Health Month

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Evidence shows social media has resulted in an increase in body dissatisfaction, poor body image and disordered eating. Photograph: iStock

Very often what we see online enhances a belief that we should do things a certain way and live our lives to an accepted standard. We scroll through t(...)

Helen Cooke: riding side-saddle

After the year we’ve all been through, every one of us would like to see a better 2021 and for many, that may mean getting fitter and healthier. But (...)

We start losing muscle and bone strength every year after the age of 30. Image: iStock

1. Nicola Sheridan Clinical specialist physiotherapist, Children’s Hospital Ireland at Temple Street “Children need a combination of aerobic and stre(...)

To get the most out of the workout, do each exercise at a relatively high intensity but go at your own pace.

In 2013, fitness trainer Chris Jordan published a simple sequence of 12 exercises in a medical journal. It was notable because it combined aerobic and(...)

To parent in a creative and playful way, we have to reflect inwards to connect outwards. This is therapeutic parenting.

I believe that there is no better way to discover your own unresolved issues than to become a parent. January is Health Month in The Irish (...)

A Chinese classic, adapted to a vegan diet.

TV chef and food writer Ching-He Huang has adapted General Tso’s chicken, a staple of Chinese restaurants across the US, to suit a vegan diet, using c(...)

 US president Joe Biden has spoken several times about his lifelong experience with stammering. Photograph: Matt Slocum/AP

It’s okay to stammer is the central message of a new international movement of people who want us all to accept and embrace stammering, not as a speec(...)

“It took a long time for me to get to the stage where I understood everything I had to do to create a balance and effortlessly float.” Photograph: iStock

It’s four years ago this month since my mental health took a bad jump off the diving board and belly-flopped into my life. January is Health (...)

Ching-He Huang’s black bean tofu and baby pak choi.

With a flavour as strident as fermented black beans, something bland is needed to soak up the rich, savoury umami notes, and tofu is ideal. Having a b(...)

Another factor that contributes to the escalation of conflict is where a parent adopts a strategy of intimidation, coercive or controlling behaviour. Photograph: iStock

The pressure-cooker effect of lockdowns on families behind closed doors is reflected in a doubling of calls to the confidential helpline Parentline ab(...)

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