Health Month

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There is strong evidence that moderate and vigorous physical activity lowers the risk of seven types of cancer.

What is the best exercise for you? Another January, another promise to yourself that this year you’re really really going to get fit. But time is alw(...)

Fire your internal drill sergeant: the way forward is to take a kinder attitude towards yourself. Photograph: iStock

Have you whipped your unwilling body into shape yet? If you brought that attitude to your January health resolutions, it wouldn’t surprise me in the l(...)

Protein is important for a balanced diet, but the average adult needs just 0.75g of per day for each kilogramme of body weight.

It’s not that long since protein powders were seen as something used only by bodybuilders. Keen to make the most of their muscle-building potential, t(...)

Something fishy: I didn’t think it was humanly possible to eat so much chowder, fish pie, grilled salmon and prawn curry in just two weeks. Photograph: iStock

I have finished my two weeks of pescatarianism and if I never saw a finny feed for the rest of my days I’d be content. January is Health Mo(...)

“I selected the ‘your conscience’ voice setting for my next run, fully expecting it to pepper my runs with reminders of all the ways I had failed at life.” Photograph: Alan Betson

I managed to run 7.3 kilometres last weekend in a gale so strong it’s a wonder I didn’t end up in Oz at the feet of the wizard before the ordeal came (...)

Daniel Stewart ahead of the pack during his cycling days

I still remember my first counsellor’s appointment. “I’m Daniel, good to meet ya.” January is Health Month in The Irish Times. Throughout (...)

A pilates session at Live and Breathe Pilates in Dublin.

It was not instant love between Pilates and I. I didn’t like the look of it. It looked complicated. I didn’t relate to the celebrities who have report(...)

January can be marked with a frenzy of new goals, resolutions and promised lifestyle changes. However, research shows that most people fail to keep their resolutions beyond the first few weeks.

People often start the new year with high hopes and expectations. January can be marked with a frenzy of new goals, resolutions and promised lifestyle(...)

The Department of Health’s advice on exterminating flies, part of the ‘Health Hints For The Home’ package of eight leaflets distributed to Irish households in 1953.

In the mid 1950s, the Department of Health circulated an envelope of eight pamphlets to houses countrywide, with an accompanying letter from minister (...)

The aim of the ketogenic diet is to enter a state of ketosis through fat metabolism. In that state, the body uses primarily fat for energy instead of carbohydrates; fats can then be converted into ketones to fuel the body. Photograph: iStock

A recent survey of registered dietitians named the low-carbohydrate keto diet yet again as the most popular diet in the United States. In Ireland, it (...)

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