Every Breath You Take January 29th, 2018

If you heard that eleven 737 planes crashed in Ireland last year killing everyone on board, you likely would be somewhat weary boarding your next flight! But astonishingly, the equivalent of almost eleven fully loaded 737's (that is 1,500 people), died last year in Ireland as a direct result of air pollution and few people […]

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Do I Really Need Life Insurance? January 18th, 2018

Let’s face it, life insurance is not the most interesting subject to talk about. Most people would much prefer to talk about many other things like the weather, the price of diesel or the current antics of Kim Kardashian. That said, it is a pretty important consideration because, as Benjamin Franklin said “in this world […]

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How to Make (and Keep) New Year’s Resolutions January 8th, 2018

Research has shown that around half of all adults make New Year’s Resolutions. However, fewer than 10% manage to keep them for more than a few weeks. Whether it’s quit smoking, drink less, loose weight, eat healthy, do more exercise; after an initial burst of enthusiasm, they are long forgotten by the 1st of February […]

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What is ‘Positive’ Mental Health? July 29th, 2017

During her Workout for the Mind workshop, our Mind Coach Paula Hughes, asks a couple of questions that get some very interesting answers. She asks participants to shout out the first words that come to mind when they hear the term ‘mental health’, before noting their answers on a flip chart; depression, anxiety, panic attacks, schizophrenia, […]

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10 Wellness Ideas For Your Office July 20th, 2017

We want to let you in on a little secret. A way in which you can boost employee productivity and retention, reduce levels of absenteeism, improve team morale and increase your bottom line to three times your industry average. Want to know what it is? Create a healthier and happier working environment with an employee […]

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Fueling Future Healthcare Leaders July 17th, 2017

RCSI's state-of-the-art new academic and education building, located at 26 York Street, Dublin 2 will open in autumn 2017, in time for the new academic year. The College has invested approximately €80 million in the development of this modern, practical and sophisticated facility which, once completed, will be used to educate our future healthcare leaders. […]

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Ever Heard of ‘Sitting Disease’? May 18th, 2017

How does your organization decide who gets a standing desk and who doesn’t? I bet, if you are like most companies, the employee has to prove (with a letter from their doctor) that they need a standing desk as a result of a poor medical condition they have, like a back or neck problem or […]

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Healthy Vending Arrives At Beacon Hospital May 4th, 2017

Did you know that the average vending machine contains as much as 10,000 grams of refined sugar? 10,000 grams! And here’s another one for you; snacking on a bag of crisps every day (as many people do) can add the equivalent of drinking almost five litres of cooking oil per year to your diet. With […]

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Food for Thought – How Your Diet Affects Your Brain September 20th, 2016

The typical Irish diet is loaded with fat and sugar, and it may be hurting not only our physical health, but also our ability to think clearly. New research from Oregon State University finds a high-sugar, high-fat diet causes changes in gut bacteria that seem to lead to significant losses in cognitive flexibility, a measurement of […]

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The Health of Ireland’s Workforce January 21st, 2016

Hello again from me, The Healthy Fox! I have something really important to tell you business owners, managers and high-flying executives. I was talking to a cousin of mine in Australia the other day. Well, he's actually a Dingo so, strictly speaking, that makes him a second-cousin really. Anyway, never mind that. He tells me […]

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