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Story ideas for Friday 4th September 2015

August 31, 2015 Posted in : Dublin, Exercise, Experts, Food for Health Ireland, Health, Healthy Living, Heart

Story Idea: 8 weeks out from the Dublin marathon, have you been doing your strength training?
Expert: Brian Carson 
(Expert in Endurance Performance and Strength Training) Programme Manager, Food for Health Ireland.                     
The Hook: Though the marathon is very much an endurance event and traditional training models pursue endurance training alone, novel research from our group at the University of Limerick indicates that strength training can improve key endurance performance parameters, in particular running economy (the energy cost per kilometer run at a given speed). We compared two groups of 10k running athletes, one group pursued traditional endurance training alone, and one included strength training on 2 days per week in addition to traditional endurance training. What we found was that those undertaking the strength training improved their key endurance performance indicators to a greater extent than those endurance training alone…

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Story ideas for every day of the week: 31st August – 4th September 2015

August 31, 2015 Posted in : Appointments, CBRE, Childcare, Children, Dublin, Dublin Town, Exercise, Food for Health Ireland, Health, Healthy Living, Heart, IPU, Irish Pharmacy Union, Property Market, Schools

Monday 31st August 2015

Story Idea: School environment increases kids chances of becoming sick
Expert: Kathy Maher (Expert in Pharmacy & Medicine) President of the Irish Pharmacy Union.                       
The Hook:
 With Schools returning children are more likely to be susceptible to the common flu and tummy bug; the typical child expecting to get 3 to 8 common colds a year and 2 to 3 bouts of viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu) a year. It is a sure thing that parents will be treating their children for minor ailments during the course of the school year. That’s why Pharmacists have issued some practical tips for parents for this school year. President of the Irish Pharmacy Union, Kathy Maher, is available for comment on tips for kids well-being.

Notable Events for Monday 31st

* Rowing World Championships are taking place in France
* Social Justice Ireland will launch the National Social Monitor 2015 today
* On this day in 2006, Edvard Munch’s famous painting “The Scream” is recovered in a raid
* CSO: Milk Statistics July 2015

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