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Sexual Trauma Expert Calls On Victims & Survivors To Come Forward

In the wake of events surrounding Jeffrey Donaldson’s resignation, a wave of emotions will undoubtedly be triggered across our community.  “As an expert in sexual trauma, I want to first speak directly to any survivor of sexual trauma. Your voice matters, and it’s never too late to seek justice and healing in whatever way that

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Expert Reveals How Women Can Achieve Hormone Harmony & Unleash Your Full Potential

Nutrition expert Sandra Miskimmin has revealed women should be treating their hormones as a superpower rather than as a taboo subject. For many discussions about hormones become hushed conversations with lots of embarrassing whispers and confusion. But Sandra, owner of SMASH Worldwide, a health and nutrition company which supports women through hormonal changes, believes by

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Unhappy in General? 4 Things That Could Improve Your Life!

It’s so easy to be caught up in the hecticness of life that it’s only when you actually stop that you realise how stressed you’ve become. Between your relationship, seeing friends, and work commitments, it’s no wonder that you haven’t had time to do anything positive for yourself lately. But, not doing that valuable self

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How A Child’s Eyesight Develops Over The Years

1. Babies eyes Babies’ eyes are more sensitive to bold colours and to black and white patterns.  Within the first three months of birth, your child’s vision will greatly improve. After these few months, their eyes are actually able to focus on things. During this time of development, you should look out for a white

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Bulk Up Meals On A Budget

Cash strapped shoppers in Northern Ireland are being given advice on how to bulk up meals without breaking the bank. The frugal team at online food retailer MuscleFood.com have put together their tips for making meals stretch further without buying additional costly ingredients. They say adding lentils and oats to mince based dishes are a good way

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Blossom Into Springtime With A Luxury Rest And Recharge At Galgorm Collection

The birds are singing, the mornings are brighter and there’s a grand old stretch in the evenings. All that can mean just one thing – Spring has sprung at last. And with those feel-good vibes in the air, it’s the perfect time for an indulgent rest and recharge to set you up for the action-packed

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Tips To Boost Strength Without Weight Training

People in Northern Ireland looking to improve their strength have been told ten easy ways to build their muscles without heading to the gym. Wellness experts at Simply Supplements have revealed the ten things that will boost strength levels. There are several everyday activities people can implement into their lifestyle to build their strength. Taking 15 minutes

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Why You Shouldn’t Drink Coffee First Thing In The Morning

Coffee lovers in Northern Ireland are being warned against drinking the beverage on an empty stomach, as it can trigger the release of stress hormones and cause an upset tummy. Health and nutrition experts at Prepped Pots powered by MuscleFood have listed five reasons why drinking coffee first thing in the morning is not a good idea.

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Seven Easy Hacks To Make The Most Of Your Freezer

Shoppers in Northern Ireland are being urged to take on regular freezer maintenance to help cut household bills and food waste. The frugal team at MuscleFood.com have revealed seven ways to improve freezer efficiency, cut weekly food costs and reduce food waste. The experts claim freezer organisation plays a major role in reducing household food wastage. Having

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Young Aspects Welcomes Big Wave Surfer Al Mennie

Aspects Festival is delighted to welcome Al Mennie to its Young Aspects programme. The Big Wave Surfer, writer and athlete will be giving a special talk in Studio 1A, Bangor on Friday 1 March. Author of several children’s books, Al will share insights into his writing journey and what inspires him. Al Mennie is probably best known

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Asda & GroceryAid Launch Tickled Pink Fund To Support Grocery Colleagues Going Through A Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Asda has announced it is collaborating with GroceryAid to provide financial, emotional and practical support to grocery colleagues affected by breast cancer as part of its Tickled Pink campaign. Asda’s Tickled Pink campaign works with charity partners, Breast Cancer Now and CoppaFeel!, to raise funds for better treatments, vital education and life-changing support, for anyone

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Northern Ireland Sickness Absence Rate Reaches Eight Year High

