Advanced MyFitnessPal – how to get the most from the MFP app

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Many of us have heard of MyFitnessPal, and use it regularly, in particular to calorie-count and track food intake and activity levels. (In case you haven’t used it before, check out this short article for some basic info). It is based on the long-proven concept that tracking and monitoring progress and achieving “mini-wins” makes it […]

8 Unbelievable Facts You Never Knew About Muldoon

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This week, the talismanic John Muldoon signed a deal that will happily extend his contract with Connacht. This means he will be part of the furniture at the Sportsground for 15 seasons! Muldoon is a well-liked and recognisable figure around Galway city – is always approachable and is revered by the younger generation of Galwegians […]

Wanna give yourself a massage?

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So it’s January, and if you’re like 90% of the population, you have probably decided to get off your arse and start (or increase) your exercise. And that probably also means – aches, pains, sore muscles and stiffness. Hooray! Often, one of the solutions is the dreaded Sports Massage – while very effective, it can often feel […]

Forget detoxing – eat these foods instead

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There’s a lot of talk this month about “detoxing”, or “foods to avoid” and “low fat diets”. But what about what we should eat? If you’re trying to eat well and recover from the excesses of Christmas, here are my Top 8 foods to include on your shopping list (see below for an explanation of […]

The Ultimate Christmas Survival Kit

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As we all know, Rome wasn’t built in a day. But it also wasn’t knocked down in a day either. (Ok, ok – I know it’s not been knocked down. But I’m using poetic licence here and attempting to create a relatable metaphor for our health and fitness so bear with me.) It doesn’t take […]

Christmas 5 Day LBD challenge

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Tick, tock, tick, tock… It’s just 4 WEEKS til Christmas – can you believe it?! We spend so much time tut-tutting the early decorators, the Christmas ads in October, and the festive treats on supermarket shelves exactly one minute after midnight on Hallowe’en… Then, all of a sudden, the office Christmas party is around the […]

Top 10 fitness gifts for Christmas

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  It’s getting close to that time of year again when we start to think about Christmas gifts for loved ones. We spend time selecting awesome gifts, smugly patting ourselves on the back for putting time and effort into the gift-selection process… only to then not follow through and end up panic-buying whatever is left […]

Cheapskate Workout…

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Hello fellow cheapskates 😉 Are you looking for a fun, free workout that you can do at home with equipment you can make yourself? (see my milk carton weights post for info on how to make these). You do? Then look no further – check out this FREE milk carton workout. And ignore the strange […]

Will this day mark a curse’s death?

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In nineteen hundred and fifty-one A large truck of red and green Travelled home, with All Ireland won For Sam Maguire to be seen.   The truck it just kept a’trucking on Past mourners in fair Foxford When a priest (or local woman) Placed a curse n’aer before heard   “You blaggards, you have trundled […]

Run Safe, Run Smart

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I recently read a story about a 30 year old woman (Karina Vetrano) who was strangled to death in Queens while she was out for her evening run. I was naturally upset and shocked to hear the story, and I read a bit more about it to find out what had happened. I was surprised […]