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Injury Prevention & Recovery Guide for The GAA Championship: Part 1 – Player Preparation

By Aidan Raftery July 21, 2018 (No)
In Gaelic football, Hurling, Ladies Gaelic football and Camogie, injuries can and will occur. Just like any other sport, the injuries that can be sustained in the GAA will vary. All four are very physical sports and they carry their own unique dangers. There are lots of demands on these players despite the fact they are amateur sports, thereby increasing the element of pressure in the game. Science in the GAA The approach regarding preparation in training and matches in all aspects of the GAA has become very scientific. Especially in the last 18 years with the introduction of gym work, strength and conditioning and devices to track players performances. […]

Soul Space The Experience – Galway

By Amy Meegan June 17, 2018 (No)
What is it? Soul Space is a one-day experience that will deliver a synergy of workshops to bring you on a journey of the body, mind and soul. On the day you can expect to: Learn to heal and refocus the mind to unlock your true potential Understand, adapt and stand up to anxiety and stress Awaken your best self through practicing guided yoga, meditation and mindfulness Learn to nourish the mind and body and explore your relationship with food Discover, explore and enhance the relationships you have with yourself and with others Have powerful conversations with leading minds in the fields of health, wellness, sport and performance and meet […]

Everything You Need To Know About Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin

By Amy Meegan May 5, 2018 (No)
Often referred to as “the sunshine vitamin”, vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that we can get from certain foods and sunlight. Vitamin D is required to help the body absorb calcium and phosphorus from the digestive system. Calcium and phosphorus are important minerals for the maintenance of normal bones and teeth. Why’s It Called The Sunshine Vitamin? Vitamin D is known as “the sunshine vitamin” because is synthesised by the body when the skin is exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet rays.  In Ireland, the sun’s rays are only strong enough from April through to September for our skin to be able to produce vitamin D. For the remaining […]

Ways To Boost Your Immune System In Cold Weather

By Amy Meegan March 3, 2018 (No)
Who’d have thought!? It’s the beginning of March, there’s a good foot of snow outside and the country has come to a stand-still as a result. Storm Emma and the Beast from the East have truly challenged the people of Ireland. The common challenge for us all will be the pressure this dramatic fall in temperature may have on our health. To keep our immune system in check we’re often advised to take a multi-vitamin, but did you know that many of the foods we cook with every day can possess immune-boosting properties? So, if your local chemist is closed, give some of these home remedies a try. Garlic The […]

Essentials You Need in Your Kitchen for a Vegan Diet

By Zuzanna Piasek February 16, 2018 (No)
When it comes to everyday cooking, there are a few must have essentials for a vegan diet. We have come up with some of the best ingredients and utensils to keep in the kitchen that will get you fully prepared to embark on a Vegan lifestyle! 1. A Blender A blender is key when moving to a the vegan diet as many recipes include sauces, smoothies or even breakfast’s that need to be blended. The result is often delicious and it is definitely worth investing in a good blender. You will save time when It comes to cooking but will also include key flavours such as cashew sauce. 2. A […]

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 […]

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 […]

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