Diet and Fitness

The split squat: Exercise to fine-tune your balance

Want to fine-tune your control and balance? Get down to it with this single-leg move    

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Leinster's Dave Kearney makes a pitch for healthy eating

THE thrill of winning is a feeling that professional rugby player Dave Kearney says he can’t quite explain, but it’s one that drives him to do all he can to stay in peak physical condition.

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The shape I'm In: Ellen Cranitch

THOUGH she trained as a classical flautist, Ellen Cranitch’s taste in music crosses all genres. Her late-night radio programme on Lyric FM runs the gamut from modern to folk, blues to opera and yes, classical. It’s a rich blend that keeps you coming back for more.

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Exercises to get the perfect flat tum

You’ll need all your strength for this class, which pushes you to the max every time, says Amanda Khouv

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The Shape I'm In: Leona Maguire

TOP amateur golfer Leona Maguire has her sights set firmly on the Olympics in Rio this summer. Her timing couldn’t be better: it’s the first time golf has been included as an Olympic sport since 1904.

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Could the kettlebell be the new gym craze you need in your life?

A new gym craze? Well, the Russian army has been using kettlebells for years and they could revolutionise your workouts.   

 

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Four celebrity diets to avoid if want to lose weight

Lisa Salmon skewers four eating regimes linked to high-profile people that may hinder rather than help you to lose weight

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Exercises to boost your cardio

Cardio isn’t just good for your overall fitness, it also helps to ward off diabetes, says Amanda Khouv 

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The Shape I’m In: Claire Tracey

BETWEEN high-profile modelling contracts, presenting a reality TV series on RTE2, and starring opposite Pierce Brosnan in a new thriller movie, life couldn’t be fuller for Claire Tracey.

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Skip the gym and start walking to boost your health

It’s vital to put your best foot forward, says Lisa Salmon

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The Shape I'm In: Dustin The Turkey

YOU can’t print that,” says Dustin. And he’s right. Whether he’s slagging off celebrities or revealing his fantasies about Irish models, the cheeky turkey loves to flex his wings and push the boundaries, showing little mercy for his prey.

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Exercises you can do at home that will warm you up this winter

You don’t even need to leave the house to get your sweat on with this routine, says Amanda Khouv

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The Shape I'm In: Kian Egan

KIAN EGAN should be hired by Fáilte Ireland as an ambassador for Sligo. This summer, the former member of Westlife moved from London with his wife Jodi Albert and sons — Koa, four, and Zeke, six months — to live full time in his native county.

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Eat your way to an illness free winter

IF YOU usher in winter with a light dose of the sniffles that’s perfectly normal. In fact, it’s actually healthy, explains nutritional therapist Alison Cullen.

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Exercises that will firm up your legs and prepare for the ski slopes

Want to get the most out of your next ski trip? Embrace your inner yogi, says Amanda Khouv.

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We are an outdoor species so get outside to lift the darker moods of winter

Fíann Ó Nualláin looks at the contemplative pleasure of working outside at this time of year.

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5 Pilates moves that are tailored to your shape

Pilates instructor, Nadine McCann, highlights 5 pick ’n’ mix moves which are tailored to your natural shape and which will ensure your best body ever.

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Here's 7 great ways to exercise and help you lose weight this winter

Sprinting is better than jogging when it comes to shedding pounds, but there are other high-intensity workouts to help you burn calories fast, says fitness guru Peta Bee.    

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The Shape I’m In: Matt Cooper

MATT COOPER believes in structure. It’s the reason why he manages to successfully work across three different zones — radio, TV and writing.

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The Shape I’m In: Aoibheann McCaul

IT’S the morning after Aoibheann McCaul’s first appearance on RTÉ 2’s mockumentary Hardy Bucks.

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Be mindful: Eating too fast can lead to weight gain

DO you gobble on the go, eat standing up, hoover up a sandwich at lunchtime, all while checking your emails? Yes, yes and yes? The irony of the obesity epidemic is that we might be eating more, but we are taking less time to do so.

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These excercises will help you become a stronger runner

Commit to regular body conditioning to take your running to the next level, says Amanda Khouv.

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Let’s get a grip in the gym and help prevent heart disease

Try this weights workout and slash your risk of cardiovascular disease, says Amanda Khouv.

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The Shape I’m In: Stephanie Roche

TOP Irish footballer Stephanie Roche wants girls to feel comfortable when it comes to talking about periods. 

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The Shape I’m In: Aileen Reid

TRIATHLETE Aileen Reid is up most mornings at 5am, long before dawn splits the sky. 

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Want to boost your muscle power in the gym?

NEVER tried a deadlift before? You’re missing out. “You need to be doing this move,” says top trainer Richard Tidmarsh.

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Practicing Tai Chi can bring strength and serenity

The ancient Chinese martial art of Tai Chi is widely practiced for its health benefits and is especially good for older people, writes Margaret Jennings.

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The Shape I’m In: Tom Dunne

TOM DUNNE is fizzing with energy. 

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Sculpt your body in 7 minutes with this simple workout

Your best body in less than 10 minutes? Yes, it can be done. Set your timer and get ready to sweat it out.

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The shape I'm in: Barbara Dickson, singer and performer

LUCKY is a word that crops up over and over when Barbara Dickson talks about her life. 

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Get the lean, toned and sculpted body of a ballerina in these five easy moves

IF there’s anyone who knows a thing or two about sculpting that ballerina silhouette, it’s Mary Helen Bowers.

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The Shape I’m In: Mairéad Ní Mhaonaig, Altan’s lead vocalist

THE geography of our birthplace has a way of imprinting itself in our cells, calling us back to its contours time and time again. 

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Burn fat faster with this simple workout

Torch unwanted fat and tone up in one simple, hard-hitting and metabolism-boosting workout.

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Shape I’m In: Peter Stringer on staying match fit

PETER STRINGER is tackling social media in a bid to connect directly with fans during the Rugby World Cup. 

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This single move will work your entire body from head to toe

EVERYONE likes to train in different ways, but if split routines aren’t really your thing or you’re after a full-body move to add to your workouts, look no further.

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Get a great bum with this simple workout

WHETHER you’re switching from leggings to shorts in the gym or digging out those skinny jeans, working your glutes is sure to get your behind looking its best.

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The shape I’m in: Jon Kenny, comedian/actor

THOUGH going through gruelling treatment for a life-threatening disease, Jon Kenny continued to plant trees, near his home in Lough Gur, Co Limerick.

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The shape I’m in: Dean Friedman, singer/songwriter

WHEN a rescue monkey came to live with singer/songwriter Dean Friedman and his family, she quickly settled into her new home at the foothills of the Catskills mountains, north of New York city.

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Get in the zone with our speedy exercise session tips

Sculpt your tummy, bottom, thighs and arms, to ensure you feel confident in your body, with or without clothes.

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