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 (...)

Around Athlone, there is a sense of anticipation about the Healthy Town 2015 project that kicks off this week. The launch, at Athlone Civic Centre la(...)

Running coach Mary Jennings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Its quite simple: if you are out of breath, you are going too fast. Pace yourself. That’s the advice to anyone who begins running, from fitness exp(...)

If you completed or took part in last Monday’s Dublin marathon be careful - because now is the time you may pick up an injury, a leading fitness coach(...)

Caroline Allen: Think of the time we spend on social media and get out there now before the dark evenings provide yet another excuse.

I didn’t expect to find a kindred spirit in The Irish Times’ running coach, Mary Jennings, when she presented a talk on getting off the couch and stay(...)

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Healthy Town is a unique collaboration between the Irish Times and Pfizer Healthcare aimed at harnessing community spirit and expert knowledge to show(...)

Laura Hewitt, her daughter Ava Smith, and Eimear Ford at the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon on June 2nd.

Since the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon on June 2nd, our Get Runners have been telling us how they are getting on. We are delighted to publish a select(...)

Mary Jennings will be answering your questions online from 9-10pm tonight. Photograph: Eric Luke

So we’ve just passed the halfway point in the Get Running 10km programme, and if you’re still on track, then congratulations, keep up the good (...)

Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Are you one of those people who never seem to fit your stretches in or simply forget which ones you are supposed to do? In this bonus video Mar(...)

Course will be supported with live Q&A sessions.

Time is running out if you want to sign up for our Get Running 10km course and join thousands of others who have made the decision to take the (...)