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#Wellness Wednesday

# wellness-wednesday - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Back to training after lockdown? A sports nutritionist shares her advice

The fuel we put into our bodies goes a long way in getting the most out of physical activity, says Kate McDaid.

# wellness-wednesday - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

What we can learn from the world's 'Blue Zones' - where people regularly live into their 90s and 100s

Lifestyle changes can cure some diseases and significantly extend our lives, writes Professor Ciaran O’Boyle.

# wellness-wednesday - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Trouble sleeping? You're not alone, but there are tools you can use to help yourself

Mental Health Occupational Therapist Michelle Murray highlights many of the causes of insomnia and offers some tips to help you avoid those sleepless nights.

# wellness-wednesday - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Wellness Wednesday: A postcard from Leigh Arnold in Ibiza

Actress and wellness advocate Leigh Arnold and her husband run a wellness retreat in Ibiza. She set up a free online wellness portal for everyone in lockdown.

# wellness-wednesday - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

So it's summer and you're supposed to be 'bikini ready'? Don't believe a word of it

Cliona Byrne, a body confidence coach says you can learn to feel good in a swimsuit regardless of your shape and size.

# wellness-wednesday - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Have you hit lockdown fatigue? Two wellness practitioners have some advice for you

Wellness experts Margaret Young and Laura Linehan say many of us are experiencing lots of mixed emotions as we emerge from months of lockdown.

# wellness-wednesday - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Dreading the return to 'normal'?' Here's how to emerge from lockdown with your wellbeing intact

Sheena McGinley shares her thoughts and fears about returning to the ‘new normal’ after Covid-19 shutdown.

# wellness-wednesday - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Wellness Wednesday: True body confidence is not about diet and exercise, it's about loving yourself

Cliona Byrne, a body confidence coach talks about cultivating a healthy relationships with our bodies, especially as we come out of confinement.

# wellness-wednesday - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Wellness Wednesday: You can beat your addiction, even in lockdown

Mental Health Occupational Therapist Michelle Murray says living with the shame of addiction is always tough, but lockdown pushes even harder. She says there is hope.

# wellness-wednesday - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

Wellness Wednesday: Cultivating self-compassion during the Covid-19 crisis

Ever tried being kind to yourself? Well, Louise Boland says self-compassion in a crisis like this can be the key to getting through it.

# wellness-wednesday - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Wellness Wednesday: Worry is of no use to anyone, especially now in a time of crisis

Counsellor Trish Farrell offers some tips to avoid worry during this time of change.

# wellness-wednesday - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Wellness Wednesday: Gardening can cultivate calm and resilience in any crisis

As many people take to the garden during the Covid-19 shutdown, Fiann Ó Nualláin says there’s a mindful approach to the tasks that can improve wellbeing.

# wellness-wednesday - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Wellness Wednesday: How mindfulness and staying grounded can help during the Covid-19 pandemic

This week, Helen Byrne of The Mindfulness Centre and Kathryn Crowley, yoga teacher and artist share their thoughts on maintaining wellbeing.

# wellness-wednesday - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Wellness Wednesday: 'Distress around Covid-19 is not a mental illness. It's an understandable reaction'

Psychotherapist Gerry Cunningham urges us to use the supports available.

# wellness-wednesday - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

Backpain, posture and remote working - some tips to help (and how the ironing board can come in handy)

Dr Lawrence Woods offers some help to those working remotely and suffering back pain.

# wellness-wednesday - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Wellness Wednesday: Two yoga teachers say there's never been a better time to roll out your mat

This week, two Dublin yoga teachers offer readers some advice and share their wellness knowledge.

# wellness-wednesday - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Wellness Wednesday: Caring for your relationship is vital during this time of Covid-19 turmoil

Dil Wickremasinghe says it’s challenging for couples at the moment.

# wellness-wednesday - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Wellness Wednesday: 'Anxiety isn’t only in your head' - an occupational therapist says the body holds the key

Mental Health Occupational Therapist Michelle Murray says we can freeze up at times like this, but there are simple ways to ease stress.

# wellness-wednesday - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Wellness Wednesday: Mother Nature can help us cope with Covid-19 confinement. Time to walk, look and meditate!

Mindfulness teacher Gerry Raftery says Spring brings us much-needed stillness and simplicity.

# wellness-wednesday - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Wellness Wednesday: IBS is no joke, but there are simple things you can do to help yourself

April is IBS awareness month and Consultant Gastroenterologist Deirdre G. O’Donovan offers simple advice to those suffering with IBS.

# wellness-wednesday - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Wellness Wednesday: 'Keep it simple' during this Covid-19 isolation, says a psychotherapist

Embracing the simple things and going easy on ourselves will be key, writes Siobhán Murray.