The long stretch of wonderful weather has been a great way for many of us to top up our levels of vitamin D, the ‘sunshine vitamin’. But why is vitamin D so important? And how can we get it safely from the sun while still protecting our skin?
We are all about supporting your physical and mental health throughout the year. However, we know that this time of year, in the midst of exams, can be stressful for kids and parents. Read our tips on supporting your brain health now and in the longer term or watch Heather on TV3
Don’t think you have room or time to grow your own vegetables? Think again as our Cork nutritionist, Aoife, discovered (much to her own surprise!) that it is possible to grow fresh courgettes, peas, lettuce and basil on her windowsill and a small area of garden she reclaimed from her children and dog. And here is the evidence to prove it:
It can be tempting to go for a quick-fix diet, especially at this time of year with the weather finally warming up. But research shows again and again that fad diets are not only ineffective but can be downright dangerous.
How to tell if it’s a fad diet
Does it promise a quick fix, especially an easy one with no exercise? Like with most things in life, if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is…
Does someone stand to make lots of money from it e.g. meal replacement manufacturers?
Is the approach supported by proper research? If not, be wary.
Now in it’s fourth year, Friday the 13th of April marks the day when companies and employers show their commitment to employee wellness. We know from research that investing in employee wellness improves health outcomes, happiness and feelings of fulfilment and of course, reduces absenteeism and increases productivity.