The Irish Balance Podcast
Episode 11: Working Around the Shift Work Clock - Healthy Habits for Day & Night

Episode 11: Working Around the Shift Work Clock - Healthy Habits for Day & Night

February 24, 2019

The long awaited Shift Work episode is here! As many of you will know, I am currently doing a full time Public Health & Nutrition Masters, and my thesis topic is shift work and its effect on health. In this episode, I share my own experience in shift work as a medical doctor, and of course, bring you the healthy lifestyle tips from my research in this area to date! I hope those of you involved in shift work (or your family/friends!) find it helpful!

Episode 10: Motivation, Mindset and Finding Your Why

Episode 10: Motivation, Mindset and Finding Your Why

February 17, 2019

In this week's episode, I share my thoughts on a frequently asked question - Where do you find motivation? I discuss where my motivation for my career and my healthy lifestyle habits comes from, as well as the concept of Ikigai and finding your 'why' in life!

Episode 9: Exercise - Building Strength for a Healthy Life

Episode 9: Exercise - Building Strength for a Healthy Life

February 10, 2019

In this week's episode, I discuss the importance of exercise as part of our lifestyles! I dive into the topic of resistance training and why it's so essential for Healthy Ageing in body and mind. I also share some simple tips to get you started with your strength journey!

Episode 8: Why We Shouldn’t Skip The Snooze: My Top Sleep Secrets to Take Back Your Bedtime

Episode 8: Why We Shouldn’t Skip The Snooze: My Top Sleep Secrets to Take Back Your Bedtime

February 3, 2019

In this week's episode, I dive into the importance of Sleep! Why quality and quantity of Sleep are equally important for our physical, mental and emotional health, and what the recommended sleep hours are. I share the simple tips I follow to get a good night's sleep too. I hope you guys enjoy this week's episode and find it helpful to better your bedtime!

Episode 7: Sorting Out Your Stress - Building a Stress Management Toolkit

Episode 7: Sorting Out Your Stress - Building a Stress Management Toolkit

January 27, 2019

In this episode, I'm sharing my journey to better stress management, using the various techniques I've built up over the past year in particular. I chat about mindfulness, meditation, exercise, breathing exercises and many other options you can try out for yourself to build your personal stress-busting toolkit! As always, I hope this episode helps you, and I would love to hear your feedback!

Episode 6: Social Media & Smartphones: Top Tips to De-Digital Your Life

Episode 6: Social Media & Smartphones: Top Tips to De-Digital Your Life

January 20, 2019

In this episode, I discuss our relationship with our smartphones and social media. It's definitely something I'm trying to monitor myself and not overdo it with screen time! I've also shared the tips I've found super helpful to reduce my screen time over the past 6 months. I hope you find them useful too!

Bonus Episode: Public Health & Why Prevention Is Better Than Cure

Bonus Episode: Public Health & Why Prevention Is Better Than Cure

January 13, 2019

In this episode, I'm sharing a reflection on the first Semester of my Masters in Public Health and Nutrition at University College Dublin! I'm absolutely loving the course and have learnt so much already. I discuss what public health is, why it's so important and the three key things I've taken from my first Semester! Roll on Semester 2!

Episode 5: Sustainable Eating - Optimising What We Eat Today for Human & Environmental Health - And Future Generations

Episode 5: Sustainable Eating - Optimising What We Eat Today for Human & Environmental Health - And Future Generations

January 10, 2019

In this week's episode, I'm discussing the important topic of Sustainable Eating! What is it? Why is it such a hot topic? Why is it important for us all to be aware of? With so much discussion in the media around the environmental impact of animal protein, #Veganuary and far too many Netflix documentaries scaring everyone (!) I'm bringing the focus to one we can all relate to - our health and that of the environment.

Episode 4: Finding a Balance in 2019 - My Top 4 Tips for Keeping Healthy Habits On Track

Episode 4: Finding a Balance in 2019 - My Top 4 Tips for Keeping Healthy Habits On Track

January 7, 2019

To me, balance is a journey we're all on. It's pretty tricky to say we live balanced lives 24/7! I called my blog The Irish Balance partly to share my journey to balance with you guys. In this episode, I talk about what balance means to me, and share my top 4 tips for keeping my healthy habits on track - even when 'life happens!'

Episde 3: Goal Setting for 2019 - Are You Being SMART About it?

Episde 3: Goal Setting for 2019 - Are You Being SMART About it?

January 3, 2019

In this week's episode, I'm going to discuss the SMART technique for goal-setting. It's my favourite way to define my goals in all areas of life - nutrition, physical activity, stress management, sleep hygiene, it's applicable to them all! Tune in to set goals smartly & make your New Year's Resolutions for 2019 a sustainable part of your life.