Watch: Top tips to get you ready for the Cork City Marathon

If you are running the Cork City Marathon we have the best tips for you.

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Why more women than ever are discovering the joy of weight training

Explosive strength, fat-burning benefits and a sense of empowerment – Liz Connor finds out how the bar is finally being levelled in the weights room.

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Everything you need to know about meningitis, from symptoms to vaccinations

Research suggests that one in five young people don’t know the deadly consequences of contracting meningitis, says Lisa Salmon.

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Ask a counsellor: ‘Why do my teenage children seem to hate me?’

Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine offers her advice to a mother who is struggling to cope with her children’s behaviour.

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Chris Hoy’s top 5 tips for getting kids into cycling

The six-times Olympic champion reveals everything you need to know.

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Brain repair: How a teenager is rebuilding her life following a stroke

Shannonree, 19, is determined to live a normal life after suffering a stroke, she tells Áilín Quinlan.

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8 surprising hacks to beat your hay fever

Because no one wants to suffer through summer with a runny nose.

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Get glowing results with evening cleanse

Author Kate O’Brien says for best results we need to follow the body’s circadian rhythms and thoroughly clean our skin at dusk. Margaret Jennings reports. ...

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Doctor’s orders: Dr Phil Kieran's prescription for health

Our new columnist opens up on his frustrations with the health system. He talks with Helen O’Callaghan.

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The Shape I'm In - Cormac Mohally from Lords of Strut

Irene Feighan chats with Lords of Strut star Cormac Mohally.

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: My girlfriend says I’m boring in bed

Suzi Godson has the latest relationship advice...

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Working Life: Vicky Fitzgerald, public health nurse

Vicky Fitzgerald is a public health nurse from Cloyne, Co Cork

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Tric Kearney: You can see nature adopting closer to home than you think

IF you’ve ever watched David Attenborough, you’ll have witnessed nature’s amazing ability to adapt to the world around it, says Tric Kearney.

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Fat chance: Why your cholesterol level is a matter of life and death

Cholesterol comes in different forms but it’s important to keep a close eye on your levels and to maintain a healthy lifestyle, says Dr Phil Kieran.

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How much extra water should you drink on a hot day?

If you’re feeling light-headed, tired or you have a headache today, you probably haven’t drunk enough…

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Learning points: My daughter gets upset when my boyfriend stays

Q: I have been separated for two years. I had a difficult time on my own, but, thankfully, I have recently met a wonderful man, who is generous and caring. My six-year-old ...

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Ask an expert: How can I deal with my adult acne?

Many of us think acne only affects young people, but nearly half of women aged 21 to 30 suffer with this common condition.

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6 surprising health benefits of honey

Dipped in tea or slathered on toast, there are plenty of great reasons to dig into a jar of the golden stuff, says Kowsar Abdilahi.

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Journey’s end: New mums should prepare for the fourth trimester

Dietitian Aoife Hearne is readying to give birth to her third and final child in five weeks. She discusses the journey of being a mum and what she’ll miss ...

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Make nutrition a family affair

By Joyce Fegan PARENTS’ biggest worry, when it comes to their child’s nutrition, is raising a fussy eater.

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Working Life: Rory Tallon, CF Patient Advocate with Cystic Fibrosis Ireland

A day in the working life of Rory Tallon, CF Patient Advocate with Cystic Fibrosis Ireland (CFI).

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Sex Advice with Suzi Godson: I gave up alcohol and now I’m shy in bed with my wife

Q: I’ve always been quite a big drinker and recently decided to quit alcohol for good because I just wasn’t enjoying it anymore. Since then I’ve ...

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It's my life: Tric Kearney

By Tric Kearney TODAY is Friday the 13th. I googled it the other day only to discover the fear of it is a real thing called ‘friggatriskaidekaphobia’.

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Stress, diet and shampooing incorrectly: This is why your hair is in bad condition

Four experts tell Katie Wright about the dos and don’ts of scalp health.

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Is wellness in work a stretch?

As organisations plan fun activities for National Workplace Wellbeing Day today, we ask how serious is the Government about keeping workers healthy? Helen O’Callaghan ...

