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Food for Thought

Posted on: August 18th, 2016 by Niamh No Comments

Lose weight, lose weight fast, lose weight for your holidays, wedding, Christmas, little black dress, and drop a dress size in 10 days. The list goes on. Then add to that, slimming aids, supplements to speed up your metabolism, to burn fat fast, block absorption of fats and carbs, and so on. We are a […]

Development as an athlete

Posted on: April 6th, 2016 by Niamh No Comments

Development as an Athlete: Much has been written recently of youth participation in sport. Of Early Specialisation and Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD). Bemoaning the lack of talent coming through to top professional football. Of joyless young GAA players playing for club, school, college and county simultaneously. And there seems to be a battle line […]

Post Pregnancy: Body Truths

Posted on: August 6th, 2015 by Niamh 3 Comments

As a women’s health physiotherapist I often feel disappointed how our society takes pregnancy and childbirth for granted. I guess because we are surrounded by pregnancy daily and we are all a product of it somehow we ‘normalise’ this extraordinary ability and generalise that women should bounce back to their pre pregnancy stature, strength and stability weeks after pushing an 8lb+ baby through […]

Confessions of a yoyo dieter

Posted on: February 4th, 2015 by Niamh 4 Comments

Confessions of a yoyo dieter   When I was asked to write a Zest4Life blog for the Performance Clinic I had to decide whether to write it from the perspective of a yoyo dieter who had finally overcome her barriers to losing weight or to write it as a recently qualified nutrition and weight loss […]

Finding a reason to train

Posted on: November 25th, 2014 by Niamh 2 Comments

I’ve decided to write this blog at a point in time when I’m not fully recovered from a series of injuries which have dogged me since the London Olympics. I’m not sure why now feels like the right time. The surgery which will hopefully help return me to full health is 7 and a half […]

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