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22nd October 2018

Thrive Picks : The Best Mindfulness and Meditation Apps

Headspace Founded by Andy Puddicombe, Headspace is an app that presents guided meditations, animations, articles and videos. Their mission is to improve the health and happiness of the world, and with users in more than 190 countries, they are well on their way! The app’s simple interface allows you to browse sessions easily. There are three 10-day meditation packs to help users learn the basics through 3, 5 or 10-minute meditations. You can also find pre-recorded meditations on more specific topics such as productivity, mindful eating and managing anxiety. Our favourite aspect was the single sessions for different situations. Falling asleep, taking a city walk or cleaning your home. These help to fit new behaviours into existing routines which is dubbed as one of the best ways to make sure new routines stick. Headspace for iPhone / Headspace for Android   Smiling Mind Smiling Mind developed by an Australian non-profit, […]
27th February 2019

A Sustainable Life: Going Plastic Free

Finn Ni Fhaolain is passionate about reducing our dependency on single-use plastics and is an ambassador for an Teagasc’s Clean Coasts. She cooks for yoga and wellness retreats around the country, is a food judge in Ireland and the UK and spent this year helping her partner launch Burro Burro in Bundoran! Today on the blog she shares her top tips for going plastic free! Finn says: Trying to reduce the amount of plastic coming into our daily lives can seem so daunting and by no means am I getting it perfect all the time eithe. Here are my top 5 tips on how to kick that plastic out of your daily life!   Handbag essentials My handbag/kitbag/car kit essentials to stop single use plastics from sneaking in are: stainless steel water bottle, travel coffee mug, steel straw, bamboo cutlery set & a cloth shopping bag for those last minute grocery trips! Start […]
15th November 2018

Looking Forward: 2019 Health Trends

As we come towards the end of 2018, we turn our attention to the new year and look forward to 2019! 2018 saw the resurgence of boxing, an explosion of exercises such as HIIT (high-intensity interval training) as well as turmeric sneaking its way into every food imaginable (even our lattes!). So what’s coming? Here are our predictions below!   Trend #1 Shorter Workouts In 2018 with the popularity of HIIT gyms offering compact workouts we should expect even more versions of these next year. Many fitness specialists see HIIT workout classes becoming shorter and shorter. The rationale behind this is that if you do your 15/20 minute workout right, that is really all that is needed! Where do we sign up?!   Trend #2 Mobile Friendly Studios and Trainers Increasingly gyms and studios are adapting to the busy lives of their customers. This means that they are becoming more […]
15th March 2019

Carla Roberts Tips For Wellbeing

Today Dublin’s POUND ICON and one of Ireland’s first POUND Fitness instructors, Carla Roberts shares her top tips for personal well-being Wellbeing starts with your mind We live in a world where there is a massive increase in chronic stress, fatigue, anxiety, depression we have longer hours and higher demands in work, at home and in LIFE! Do something you love that’s just for you – this could be a fitness class, going for a walk. cooking, connecting with an old friend. Be kind to yourself. You are bad @$$ human that kicks butt 24/7, making time for you by doing something that makes you happy should be a priority Invest in yourself Be your own biggest fan because guess what YOU’RE WORTH IT. Try a new exercise class. Journal. Eat healthy. Invest in a life coach. Step out of your comfort zone. Be Bold. Be Brave. BE YOU! Have fun when […]