Health&Fitness

Physio Talk: Shin-splints – Treat The Cause Not The Symptoms

Physio Talk: Shin-splints – Treat The Cause Not The Symptoms

September 30, 2014 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

Chartered Physiotherapist, Dr Derek Griffin, on the problem 0f Shin-splints… 1. Introduction Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) or “shin splints” is a common running-related injury with approximately 15% of novice runners reporting shin pain within a year of starting running. The problem is often difficult to manage with recent evidence […]

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Roger Harty: The Difference Between Success And Happiness

Roger Harty: The Difference Between Success And Happiness

September 28, 2014 at 9:33 am 1 comment

SUCCESS: Is having what you want. Happiness: Is wanting what you have. Very often we hear in life ‘don’t take things literally’, but in this case, I think to get the full meaning and benefit of the above mentioned definitions, it is important to take every word literally as it was […]

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Fitness: Why Willpower And Motivation Are So Vital

Fitness: Why Willpower And Motivation Are So Vital

September 26, 2014 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

Michael Ryan of RnR Fitness, Tralee, on how motivation and willpower is so important… This week we are going to touch on the subject of motivation and willpower and how it plays such a vital role in helping you reach your fitness goals. The mind and the power of the […]

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Physio Talk: Strength Training For Endurance Athletes

Physio Talk: Strength Training For Endurance Athletes

September 24, 2014 at 12:15 pm Comments are Disabled

With the popularity of triathlons and other endurance sports growing and growing, Dr Derek Griffin gives advice on how to prepare… 1. Background Recent scientific evidence has shown that overuse sport injuries can be reduced by as much as 50% with the addition of strength training. Despite this, it is […]

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Roger Harty: Stress – What Is It?

Roger Harty: Stress – What Is It?

September 21, 2014 at 10:02 am 1 comment

IF one is to succeed in life, it is important to have the right answers, but in my opinion it is of far more importance to ask the right questions. A great question to ask is –‘what is stress?’ I think it would be fair to say that stress is […]

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Shape Up With Siobhan: Whole Health – Mental Health

Shape Up With Siobhan: Whole Health – Mental Health

September 18, 2014 at 8:24 am Comments are Disabled

Our fitness expert, Siobhan Sentry, of Advanced Fitness Education, talks about the relationship between physical health and mental wellbeing…. Mental health is a topic that’s close to most people’s hearts. People can get a little uncomfortable when talking about mental health, but the funny thing about it is that everyone […]

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Roger Harty: The Link Between Health And Fear

Roger Harty: The Link Between Health And Fear

September 14, 2014 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

THERE is a saying that goes like this: ‘If you always do what you always did you will always get what you always got’ (Definition of madness: keep on doing the same thing and expecting a different result!). This is what I call a ‘truism’, in other words – our […]

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Shape Up With Siobhan: Apps For Strength Training

Shape Up With Siobhan: Apps For Strength Training

September 11, 2014 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

  Our fitness expert, Siobhan Sentry, of Advanced Fitness Education, recommenders more fitness apps aimed slightly more at strength training…. 1. Full Fitness This app is just so handy to have on the phone. It has a huge bank of exercises and instructions with videos on how to do each […]

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Bons Hospital Is Tops For Hand Hygiene

Bons Hospital Is Tops For Hand Hygiene

September 10, 2014 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

THE staff at the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee, Ireland’s Private Hospital of the Year for 2014, are the most compliant in Ireland for hand hygiene, according to statistics published by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC). Based on figures submitted by the hospital to the HPSC for the month of […]

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Roger Harty: Fear And Modern Business

Roger Harty: Fear And Modern Business

September 7, 2014 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

THERE is a saying about a train that even though ‘it is on the right track it should keep moving’. The reason for this is obvious because if it doesn’t keep moving it runs the risk of getting derailed by another train coming up behind. This might seem like a […]

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Shape Up With Siobhan: My Favourite Fitness Apps

