Health&Fitness

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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Fitness: Three More Common Questions About Exercise Answered

Fitness: Three More Common Questions About Exercise Answered

October 30, 2014 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

  Michael Ryan of RnR Fitness in Tralee answers common queries associated with health and fitness… Q: Why is that sometimes I don’t see the results of my hard work in the gym and sometimes I do? A: This is a multifaceted question. It can be put down to a […]

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Roger Harty: The Paradox Of Exercise

Roger Harty: The Paradox Of Exercise

October 27, 2014 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

  A PARADOX is what is known as ‘an apparent contradiction’. For example a well-known paradox is that famous statement by Oscar Wilde when he wrote “I can resist anything but temptation”. I have written many times in this column of how the ‘thinking mind’ doesn’t serve us well and […]

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Fitness: Three Common Fitness And Nutrition Questions Answered

Fitness: Three Common Fitness And Nutrition Questions Answered

October 24, 2014 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

Michael Ryan of RnR Fitness in Tralee, looks at some common questions asked about fitness and nutrition… THIS week, in the first week of a 3 part series, I am tackling and answering some of the reoccurring Facebook questions we receive in R&R on a regular basis. They cover a […]

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Roger Harty: Just Do It

Roger Harty: Just Do It

October 19, 2014 at 3:28 pm 1 comment

J.D.I. (the Nike slogan) is a slogan that is very close to my heart. The reason for this is that it works and it was of huge benefit to me in my own life. Every morning I made myself go for a walk, rain, hail or snow whether I liked […]

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Fitness: Top Tips To Reach Your Weight Loss Goals

Fitness: Top Tips To Reach Your Weight Loss Goals

October 16, 2014 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

Micheal Ryan of RnR Fitness in Tralee gives top tips on how to lose weight… We’ve all said to ourselves at one point or another in our lives; “I would like to lose some weight” or some other similar vague statement of  that description. It may be for a wedding coming […]

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Roger Harty: The Inner Self

Roger Harty: The Inner Self

October 12, 2014 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

IF I posed to you a simple question with the only requisite being that you reply with a simple Yes or No,  what answer would you give? Your answer must be what you truly believe to be true. Ok, here is the question: Is the abstract important? If your answer […]

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Fitness: Correcting Muscle Imbalance And Posture

Fitness: Correcting Muscle Imbalance And Posture

October 9, 2014 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

Michael Ryan of RnR Fitness on correcting muscle imbalance and posture… It is commonplace amongst regular fitness enthusiasts or gym users to ask such questions as: Why am I stronger on one side of my body than the other? Why can I lift heavier weight with one arm over the […]

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Roger Harty: Meditation – What Is It?

Roger Harty: Meditation – What Is It?

October 5, 2014 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

A YOUNG man came into my office recently knowing that I had an interest in the whole area of meditation and asked me ’what is it and what is it all about?’ I was just about to launch into an enthusiastic reply when he started to speak. I will never forget […]

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Sam McCauley’s Sarah Makes The Cut To Help Cancer Sufferers

Sam McCauley’s Sarah Makes The Cut To Help Cancer Sufferers

October 3, 2014 at 4:10 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman has decided to cut 16 inches off her hair to help out cancer patients. Sarah Burke from Ballymac, who works in the cosmetics department in Sam McCauley’s Chemists in Manor West, chopped off her locks to donate to Recovery Haven, where the hair will be used in making […]

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Fitness: Eight Reasons Why Running Is Great For You

Fitness: Eight Reasons Why Running Is Great For You

October 1, 2014 at 12:47 pm Comments are Disabled

Michael Ryan of RnR Fitness, Tralee, on running… Running is an ancient sport and has it origins as far back as 490BC when Pheidippides ran the first ever marathon as a wartime messenger for the Greeks. It is a very primal and effective form of exercise and one to which […]

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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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