Wellness Archives - Thrive Festival
14th March 2018

5 Dublin Walks Ideal for the Weekend

Looking for something to blow away the cobwebs this bank holiday weekend? Why not try some of these well loved walks in 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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]