Health

How to handle Stress

Stress: What a small word yet such an enormous emotion. It is arguably one of the most powerful emotions of all. It is inevitable and inescapable. There is no human on this planet who has lived a lifetime and never felt stressed. When a person is stressed the worst aspects of their personality are unveiled. The American Psychological Association states …


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The Best Health Apps

Most people are never without their phone anymore and although keeping up Snapchat streaks and looking at cute dogs on Instagram are great time-killers, there are plenty of free or cheap apps available to better your physical and mental health. We’ve compiled a list of the 10 best apps for your mind, body, and soul. Calm Calm is a free …


The Dangers of Fitness Influencers

Who else is guilty of scrolling mindlessly through Instagram for hours? Often, you’ll find post after post advertising different versions of tea detoxes and images of the likes of Kylie Jenner wearing waist trainers that claim to give you a sculpted body. I don’t follow any self-named ‘fitness influencers’, yet I still am shown this type of content due to …

The Importance of Leadership Skills in Sports and Coaching

The bond that is created between an athlete and a coach can be considered the most sacred, and it is essential that this relationship is not abused in any shape or form. To build this relationship from strength to strength it is key that the coach has the leadership skills and constantly be improving these skills. Leadership is the art …

Counselling Services in Limerick

1 in 5 Irish adults aged 19-25 were experiencing mental health problems in 2013, according to a report by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. The average age of a student fits within this age bracket. The counselling service here in University of Limerick (UL), “Éist”, is under pressure at the moment due to high demand and being understaffed. …

Measles Outbreak On The Rise In Limerick City

THE HSE has confirmed another outbreak of measles in Limerick this Wednesday afternoon. This brings the total number of cases to 10 in the city. In a number of statements from the HSE, a spokesperson for the Health Protection Surveillance Centre gave the following information. “There is an ongoing outbreak of measles in Limerick City since 3rd January. A total …

January Blues

The forever freezing month of January is just over and so is the appropriately titled ‘January Blues’.  It’s natural to feel a little down this time of the year, with many people feeling as if this sense of melancholy won’t ever lift. Christmas time is exhausting with nights spent drinking and having the craic with family & friends.  Also, the …