Hawaiian Lomi Lomi expert hosts Leitrim retreat

lomi-1-2014-workingJoin Hawaiian based Jody Mountain to learn the ancient practice of Lomi Lomi, a at a seven day residential retreat in Domahair, Co Leitrim next May.

Dancer and choreographer, Jody, studied with Kahu Abraham Kawai’I and has been practising and teaching this ancient form of massage since 1989. Continue reading

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Chocolate lovers take heart

Chocolate bar Chocolate lovers can literally take heart from a new study which says it benefits health.

Compounds in cocoa, called flavanols, may reduce some major subclinical risk factors for heart disease. Continue reading

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Walk fewer steps but faster for heart health

walkingWalking faster and not so far may be all you need to keep healthy.

The accepted goal of 10,000 steps a day might not be so necessary.

Walking 3,000 steps at a brisk pace and then even 4,000 more at a slower one could be just what you need. Continue reading

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Politics, rugby and mental wellbeing

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It was a  week when politicians used their power to craft a budget influencing the way we will live for the next year. A gathering of people in Landsdowne Rugby Club in Dublin, however, showed how true power comes from honesty and courage.

Elite rugby players Hannah Tyrrell, Jack McGrath and Shane Jennings led the way by honestly and courageously sharing their own emotional vulnerabilities, off the pitch, with everyone at the packed public gathering.

The impact was electric. Continue reading

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Gym buddies help you exercise more

gym buddiesGet a gym buddy if you want to get the most out of your exercise routine.

Having a companion increases the amount of exercise people take and the best kind of partner is someone who is emotionally supportive. Continue reading

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