Health&Fitness

Roger Harty: Come To Your Senses

Roger Harty: Come To Your Senses

June 8, 2014 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

MY father used to say that “the thing about common sense is that they gave it the wrong name!” Then he’d go on to say “because it’s not really that common at all.” He’d walk away and give a big laugh. Connecting with our senses is absolutely necessary for our […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Keeping Your Blood Pressure Under Control

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Keeping Your Blood Pressure Under Control

June 7, 2014 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre, St Brendan’s Park, offers advice on getting high blood pressure under control Blood pressure is a measure of the force that the blood applies to the walls of the arteries as it flows through them. It’s normal for blood pressure to increase when you […]

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Niall Hobbert: Invest A Little To Save A Lot

Niall Hobbert: Invest A Little To Save A Lot

June 6, 2014 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

THANK you all so much for the great response to last week’s article about untrained running coaches. This week I am going to stick to the Topic of ‘Running’ for runners. It is essential to have core stability to maximize performance and prevent Injury. The core of your body is where […]

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New First Responder Scheme Planned For Ardfert Area

New First Responder Scheme Planned For Ardfert Area

June 5, 2014 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW Community First Responder scheme has been planned for Ardfert and surrounding areas. The scheme, which will provide medical assistance to life-threatening emergencies such as cardiac arrests, strokes, choking and heart attacks – until the arrival of an ambulance, will be run by local volunteers. The group will also have […]

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Roger Harty: The Power Of The Breath

Roger Harty: The Power Of The Breath

May 31, 2014 at 10:41 am 1 comment

I wrote last week about the thinking mind and how we have on average 60,000 thoughts a day – 90% of which are useless and repetitive. As all these thoughts are energy that is a lot of energy needlessly being wasted? If you focus your mind on your breath (breathing […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Want To Quit Smoking?

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Want To Quit Smoking?

May 29, 2014 at 3:37 pm Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre, St Brendan’s Park, offers advice on quitting smoking  Why should I quit? The health benefits of stopping smoking become evident within a very short time period. • As soon as you stop smoking, body will begin to rid itself of tobacco toxins. • […]

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Niall Hobbert: Get The Right Advice Before You Start Running

Niall Hobbert: Get The Right Advice Before You Start Running

May 29, 2014 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

FOLLOWING on from last week’s workout tips for getting into better shape, I hope you are all doing well and can feel a difference already. This week I will be talking about running. I love seeing people of all ages getting out there doing exercise. Whether it’s in BTS Fitness or another […]

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Roger Harty: Understanding How The Mind Works

Roger Harty: Understanding How The Mind Works

May 23, 2014 at 7:37 am Comments are Disabled

Worry is a waste of time says Roger Harty I WAS talking to a family member a few years ago and during the conversation he informed me that it was impossible to have two thoughts in your mind at exactly the same time. There might be a minute fraction of […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Going Somewhere Exotic? Be Prepared

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Going Somewhere Exotic? Be Prepared

May 21, 2014 at 7:25 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor advises on the steps to take when planning a trip to an exotic country… In preparation for a trip, individuals should arrange a visit their GP, ideally six months in advance. The traveller should come with a record of prior immunizations and an itinerary. Immunization needs are […]

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Video: Get Summer Fit AND Win Gym Membership At BTS Fitness

Video: Get Summer Fit AND Win Gym Membership At BTS Fitness

May 21, 2014 at 7:24 am 1 comment

By Niall Hobbert ASK yourself are you getting the most out of your workouts? Are you summer ready? Here’s some top tips to help you get that summer body and we also have a free three month gym membership to give away. Read the details below and watch the video […]

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Roger Harty: There’s No Point In Worrying

Roger Harty: There’s No Point In Worrying

May 17, 2014 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

Roger Harty asks ‘what’s the point in worrying?’ I was walking down Denny St Tralee recently and I met a friend of mine and stopped for a chat. She was worried about her daughter who had just emigrated to Perth, Australia and she was very concerned about how she was getting […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Here Comes Hay Fever Season

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Here Comes Hay Fever Season

May 15, 2014 at 7:18 am Comments are Disabled

Meet our new health columnist, Dr Caitlin O’Connor, from Tralee Medical Centre, St Brendan’s Park THE arrival of summer is not welcomed by everyone. For those with hay fever, the blooming of nature means pollen and pain. Hay fever, or seasonal allergic rhinitis, is an allergic reaction to pollen and […]

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‘Bump To Baby’ Event In CH Chemists

‘Bump To Baby’ Event In CH Chemists

May 8, 2014 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

EXPECTANT mothers-to-be flocked to a special ‘Bump to Baby’ event on Wednesday in CH Chemists, The Mall. The event is aimed at mothers, fathers and parents-to-be. Some of the experts on hand included a chiropractor, a midwife, a health nurse, an alternative practitioner and a nutritionist. “It’s a very good turn […]

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The Manager of the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee, Donna Roche, with Mayor of Tralee, Pat Hussey and Orla Quirke, Bon Secours Hospital Tralee Staff Nurse Orla Quirke who is this year’s winner of INMO Nurse Preceptor of the Year 2014 at the Civic Reception on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Civic Honour For Bon Secours

May 8, 2014 at 7:33 am Comments are Disabled

THE Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Pat Hussey, has presented the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee with a Civic Award to recognise the recent success in being chosen as Ireland’s Private Hospital of the Year 2014. The Civic Award presentation, which was proposed by Cllr Terry O’Brien at the April meeting of […]

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Little Liam Dies From Battens Disease

Little Liam Dies From Battens Disease

May 4, 2014 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

YOUNG Liam Heffernan, who had been battling Batten’s Disease, has died. He was just five years old. His father Tony tweeted the news earlier yesterday morning. “#LittleLiamo has grown angelwings and joined sister Saoirse in heaven #RIP son #SuperHero No More #BattenDisease” Liam, from Castlemaine, suffered from the rare Battens […]

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Niall Hobbert of BTS Fitness puts a client through her paces at his gym at Manor Park, Tralee.

Fitness: Get in shape with Niall

April 24, 2014 at 2:36 pm Comments are Disabled

“Your Health is precious so look after it” Hi everyone, My name is Niall Hobbert owner of BTS Fitness club and I will be your resident Personal Trainer for Traleetoday.ie. With over 15 years experience in the industry and many years training a long list of ‘A’ list celebrities and sports […]

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