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Knocking back shots and working up a sweat – how one granny transformed her body in Ibiza

The White Isle isn’t just for clubbers. Gabrielle Fagan discovers a world of wellbeing and working out.

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Video: 5 tips for first time marathon runners, from a celebrity trainer

Bradley Simmonds says it’s important to only take small sips of water.

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Noticed a change in your bowel movements? It could be a sign of IBS…

Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms can be hard to stomach, but there’s plenty you can do to ease the pain. Liz Connor speaks to health expert Dr Ann Robinson ...

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Ask a counsellor: Should I leave my bossy boyfriend?

Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine advises a woman who’s fed up with her controlling partner.

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7 of the best foods to help boost your heart health

Eating your way to a healthier ticker might be a lot easier – and tastier – than you think, says Abi Jackson.

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Here’s how to keep a pregnancy journal – according to Instagram star mum Clemmie Hooper

The midwife and mum of four girls, who is well-known for her mother_of_daughters posts, explains how to hold on to your pregnancy memories forever.

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What’s the best way to get involved with my child’s education?

Following these expert tips can boost your child’s learning and help their emotional wellbeing too.

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How to become happier in your daily life

Sharon Ní Chonchúir looks at how we can be happier

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The Shape I’m In: Kieran Cuddihy, journalist

Kieran Cuddihy likes a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner and puts some thought into the preparation, he tells Helen O’Callaghan

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'I noticed a considerable difference': What it's like to get a non-surgical ‘intimate rejuvenation’

Rowena Walsh discovers that patients find Thermiva, a non-surgical ‘intimate rejuvenation’, to be a life-changing experience

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Ageing with attitude: Get back on your feet when life lays you low

Margaret Jennings meets a woman who has overcome more than her fair share of life’s obstacles but who has emerged the other side with a rebuilt life

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Dietitian Aoife Hearne on her anxious wait to welcome her baby

Dietitian Aoife Hearne is ready, in a practical way at least, to welcome her baby, but mentally she is not sure she is ready for labour and delivery

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'We need to dispel some of these myths': One in 10 Irish men think vasectomy removes testicles

Sharon Ní Chonchúir finds that understanding of vasectomies is lacking — one in ten men think the procedure involves the removal of their testicles ...

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How can I persuade girlfriend to let me touch her feet?

Sex advice with Suzi Godson

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Yoga speed dating is a thing and it looks like a pretty intense first date

As long as you don’t mind getting up close and personal with strangers.

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How to make childbirth hurt less, according to women who’ve been through it

We asked real mums to reveal the pain-relief methods that really work. Claire Spreadbury gets the lowdown.

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Could Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage give your body the boost it needs?

Sinus pain, stress and skin conditions can all reportedly be relieved with this treatment. Claire Spreadbury finds out more.

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How the food shopping experience has changed through history

From rationing and grocer’s credit to drone deliveries, Ella Walker ‘checks out’ the evolution of the supermarket shop.

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Ask a counsellor: Why won’t my kids accept my new man?

The problem…“Last year, I left my husband of 18 years to be with the man I now live with. We had fallen out of love, and my husband seems much happier ...

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Why we love chocolate

It was a bitter love affair until the the marriage of chocolate and sugar created a sweet confection known as ‘the food of the gods’ and often considered ...

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Supermum myth just doesn’t fly

Why do mothers feel pressure to aim for perfection? Instead of striving for an impossible ideal, how about we cut ourselves some slack? writes Jen Hogan.

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Five expert tips to help you actually switch off on your holiday

Many of us find it difficult to escape from work, family or money stress, even on a beach. Lauren Taylor asks the experts for advice.

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The Shape I’m In: Denise McCormack

She is known for playing strong outspoken women on screen, but growing up Denise McCormack says she was more of a listener than a talker. The trait has proved to ...

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Ageing with Attitude: Organising an extra three decades of life

Ahead of Organ Donor Awareness Week, Margaret Jennings talks with Vera Dwyer, the longest-surviving single lung transplant victim in the world.

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'It can be an emotional time, but remember: You are not failing', dietitian believes breast is best

Dietitian Aoife Hearne is at the 32-week stage of pregnancy. The early days and weeks of a newborn are her favourite — and that includes breastfeeding.

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