A new report by Ulster University Economic Policy Centre (UUEPC) comparing and analysing sickness absence across the UK, to better understand the impact for businesses, has found that in 2022, Northern Ireland experienced its highest sickness absence rate since 2015. The findings from the report ‘Sickness Absence. Lessons for Northern Ireland Businesses and Managers’ show that the

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Reported Child Sexual Offences At Record Levels In Northern Ireland

New figures compiled by the NSPCC reveal that child sexual offences recorded by the PSNI over the past year are the highest on record in Northern Ireland since the charity started the annual research 16 years ago. In 2022/23, the PSNI recorded 2,315 sexual offences against children and young people aged under 18. Types of offences

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Here Are 5 Fitness & Nutrition Tips For Getting Back Into Healthy Habits

With 2024 in full swing, many people will be beginning to feel the effects of their Christmas activities. Weeks of over-eating, over-drinking, and sitting back on the sofa are fun for a while but, for many, now is the time to put it all behind us. Sports nutrition experts, Bulk.com have identified the most dangerous

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Your Coffee Could Be Leaving You Feeling More Tired Nutritionist Warns

Coffee lovers in Northern Ireland have been warned their favourite warm brew could be leaving them feeling fatigued. Nutrition experts at Prepped Pots powered by MuscleFood have revealed five foods that can make us feel tired and lethargic. Many people rely on coffee, smoothies and energy bars to get them through the day but consuming

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Action Cancer Unveils Insights From New Cancer Survey

Leading, local cancer charity Action Cancer has captured the views of over 1,000 patients and loved ones from across Northern Ireland.  The anonymous survey, aimed to assess the experiences and levels of satisfaction of cancer patients in Northern Ireland, and their loved ones, across different aspects of care for five distinct phases of the ‘Cancer

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Asda Launches Tickled Pink Recycling Drive For Breast Cancer Charities

This January, Asda has teamed up with The Salvation Army to turn unwanted clothes into vital funds for the retailer’s Tickled Pink breast cancer charity appeal, which raises funds and awareness for Breast Cancer Now and CoppaFeel! Clean clothing can be popped in a bag and dropped off into the pink Big Clothing Clear-Out collection

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Black Garlic And Lean Beef Make 2024 Superfoods

Health experts have revealed the superfoods we’ll all be eating in 2024. The health and nutrition experts from Prepped Pots powered by Musclefood.com have identified the nine superfoods Northern Irish households should be adding to their diet in 2024. From the unusual to regular supermarket staples, they’ve looked at why these foods and drinks are labelled as

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Côte At Home Unveil Luxurious Alpine Menu Designed By Gordon Ramsay’s Former Executive Chef

Delicious traditional ski cuisine meals designed by Executive Chef Steve Allen Special focus on fresh seasonal ingredients highlighting the best of Côte’s French cuisine The popular decadent Alpine menu delivered direct to your door Côte restaurants have unveiled their luxurious taste of the ski season specially designed by Gordon Ramsay’s former executive chef Steve Allen. The

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Luxury Awaits at Galgorm Collection This Valentine’s Day

With the season of love just around the corner, immerse yourself in the romance and create unforgettable moments with your special someone this Valentine’s Day at Northern Ireland’s premier collection of luxury hotels, Galgorm Collection. After the hustle and bustle of the festive season and a January consumed by New Year’s resolutions, it’s the perfect

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New Year, More Protein, But How Much Do We Really Need?

Abi Roberts, Sports Nutritionist at Bulk.com shares her insights on high-protein, plant-based foods and supplements.  Is spirulina high in protein? If so, what benefit can it offer the body in this way? Yes. Spirulina is one of the richest plant-based sources of protein, containing between 55-70% protein by weight. Depending on the source, 100g of spirulina contains around 57-65g

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Transform Your Workout Routine: Top Tips for Supercharging Your Fitness Motivation

Fitness motivation can be as elusive as the perfect workout. One day you’re full of enthusiasm, and the next, the couch looks more appealing than the treadmill.  However, maintaining a steady stream of motivation is key to achieving your fitness goals.  Here are some tried-and-tested tips and strategies to help you stay on track with

