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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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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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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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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All in the mind: How to outsmart your calorie-seeking brain

We may be hardwired to eat fatty, calorie-rich foods, but that does not mean we are slaves to our primal instincts, says Clodagh Finn

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Save our sperm - why we need to take men's falling fertility seriously

Environmental factors such as air- borne pollutants and pesticides in our foods are leading to a decline in the quality and quantity of male sperm, says Lorraine Courtney

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Taking care of your tender telomeres - why it pays to tune into your cells

The protective caps at the ends of our chromosome determine how fast our cells age and die. We need to take better care of them, says Margaret Jennings

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The Shape I'm in: Author Sheila O'Flanagan on what it takes to write a bestseller

SHEILA O’Flanagan has decamped to her summer home outside Alicante. But while the summer sun is pouring down outside, her mind is on a white winter.

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The future is bring for rheumatology patients

PATIENTS with rheumatology problems often complain of either localised or whole body pains. 

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: Why is it taking me longer to orgasm?

I’m a woman in my early 40s and I’ve found it takes much longer to orgasm than it did when I was in my 20s. Do you know why this might be? Is it common?

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War on fighting talk - why the battlefield rhetoric around cancer is insensitive and unhelpful

The battlefield rhetoric around cancer is considered by many to be insensitive and unhelpful, writes Marjorie Brennan

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