Salt: think about shaking the habit
Margaret Hawkins
Too much salt in our diet can lead to heart disease and more, and with Irish people consuming twice the recommended amount each day, we need to think about shaking this habit, writes Margaret Hawkins
14 April 2021 Amii
Do you access the full range of body and mind benefits of your health insurance?
There are tangible links between our mental and physical health. It can be hard to know which is leading and which is following. Taking proactive steps to protect both is a step in the right direction
12 August 2020 Health
Check in and check up
General check-ups can prevent problems down the line, so is it time to plan that health ‘NCT’ health check? Margaret Hawkins looks at the benefits of check-ups, the options and the costs.
How healthy are our farmers?
Remember the health checks held in the mart or co-op last year? Well, the overall results of this research are in and they provide plenty of fodder for thought – and for looking after your health better. Margaret Hawkins writes
24 June 2020 Health
Health: clean hands get dirty
A new GP training module in the northeast HSE region, in association with the Irish Farmers Journal and the IFA, will include urban-born GPs visiting farms in order to better understand farming stresses and illnesses. Margaret Hawkins writes
18 September 2019 Health
Health: put yourself first
Margaret Hawkins reminds us about why we should be doing our own 'NCT' and hears about how having a cup of tea saved one farmer’s life
11 September 2019 Health
Home Nurse: recipes for a happy heart
Home Nurse Nessa Robins shares her recipes for a healthy and happy heart
13 February 2019 Recipes
Farmers fighting fit
An innovative six-week health and exercise programme is getting a group of Roscommon farmers fighting fit for the future, writes Maria Moynihan
13 February 2019 Features
Your gut instincts
Margaret Hawkins talks to consultant psychiatrist Professor Ted Dinan of UCC and APC Microbiome Ireland – the Cork-based gastro-intestinal health research organisation about their exciting findings
30 January 2019 Health
Nessa Robins' cholesterol lowering recipes
Home Nurse Nessa Robins gives the low-down on lowering your cholesterol with these healthy but tasty recipes.
13 September 2017 Recipes
Men's health week
For the upcoming Men’s Health Week (12-18 June), Margaret Hawkins hears about a Toolbox for Action and from Enniscorthy mart manager Tommy Harrington, who survived a heart attack four years ago.
7 June 2017 Health
The results are in
Obesity and blood pressure alarmingly high in Irish farmers, writes Áine Hennessy.
25 November 2015 Health