50 Plus Expo offers a dose of vitality

Personal finance expert Sinead Ryan will be offering consumer advice at the 50 Plus Expo.

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Put your best foot forward as you get older

Studies show that regular strength-training helps to increase bone density and reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis.

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Maximising your brain power for life

Regular meditation helps us to unwind and to avoid the memory loss that can come with high stress levels.

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Diet is the key to ageing gracefully

Eating fresh, vitamin-packed food can make a huge difference to our energy levels and brain health.

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Ageing with attitude: Up close and personal with next generation

The positive ageing benefits arising from close ties between grandparents and their grandchildren can be far reaching, says Margaret Jennings.

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The shape I'm in: Pat Falvey, explorer

Pat Falvey says he can resist everything but temptation. If he goes out for a night drinking, he can over indulge at times.

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6 ways to help keep your heart healthy

February is Heart Month — and each and every one of us can benefit from keeping our tickers tip-top, says Abi Jackson.

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Danielle Peazer’s 12-week body plan workout

Lift your life to a new level with Instagram star Danielle Peazer’s 12-Week Body Plan for real people.

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Tips on what to do when your baby is unwell

Helen O’Callaghan speaks to TV presenter Lucy Kennedy about #FeverFighter.

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Parents need to watch out for the warning signs of eating disorders

Helen O’Callaghan says parents need to realise that early intervention and professional support are vital when tackling an eating disorder. 

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I caught my girlfriend sexting to a stranger online

Your girlfriend needs to be honest about whether she has developed some sort of dependency on virtual sex, says Suzi Godson.

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Take control of your fertility with natural family planning

The aim of natural family planning is to determine as accurately as possible the beginning and end of the fertile phase, says Helen O’Callaghan.

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It's my life: Tric Kearney

When myself and himself began going out together, my mother often said: “When they made you, they matched you.”

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Working life: Irene Timmins, Make-A-Wish

Irene Timmins is focused on recruiting volunteers for Wish Day.

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Mater Private: Taking pain out of hip rheumatoid arthritis

Karuppiah Mahalingam, known by his friends, colleagues and patients as Maha, is an orthopaedic surgeon who works exclusively at Mater Private Hospital, Cork.

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Natural health: Dandelion greens and laughter yoga

Given how beneficial this humble weed is, it is worth persisting to include it in your diet, says Megan Sheppard.

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Stop talking and listen if you want your child to thrive

Children are often more likely to open up about what’s going on for them when they’re standing beside you setting the table or you’re sitting side by side in the car, reveals Helen O’Callaghan

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Here's why women need to look after their heart more

Females are six times more likely to die of cardiovascular disease and stroke than of breast cancer, yet their awareness of the risk is low, writes Ailin Quinlan.

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'The shape I'm in' with the truly inspirational Mark Pollock

The inspirational Mark Pollock speaks to Irene Feighan and reveals how he aims to make Ireland the world’s leading research centre for robotics and spinal stimulation.

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What's the secret to happiness? Turns out may well be your gut!

Clodagh Finn travels to University College Cork and finds out that true happiness may very well lie within ... within your gut.

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Why are so many people spending money on cosmetic dentistry?

Having forked out for their children’s dental work, parents now want to invest in their own teeth. Helen O’Callaghan looks at the growing celeb-driven market for cosmetic dentistry.

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Sculpt your figure with this fat-burning workout

Want to kick your fat-burn into gear? Transformation specialist Oliver Noakes is your go-to guy.

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Can yoga qualify as an aerobic workout?

Eight minutes of almost any type of high-intensity interval training qualifies as an aerobic workout.

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It's my life: Tric Kearney

Most of us held our children as new-born babies and made solemn promises to be the best parents they could wish for.

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Working life: Linda McGrath, project officer, Medical Research Charities Group

7am
I have two girls, Rose (1) and Molly (3). I get them ready before taking the bus from home in Glasnevin to our offices in Dublin city centre. 

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Mater Private: How to avoid overcrowded hospitals

Dr Oisin Powell suggests three strategies to avoid the emergency department, the long delays and overcrowded waiting rooms of hospitals.

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Ageing with attitude: Good attitude to advancing years is the key to wellbeing

A negative outlook towards ageing can take years of your life. But there are many reasons to be cheerful about getting old, says Margaret Jennings.

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Natural health: Colic and nosebleeds

25% of babies who suffer from colic are in fact reacting to dairy. says Megan Sheppard.

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7 of the best baby monitors for extra peace of mind

For peace of mind while your infant sleeps, you can pick a monitor that fits your needs and your budget, says Kate O’Reilly. 

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Talking about sex can bring back intimacy to a relationship

Couples who actively invest in their sexual connection fare better than those who don’t, says Suzi Godson. 

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Your mental health is similar to your physical health - it needs regular maintenance

Former Cork camogie captain Anna Geary tells Áilín Quinlan about her role in raising awareness of the importance of having good mental health.

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Scale back on the fad diets and find nutritional balance

Conflicting information on what we should eat bombards us says consultant nutritionist Gaye Godkin. The secret is not to allow appetite to dictate your waistline.

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This new app helps autistic kids with day-to-day tasks

Helen O’Callaghan reports on a new autism assistance app.

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His need for compliments after sex is irritating

Women don’t expect a pat on the back after sex, whereas men, like peacocks, demand that their prowess be noticed and appreciated, says Suzi Godson.

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Ageing with attitude: Taking a stand against sitting down all day

Margaret Jennings says there is a wealth of research showing that a sedentary lifestyle with little or no exercise can lead to a higher risk of life-threatening diseases.  

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The Shape I’m In: Cara O’Sullivan, soprano

Cara O’Sullivan has started exercising in Educo gym in Ballincollig in the last few months. 

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7 diet tips for strong healthy hair

Abi Jackson says good nutrition leads to strong locks.

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Live long and prosper with just 21 minutes of exercise a day

Just 21 minutes of daily exercise will add years to your life but you’ll need to push it to the limit.

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Showing your partner you appreciate them isn’t just for Valentine’s Day

Holding hands provides a sense of security, while a good hug boosts serotonin levels, writes Deirdre Reynolds.

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Lessons in love: How to kickstart a romance

Flirting isn’t a talent, it’s a skill and anyone can be good at it with practice, says Deirdre Reynolds.

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