Category Archives: Fitness

6 Healthy Alternatives to Your Morning Coffee

By Felipe Wasserstein July 27, 2017 (No)
In this day and age, very few people’s mornings start without a generous helping of coffee; let’s face it, without caffeine, many of us would struggle to get out of the bed! What started out as a fad is now a main stay in Irish society and some could argue that we’re now a nation of coffee drinkers as opposed to a nation of tea drinkers (controversial)! However, coffee, and the amount of caffeine that’s in it, isn’t the healthiest thing you could be putting into your body and we’re here to tell you that there are healthier alternatives. So, check out our list of six healthier alternatives to drink […]

Dieting – Just a Fad or a Long Term Fix

By Tahlia Peppard July 11, 2017 (No)
Well, according to the ever-growing internet, dieting is the practice of eating food in a regulated and supervised fashion to decrease, maintain, or increase body weight. In other words, it is conscious control or restriction of the diet. There are so many types of diets and some work and some don’t. Boy, does that sound depressing or what? Why can’t everyone just let go of the “perfect image” or what they think is beautiful or sexy? Everyone has some sort of attractive quality and what you look like shouldn’t define you. However, I’m here today to discuss the actual topic of dieting, whether it’s just a fad or a long-term fix. Is […]

How to Become a Master Meal Prepper

By theSharpeUser July 5, 2017 (No)
While there are plenty of quick and easy ways to prepare a meal, the task can often feel like a chore. Thinking about what to eat every day can be tedious, especially when you’re preparing food for a lot of people. The key to mastering meal prep everyday is to harmonise the ingredients and prepare them in large batches. So with that in mind, below are some time saving tips that will improve your food prep and meal planning so you’ll have more time to spend on other things instead of being held up in the kitchen all day. Keep Basic Ingredients in Stock You can make hundreds of meals […]

The Best Hiking Locations In Ireland

By Tahlia Peppard July 3, 2017 (No)
Now, to be honest, I am definitely not the one to be advising you about hiking, because, trust me when I say I would struggle. But I’m up for the challenge and I hope I can give you some of the best hiking spots in Ireland; ones that even I wouldn’t mind doing on a lovely Sunday afternoon. Causeway Coast Way – County Antrim Distance: 53km This genuinely sounds like one that I would try tackle. Ireland is known for the beautiful scenery it provides and this Causeway Coast hike is sure to show you some of the best of those features, including the Giant’s Causeway and Dunluce Castle. There […]

5 Great Running Apps You Need To Know About

By Annabel Hynes April 19, 2017 (One)
The age of technology in which we are currently thriving offers much in the way of amenities; on our smartphones alone we can access search engines, live streams, video-calling and just about any game or activity conceived in Silicon Valley. Applications are the medium for such privileges, and as the industry behind them develops, more versatile ones pop up that can be used for many different aspects of daily life. Take regular exercise – it can be a gruelling habit to enter into, but it is made easier and more enjoyable with the aid of smartphone apps that vary in terms of what they can offer consumers. There are multiple […]

How to Deal With Stress During Exams

By Alannah Kenny March 12, 2017 (No)
They say a little bit of anxiety can be a good motivator. However, those in the midst of preparing for exams know too well that an excess amount of stress can be pretty debilitating. No matter how much you prepare, panic can still set in along the way. So how do we cope if it does? The following tips are a good guide to keep those nerves at bay and give you the best chance of pulling some top grades out of the bag! Mindfulness/Meditation Maintaining a healthy mind through meditation isn’t just for hipsters you know. Mindfulness is a simple meditation technique and one that doesn’t take 50 candles […]

How to Shop Smart for Supplements

By Andy Leech March 6, 2017 (No)
“I never take supplements, like, imagine taking drugs just to be better at sports and stuff.” How many times have you heard something like this? How many times have you struggled to restrain yourself from lashing out, both verbally and physically, when you hear this nonsense? There seems to be a real ignorance when it comes to the taking of supplements. They are not scary. They are not illegal. Throwing a couple of scoops of protein into water does not make you Lance Armstrong. Although there is a certain element of the distribution of sports supplements that can indeed be compared with the world of drugs. The serious amounts of […]

Are Juice Detox Diets Actually Safe?

