Diet and Fitness

20 tips on how to get fit and look younger

It’s not necessary for men to pound the tarmac or starve themselves to shed weight when they hit their middle years. 

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Take your workouts outdoors today

Take your workouts outdoors for a dose of fresh air and some much-needed vitamin D, says Amanda Khouv.

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The shape I’m in: Judi Curtin, author

FOR some change comes with a significant birthday or the new year but Judi Curtin waited for the millennium before she decided to start writing novels for children.

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The shape I’m in: Síle Seoige, broadcaster

BROADCASTER Síle Seoige is philosophical about what life has thrown at her. 

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The shape I’m in: Garry Cohn and Aoife Rhattigan

LIKE butter on hot toast or cream with just-baked apple tart, some partnerships work perfectly together. 

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Stay slim by staying calm

Doing everything you can to get a flat tum? Taking a relaxed approach could be the answer.

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Rob’s Cork City Marathon Blog: The aftermath

Well, that was really something wasn’t it? This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Get your heart pumping with high-intensity moves

Want to raise your heart rate? Add these high-intensity moves to your next workout, says Amanda Khouv.

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VIDEO: Gym buddies: Meet Robbie Williams’ Irish trainer

Jamie Myerscough was given the job of getting Robbie Williams back into shape for his new world tour, writes Peta Bee.

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The shape I’m in: Christina McMahon

Christina McMahon is Ireland’s newest world boxing champion after winning the WBC World Interim Female Bantamweight earlier this month.

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Yes you can - marathons come down to willpower

Robert McNamara says a little bit of willpower goes a long way.

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Rob’s Cork City Marathon blog: Week 10 - Race day is nearly here

So here we are. Just six days away from the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Rob’s Cork City Marathon blog: Week 9 - Break down the task at hand

It’s a massive task to run a marathon, a half-marathon and even a leg of the relay depending on your fitness.

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The Shape I’m In: June Rodgers

JUNE RODGERS celebrates 25 years in the entertainment industry this year with her nationwide tour, ‘In the Merry Month of June’.

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Mentally preparing yourself to run a marathon

THE Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon is a physical battle but the mind plays a huge part also. If you tell yourself something enough times you’ll start to believe it.

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4 moves to help you get hot legs for the summer

Celebrating summer by stepping out in a skirt? Dare to bare those legs with this pin-perfecting workout.

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Robert McNamara says training is punishing, but also energising

IN training for the Irish Examiner Cork City marathon, my body has taken severe punishment to be fit enough to run non-stop for four hours.

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Shape I’m In: Aisling O’Loughlin, TV3 Exposé presenter

TV3 Exposé presenter Aisling O’Loughlin says motherhood has been defining for her. 

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Rob’s Cork City Marathon blog: Week 8 - Staying positive when fatigue creeps in

I’m currently battling fatigue and it’s beating me. I won’t let it win though.

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VIDEO: The waist trainer arrives in Ireland

The latest tool to help women achieve the perfect hour-glass figure is the waist trainer, made popular by Kim Kardashian. Deirdre Reynolds tests it out.

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Whatever you do for breakfast, just make sure you don’t skip it

GRABBING breakfast on the go, or missing it in the mad morning rush, is common.

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Robert McNamara explains his need to just keep running

The Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon is just a few weeks away and all over the country runners, like myself, are putting in the hard miles. 

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The Shape I’m In: Keith Barry, magician

KEITH BARRY’S new hypnotic show, You’re Back in the Room, got massive ratings from when it premiered on TV3 in March. 

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Rob’s Cork City Marathon blog: Week 7 - Getting your race strategy right

With your training nearing its peak in the next couple of weeks, it’s time to think about a strategy for race day, writes Robert McNamara

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How to beat sugar addiction

YOU know the drill. You’ve been on a diet for a fortnight, but all you’ve lost is 14 days.

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The shape I’m In: Simon Zebo, rugby player

THIS Sunday, runners of all abilities will gather in to run the Irish race of the Wings for Life World Run. 

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Rob’s Cork City Marathon blog: Week 6 - The essential items you need on race day

Robert McNamara lists the essential items you need at the start and finish lines on race day. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Has your progress in the gym come to a standstill?

Push on through with this high-intensity workout upgrade, says Amanda Khouv.

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Top 8 takeaway salads tested

BENCHES outside shops; tables and chairs outside cafés and bars, filled not just with smokers — and we know summer is here. It’s salad time!

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Shape I’m In: Nadia Forde

TONIGHT sees the third episode of Nadia: Chasing The Dream’, a new four-part series that follows model-turned-singer-turned-TV star Nadia Forde as she tries to make it in the music industry.

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Rob’s Cork City Marathon Blog: Week 5 - The 13 emotional states you go through during a marathon

If the 2015 Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon is your first ever full-distance race then you’ll need to know what to expect on race day. Even if you’re a seasoned marathoner it’s good to remind yourself what a unique emotional experience and mental battle it can be, writes Robert McNamara This story is enriched with multi-media content

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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: John 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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