By Martha Brennan NUI Galway is bringing back the Marchathon Challenge again this year. The Marchathon Step Challenge, which was highly successful when launched last year, challenges students to see how many steps they can fit into their daily activities. The three-week challenge encourages students to exercise more frequently and get outdoors for some physical … [Read more...] about Marchathon returns to NUI Galway
You may find it hard to stick to your guns with your New Year’s resolutions now that it is late February. Keeping away from the cakes and Domino’s deals all week. Every week is tough going. Even if a balanced diet does leave you with more energy, nothing beats a tub of ice cream all for me, myself and I. You might be tempted to think that you can just take a multivitamin and … [Read more...] about What makes skinny tea skinny?
Since the rise of activity trackers such as the eye-roll inducing Fitbit, there seems to be a general air among people that we have to reach that elusive 10,000 steps a day to have made that day worthwhile. While studies show that most people only reach half of that goal (oh, the shame), the health benefits of 10,000 steps have been proven; weight loss, less risk of strokes, … [Read more...] about Unconventional ways to reach 10,000 steps a day
Slurping on your second St. Stephen’s Day sandwich, gravy dripping down your dressing gown, it is not surprising when the veil of festivities is lifted, and we are faced with our own chinful reflection. Brains trick themselves into believing that a change is due – something radical must be done so that we appear to improve ourselves and the numb humdrum of daily life. As you … [Read more...] about New year, new me… sort of