Spread a little happiness with the good vibes you get from exercise

WE’RE already clued up about the benefits of the awesome endorphins produced during exercise: those happy hormones that give us that ‘high as a kite’ feeling after a workout.

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The shape I’m in: Laura Woods, TV presenter

LAURA WOODS may well be one of Ireland’s most familiar TV presenters, but she says motherhood is her “best role to date”.

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Working life: Dr Keith Morrice, consultant cardiologist

6.30am
I try to go for a run twice a week before work but while my intentions are good, I tend to stay in bed at the first sign of bad weather. 

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Dad’s World with Jonathan deBurca Butler

RELIGION is causing a bit of a rift at at chez deBurca Butler these days. Not too much, no schisms to report of just yet but let’s just say that our belief systems are being put under a bit of pressure.

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Online and in the shops

BUGABOO UPDATE: Bugaboo is about to release an update to their Wheeled Board, with a detachable seat, which means your toddler or tired pre-schooler has the option to sit or stand. 

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Natural health: Fibroids and gynaecomastia

Q. My gynaecologist discovered a fibroid at my last check-up. Is there anything I can do to help while I am waiting for surgery?

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Dr. Bernadette Carr answers your questions on overweight children and nosebleeds

Q. My nine-year-old daughter is very fond of her food and I find it difficult to refuse her a second helping at mealtimes.

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It was so exciting when he took the lead in bed

My boyfriend and I have been together for five years. The sex is great, but we know what we like and we stick to it. 

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Good nutrition for children is a no-brainer

Helen O’Callaghan on putting a back-to-school focus on kids’ diet.

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Dr. Bernadette Carr answers your questions on head lice and dry eyes

My two children recently had head lice. Is there any way to prevent their getting head lice in the future?

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Is it possible to have orgasms at the same time as your partner?

I’d love if I could orgasm with my husband but if I try to hold on so that we both climax at the same time, the sensation passes and then I can’t orgasm at all. 

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Tone up your tummy with these three simple moves

ROCKING a bikini on the beach or working your way through that crop-top collection?

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When a mother’s love burns too brightly

A man has a lot to gain if he has a strong bond with his mum. But ‘smotherhood’ can have a negative impact on his relationships with women, says Ailin Quinlan.

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Researching health symptoms online is a prescription for anxiety

Researching our symptoms online or on health apps can increase stress levels and is ultimately self-defeating, discovers Margaret Jennings.

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The shape I’m in: Midge Ure, singer-songwriter

HE has a string of hits to his name but Scottish singer-songwriter Midge Ure couldn’t be less interested in the hype about being a star. 

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Online and in the shops

Vitamin boost, soothing drops, gut friendly and one-stop shop.

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The lure of learning keeps Maryl Streep on centre stage

Margaret Jennings pays tribute to three-time Oscar winner, actress Meryl Streep, who has managed to eschew the typical Hollywood lifestyle and to keep her family life private.

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Bath time is all about quality one-on-one time

Helen O’Callaghan hears how baths are multi-sensory experiences.

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How to prepare your child for primary school

The first days of primary school can be difficult for children even if they have had the benefit of a pre-school experience says Helen O’Callaghan.

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Tips on making up a healthy school lunch for your little ones

HERE’S a little maths question to get you into training for the upcoming back-to-school season: if an Irish 14-year-old boy weighed, on average, 37kg in 1948, how much does he weigh today?

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