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Cut out sugary drinks: this is one easy way to avoid taking in too much sugar and other useless “ingredients”

Only the most abstemious subject themselves to a life without treats. For the rest of us, giving in to indulgence is part of the fun. You can even mak(...)

The Ireland Rugby Squad’s Cian Healy would not score well on the BMI scale.  Photograph: Cian Healy

Next time you see the Irish rugby team run out onto the hallowed turf of the Aviva Stadium, bear in mind you have just witnessed 15 highly-paid overwe(...)

Thank goodness January is over. There might now be less media coverage about diet, nutrition and obesity. RTÉ’s Operation Transformation will soon be (...)

Here’s a small goal tip that might work for weight loss: reduce the size of your dinner plate

“A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.” “Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habi(...)

A child’s consumption of sugary drinks or the amount of television they watch are not strong predictors of who will gain an unhealthy amount of weight. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Skipping breakfast and irregular sleep patterns have been identified as key reasons why children may become dangerously overweight in research that sh(...)

Belly fat – aka spare tyre, muffin top, beer belly – is a more significant issue than the aesthetics of squeezing into last year’s skinny jeans – it’s an indicator of your overall health. Photograph: istock

It’s summer, and big, baggy jumpers that hide our cuddly bumps and lumps have been relegated to the back of the wardrobe. For many of us, that raises (...)

You’ll wreck your knees - will you? You can see the logic. For every stride a runner takes, pounding the pavement, it is the poor old knees soaking(...)

It has become a laugh, this talk of weight. Who can take these “studies” seriously? Sense, that’s all you need. Ignore the rest. I’ve been doing just (...)

Virgin is analysing Norwegian’s route choices as a carrier

Norwegian Air’s plan to launch long-haul services from Europe to North America via Ireland will depress fares in what is the world’s most lucrative tr(...)

Given the relationship between increased weight, and diabetes and heart disease, you would expect that a rising BMI would be associated with increasing mortality but that is not the case

“The road is long, With many a winding turn, That leads us to who knows where” The lyrics of the Hollies hit He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brot(...)

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