Shape Up With Siobhan: My Favourite Fitness Apps

September 4, 2014 at 9:19 am Comments are Disabled

Our fitness expert, Siobhan Sentry of Advanced Fitness Education, says downloading the right app can be like having a personal trainer in your pocket… As some of you know I did some work for a fairly big computer company for a while, one of the projects I worked on was making […]

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Roger Harty: Fear And Living In The Modern World

Roger Harty: Fear And Living In The Modern World

August 31, 2014 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

IN my previous article (here) I wrote about how ancient man experienced real fear. The reality that he was going to die when he stepped out of his immediate environment (comfort zone) for more rewards (rich pickings) with the prospect (risk) of attack from dangerous wild animals or neighbouring tribes. […]

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KGH Nursing Staff Shortage At Crisis Point Says INMO

KGH Nursing Staff Shortage At Crisis Point Says INMO

August 29, 2014 at 8:24 am Comments are Disabled

THE shortage of nurses within Kerry General Hospital has reached crisis point according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. The INMO is  now calling for an immediate recruitment of staff specific to KGH to address this crisis. “The situation that currently exists within Kerry General Hospital is unsafe and […]

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Shape Up With Siobhan: Plan For The Cold Winter Months

Shape Up With Siobhan: Plan For The Cold Winter Months

August 27, 2014 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

Our fitness expert, Siobhan Sentry of Advanced Fitness Education, on how your routine will change with the onset of winter… AS the evenings start to get a little darker it may be time to start planning your exercise for the winter months. Are you super-dedicated and will still exercise outdoors […]

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Roger Harty: Stepping Out Of The Comfort Zone

Roger Harty: Stepping Out Of The Comfort Zone

August 24, 2014 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

IN my previous article (here) I wrote about how ancient man used his senses to conquer his immediate environs. Thus, what he saw, heard, tasted ,touched and smelled became absolutely vital for his survival. Over the thousands of years that have passed, nothing has changed since and whether we realise […]

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Siobhan Sentry: The Secret To Toning Up

Siobhan Sentry: The Secret To Toning Up

August 21, 2014 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

Our fitness expert, Siobhan Sentry of Advanced Fitness Education, on how to tone up… HOW many times have you said or someone you know said “I simply want to tone up” well, I’m going to write a bit about toning up and what it really means. I believe a lot […]

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Roger Harty: Exploring The Fear Factor

Roger Harty: Exploring The Fear Factor

August 17, 2014 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

FEAR is key to our very existence so therefore to give it its due respect I will be discussing fear and the different aspects involved with it over the next few articles. So let’s begin! What is fear? In my own words ‘fear is a reaction of my body to an […]

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Shape Up With Siobhan: The Importance Of Recovery

Shape Up With Siobhan: The Importance Of Recovery

August 13, 2014 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

Our fitness expert, Siobhan Sentry of Advanced Fitness Education, speaks about the importance of recovery… Recovery…. The easy bit! However it is often neglected. All too often you see clients join the gym or begin personal training wanting to do to much too soon, almost feeling guilty when they take […]

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Roger Harty: The Meaning Of ‘Personality’

Roger Harty: The Meaning Of ‘Personality’

August 10, 2014 at 8:51 am Comments are Disabled

I STUDIED Latin up to junior cert in St Brendan’s college Killarney. If I was to be honest, at the time I didn’t have a great appreciation of ‘the Classics’ i.e. Latin and Greek. Of latter years I have come to realise how they play a huge part in the origin […]

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Shape Up With Siobhan: The Importance Of Overloading

Shape Up With Siobhan: The Importance Of Overloading

August 6, 2014 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

ARE you training or exercising but not seeing the result you want? I see clients all the time who power walk, cycle or follow gym programmes all with various different goals, from weight loss to muscle gain, but don’t see results they want. If you feel this applies to you then […]

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Roger Harty: Taking Ownership Of Your Life

