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It is often said that the Irish are the most generous when it comes to charity. I remember after Live Aid, Bob Geldof live on the TV news excitedly saying how "the Irish are actually beating the English in terms of donations per capita" to the famine stricken of Africa. We are an altruistic nation and it's great to see people giving to those who are not so advantaged. Many people do this in the name of sport and exercise, which is a double PLUS!!
In January 2016 Mullingar primary school teacher Jill Kiernan made a new years resolution to quit smoking and lose some weight. Little did she think that just over 3 years later she would be running the full 42km Manchester Marathon. Only competitive with herself, Jill followed a personalised Maurice Looby Fitness training plan, and ran the race in a very impressive 3.28 - on her first attempt at the distance! Here follows an endearingly honest Q&A with Jill, charting her running journey...
According to The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine, there are 5 health related components of physical fitness: Body Composition Cardiovascular Fitness Flexibility Muscular Endurance (Absolute/maximal) Strength.
For most people, running a marathon will be the most demanding physical experience of their life. For many people, building up to running a 5k will be a huge achievement that requires a lot of self discipline, perseverance, organisation, and PLANNING! Running is a great metaphor for life. You get out of it what you put into it.
When the word “core” is mentioned many people might may be be forgiven for thinking of an apple core or the Earths core. It’s now one of these exercise terms Read More
According to the World Health Organisation, every adult should accumulate AT LEAST 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity EVERY DAY.