Keep summer going! 15 tips to lift your spirits
Although it might be feeling slightly autumnal, summer is a good time to develop some healthy habits. Here are some tips to lift your spirits and give your wellbeing a boost. Get out into the light and soak up some vitamin D which helps regulate the stress hormone.
Lifestyle 3 min read
Top tips on what to start, stop and continue doing this New Year
There are many reasons, of course, why New Year’s Resolutions end up falling by the wayside. Too often, we focus on the goal itself, without taking care of the process that’s required on an ongoing basis to get us there. Or we go for things in which our heart isn’t fully invested, maybe what we feel we should be doing. Here coaching expert Aodan Enright looks at things we should stop, start and continue this New Year.
Lifestyle 3 min read
An understanding of suicide and self harm
Self-harm and suicide are major public health problems. We asked Professor Ella Arensman, Research Professor at the school of Public Health, University College Cork and a Chief Scientist at the National Suicide Research Foundation, to share her knowledge so that our readers can learn more about the causes of suicide and self-harm in Ireland. You can also download a document with further information and help at the end of this article.
Health 5 min read
Spring into action - suggestions for outdoor family activities
Spring is an excellent time of year for reflection and rejuvenation and can help keep you motivated to maintain your New Year’s goals. As the evenings begin to extend before our eyes, there are many ways to enjoy our natural surroundings and get some physical activity in, too. Why not try some of our activity suggestions and spring into action with us.
Family 3 min read
Top ten goals for better health in 2018
As another New Year rolls around, millions of us worldwide will make a New Year’s resolution to improve our lives. Many of these resolutions will commit us to making changes that promote a healthier lifestyle. Aside from making New Year’s resolutions, keeping them is equally as important. Orla O' Callaghan, our Occupational Health Advisor, suggests 10 long-term habit changes that could help you to become healthier and stay healthy in 2018.
Health 3 min read
Do you need a digital detox this summer?
Right now many of you are reading this article on your phones but there is growing evidence to suggest that many of us are addicted to digital products. Here Professor John Gallaher discusses the benefits of a digital detox and why you should try to go at least one day a week without your phone!
Lifestyle 4 min read