Diet and Fitness

The workout designed for a muddy obstacle course

Taking on a muddy obstacle course this year? We get you race-day ready with this awesome workout, writes Amanda Khouv.

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The workout designed for a muddy obstacle course

Taking on a muddy obstacle course this year? We get you race-day ready with this awesome workout, writes Amanda Khouv.

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Shape I’m in: Sarah Morrissey

FORMER Miss Ireland Sarah Morrissey might not have become a model if her mum hadn’t sent a photo of her to Assets Models Agency.

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15 minutes to great health

Do this quick, but effective, workout every day and it could keep you disease free, says Amanda Khouv.

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Shape I’m in: Seán Moncrieff

SEÁN MONCRIEFF has presented the afternoon show on Newstalk for over 10 years.

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Rob’s Cork City Marathon Blog: Week 3 – Dealing with injuries and motivating yourself

As the weeks disappear and your training becomes more intense for the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon, injuries and illness are bound to hold you back. The quickest way to getting back on the road is resting and taking care of your body, writes Robert McNamara.

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Take your running to the next level with this programme

BELIEVE it or not, increasing your distance isn’t all about clocking up the miles.

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Rob’s Cork City Marathon Blog: Week 2 – Varying your training and setting time goals

The June Bank Holiday is still a dot on the horizon but with just over two months to go it might be a good idea to mix-up your training routine and start setting goals, writes Robert McNamara This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Try out these moves that work straight to your core

Add these full-bod moves to your next session to give you abs a sneaky blitz, too, says Amanda Khouv.

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Top 8 Easter eggs tested

THERE are many who will never go beyond popular brands of the delicious milk chocolate eggs we have loved for ever. 

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The Shape I’m In: Rory O’Connell, Masterchef

RORY O’CONNELL has been teaching people to cook for more than 30 years, ever since he co-founded Ballymaloe Cookery School with his sister, Darina Allen.

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Rob’s Cork City Marathon Blog: Week 1 – Training plans and footwear

With just 10 weeks to go before race day, training plans and choosing the right footwear are vital to getting over the line on race day, writes Robert McNamara This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Spring into shape with this workout

Been tucking into a few too many choccy treats? Give this workout a go and it’ll be like it never happened...

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Fact or fiction on popular superfoods

IF you’re looking for an example of a modern food miracle, look no further than coconut oil. 

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Shape I’m In: Sorcha Furlong, actress

ORLA Kirwan acts on reflex and does things on the spur of the moment. Which isn’t at all like Sorcha Furlong, who has played Orla on the RTÉ soap Fair City for the last 15 years.

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Shape I’m In: PJ Gallagher, comedian

PJ Gallagher loves being a breakfast show presenter on Classic Hits 4FM. He began anchoring the show alongside Damian Farrelly in November.

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Join the yoga tribe with the Buti workout

Power yoga fusion is sweeping the States — get the experience with this no-kit-required home workout.

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Our top 8 frozen veggies

IT won’t be long now before we are in between seasons with root vegetables on the wane and green vegetables and salad leaves slow to appear in the garden.

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Slimmer in half the time with The Ice Diet

It’s possible to drop weight by simply restricting the hours you eat during the day. Peta Bee looks at the latest science behind dining to a timetable.

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Keep in shape with this fantastic no-gym workout

CAN’T afford your gym membership, but worried about staying in shape? Fear not.

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The shape I’m in: Cathy Belton, actress

CATHY Belton is having a ball playing Patricia Hennessy in new TV3 soap Red Rock.

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Catherine Fulvio

Fresh ideas for menu planning

IT wasn’t a particularly unusual order, or so celebrity chef Catherine Fulvio thought. She stopped off at her local shop one January evening to buy some fresh veg for a mid-week family stirfry, but was assailed by a tinfoil egg mountain.

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Push yourself and try out these moves after a gym session

When it comes to fitness, mastering squats, deadlifts and press-ups is a must — don’t let their simplicity conceal their effectiveness.

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The Shape I’m In: Brendan Cole, Strictly Come Dancing star

AFTER a night on the tiles, switching effortlessly between rumbas, salsas and cha cha chas, you’d imagine Brendan Cole’s tipple of choice would be a Latin, full-bodied red wine. 

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Salt is a hard habit to shake off for kids

Salt is essential for our bodies, but experts say children are consuming far too much of it, which could lead to serious health problems. Clodagh Finn reports.

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Get your heart pumping with this fab cardio workout

NEW research from Uppsala University in Sweden indicates that exercise may halve your risk of heart failure. So if ever there was a time to start looking after your heart, this is it!

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Kathie Swift

The Swift Diet: Follow your gut for a flat tummy

IT is hardly surprising that nutritionist Kathie Swift would come up with a plan called the Swift Diet, says Clodagh Finn.

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John Murray

The Shape I’m In:┬áJohn Murray, TV presenter

IT’S difficult not to be moved by the trails and triumphs of the leaders from Operation Transformation. And RTÉ presenter John Murray is no exception.

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Check out these workouts to help with detoxing

Detoxing isn’t just about food – master this metabolic workout to speed up your cleanse, says Amanda Khouv.

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Top 8 sparkling drinks for this Valentine’s day

VALENTINE’S Day is an opportunity to celebrate love with a glass of fizz, says Roz Crowley.