Roger Harty: Taking Ownership Of Your Life

August 3, 2014 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

I CANNOT emphasise enough the importance of ownership in our lives. It is a key to success, health and happiness, which practically every human being strives for, but you will fail to succeed in any of these areas unless ownership is a very strong part of the relationship. I can hear […]

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At the Advanced Fitness Education open evening in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night were Jed McNamara (tutor), Siobhan Sentre (Course Director) and Melissa Ross (tutor). Photo by Dermot Crean

Fitness Business Holds Open Evening At Ballyroe

August 3, 2014 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

ADVANCED Fitness Education held an open evening for new students at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. The business, which is based in Tralee Sports and Leisure Centre, has been operating for just a year and trains students to become fitness instructors and freelance personal trainers and nutrition advisors. […]

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Shape Up With Siobhan: Strength Training Will Get You The Body You Want

Shape Up With Siobhan: Strength Training Will Get You The Body You Want

July 30, 2014 at 9:33 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more info on open evening this Thursday, July 31 Strength training…. it’s not just for bodybuilders! That ideal physique we all pine after, the toned or ripped look? I’ll let you in on a little trade secret, the key to getting it isn’t power walking or […]

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Roger Harty: It’s All About Attitude

Roger Harty: It’s All About Attitude

July 27, 2014 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above to enter a great competition IF I said to you “I don’t like your attitude” how would it make you feel? The normal reaction would be to feel a little offended or to wonder ‘who does this guy think he is’! Of course everyone’s reaction will be […]

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Shape Up With Siobhan: Cardio Is Essential In Any Exercise Programme

Shape Up With Siobhan: Cardio Is Essential In Any Exercise Programme

July 24, 2014 at 11:58 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above for more Our new fitness columnist, Siobhan Sentry of Advanced Fitness Education, goes through the benefits of cardio in your exercise programme… Cardio is short for cardiovascular exercise. It is any exercise or movement that increases your heart rate and blood circulation. For many people it’s all […]

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Zoe’s World: The Frightening ‘Thinspiration’ Fad

Zoe’s World: The Frightening ‘Thinspiration’ Fad

July 24, 2014 at 8:27 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more BEING a part of the teenage world, I experience a lot of teenager issues. A lot of people know about these issues from either experiencing them in their own childhood or from experiencing them today. Drinking, drugs and peer pressure all seem to rank […]

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Roger Harty: Attaining A State Of Awareness

Roger Harty: Attaining A State Of Awareness

July 20, 2014 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad to enlarge WHEN we accept things just as they are, we are sending clear messages through our thought system to our body that everything is fine just as it is. Our body thus responds as a result over a period of time with a certain inner […]

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Roger Harty: Acceptance Is The Key To Happiness

Roger Harty: Acceptance Is The Key To Happiness

July 13, 2014 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for great offers I WISH to continue writing about acceptance (previous article here) as it absolutely essential to realising true peace and happiness. Notice that I used the word ‘realising’ instead of ‘achieving’ peace and happiness. The reason for this is that one cannot achieve true […]

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Sean’s Irish Transplant Games Trip Is A Tribute To His Brother

Sean’s Irish Transplant Games Trip Is A Tribute To His Brother

July 10, 2014 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

 Click on above ad for more AN ABBEYDORNEY man, who four years ago had just a 10 per cent chance of coming through a life-saving operation, will travel to Poland next month to take part in the European Transplant and Dialysis Sports Championships. Sean Marshall is the sole Kerry member of Transplant Team […]

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At the graduation for students of the Healthcare Support Course were, from left: Jack O'Doherty, Dylan O'Doherty, Linda O'Doherty, Tom O'Doherty, Dharma O'Doherty. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Students Celebrate Graduation From Healthcare Course

July 7, 2014 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

  Click on above ad for more IT was a momentous night for the students of a Healthcare Support Course and their families, as they graduated from the ten month long course which took place in Rahoonane Community Center. The Healthcare Support Course, which prepares people to be healthcare workers, […]

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