Shape I'm In: Aonghus McAnally on his Christy Hennessy tribute tour

Aonghus McAnally is about to go on a nationwide tour in memory of Christy Hennessy, the man and his music, writes Irene Feighan.

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How to beat autumn colds and flu

Worried your health will suffer now summer’s over? Take action now to keep well when the cold months hit, says Abi Jackson

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Forget calorie counting: Healthy food habits for your child

Two experts tell Sharon Ní Chonchúir how parents can ensure a healthy diet for their child. Watching portion size and the treats are both key

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Making waves: 50-plus Dymphna is now a Masters' Champion swimmer

For about 20 years, this swimmer didn’t venture into a pool, but after her children were raised, she went back and is now making big waves, says Margaret Jennings

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Understanding Kinesiology: One of Ireland’s growing complementary therapies

Kinesiology is the “science of muscle testing” and uses muscle tests to diagnose symptoms and recommend homeopathic remedies or lifestyle changes that may help clients. 

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Understanding Kinesiology: One of Ireland’s growing complementary therapies

Kinesiology is the “science of muscle testing” and uses muscle tests to diagnose symptoms and recommend homeopathic remedies or lifestyle changes that may help clients. 

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Mary Byrne faces her fears

There was loud praise when X-Factor singer Mary Byrne faced her fears of heights on Celebrity Operation Transformation and abseiled down the side of a tall building in Dublin to raise money for the children’s charity Make-A-Wish. But behind the scenes it was a different story.

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How do you respond to stressful situations?

Ridding yourself of toxic stress must begin with changing your behaviour and tackling the cause, Dr Harry Barry tells Margaret Jennings.  

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Digital workshops introduced as part of Positive Ageing Week

Positive Ageing Week is focussing this year on intergenerational activity, so get those whizzkids of yours to help you out, writes Margaret Jennings.  

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Shining on a light on male eating disorders

From bigorexia to bingeing, more young males are experiencing eating disorders. But the stigma of having what is often seen as a woman’s illness is stopping many from seeking help, writes Sharon Ní Conchúir.

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Back on the dating scene after long-term relationship

I am 31 and I have been in a long-term relationship since I was 15. We recently broke up and now I am out dating again, but I have no idea what I’m supposed to do. I feel like I don’t really know anything about sex apart from my one boyfriend. I don’t even know how many dates you should go on before you have sex.

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The Shape I'm In: Author Paul Perry on writing for the movies

WRITER Paul Perry is dipping his pen into the world of film and loving it. The bestselling author and his partner in crime writing Karen Gillese are working on a screenplay version of their book, The Boy That Never Was.

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Why having three children is the new two

With Kate Middleton expecting her third child, Andrea Mara wonders if three is the new two

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It's My Life: 'I could have poisoned my family'

IT’S been a fraught 48 hours but I can finally stop holding my breath... I did not poison my family.

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You're never too old to benefit from exercise

Even those in their 50s can dramatically cut their chances of having a stroke by becoming more active, writes Margaret Jennings

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Caroline Flack's fitness affair: 'Why I love my body now'

Caroline Flack is about to hit the stage in Dublin. We talk to the TV star about fitness, flaws, and living life to the full

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Degrees of difficulty: Growing numbers of students seek help for stress and anxiety

A growing number of freshers experience stress and anxiety. They are encouraged to seek help early and to attend welfare events such puppy cuddling, writes Helen O’Callaghan

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Smart ageing: Why we need to 'future proof' our homes

You are never too young to upgrade your house, making it safe and functional for decades to come, says Margaret Jennings

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It's my life: Tric Kearney

In an attempt to cheer my hair up over the past few weeks, I’ve used half the household budget
on new gels, writes Tric Kearney

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Shape I'm In; Dr Ciara Kelly on her prescription for success

DR CIARA Kelly has her own prescription for success. Determined to live life to the full, she looks not to her contemporaries for inspiration but to Dr William Wilde, a 19th-century surgeon.

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: Living together is ruining our sex life

Since I moved in with my boyfriend (who I also work with), I feel that domesticity has taken over. We put tracksuit bottoms on when we get home and seem to talk about things mainly to do with work, our house and domestic arrangements. It’s lovely, but it’s somehow made our relationship less sexy.

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Sitting targets: New MediaWise programme aims to educate kids about dangers of advergames

Free games and apps targeting children are being used to market foods high in fat, salt and sugar, writes Margaret Jennings

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Bullyproof kids: How to protect your child against school bullies

Helen O’Callaghan speaks to psychotherapist and author Stella O’Malley on how best to tackle bullying at school and the misery it can bring

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Ready to soar: The six soft skills your child needs to succeed in life

Because computers can supply facts, rote learning has become redundant. Sharon Ní Chonchúir talks to two US experts about teaching children six essential soft skills needed for success

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