Your five point checklist to making your own nourish bowl
The fibre message has been around for a long time, but it isn’t exactly glamorous. No one wants to talk about roughage, or bulking up their stool. And when you think of fibre, most people think of wheat bran, or prunes, or linseeds. t We need to continue talking about fibre, and its connection to improved health. As the raging polarisation of fats vs carbohydrates continues in the nutrition science sphere (you’ll know it as the fat is evil/sugar is evil debate), one steadfast tenet of optimum nutrition that hasn’t wavered, is that increased consumption of fibre correlates with reduced risk of chronic disease.
Health 4 min read
Top Tips to Optimise Brain Power
The brain is a site of high metabolic activity, with a demanding rate of nutrient turnover. Fuelling that large organ optimally is essential, and never more so than during times of heightened stress brought on by examinations, project deadlines, or conference proceedings. Whether you’re a full-time student in secondary school or University, a post-grad student in full-time employment, or working full-time within an industry that requires you to sit professional exams, keeping your focus and concentration on point requires a sound nutrition strategy
Health 6 min read
How physical activity can help to prevent cancer
When we think of cancer, we often think of it as a big disease on which we can have little impact. But that is not the case. Here Orla Dolan CEO of Breakthrough Cancer research talks about how what we actually do can have the power to lower our risk of getting different types of cancers.
Health 4 min read
New Year, New Yoga - Teaching your child about self care and mindfulness
No parent wants to think of their little one as stressed out, anxious or worried, and while we do our best to provide a happy home, stable environment and endless care and support for our children, we know we can’t protect them from every bump, big or small, that life will throw their way. As a parent, it can be difficult to see our children experience any kind of hiccup, whether it’s stress at school or conflict with friends and while it’s important that we allow our children to navigate their way through their lives as they see best, it’s also important for us to arm them with tools to cope so that they can flourish, thrive and succeed in the big bad world.
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