Make Your Heart Happy

Researchers have confirmed the power of some simple health changes on the long-term health of your heart. A new study reported that five healthy habits may add more than 10 years to your life, with not smoking, eating a healthy diet, regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight and moderate alcohol consumption said to add up to 14 years of life for women aged 50 and 12 years for men. The study also revealed that by following the five healthy habits, women and men in this study were 82 per

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Promotional feature: How to reduce sugar from your diet

Cutting down our sugar intake can offer great health benefits.  Find out where to get started, with these tips from Nutritional Therapist Eva Killeen, for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). Reducing sources of sugar in your diet not only helps with weight loss, but can also reduce your risk for common health problems like type 2 diabetes, cancer, digestive problems, autoimmune conditions, and more. But where to begin? Start with cutting down on the obvious culprits - sweetened

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Water Well

Stay hydrated during your workout – and do your bit for the environment – by investing in the Montii reusable bottles. These insulated drinks bottles mean you can do away with single use plastic bottles, being made with eco-friendly bamboo with a water tight seal. Designed to keep cold drinks cold with its double wall insulation, whilst being scratch and dent resistant, as well as ocean and sea life friendly, Montii also has an extra wide mouth so you can add ice cubes to keep your drinks

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Promotional Feature: Discover Paradise at EDEN Destinations

Fly direct to Malta from £44*. The Maltese Islands, an archipelago of three islands – Malta, Gozo and Comino – lie in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, just 80km south of Italy. The European Union’s smallest Member State covers an area of just 316km2, yet within its boundaries lies a wealth of cultural heritage. The capital city, Valletta, and its more ancient predecessor, Mdina, are two of Malta’s most popular destinations. Both are endowed with a treasure-trove of architectural and

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Algae Answer to Weight Gain

It may not sound like the most appetising addition to your diet, but the green algae chlorella has been linked to everything from helping increase athletic endurance to acting as a powerful anti-oxidant. 2017 looks set to be the year the algae is propelled to superfood stardom however, as recently scientists have uncovered it could hold the key to preventing weight gain… In the new study*, Japanese scientists looked at a specific protein found in chlorella and the effect it had when included

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Get connected

A new guide designed to help connect you to the practice of yoga is to be published. Guiding Strala is the latest book from Tara Stiles, who shows aspiring and experienced yoga instructors how to improve their practise and lead other with the Strala Yoga philosophy, giving the gift of easy, effortless movement rooted in a strong connection to the self. This in-depth manual, out in May, features contributions from Strala co-founder and Harvard and Oxford graduate, Mike Taylor, and renowned

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Post baby body fit

A mum who discovered the power of exercise after giving birth to her first child is working to inspire others into physical activity. Airike Monahan is a Personal Trainer and Pre and Post Natal Fitness Trainer, and a mother of one, who is also pregnant with her second child. She joined Baby Body Fit classes as a client when her son was six weeks old, having put on 30kg during her first pregnancy. “I started seeing some results and I developed a passion for fitness. Soon after, I started a

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Mind matters

Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD is touring Ireland this March to offer her advice on looking after your brain health. The Your 7 Step Brain Protection Plan tour takes place between March 1-7, in which the UK’s leading nutritionist specialising in women’s health will be focusing on brain health. Attendees can find out how nutrition can improve your memory, concentration, and focus and also reduce your risk of dementia and alzheimer’s. In this life-changing talk, Dr Glenville will be sharing

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Time to trim

Who said working out means you have to compromise style? Take a look at the Trim range, created by husband and wife team, Michael Manolis and Chris Evangelou, who wanted to create a fitness apparel brand that combines aspects of the luxury fashion world with street culture. The designs are all about standing out, being bold and staying disciplined; the cuts are flattering and the materials are lightweight, using performance fabrics to enhance the quality of the garments. We love the

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Stay in shape this summer

A holiday can be the undoing of a health and fitness regime – but it need not be. James Davis, founder of 38 Degrees North, a luxury fitness retreat in Ibiza, has put together some simple tips to help you have fun and not feel guilty about your summer break. Commit to doing something active each day, starting from day one. It could be a 20-minute, in-room workout, a session in the hotel gym, a run, lengths of the pool, but get started on your first day and keep it up. Watch the

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