Limerick swimmers eat their way to fitness

first_imgHospital bosses deny claims of manipulating trolley figures TAGSathletesCathrine NortonChristine BrennanfoodhealthLars HumerLimerick Swimming ClubswimmersULUL sports bar Print Pigtown Culture & Food Series is back Some of the healthy eating options on display at the Limerick swimming club’s health and skills day.Some of the healthy eating options on display at the Limerick swimming club’s health and skills day.YOUNG Limerick athletes paved the way to healthy eating with Limerick Swimming Club’s recent ‘Health and Skills Day’.The swimmers began their day honing their skills in the pool with Swim Ireland High Performance Coach, Lars Humer, and the club’s own four coaches. The children took the most out of the wonderful opportunity and were very excited to train under the former Team GB Olympic and Paralympic coach.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The UL Sports Club hosted the afternoon session when members of the LSC committee had prepared a banquet of delicious, healthy food. First was a dinner prepared by the Sports Bar. The children got to choose from a menu all specially prepared for the budding athletes. Afterwards they went to the ‘Tasty Table’ for some snacks.The Swimming Club had consulted with nutritionist, Catherine Norton, to ensure that all the food was nutritious and recommended for growing, active kids. Everyone got to try a huge range of fruit and nuts as well a range of freshly prepared snacks full of complex carbohydrates and protein to fuel a young athlete. All of the food can be prepared easily and eaten at home or on the go. The most popular choice was the wholemeal wrap with peanutbutter, wrapped around a banana.After the swimmers had tried all of the food, they attended a nutrition seminar where the swimmers really showed their interest and enthusiasm. Chairperson of Limerick Swimming Club, Christine Brennan, was very impressed with the children who embraced the day wholeheartedly.“Giving the children the tools to make healthy lifestyle choices in a fun and relaxed way is a gift that will carry through their lives. Limerick Swimming Club is very proud of its swimmers who approach everything with such energy and a great balance of work and fun”, she said. Twitter NewsHealthLocal NewsLimerick swimmers eat their way to fitnessBy Staff Reporter – June 25, 2013 792 Email Previous articleFitness expert gives free lecture in LimerickNext articleLimerick camogie: Kilkenny beaten in championship Staff Reporter Facebookcenter_img Free counselling service for carers of Limerick’s estimated 2,500 stroke survivors Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Vicky calls for right to die with dignity RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick on Covid watch list Linkedin Advertisement WhatsApplast_img read more

Warning over huge spike in flu cases across North West

first_img Previous articleBanks urged to assist Mica affected families in DonegalNext articleDrug-driver due in court after testing positive for cocaine in Pettigo News Highland Warning over huge spike in flu cases across North West Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – December 17, 2019 WhatsApp Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Facebook Pinterestcenter_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Homepage BannerNews Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme There has been a significant increase in the number of confirmed cases of the flu in the North West this winter season.The HSE says 154 cases have been confirmed in the last 3 weeks, compared to 5 for the same period in 2018.The HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre are asking the public to help prevent the spread of flu, as the disease is now actively circulating in the community.Dr Anthony Breslin, Specialist in Public Health Medicine, HSE North West is reporting that there has been a very significant number of flu case in the North West this year.There has been 154 cases of confirmed flu in the last 3 weeks, an increase of 2980% on the same period last year with about 70 of those cases requiring hospital care.Dr Breslin says the flu is affecting mainly young children and older adults as well as some pregnant women.Over 60% of flu cases are reported to have had no flu vaccine.If you have the flu you are advised that you can seek advice from your local pharmacy or your GP.Anyone who gets flu should stay at home, rest, drink plenty of fluids and use over-the-counter remedies like paracetamol to ease symptoms and if you need to visit your GP or the Emergency Department, you are requested to phone ahead to explain that you might have flu.last_img read more

New IOM report finds protein, calories may help lessen effects of brain injury

first_imgA new report by the Institute of Medicine’s committee on Nutrition, Trauma, and the Brain supports the potential role of nutrition in protecting against traumatic brain injury (TBI) and treating its effects. HSPH Research Scientist Xiang Gao, also of Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, served on the committee. TBI accounts for up to one-third of combat-related injuries, in addition to as many as 3.8 million sports-related injuries each year.The report’s authors found evidence suggesting that providing adequate protein and calories to patients soon after a traumatic brain injury reduces inflammation and improves their outcomes. The committee recommends that the U.S. Department of Defense ensure that all military personnel with this type of injury receive a nutritional intervention immediately after the trauma and through the first two weeks of treatment.last_img read more

ND students resurrect progressive blog

first_imgWith 247 posts by several regular writers, it was, as Stanton put it, a “liberal voice on campus.” In the next few years, however, the blog declined and became almost inactive, with a total of three posts in 2012, he said. Now, Stanton said Lefty’s, as it is often called, is back with a new staff and an updated design. The site relaunched Sept. 29 with a series of posts about the issues surrounding the recent federal government shutdown. With the reboot, Stanton said the staff hopes to expand the scope of the blog by creating an online forum and posting events and polls as well as regular opinion pieces from a liberal perspective. “We want to make it a resource that progressives across campus can turn to to know what’s going on, to know what’s on people’s minds,” Stanton said.  After interning in Washington D.C., Henry Vasquez, a 2010 Notre Dame graduate, started Lefty’s.  It was, Vasquez said, a reflection of the large amount of support for and discussions about progressive ideas at the time.  “During those years, there was a lot going on, not just on the blog,” Vasquez said.  “There were people getting together; there were social parties, tailgates, people getting involved in other activities. The line kind of blurred between other organizations on campus and Lefty’s as a separate entity. It effectively pulled all those together.”  After the first editors graduated in 2010, other staff members took over. However, Stanton, who worked as an editor briefly in 2011, said in the next two years, Lefty’s could not generate enough content to be sustainable.  “The editors that year sort of kept it alive, but they just didn’t get enough new writers and not enough people who could write on a regular basis,” he said.  In September, Stanton and his co-editor decided to revive Lefty’s in order to bring back a voice for liberal students.   “Among the Democrats, there’s definitely the feeling of not being able to speak your views, and so I think in the College [Democrats], there were some discussions about trying to start something like the blog  because it had been such a great avenue for people to speak their voice and make the progressive voice heard,” Stanton said.  After reworking the site’s design and pulling together a new staff, Stanton and his co-editor, along with writers Adam Newman and Tyler Bowen, began posting regularly for the first time in nearly two years.  During its first week, Lefty’s Last Cry posted new content daily.  According to Stanton, the goal is to post at least once every other day as it regains momentum. Several students have already signed up to write for the blog, and according to Bowen, the staff hopes to reach out to more writers, at Notre Dame and beyond.  “It’s not just limited to the Notre Dame community,” Bowen said. “When [the site] gets going, we could reach out to other people in other colleges.”  Contact Emily  McConville at [email protected]last_img read more