Health&Fitness

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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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: The Nuisance Of Ingrown Toenails

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: The Nuisance Of Ingrown Toenails

July 31, 2014 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre, St Brendan’s Park, gives advice on treatment of ingrown toenails… Ingrown toenails are nails that grow back into the flesh of the toe, causing pain and discomfort. When a toenail is ingrown, the nail is curved downward […]

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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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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Treating The Common Skin Condition Psoriasis

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Treating The Common Skin Condition Psoriasis

July 25, 2014 at 9:14 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above for great offers Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre, St Brendan’s Park, gives advice on treatment of constipation… PSORIASIS is a long-term condition that appears on the skin. It occurs when the immune system sends out faulty signals that speed up the growth cycle of skin […]

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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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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: The Frustration Of Constipation

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: The Frustration Of Constipation

July 17, 2014 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

Click on ad to enlarge Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre, St Brendan’s Park, gives advice on treatment of constipation… Constipation has varied meanings for different people. Stools may be too hard or too small for some, while for others defecation is too difficult or infrequent. In constipation, a […]

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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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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: The Causes And Treatment Of Back Pain

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: The Causes And Treatment Of Back Pain

July 10, 2014 at 10:15 am 1 comment


 Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre, St Brendan’s Park, gives advice on treatment of back pain and examines what are the causes… UP to 84 percent of adults have low back pain at some time in their lives. Back pain is the largest single cause of lost working hours […]

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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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Roger Harty: The Power Of Acceptance

Roger Harty: The Power Of Acceptance

July 6, 2014 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad to enter a great competition ACCEPTANCE is one of the most powerful tools that you can have in your psychological welfare arsenal. I discovered this many years ago and I regularly use phrases like ‘it is as it is’ or the infamous teenage phrase of ‘whatever’ much […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Keeping Salt Levels Under Control

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Keeping Salt Levels Under Control

July 2, 2014 at 2:11 pm Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre, St Brendan’s Park, looks at salt and the effect too much of it can have on our bodies… AT the moment, the average Irish adult consumes up to 66% more salt than the recommended daily amount (only 6g per day) advocated by health […]

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Roger Harty: Gratitude And The Energy Within Us

Roger Harty: Gratitude And The Energy Within Us

June 29, 2014 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

  Click on above ad for more IN the last article I wrote of the benefit of gratitude and why it works (read it here). I want to write more on this subject as this is the keystone to true happiness – that is how important gratitude is and it will […]

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Niall Hobbert: Ignore Negative People And Accentuate The Positive

Niall Hobbert: Ignore Negative People And Accentuate The Positive

June 28, 2014 at 8:36 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more IT’S nearly July already, wow! How many of you have stuck to your training plans to get those summer bods or did you get disillusioned with the volume of negativity? Unfortunately Ireland doesn’t lend itself too kindly to positivity, especially when you are trying to […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Advice On Feeding Your Baby

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Advice On Feeding Your Baby

June 26, 2014 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

Click above ad for details of special event Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre, St Brendan’s Park, looks at the subject of feeding your baby… Feeding your baby is the most important, and confusing, part of new parenthood. There is too much advice out there—from relatives, in-laws, friends and […]

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Roger Harty: The Power Of Gratitude

Roger Harty: The Power Of Gratitude

June 22, 2014 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

ONE of the greatest gifts we can bring to our lives is, without doubt, the ‘Power of Gratitude’. You might well ask why is this so? The answer is because it is a ‘truth’ and the truth works. We can play with this and say it works because it is […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Looking Into Infertility Problems

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Looking Into Infertility Problems

June 20, 2014 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre, St Brendan’s Park, looks at the subject of infertility problems… INFERTILITY is the failure of conception in a couple having regular, unprotected sex for one year provided that normal intercourse is occurring not less than twice weekly. About 10% of all couples have an […]

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Recovery Haven All Set For Celebration Of Light

Recovery Haven All Set For Celebration Of Light

June 18, 2014 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S just two days to go until thousands of people around the county take part in a special event in aid of Recovery Haven. The “Celebration of Light” event takes place this Friday at 8pm at 12 locations throughout Kerry. This has become a very important annual community event which gives an […]

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Roger Harty: Let’s Make Sense

Roger Harty: Let’s Make Sense

June 15, 2014 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

TRULY living in ‘The Now’ is a most wondrous and rewarding way to live life. It might sound strange to speak the obvious to people, but the only time you can truly live is Now. Have you ever managed to live five minutes ago or in five minutes time? It is […]

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Niall Hobbert: A Healthy Body Can Help Towards A Healthy Mind

Niall Hobbert: A Healthy Body Can Help Towards A Healthy Mind

June 14, 2014 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

FINALLY the sun has decided to tog out for Kerry. Long overdue if I may say. There’s nothing like getting up early to open up at 6.30am and the sun is there to greet you. It’s a brilliant feeling and you start the day with a smile on your face. […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Tackling The Obesity Problem

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Tackling The Obesity Problem

June 13, 2014 at 8:41 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre, St Brendan’s Park, offers advice on getting your weight under control An obese person is 20% or more heavier than their ideal weight. 30% of women aged 51-64 years and 13.3% of men aged 18-35 are obese. Obesity levels increased by 67% in Ireland in […]

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Finbarr Griffin at home in St Brendans Park

‘I Feel Ostracised From Society’ Says Crohn’s Sufferer

June 12, 2014 at 11:13 am 1 comment

By Gavin O’Connor A TRALEE man who has felt ostracised from society in the past because of suffering from Crohn’s Disease, has started his own Facebook page and blog to act as a support network for fellow sufferers and to break down the stigma surrounding the condition. Finbarr Griffin of St Brendan’s Park, who […]

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Mary Harkin, Go for Life Programme Manager with Mossy Kelleher accepting his 'Spirit of the Games Award' from Tony McCarthy, members of the Go for Life Steering Committee.

Mossy’s In Great Spirits After Winning Award

June 11, 2014 at 12:18 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man has won the ‘Spirit of the Games Award’ at the Go for Life Games in Dublin at the weekend. Mossy Kelleher, from Oakpark, a member of the Kerry team, was the winner of the award where 300 older people from 17 counties celebrated sport at Dublin City University on Saturday June […]

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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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