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#Fitness

# fitness - Thursday 10 August, 2017

Fit and healthy, but clinically obese: The problem with body mass index

‘BMI has good utility in measuring health and disease risk in larger populations, but it alone does not determine your individual health,’ writes Sarah Cremen.

# fitness - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

All in your head! 3 questions to ask yourself before setting foot in the gym

Painting a clear mental picture before attacking your goals head-on is hugely important, writes personal trainer Dean Merton.

# fitness - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Day by day, mile by mile, keep on building towards the 2017 Dublin City Marathon

There’s a half-marathon on your agenda very soon.

6 simple habits to make sure that you drink enough water

Staying hydrated is one of the basics. David Last explains how to get it right.

# fitness - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Diseased, broken and fatter than ever: How the health and fitness industry is failing us

‘At its core, the health and fitness industry exists to help others, but we’re doing a pretty poor job of it,’ writes personal trainer Sarah Cremen.

# fitness - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

From not working hard enough to lack of honesty: 5 reasons you might not be seeing results

Personal trainer Dean Merton shares his opinion.

# fitness - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

5 key fitness areas every rugby, GAA, and football player should focus on

Fitness trainer David Last takes you through the checklist you can’t afford to ignore.

# fitness - Sunday 30 July, 2017

From The Daily Edge 12 things you'll understand if you're a reformed gym phobe Work It Out

# fitness - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Sleep while you're alive! Lack of it negatively affects our bodies and there's one simple solution

Personal trainer Dean Merton shares his advice.

# fitness - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

The Curragh is a formidable opponent but if at first you don't succeed, try, try again

Here’s the third of your fortnightly blogs as we build up to the Dublin City Marathon in October.

# fitness - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Not sure what to do in the gym? Here's a 60-minute basic workout that ticks all the boxes

Personal trainer David Last talks you through your next workout from start to finish.

# fitness - Friday 21 July, 2017

Don't feel the burn! Your core and the enduring myth of spot reduction

‘There is no magical exercise that will result in the elusive six pack,’ writes personal trainer Sarah Cremen.

# fitness - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Going back to basics: 10 of the most important things to get right in your diet

Personal trainer David Last has 10 nutrition tips you should take on board.

# fitness - Sunday 16 July, 2017

'There were nights I couldn't sleep because I was thinking about the obstacles in our way' TJ Reid This post contains videos

'There were nights I couldn't sleep because I was thinking about the obstacles in our way'

Twelve months after first floating the idea of opening a new commercial gym in Kilkenny, TJ Reid shows The42 around his state-of-the-art facility.

# fitness - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Train hard, eat well and rest - when the results don't add up it's time to reassess your goals

Chasing goals such as a number on the scales is often a misplaced attempt at conforming to societal pressure, writes personal trainer Sarah Cremen.

# fitness - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

How to put together an effective home workout training programme

If you can’t make it to the gym, there is always the option of training in the comfort of your own home, explains personal trainer Dean Merton.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland ranks in the middle in a new study of the world's laziest countries Lazybones

Ireland ranks in the middle in a new study of the world's laziest countries

The average number of steps worldwide per day was 4,961.

# fitness - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Quality beats quantity and 14 other top training tips for the gym

David Last looks at some of the most basic but effective advice you can take on board.

# fitness - Monday 10 July, 2017

It's still not too late to begin training for the 2017 Dublin City Marathon!

We’re just under 16 weeks out from the big event and if you start now, you can make it to the start line.

# fitness - Thursday 6 July, 2017

3 tips to aid injury prevention when you're in the gym

The purpose of training should be to make you function better, not break you down, writes personal trainer Sarah Cremen.

# fitness - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

5 common hurdles you'll have to overcome in your training

You’re going to suffer setbacks along the way but personal trainer David Last has advice on how to get back on the wagon.

# fitness - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Living in the fast lane, both on and off the track: A day in the life of Ciara Mageean

The Olympian shares her training regime, nutrition plan and talks life in general.

# fitness - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Are you achieving your fitness goals? 3 keys to making progress in and outside the gym

Sarah Cremen’s latest fitness column is here.

# fitness - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Stay on the wagon! Top tips to keep on track fitness-wise this summer

At the end of the day, do what makes you happy, writes personal trainer David Last.

# fitness - Monday 26 June, 2017

The time to start training for the 2017 Dublin City Marathon is NOW!

The event takes place in the capital on Sunday 29 October.

# fitness - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Time is everything as Ireland's World Cup countdown gathers pace

Maz Reilly tells us what it takes to get the Ireland engine room up and running.

# fitness - Friday 23 June, 2017

Pregnant 'Wonder Woman' Montano takes more baby steps

The 31-year-old shrugged off sweltering conditions to line up in the 800m heats as the US World Championship trials.

Why sleep is one of the most important things for your mental and physical health

These five tips will help you to improve your sleep patterns, writes personal trainer Sarah Cremen.

# fitness - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Soak up the sun! Top tips to consider when training in warm weather

From the type of training to the best time of the day to work out, personal trainer David Last shares his advice.

# fitness - Monday 19 June, 2017

A good start is half the battle: the 10-minute morning routine to set up your day Fitness This post contains videos

A good start is half the battle: the 10-minute morning routine to set up your day

A busy life doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice our health, writes personal trainer Sarah Cremen.

# fitness - Sunday 18 June, 2017

'The swim has been a great way to help us cope with our grief'

The 12th annual Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim takes place next month.

# fitness - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

'The way I faced up to my blindness and paralysis was just replicating what I'd learned through sport'

We caught up with two-time Commonwealth medallist, adventurer and cure for paralysis activist Mark Pollock.

# fitness - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

5 ways to change up your fitness routine this summer

Get outdoors while you can, writes personal trainer David Last

# fitness - Friday 9 June, 2017

# fitness - Thursday 8 June, 2017

A good start is half the battle: how to make your mornings a success

The quiet hours of the morning are the perfect time to get things done, writes Personal trainer Sarah Cremen.

# fitness - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

4 tips for keeping on top of your fitness goals while on holiday

Soak up that sun when you can, it’s good for you, writes David Last

# fitness - Friday 2 June, 2017

Breathing easy: How appreciating the power of our breath can help us in the gym

Learning how to breathe fully and effectively is an undervalued practice, writes Sarah Cremen.

# fitness - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Three sessions, 4000 calories and 'way too much time' spent in the gym: A day in the life of Ireland's Fittest Man

Top Crossfit athlete Jamie Headon discusses his training regime and nutrition plan as he prepares for the Meridian Regionals.

# fitness - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

5 essentials for your gym bag this summer Equipment This post contains videos

5 essentials for your gym bag this summer

These pieces of equipment are relatively inexpensive, portable, and so versatile, writes David Last.

# fitness - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Breathing easy: Using your lungs correctly helps unlock your fitness potential

Learning how to breathe fully and effectively is an undervalued practice, writes Sarah Cremen.