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The Science of Sleep: Tips for a Better Night’s Rest

In our fast-paced world, a good night’s sleep has become something of a luxury.  Yet, it’s a critical component of our overall health and well-being.  Understanding the science of sleep can provide valuable insights into improving its quality.  Here are 10 practical tips to help you achieve a better night’s rest: Understand Your Sleep Cycle

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18 Simple Steps to Starting a Successful Fitness Journey

Embarking on a fitness journey is a commendable decision, marking the start of a healthier, more active lifestyle.  For those at the beginning of this path, the process can seem daunting. However, with the right approach, starting a fitness journey can be both manageable and enjoyable.  Here are 18 simple steps to guide you on

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Testing Positive: Understanding Hair Drug Test Results

Hair drug testing, also known as hair follicle testing or hair strand testing, is an analysis of a small hair sample to detect traces of drugs or their metabolites. As hair grows, it incorporates chemicals from the bloodstream, including any drugs or their byproducts. A positive hair drug test indicates drug use over the past

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Did You Know That Food Can Affect Your PMS? Here’s How!

Health and nutrition experts at Prepped Pots powered by MuscleFood.com have researched foods that can help ease premenstrual symptoms such as cramps, bloating and sadness as well as pointing out which foods to avoid. PMS refers to the symptoms a woman experiences around a week or two before her period. These symptoms can be both physical and

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One In Four Living With Chronic Pain Have Tried At Least Three Different Medications To No Effect

Sudden changes in temperature in the winter may intensify symptoms for the quarter of UK adults (26%) struggling with chronic pain. According to the British Pain Society, 5.5 million sufferers report living with high-impact chronic pain and struggle to participate in daily activities – with back pain, arthritis and joint pain being the most prevalent. Now with

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New Year, New You? Here Are The UK’s Biggest Exercise Goals

A new analysis of Google searches around exercise aspirations has revealed which muscle group people hope to improve the most with their workouts – and it turns out its abs. The research, pulled together by fitness experts Lift Vault, collated Google search volume for over 300 keywords related to muscle group-specific workouts, routines and advice, spanning

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What’s Your Favour Diet Cheat Meal? And How Long Does It Take To Burn Off?

New data has revealed which foods are the most popular ‘treats’ for UK health enthusiasts and how long each takes to burn off through exercise. The findings, pulled together by sports nutrition experts Bulk.com, analysed the top 100 most popular posts under the hashtags #cheatdayeats, #cheatdaymeals, and #cheatday to find which meals were most popular

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How Are You Sleeping? Belfast’s Most Googled Sleep Condition Is Sleep Apnea

The study also revealed the sleep issues that the UK searches for the most. The analysis undertaken by bedroom furnishings experts Bed Kingdom focussed on Google search volume data for common sleep disorders such as Insomnia, Narcolepsy, Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), and Sleep Apnea to identify the most frequently searched conditions across the UK. The study also

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Are You Worried About Your Stomach Fat? New Research Reveals Belfast’s Biggest Body Insecurities

A new analysis of Google searches around weight loss aspirations has revealed which body part people hope to shred fat from the most – and it turns out flat stomachs are the goal. The research, pulled together by fitness experts Lift Vault, collated Google search volume for over 300 keywords related to weight-loss suggestions and muscle

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Here Are The Best Christmas Songs To Add To Your Gym Playlist This Season

A new study has revealed which Christmas songs appear most frequently across festive workout playlists, with Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas taking the top spot. Fitness Equipment Company Mirafit analysed 2,899 Spotify playlists related to festive workouts – which consisted of a huge 374,841 songs – to find out which seasonal tracks people

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7 Foods That Will Help Stave Off Your Christmas Hangover

If you’re looking for foods to eat to effectively cure a post-Christmas hangover you’ve come to the right place. Health and nutrition experts at Prepped Pots powered by Musclefood.com have named the best foods to replenish nutrients and beat the queasy morning symptoms after a night of drinking. The best way to avoid a hangover is to

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