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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 in a fatty diet. They discovered

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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 shiatsu healer, Sam Berlind. Tara

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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 Personal Training course in Dublin,

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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 with you the most up-to-date and

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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 TRIM statement crop top, made using

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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 cocktails; when you’re at the bar, try to

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Focus on beauty

Holistic beauty Benefiting from the beauty of Mother Nature, Spa Magik Organiks has created a range of luxurious products for health and well being. Blending essential oils, therapeutic plants and mineral sea water, these skin-friendly formulas are made with natural de-ionised water with pure Dead Sea minerals, harmonised water and organic plant extracts, and all are 100 per cent organic. Naturally Good Health couldn’t get enough of the new Wrinkle Therapy range, a powerful anti-ageing facial range helping boost hydration

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Retreat to Inishbofin

Looking for a summer break with a difference? Something that nourished mind, body and spirit? Well, look no further than the Inishbofin Yoga Retreat, held from June 28 to July 3 on this small island off the coast of Connemara, on the West coast of Ireland. During the retreat, yoga teacher and summertime island resident, Christine Stewart, organises workshops and sessions with some of the world’s leading yoga practitioners, including Benita Galvan (Arizona, USA), Jack Harrison (Galway) and Jaye Martin (Florida, USA). With

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Love your lungs

Whether you’re young or old, it’s never too early to think about the health of our lungs. And that’s the message from the charity COPD Support Ireland, which has teamed up with young rugby stars to educate us about the importance of healthy lungs. The charity teamed up with St Michael’s College Senior Cup Rugby Team to highlight the difficulties facing more than 380,000 people who are living with COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, in Ireland. COPD is a chronic disease, which affects people’s ability to breathe

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Nutrition for Everyday Living – a new course from CNM

This exciting new course provides useful and practical knowledge about healthy food choices for the whole family, and how best to utilise food. About the course Good nutrition is the key to vibrant health and wellbeing. With today’s fast paced society and compromised food supply, maintaining a balanced diet can present an overwhelming challenge. This course will show you how specific foods affect your body and your mind, and will equip you with the confidence to make healthy food choices. Key Features The foundation of good

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