ThriveTeam, Author at Thrive Festival
16th August 2019

What is sleep hygiene?

The term “sleep hygiene” relates to positive and healthy sleep habits that can improve ones ability to fall asleep and stay asleep. Common sleeping problems such as insomnia are often caused by poor sleep hygiene habits that have been reinforced over years or even decades! Today we are going to chat through some simple ways to improve your sleep hygiene and get a better night’s sleep. Having good sleep hygiene makes sure you have consistency in your sleeping patterns thus letting you enjoy higher quality, more restful sleep – so read on! Avoid stimulants close to bedtime As we know, caffeine is a stimulant that can pep you up and give you lots of energy. Avoiding caffeinated beverages such as tea and coffee 4-6 hours before bedtime can improve your night’s sleep. This also goes for alcohol which while it may sometime help us fall asleep faster, does disrupt sleep […]
12th April 2019

Can I do Cardio Without Losing Muscle?

We understand. You have worked hard to gain that muscle mass and you don’t want to lose it by overdoing it on cardio! The truth is that it is hard to target just fat and spare muscle – but if you get the balance correct you won’t lose muscle mass. We give our top tips below for helping you out! Eat Enough Protein Maintaining the right amount of daily protein intake is vital for maintaining muscle mass! According to nutritionists, losing fat without losing muscle is all about eating enough protein every day. Thus, preserving muscle means getting your ideal amount of protein for the day. The FSAI states that the RDA of protein for your average adult in Ireland is set at 0.75g per kilogram of body weight. However individual protein requirements will inevitably vary, depending on the amount of physical activity one undertakes. Check out our blog here on protein intake! […]
15th March 2019

Food Flicker’s Spicy Baked Eggs, Beef and Beans

Daniel Davey is the founder of the online recipe and nutrition platform FoodFlicker. He is a performance nutritionist who works with elite GAA and professional Rugby teams as well as athletes in other sports including golf, hockey, athletics and cycling. Today Food Flicker shares with us his recipe for Spicy Baked Eggs, Beef and Beans! If you are looking for a tasty rest day meal for dinner this is a great option. High in protein, healthy fats and loads of fibre from the beans and vegetables. The chilli gives a really great kick to the dish but you can of course leave it out if you don’t like your food spicy! Ingredients 300 g beef mince, lean 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 red chilli, finely chopped 1 green chilli, finely chopped 300 g beans 500 g chopped tomatoes Small head of broccoli , chopped 5 mushrooms, […]
31st January 2019

Integrating Ayurveda Into Your Lifestyle – With Jasmine Hemsley

Composed of the Sanskrit “Ayur,” meaning life, and “Veda,” meaning knowledge, Ayurveda is the science of life. This holistic system of wellbeing developed in India some 5,000 years ago as a way to help people sync with nature and thrive in an ever-changing environment. This knowledge was passed down as an oral tradition until around 1000 BC, when it was inscribed as part of “the Vedas,” an ancient body of texts that are still sacred today. Ayurveda is often considered to be one of the oldest medical systems, and is certainly the most developed. In some parts of India, Ayurveda has been the only system of healthcare since it was first developed, although it was banned under British rule between 1835 and 1947. Thankfully, the tried-and-tested practice survived underground until India reclaimed its independence, when Ayurveda became recognised as a medical system in its own right. Below are Jasmine’s 5 top tips […]