By Annabel Hynes March 5, 2017 (No)
There are many different and creative ways to lose weight these days, and if you’re dedicated enough, some of the more unorthodox ways can even work. Juice detoxing, or a ‘juice cleanse’, isn’t so much a method of losing weight long term, but a three-day diet that allegedly flushes the toxins from your body. The idea is that you sustain yourself purely on liquids for a set number of days, drinking only organic smoothies and juices made from fruit and/or vegetables. This is meant to relieve your body of the harmful side effects of consuming substances such as caffeine, sugar and artificial additives on a regular basis. The nutritive value […]

Fitness Myths You Should Never Believe

By Aoife Crilly March 2, 2017 (No)
We all love the idea of getting fit. There is an enormous amount fitness tips and tricks out there that claim to help you on your way to a healthier lifestyle. But not all of these are true; in fact a lot of well-known fitness tips are actually total rubbish. Don’t be fooled into following any of these myths because they all contradict with what scientists and fitness experts know is true. Check out our list of fitness myths that you should never follow and you’ll save yourself a lot of hassle in the long run. Basic Sit-ups Will Give You A Six-Pack This is a misconception that many people […]

Everything You Need To Know About Yoga & Pilates

By Julie Dorrity February 26, 2017 (One)
Are you looking to try out something new that will help your mind and body? It’s time to consider Yoga and Pilates. Here’s why… Pilates and Yoga cater to all ages young and old so do not let your age influence your decision to begin Pilates and or Yoga, there is literally no harm in giving it a go! Because of its huge popularity, Yoga and Pilates are becoming a major part of people’s lives, so don’t be afraid or nervous if you’re heading to your first ever class. Remember That Yoga Is All About… Being mindful of your capabilities, just do what you can and embrace the experience. Being […]

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6 Healthy Alternatives to Your Morning Coffee

By Felipe Wasserstein July 27, 2017 (No)
In this day and age, very few people’s mornings start without a generous helping of coffee; let’s face it, without caffeine, many of us would struggle to get out of the bed! What started out as a fad is now a main stay in Irish society and some could argue that we’re now a nation of coffee drinkers as opposed to a nation of tea drinkers (controversial)! However, coffee, and the amount of caffeine that’s in it, isn’t the healthiest thing you could be putting into your body and we’re here to tell you that there are healthier alternatives. So, check out our list of six healthier alternatives to drink […]

Dieting – Just a Fad or a Long Term Fix

By Tahlia Peppard July 11, 2017 (No)
Well, according to the ever-growing internet, dieting is the practice of eating food in a regulated and supervised fashion to decrease, maintain, or increase body weight. In other words, it is conscious control or restriction of the diet. There are so many types of diets and some work and some don’t. Boy, does that sound depressing or what? Why can’t everyone just let go of the “perfect image” or what they think is beautiful or sexy? Everyone has some sort of attractive quality and what you look like shouldn’t define you. However, I’m here today to discuss the actual topic of dieting, whether it’s just a fad or a long-term fix. Is […]

How to Become a Master Meal Prepper

By theSharpeUser July 5, 2017 (No)
While there are plenty of quick and easy ways to prepare a meal, the task can often feel like a chore. Thinking about what to eat every day can be tedious, especially when you’re preparing food for a lot of people. The key to mastering meal prep everyday is to harmonise the ingredients and prepare them in large batches. So with that in mind, below are some time saving tips that will improve your food prep and meal planning so you’ll have more time to spend on other things instead of being held up in the kitchen all day. Keep Basic Ingredients in Stock You can make hundreds of meals […]

