Goal setting to kick habits such as overindulging in wine should be SMART: S = Specific, M= Measurable; A = Attainable; R = Relevant and T = Time-bound

It was a fitting finale to eight weeks of interesting public talks. Nenagh GP Dr Pat Harrold’s talk on breaking bad habits went down well, to cap off (...)

A bottle of wine contains the same amount of calories as a portion of burger and chips. Photograph: Thinkstock

It’s amazing what a focus on healthy eating can do to attract crowds! The highlight of Week 2 in the Healthy Town programme in Athlone was the cookery(...)

Few of us enjoy supermarket shopping but it’s something that has to be done. I love the notion of shopping the way the French do, seasonally, in marke(...)

Think of health checks as an NCT
for the body. Photograph:

Pitching up for a health check the morning after a wedding and with a horrible viral infection probably isn’t the best. However, luckily my appointmen(...)

Caroline Allen: “I guess home cooking can’t be so bad after all - I just have to convince the 11-year-old. At least Lucy the Labrador never turns her nose up at my efforts.”

I had to tell a lie in English class today,” said the 11-year-old as he burst in the door from school. “I said you were a great cook,” he elaborated, (...)

What is healthy eating?
  • Health
  • September 2, 2013, 13:30

What does “healthy eating” really mean? There is a mountain of information available on diet and health, but it can be confusing and contradictory. W(...)