Endurance sports are on the rise in  Ireland, particularly among the over-30s but some    may be putting themselves at risk of over-exercising. Photograph: Getty Images

As Ireland forges its supersized-way to becoming Europe’s fattest nation by 2030, the need for at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week is bei(...)

Prof Niall Moyna of the Centre for Preventive Medicine at Dublin City University. “We should move away from the rigidity of the current PE curriculum to short periods of physical activity that encourage senior-cycle students, particularly girls, to stay active.” Photograph: Declan Roughan/©INPHO/Presseye

Boys in Irish secondary schools are 42 per cent fitter than girls and the gender gap in fitness levels widens as they get older, a new study of more (...)

Fried insects – which are very high in protein – for sale in downtown Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Think protein and what comes to mind? Meat, milk or fish? An irreplaceable part of any diet, protein takes gold in many other foods as well: foods tha(...)

Ireland’s Michael O’Reilly (right) lands a punch on Azerbaijan’s Xaybula Musalov during their boxing men’s middle (75kg) match at the Baku 2015 European Games in Baku June, 2015. Photograph: Getty Images

When the process finally plays out and the Michael O’Reilly story becomes one of the distant casualties of the Rio Games, the young middleweight will (...)

Maeve Madden, an Irish model living in London, recently completed her personal training qualification after receiving some criticism on her fitness posts about not being qualified

Follow fitness Instagrammers – fitstagrammers – on the picture-sharing site and you will soon find your feed flooded with mind-boggling yoga poses and(...)

Ireland’s show jumping team manager Robert Splaine has named his four-star Nations’ Cup squad. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

A squad of six riders has been named by Horse Sport Ireland’s show jumping team manager, Robert Splaine, for Friday night’s four-star Nations’ Cup in (...)

Sport is worth €2.4 billion to the Irish economy, and supports more than 40,000 jobs. There is thus a case to be made for Ireland playing a key role i(...)

Amateur sports people often take supplements without independent advice. Photograph: Getty Images

Both professional and amateur sports people should examine their diets rather than turning to supplements, according to Dr Sharon Madigan, head of per(...)

Target McConnells executive chairman Gary Brown, Amie Peters, head of direct mail at An Post and Cooley Distillery founder Dr John Teeling, pictured ahead of the An Post Grow Your Business conference in Croke Park

They’ve met the competition; they’ve faced the judges and now the journey of 24 Irish entrepreneurs battling it out for the EY Entrepreneur of the Yea(...)

Chef  Catherine Fulvio and Irish rugby star Leo Cullen help launch  The Irish Times/Pfizer Healthy Town initiative in Wicklow town.  Photograph: Julien Behal/Maxwells

An innovative health initiative will be launched in Wicklow this evening. Healthy Town, a collaboration between The Irish Times and Pfizer Healthcare,(...)

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