Post Tagged with: "Health and Fitness"

Roger Harty: Technology And The Stress Connection

Roger Harty: Technology And The Stress Connection

April 26, 2015 at 8:56 am Comments are Disabled

  I WROTE in a previous article about stress  (here) and it is appropriate for this article to examine the definition of stress. Stress is – being here and trying to be there. Ancient man was open to stress when he hunted in the forest as he was exposed to the […]

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Roger Harty: Body Gratitude (Part Two)

Roger Harty: Body Gratitude (Part Two)

March 22, 2015 at 9:19 am Comments are Disabled

  I REMEMBER watching a film many years ago (for the life of me I can’t remember the name of it) but the gist of it was that a man lost a 50,000 dollar engagement ring only to discover that the young girl next door had found the said ring. When […]

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Claire O'Conner of Manna Organic Store at the fitness expo in the Fels Point Hotel on Saturday. Photo by Oscar Brophy

PHOTOS: Health, Fitness And Beauty Expo Held In Fels Point

March 18, 2015 at 11:30 am 1 comment

  BUSINESSES from all over the county took stands at the Kerry Health, Fitness and Beauty Expo in the Fels Point Hotel on Saturday. Billed as the first expo of its kind in Kerry, there were over 60 exhibitors on the day with numerous demonstrations and workshops. Linda Flanagan of Zumba Salsa Kerry who held […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Tips For Potty Training

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Tips For Potty Training

March 13, 2015 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on all things to do with potty training… Judging the right moment! Most parents, particularly those with a first child, spend many hours agonising over how they are going to teach the child acceptable toilet behaviour. When the child […]

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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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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Overusing Your Wrists And Fingers? Watch Out For This…

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Overusing Your Wrists And Fingers? Watch Out For This…

January 30, 2015 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

  Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome… What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS for short) is the name given to a sensation of numbness, weakness, tingling and general discomfort in the area of the wrist and hand. What causes […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: When Earwax Becomes A Problem

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: When Earwax Becomes A Problem

January 22, 2015 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

  Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on the build-up of earwax… Cerumen or earwax is healthy in normal amounts and serves as a self-cleaning agent with protective, lubricating, and antibacterial properties. Its purpose is to trap dust and other small particles and prevent them […]

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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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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Nosebleeds And How To Treat Them

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Nosebleeds And How To Treat Them

January 8, 2015 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

  Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on nosebleeds and how to treat them… Nosebleeds can be dramatic and frightening. Fortunately, most nosebleeds are not serious and usually can be managed at home, although sometimes medical intervention may be necessary. Nosebleeds (epistaxis) are categorised based on […]

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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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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: The Healthy Essentials For Your Food Press

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: The Healthy Essentials For Your Food Press

January 1, 2015 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

  Our health expert, Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, on the healthy foods you should have in your press as the new year dawns… What should you have in your press? It’s easier to eat healthily and whip up delicious meals if you already have […]

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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: 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: ‘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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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Osteoporosis – The Silent Disease

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Osteoporosis – The Silent Disease

November 14, 2014 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on Osteoporosis… Osteoporosis means porous bones. It is a silent disease that is usually not diagnosed until a fracture/s (broken bone/s) occurs. Bone is a living tissue that is constantly being removed and replaced. As we get older, more […]

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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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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Everything You Wanted To Know About Antibiotics

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Everything You Wanted To Know About Antibiotics

November 6, 2014 at 9:25 am 1 comment

  Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on antibiotics – the benefits, the side effects and the potential dangers… Antibiotics are a group of drugs used to treat various infections caused by bacteria. The first antibiotic was discovered by Sir Alexander Fleming in 1928 in […]

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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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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Advice On Bullying

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Advice On Bullying

October 30, 2014 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

Our health expert, Dr Caitlin O’Connor, on the problem of bullying… Many children and young people experience the long-standing dilemma of bullying sometime in their lives. If you are being bullied, you may feel scared, vulnerable and helpless but no one deserves to be bullied and you owe it to […]

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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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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Eczema And How To Treat It

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Eczema And How To Treat It

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

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, on the Eczema skin condition… A QUERY came in from a reader recently on the topic of Eczema. The email read: “I have suffered with Eczema for the past 10 years and I have tried everything and anything. I would be very interested […]

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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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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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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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