Free blood pressure checks on November 29

Thu, Nov 25, 2021

Do you, or does a family member, suffer from high blood pressure (hypertension)? Are you taking medication to manage your blood pressure? Would you like your blood pressure checked? If yes, you are invited to a free blood pressure check on Monday, November 29, at the Croí Heart & Stroke Centre, Newcastle, Galway.

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The importance of strides

Thu, Nov 25, 2021

Strides – or accelerations – are a staple of almost every high school, university, and professional running team. Whether you are an 800m specialist, cross country runner, or an aspiring marathoner, strides are a fundamental building block of speed and coordination.

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Homecare Medical - Christmas gifts with a difference

Thu, Nov 18, 2021

Homecare Medical has launched its 2021 Christmas catalogue, a 16-page gift guide featuring a wide range of products that will make thoughtful gifts for family and friends - gifts that can make a genuine difference to their quality of life.

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Rí na Mara - Irish Seaweed Cosmetics at Galway Christmas Market

Thu, Nov 18, 2021

Rí na Mara, the family-owned, An Spidéal based cosmetic company, has a cabin at the Christmas market this year.

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Designs of Ireland - no place quite like it

Thu, Nov 18, 2021

Designs of Ireland located at No 2 Cross Street, is a family owned business operated by Julie, who handpicks every item.

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Pelvic floor muscle training for Movember: a men’s health solution

Thu, Nov 18, 2021

Aoife Ni Eochaidh is a multi-award-winning chartered physiotherapist and clinical specialist in women’s and men's health and pelvic physiotherapy. Her company is called International Pelvic Physiotherapy Management Ltd (IPPM). It provides a portfolio of services in the pelvic health space. She has created a range of technology-based Movember and men’s health and fitness products. A range is also available for women.

Stress incontinence is leakage of urine with coughing, sneezing, or exercise. One in eight men can have this embarrassing and very bothersome problem. Prostate cancer surgery, enlargement of the prostate, prostatitis, and ageing are the main causes of this type of leakage. Men with incontinence spend money on costly incontinence pads. They hide the problem by wearing dark coloured clothing. Stress incontinence is treatable and preventable with pelvic floor muscle training.

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Irish Heart Foundation urges people to know the signs of stroke and Act FAST

Thu, Nov 18, 2021

The Irish Heart Foundation is urging Galway people to know the signs of stroke and to be aware of the vital action to take in the event of witnessing one.

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Pelvic floor muscle training for Movember: a men’s health solution

Thu, Nov 11, 2021

Aoife Ni Eochaidh is a multi-award-winning chartered physiotherapist and clinical specialist in women’s and men's health and pelvic physiotherapy. Her company is called International Pelvic Physiotherapy Management Ltd (IPPM). It provides a portfolio of services in the pelvic health space. She has created a range of technology-based Movember and men’s health and fitness products. A range is also available for women.

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Getting ourselves ready for Christmas with Plexus Bio Energy

Thu, Nov 11, 2021

Leading up to the Christmas period can be very stressful for lots of people due to financial and emotional issues, but it is up to ourselves how we take it on board.

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Alleviating neck and shoulder pain with professional manipulation and acupuncture

Thu, Nov 11, 2021

Neck and shoulder pains are common complaints. Some people experience only neck pain or only shoulder pain, while others experience pain in both areas. Other associated symptoms can be headaches, numbness, tingling, poor sleep patterns, or more severe symptoms such as anxiety or depression.

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Healthy tips for a brighter winter from SOMEGA

Thu, Nov 11, 2021

The evenings are darker, the weather is colder, and you have probably already seen articles about “beating the winter blues”. But life is for living all year round, so here nutritionist and co-founder of SOMEGA, Dr Paula Gaynor, shares tips for keeping you healthy and bright this winter.

1. Seasonal diet

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Private Hyperbaric oxygenation for tissue injury in the West of Ireland.

Wed, Nov 10, 2021

Brian Lynch, a Galway based solicitor, who is part owner of OxyGeneration, a company providing private hyperbaric oxygenation, is an advocate of the treatment after suffering from a horse riding accident.

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Get your skin winter ready with Derma Doc's 'winter glow' offers

Thu, Nov 04, 2021

HydraFacial is the great new treatment that everyone is flocking to at Derma Doc Ireland. Unlike any facial you have had before, the HydraFacial system hydrates and nourishes your skin. Regular facials are a great way to deeply cleanse and hydrate your skin, but HydraFacial is a next-level treatment which can be customised to almost every skin concern through specialised serums.

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Fashions you will love at Love It Fashions

Thu, Nov 04, 2021

Directors of Love it Fashions Geraldine Coady and Debbie Norman found each other through their love of fashion and formed a unique vision to provide stylish yet affordable clothing to their customers. Love It Fashions first opened its stores in Shop Street, Tuam, in 2014 and has since branched out to Main Street, Loughrea, and Oran Town Centre Oranmore.

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Dealing with a poor race performance

Thu, Oct 28, 2021

God knows I know all about this one. While I might have All Ireland titles and some very good times to my name, I have had a host of bad races. Don’t let the defeats go to your heart and the victories go to your head is an expression I try living by. With that being said, here is some advice about getting over a bad performance and making sure you don’t get into a negative cycle

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Galway woman sheds over four stone with Slimming World

Thu, Oct 28, 2021

Nicola Gates-O’Neill started to struggle with her weight following an injury at the age of 17. “I found it difficult to exercise due to my asthma and fibromyalgia," she said. "By the time I was 21, I was wearing size 16/18 clothes. I knew that in order to ease my health conditions, I’d need to get my weight under control.

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Shed those lockdown pounds before Christmas

Thu, Oct 28, 2021

With total focus on fixing your metabolism, System 10 can help you transform your weight loss, energy, sleep, health and much more. A good metabolism is the foundation of everything you are. A good metabolism gets you burning more fat every hour, 24 hours a day. Nothing can beat it for results. It is your weight loss master switch.

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Undiagnosed coeliacs are at higher risk of early onset of menopause

Thu, Oct 28, 2021

The Coeliac Society of Ireland has warned that women who have untreated coeliac disease and severe gluten intolerance are more likely to have an early menopause.

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Three things for runners to consider when including gym work into their schedule

Thu, Oct 21, 2021

When considering adding gym work or Pilates into your schedule it is first important to ask, what is the benefit? It can be difficult enough to find time for running, yet alone supplementary training, so it is important to ask if it is worth it. As a runner in his mid-thirties who ran sub 14 minutes for 5k and sub eight for 3k this year, I would say yes. I have seen two main benefits from doing gym and Pilates that make them an essential part of my routine.

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Liposomal vitamin C explained

Thu, Oct 21, 2021

By now we all know the importance of vitamin C. It is important for immune health, it helps with the normal functioning of the nervous system, collagen formation relies heavily on adequate levels, it contributes to our psychological functioning, and it is a powerful antioxidant, which helps to protect our cells from oxidative stress. However, a lot of vitamin C products on the market can be quite difficult to absorb and the excess is excreted through the urine leaving the body in short supply of the vital nutrient.

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