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6th January 2019

Intuitive Eating…Explained

Listen up!! This is the diet that ditches the idea of dieting…! The term intuitive eating was coined by Evelyn Tribole, RD, and Elyse Resch, RDN, in the 1990s. In short, it means an approach to eating that removes restriction and eating within a set food framework. It lets us break free from the on-and-off cycle of dieting and learning to eat mindfully and without guilt. Here are the 10 principles… Reject the diet mentality The first principle is the realisation that dieting is futile. Intuitive eating wants you to rebel against the sinister dieting industry and not to play their game. Start to learn to eat intuitively and trust your body to tell you when, how much and what to eat. Honour your hunger Honouring your hunger is about rebuilding faith and trust in your body’s cues. Learning to be more aware of your hunger and how to respond appropriately before […]
7th December 2018

Cold Weather Workouts…Worth It?

As the weather gets colder and colder, we often are deterred from going outside. However, there are benefits to working out outside. As we see it, no matter the time of year taking in fresh air is good for your body! See some reasons below as to why a cold weather workout can be positive. Mood Improves Exercising outdoors in winter can battle against emotional and physical distress that winter brings such as lethargy and low mood. When we stay active in winter we generate endorphins post-workout that can give you that mood boost to get you through the day. Exposure to Vitamin D As we spend less time outside in winter, our bodies get less vitamin D which is essential for us to absorb calcium and promote bone growth. By getting active outside in winter we can take in small doses of sunlight which will not only make you happy but will […]
8th November 2018

7 Reasons You Are Tired All The Time

Do you often feel tired even after a full night’s sleep? While it is common to occasionally feel a bit fatigued, persisting drowsiness could be linked to your health and sleep habits. To help you better comprehend what is sapping your energy levels, we list below some reasons below! Sleep Quality VS Sleep Quantity When it comes to setting sleep goals, most people focus on the number of hours they spend in bed. However, it is important to focus on the restfulness of your sleeping habits as well. Sleep occurs in five stages, all of which serve unique functions in restoring the body. REM (Rapid eye movement) sleep is the last stage of the sleep cycle and is the most reparative stage. Achieving the most time in REM sleep can be helped by some simple tips such as noise reduction, reducing artificial light and sleeping in a temperature regulated room. […]
23rd September 2018

Autumn Walks You Have to Try in Dublin

Autumn is well and truly here, so it’s time to guide you on the best places to see the leaves turn across Dublin Howth Cliff Walk Easily accessible from the city centre, the Howth Cliff Walk is one of the most picturesque walking trails in Dublin.  This trail takes in everything Howth has to offer from blustery coast to inland meadows. Catch glimpses of the ruins of 15th-century abbeys, look over the bays of Dublin and if the day is clear you may even see the distant Mourne Mountains in Co. Down. After your 6km walk, you can cosy up beside the fire with a pint or indulge in some seafood in one of the villages many fine seafood establishments. Bushy Park Covering over 20 hectares, Bushy Park sits alongside the tranquil Dodder River in Terenure. The park has woodland walks, ornamental ponds, and areas catering for football, tennis, and boules. […]