Health&Fitness

A group at the Family Fun Day to mark the Scotia Clinic's 13th birthday celebrations on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry Stars Help Scotia Clinic Celebrate 13 Years In Business

March 16, 2015 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

THE Scotia Clinic, Tralee held a Family Fun Day, themed on healthiness and fitness for children, on Saturday to mark its 13 years providing maternity and gynaecology care. Since 2002, the clinic has has been involved in the delivery of 2000 babies and many of those children came to the Fun Day […]

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Roger Harty: Body Gratitude

Roger Harty: Body Gratitude

March 16, 2015 at 10:27 am 1 comment

  I CAN remember distinctly as a child, walking with my father down Fenit pier in the middle of winter. If a lady passed he would inevitably tip his hat. It was a kind of automatic  reverence of a man for womankind. That kind of old-style etiquette for living is just […]

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Launching Daffodil Day were, front row, from left: Kathleen Curtin, Sinead O'Keefe, Chris Griffin, Holly Lynch. Back Row: Eileen O'Shea, Ed O'Connor, Rita O'Sullivan, Pat Dineen, Brenda Griffin, Grace O'Donnell, Anne O'Connor, Pat Hussey and Gillian Wharton Slattery. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Tralee Branch Of Irish Cancer Society Looks For Public To Support Daffodil Day

March 14, 2015 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

  MEMBERS of the Tralee branch of the Irish Cancer Society are asking the public and businesses to support Daffodil Day by buying merchandise or by holding a coffee morning  on Friday, March 27. In 2014 Daffodil Day raised an amazing €3.4m nationally, this year the Society needs to raise their […]

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Irish Optometrists Warn Of Damage To Eyes During Next Friday’s Solar Eclipse

Irish Optometrists Warn Of Damage To Eyes During Next Friday’s Solar Eclipse

March 13, 2015 at 11:58 am Comments are Disabled

  IN case you weren’t aware, there’s going to be a solar eclipse next Friday and Irish optometrists are advising the public to exercise caution when viewing it. There will be a total solar eclipse over the Northern Hemisphere at the Faroe Islands (Norway) and a rare 92% partial eclipse over […]

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Worst February Ever For Numbers Of Patients Waiting On Trolleys At KGH

Worst February Ever For Numbers Of Patients Waiting On Trolleys At KGH

March 12, 2015 at 12:15 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE INMO recorded the highest number of patients waiting on trolleys for the month of February since records began. There were 121 patients waiting on trolleys in the hospital during the month which beats the previous highest figure of 118 in February 2010. Nationally there were 9,657 patients waiting […]

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Kerry Cork Health Link Bus To Feature On RTE Radio 1 Show

Kerry Cork Health Link Bus To Feature On RTE Radio 1 Show

March 9, 2015 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Cancer Support Group’s Kerry Cork Health Link Bus literally caught the eye of journalist Brian O’Connell last week which will result in the service being featured on the Sean O’Rourke Show on RTE Radio 1 on Tuesday morning. Mr O’Connell saw the service while out and about in Cork and […]

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Roger Harty: Body Intelligence

Roger Harty: Body Intelligence

March 8, 2015 at 12:04 pm Comments are Disabled

  WHEN we discuss the whole area of intelligence, we could very easily end up down a bottomless pit. Brian O’ Driscoll (of rugby fame) once asked the following question. “What is the difference between intelligence and wisdom?” The answer was as follows; Intelligence is knowing that a tomato is a […]

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Ireland’s premier personal trainer Karl Henry pushes team Irish Cancer Society to their limits as they get into gear for this years VHI Women’s Mini Marathon.

Kerry Women Called To Dublin To Help Fight Cancer

March 7, 2015 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Irish Cancer Society is calling on Kerry women of all ages to sign up to join their team ahead of the VHI Mini Marathon 2015 so the Society can continue its work of providing vital cancer services. The event, which takes place on Monday, June 1, will see over […]

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Kerry General Hospital Has One Of The Lowest Death Rates For Heart Attacks

Kerry General Hospital Has One Of The Lowest Death Rates For Heart Attacks

March 6, 2015 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

NEW figures recently released for the first time in an official healthcare report reveal that Kerry General Hospital (KGH) has one of the lowest death rates in the country for heart attacks. However the hospital doesn’t fare as well when it comes to stroke due to clot. The figures show that KGH […]

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Back row left to right: Nuria Lopez Izquierdo (Thesis of the Year), Louise O’Connor, Jodie Sheehy, Catriona McEnery, Ann Louise Curtin, Caoimhe Finnegan
Front Row L to R: Michelle Mangan (Student of the Year), Ms. Janet Rose (CIDESCO Examiner), Nora O’Callaghan (Assistant Manager, Kerry ETB Training Centre), Bernadette Casey (Performance Award)

Kerry ETB Beauty Department Gets International Recognition

March 5, 2015 at 12:34 pm Comments are Disabled

GREAT news for the Beauty Therapy Department at Kerry ETB Training Centre in Monavalley Industrial Estate. They have received International recognition for the standard of their training and the quality of their students following their successful examinations for an internationally recognised diploma course with CIDESCO. CIDESCO is an International awarding […]

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Roger Harty: ‘Oneness’

Roger Harty: ‘Oneness’

March 1, 2015 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

  WHAT is ‘Oneness’? Well it is absence of ‘Twoness’. I know and accept that this is a corny answer but there might just be something in it. You see, what I refer to as ‘Twoness’ is often referred to as duality in psychology. Duality, in other words, means moving […]

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Roger Harty: The Health Benefit Of Laughter

Roger Harty: The Health Benefit Of Laughter

February 22, 2015 at 11:27 am 1 comment

  EVERYBODY knows that laughter works. You have often heard it said; “we had a great laugh last night”, even Facebook is getting in on the act with LOL (Laugh out Loud) and LMFAO (a little too rude to print but you can ‘google it’!). You can even listen to […]

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Roger Harty: Church v Science

Roger Harty: Church v Science

February 15, 2015 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

  I SUPPOSE it’s very hard to differentiate the chicken from the egg, thus the famous saying – ‘which comes first, the chicken or the egg?’. In my previous article (here) I wrote about how energy and spirit are basically the same thing, and not to sweat the small stuff. Science uses […]

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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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