The Best Hiking Locations In Ireland

By Tahlia Peppard July 3, 2017 (No)
Now, to be honest, I am definitely not the one to be advising you about hiking, because, trust me when I say I would struggle. But I’m up for the challenge and I hope I can give you some of the best hiking spots in Ireland; ones that even I wouldn’t mind doing on a lovely Sunday afternoon. Causeway Coast Way – County Antrim Distance: 53km This genuinely sounds like one that I would try tackle. Ireland is known for the beautiful scenery it provides and this Causeway Coast hike is sure to show you some of the best of those features, including the Giant’s Causeway and Dunluce Castle. There […]

5 Great Running Apps You Need To Know About

By Annabel Hynes April 19, 2017 (One)
The age of technology in which we are currently thriving offers much in the way of amenities; on our smartphones alone we can access search engines, live streams, video-calling and just about any game or activity conceived in Silicon Valley. Applications are the medium for such privileges, and as the industry behind them develops, more versatile ones pop up that can be used for many different aspects of daily life. Take regular exercise – it can be a gruelling habit to enter into, but it is made easier and more enjoyable with the aid of smartphone apps that vary in terms of what they can offer consumers. There are multiple […]

How to Deal With Stress During Exams

By Alannah Kenny March 12, 2017 (No)
They say a little bit of anxiety can be a good motivator. However, those in the midst of preparing for exams know too well that an excess amount of stress can be pretty debilitating. No matter how much you prepare, panic can still set in along the way. So how do we cope if it does? The following tips are a good guide to keep those nerves at bay and give you the best chance of pulling some top grades out of the bag! Mindfulness/Meditation Maintaining a healthy mind through meditation isn’t just for hipsters you know. Mindfulness is a simple meditation technique and one that doesn’t take 50 candles […]

How to Shop Smart for Supplements

By Andy Leech March 6, 2017 (No)
“I never take supplements, like, imagine taking drugs just to be better at sports and stuff.” How many times have you heard something like this? How many times have you struggled to restrain yourself from lashing out, both verbally and physically, when you hear this nonsense? There seems to be a real ignorance when it comes to the taking of supplements. They are not scary. They are not illegal. Throwing a couple of scoops of protein into water does not make you Lance Armstrong. Although there is a certain element of the distribution of sports supplements that can indeed be compared with the world of drugs. The serious amounts of […]

Are Juice Detox Diets Actually Safe?

By Annabel Hynes March 5, 2017 (No)
There are many different and creative ways to lose weight these days, and if you’re dedicated enough, some of the more unorthodox ways can even work. Juice detoxing, or a ‘juice cleanse’, isn’t so much a method of losing weight long term, but a three-day diet that allegedly flushes the toxins from your body. The idea is that you sustain yourself purely on liquids for a set number of days, drinking only organic smoothies and juices made from fruit and/or vegetables. This is meant to relieve your body of the harmful side effects of consuming substances such as caffeine, sugar and artificial additives on a regular basis. The nutritive value […]

Fitness Myths You Should Never Believe

By Aoife Crilly March 2, 2017 (No)
We all love the idea of getting fit. There is an enormous amount fitness tips and tricks out there that claim to help you on your way to a healthier lifestyle. But not all of these are true; in fact a lot of well-known fitness tips are actually total rubbish. Don’t be fooled into following any of these myths because they all contradict with what scientists and fitness experts know is true. Check out our list of fitness myths that you should never follow and you’ll save yourself a lot of hassle in the long run. Basic Sit-ups Will Give You A Six-Pack This is a misconception that many people […]

Everything You Need To Know About Yoga & Pilates

By Julie Dorrity February 26, 2017 (One)
Are you looking to try out something new that will help your mind and body? It’s time to consider Yoga and Pilates. Here’s why… Pilates and Yoga cater to all ages young and old so do not let your age influence your decision to begin Pilates and or Yoga, there is literally no harm in giving it a go! Because of its huge popularity, Yoga and Pilates are becoming a major part of people’s lives, so don’t be afraid or nervous if you’re heading to your first ever class. Remember That Yoga Is All About… Being mindful of your capabilities, just do what you can and embrace the experience. Being […]

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