2014 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

  Michael Ryan of RnR Fitness in Tralee explains the benefits of interval training in your routine… Interval training: What is it? An interval training involves alternating bursts of high-intensity exercise with periods of low-intensity exercise (the recovery phase) predominantly used in running or circuits. The  constant variations in speed […]

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Roger Harty: The Power Of Laughter

Roger Harty: The Power Of Laughter

November 23, 2014 at 9:07 am Comments are Disabled

SOME of the old sayings carry great wisdom within and one of the best known of these old sayings is ‘laughter is the best medicine’. The reason these sayings are so wise is that they carry a great deal of truth in them, so I think it is worth examining […]

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Roger Harty: ‘I Have A Plan’ Part 2

Roger Harty: ‘I Have A Plan’ Part 2

November 16, 2014 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

AS I wrote in my previous article (here), in the area of psychological illness (depression anxiety, panic attacks etc.) I believe many lives have been saved due to medical intervention. However, unfortunately,  I also believe many lives have been lost because adequate attention has not been paid to the other […]

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Fitness: All You Wanted To Know About Carbs

Fitness: All You Wanted To Know About Carbs

November 14, 2014 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

Michael Ryan of RnR Fitness in Tralee talks about carbs and how they can help your exercise regime… Carbohydrates can be a useful energy source for fuelling your workouts and achieving your fitness goals, however they must be treated with a certain degree of caution. Below I will tackle and answer some […]

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Blood Donor Clinics In The Brandon Hotel This Week

Blood Donor Clinics In The Brandon Hotel This Week

November 10, 2014 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

BLOOD donor clinics will be set up in the Brandon Hotel on behalf of The Irish Blood Transfusion Service next week. The times and dates the blood clinics will be operating are… • Monday, Nov 10, 5pm – 8:30pm • Tuesday, Nov 11, 3pm – 5pm and 7pm – 9pm • Wednesday, […]

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Roger Harty: ‘I Have A Plan’

Roger Harty: ‘I Have A Plan’

November 10, 2014 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

  BEFORE I begin, I believe I should inform the readers that I got most of my knowledge as a direct result from recovery from mental illness (depression). Having travelled the journey and made a full recovery (whatever that is!), I realised the importance of having a good plan as […]

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Fitness: Advice For Weight Training And What’s The Best Day To Exercise?

Fitness: Advice For Weight Training And What’s The Best Day To Exercise?

November 6, 2014 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

Michael Ryan of RnR Fitness in Tralee answers some common questions about exercise and fitness… Q: What time is best of day for exercising? I don’t seem to have enough time for it? A: There is no right or wrong answer to your question as everyone is different both emotionally […]

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Roger Harty: The Art Of ‘Kaizen’

Roger Harty: The Art Of ‘Kaizen’

November 2, 2014 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

  ‘KAIZEN’ is a Japanese word meaning ‘good change’ but it is used in business terms meaning the philosophy of ‘continuous effort at improvement’. The great Toyota car company in Japan would be a good example of the kaizen philosophy at work. As I have often said, there is a […]

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