Cycling Without Age comes to Ireland!

Imagine... your parent, grandparent, or other relative or friend now lives in a nursing/care home. It may be fine, but a bit boring, being stuck in there day after day, not much chance to get out, especially if they are less mobile/able nowadays. Now, imagine if someone arrived with a pedal-powered specially- built rickshaw bicycle, to take them out for a FREE spin! No charge, just the chance to take a spin around the local area, feel the wind...

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Energy – Are You Tired?

So often I hear ‘I’m tired’, I have no energy’. Is this you? Energy is something we all need, just to get up every day, to do the essentials, and to live. If you are feeling tired or feel drained of energy, what is actually happening to you? It means there is a disconnection between your body and your mind. You are not fuelling your body, not caring for your mind or your body. If you are feeling tired, then your brain is...

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What Gets Me Up in the Morning is….

I am a doer. I love achieving, even if it is only to get in my run or cycle before the rain, or get my accounts done so I can do something more exciting! As a self-employed business woman for over 20 years, being a self-starter is important to survival. Self-employment is great, but it means that you have to motivate yourself every day, to get up and start, even if you have no clients or work today or this week.  How can you do this? And does...

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Meet the Good Oils

MEET THE GOOD OILS Cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil, cold-pressed walnut oil, cold-pressed flaxseed oil, avocado oil, sesame oil, rapeseed oil, and coconut oil are all excellent for salad dressings. Eat them and thrive! Olive oil is monounsaturated rather than polyunsaturated—one of the safest vegetable oils you can use. It is well-suited to dressings and can be heated, but only to moderate temperatures. Make sure the Extra Virgin Olive...

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How Exercise can Boost your Brain

We know that exercise is good for your body and keeping fit. But, did you know that exercise can boost your brain, and more interestingly, that different types of physical exercises can bring specific mental gains, from improving memory to dealing with cravings or reducing stress? According to New Scientist magazine (22 August 2015), studies have now linked specific types of exercise with the influence of physical exercise on cognition....

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Want a better-working body?

Okay, hands up, who does NOT want a better-functioning body? Who does NOT want to have more energy, feel livelier, awake and get up each day with a bounce in your step? Check out this article by Dick Ahlstrom in the Irish Times 5 Feb. 2015: The gyms are full to capacity and there are joggers everywhere this time of year as people struggle to get fit. But what does it mean to be fit and what changes take place in the body when you get...

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