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The Shape I’m In: Karl Bowe, model and actor

I AM running late for my appointment with Karl Bowe. I text to apologise and immediately he sends a text back saying not a bother, that there’s no need to apologise.

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Three easy yoga poses to unwind after a hectic day

Wind down after a busy day with these three relaxing yoga poses, says Amanda Khouv.

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The shape I’m in: RTÉ journalist Conor Brophy

RTÉ journalist Conor Brophy has a secret weapon: the power nap. On the days he is working on Morning Ireland, he’s up at 4.45am and will usually find time to squeeze in a reboot snooze.

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How much are our genes to blame for obesity?

A new study involving twins aims to help explain why we eat what we eat - and what impact it has on our waistline, writes Clodagh Finn.

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Exercises to help firm up those legs, bums and stomachs

Need to firm up the three classic trouble spots, fast? Try these foolproof moves, writes Amanda Khouv.

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The shape I’m in: Operation Transformation’s Dr Eddie Murphy

WEIGHT management is a numbers game and Operation Transformation’s clinical psychologist Dr Eddie Murphy is no exception, writes Irene Feighan. 

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The ingredients for a healthy life

THE key to good health is to be a food-label detective. Knowing how to decode the hidden sugars and the fat content of foods will lead to a longer, healthier life.

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The shape I’m in: Rachel Stevens

RACHEL STEVENS is reaching for the sky — yet again, says Irene Feighan.

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Shape I’m In: Alan Shatter, TD

AS GUEST chef, TD Alan Shatter worked 12 hours straight on the day The Restaurant was filmed. But this was small fry for the former Justice Minister.

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Top 8 stocks to add to your meal

A HEARTY and nourishing bowl of soup at this time of year is easy to make, writes Roz Crowley.

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Clodagh Finn’s diary of a non-dieter

A nutrition course targeting the toxic fat around the waist is not a diet but a way of living, says Clodagh Finn.

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The shape I’m In: Eddi Reader, singer-song writer

THOUGH just over a debilitating chest infection, singer-song writer Eddi Reader is full of the joys of life and music.

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The healthy way to start 2015 and diets to avoid

ARE you sick and tired of it yet — the media frenzy heralding a new year and a new you, asks Clodagh Finn?

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Time for men to start talking about their weight

They are more likely to be overweight than women, less likely to admit it, less likely to diet, and less likely to talk to friends about it, says Helen O’Callaghan.

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Fast track fitness

What if we told you that to burn fat, tone up and feel full of beans, you wouldn’t need to dedicate much time?

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The Shape I’m In: Ella McSweeney

ELLA McSWEENEY refuses to let a high-profile career dictate her size. 

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8 ways to squeeze in a workout this Christmas

It comes around every year, yet it sneaks up on us every time. The festive period is frantic and no amount of lists, diary entries and post-it notes seem to ease the chaos.

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Top 8 gifts for foodies

Finding good Irish-made gifts under €20 for the page today was easy. 

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Look after your curves this Christmas with this simple workout

Whatever the style of your fave LBD this party season, one thing’s for sure: curves are a girl’s best accessory. 

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Shape I’m In: Maura O’Connell, musician

THOUGH a legend in folk music circles on both sides of the Atlantic, singer Maura O’Connell was “thrilled” to accept a minor role in the Martin Scorsese’s award-winning Gangs of New York in 2002.

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Staying trim during the festive season

HOLD on to your hat. The festive roller-coaster is about to whisk you away on a bone-rattling ride through a calorific minefield spiked with more random acts of over-indulgence than you can shake a stick at.

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Festive bites: Top 8 Mince Pies

THIS year’s trawl of the shops and markets unearthed a few new mince pies which I’m delighted to report were worth the journey.

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Get fit with this speedy workout

Strapped for time? Cutting back your weights routine is the last thing you want to do — it’ll only mean trimming your results. 

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Majella O'Donnell

Shape I’m In: Majella O’Donnell

Majella O’Donnell is still catching up with herself. First there was the shock of the breast cancer diagnosis in 2013. 

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Dr Aoife Ryan

Eat your way back to wellness

IF YOU find yourself battling to eat less, then count yourself lucky. The 35,000 Irish people who are diagnosed with cancer each year often struggle to eat at all.

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Boost your stability with this single-leg exercise routine

Try these exercises to boost stability and improve balance.

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Shape I'm In: Oh me oh Maia Dunphy

TV presenter and producer Maia Dunphy is a woman who knows what she wants. 

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Stretch it out with yoga

While running is great for outdoor aerobic fitness, striking some yoga poses at home brings extra balance.

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Food to lift your mood

The maxim ‘you are what you eat’ takes on new meaning when we consider how our diet affects our emotions. Peta Bee looks at how scientific research supports this belief.

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Top eight recipes books for Christmas

THERE’S never any shortage of cookbooks at this time of year. Publishers know they make great gifts, as do those who give gifts they want to last.

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Shape I’m In: Emma O’Reilly

Emma O’Reilly’s book, The Race To Truth – Blowing The Whistle On Lance Armstrong And Cycling’s Doping Culture, has been short-listed for Sports Book of the Year in the Irish Book Awards.

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