RSVP Magazine

Spice Up Your Life With These Insanely Good Sauces!

In 2010 a West Cork food manufacturing company decided to take their talents to the retail sector and created a range of fresh, chilled sauces called Insanely Good™.   After seeing countless sauces on our supermarket shelves filled with additives and fillers with fancy scientific names and few authentic ingredients, Tom and Denis of Spice […]

Our Brains Get Bigger Before Our Periods

Who knew? A part of the women’s brain gets bigger just before menstruation. For women, once a month our bodies decide to give us a good kicking and despite sore boobs, horrendous stomach cramps and spotty skin, we must soldier on as usual. There aren’t many upsides of your monthly period, especially as the lead up […]

It Turns Out We’ve All Been Pooing The Wrong Way

We’re sorry to have to break it to you, but it looks as though we’ve all been going for a Number 2 the wrong way. According to Giulia Enders, a German microbiologist, whose book Charming Bowels has topped the charts, you shouldn’t be pooping sitting down. Instead, you should squat. Sitting, Enders says, prolongs the […]

PEEK INSIDE THE FRIDGE: With Stephen McDermott

This month, Clare FM presenter Stephen McDermott gives us a sneak peek into his refrigerator and tells us about his average daily dietary pattern and exercise regime. FOOD DIARY: Age: 39 Height: 5ft 11ins Weighs: 15.5 st Waist: 38” Jeans Shoes: 12 Neck: 17” I wake at 4:40am each morning. I have a quick coffee […]

HEALTH NEWS: Dietician Aoife Hearn tells us the best way to lose weight, and keep it off.

Whether you’re preparing for a wedding or a holiday, crash diets are something that nearly all of us have experienced. Unfortunately while we might net short term losses, the weight seems to inevitably return. To help us out, Operation Transformation Dietician Aoife Hearn reveals the real secrets to losing weight and successfully keeping it off. […]

HEALTH NEWS: Tips On How Best To Manage “The Change”

MAKE THE MENOPAUSE YOUR SECOND SPRING When dietician Paula Mee began experiencing chronic sleep deprivation, thanks to “torturous” night sweats, like many women she decided to simply tough it out, coping as best as she could. Eventually visiting the doctor, he informed her that she had in fact gone through the menopause. Paula had a lot […]

Pat Divilly shares his top tips for achieving your weight loss goals

Health and fitness expert Pat Divilly has revealed that the biggest mistake people make when trying to lose weight is taking on too much. Rather than quickly trying to achieve the perfect diet and throw ourselves into an intense gym regime he revealed that we should be focusing on the small progress we can make […]

This Weekend Will See An Epic Battle Of Fitness With #TheFilthy150

CROSSFIT has just exploded since it reached Ireland over seven years ago and this weekend sees the ultimate fitness competition The Filthy 150. In what is set to be an epic battle of fitness The Filthy 150 will see over 1,000 competitors from hundreds of gyms compete in Swords for the title of Ireland’s Fittest […]

Aisling O’Loughlin: Rules to Perfect Parents- Do they Exist?

WHAT RULES? Oh what a relief it is to meet other renegades struggling with the Rules to Perfect Parenting! You know the Rules. Kids in bed by 7.30pm, 8pm at the latest (or else they’ll be obese adults!). No running, screaming, crying, laughing, talking loudly, messing in public. No sugar, EVER! Vegetables for breakfast, lunch […]

So THIS Is The Healthiest Alcoholic Drink, According To Fitness Experts

Fancy a tipple? Fitness experts have finally revealed the healthiest alcoholic drink to be sipping on if you’re on a health kick. Resveratrol-rich red wine and also gin and vodka are three of the healthiest drinks, so long as you’re not mixing them with pop. However, American wellness figures are praising a particular alcoholic drink above […]

Majority of Irish women do not know about metastatic breast cancer, Do You?

A new report entitled A Story Half Told, which looks at the extent of misconceptions around metastatic breast cancer (mBC), was launched during the week by a group of leading experts in Dublin. New survey results outlined in the report reveal that 95 per cent of women in Ireland believe breast cancer can be cured […]

HEALTH NEWS: Banish The Blues, Help Improve Your Mental Health

Alleviate the pressures of everyday life by getting active and eating well – it’s not just your body that will thank you, your mind will too! Irish GP and TV presenter, Dr Pixie McKenna offers advice to help improve your mental health. 1. THE STRESS FACTOR These days we’re busier than we’ve ever been, with […]

Are Poo Banks The New Antibiotics?

We are not joking! Having someone else’s faecal matter pumped into you sounds more like a scene from the recent horror film The Human Centipede. But stool banks may be the most dramatic development in human healthcare since the discovery of antibiotics, as Professor Adam Hart, author of the popular science book TheLife of Poo, […]

Benefits Of Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar

It may not be the tastiest drink but apple cider vinegar has become a staple in many shopping baskets because it of its impressive health benefits, although some of these benefits have not been back up scientifically. Not only can it be an added ingredient in many recipes like salad dressings and sauces, but drinking […]

James Patrice Gives Us A Peek Inside His Fridge And Shares His Daily Diet With Us

Food Diary: Breakfast: Poached eggs x 2, half of an avocado, 1 slimbo/slimster Lunch: 2 turkey burgers, Spinach, peppers, tomato, brown rice (That’s on a good day – a lunch out with the gals could end up being something a bit more calorie-laden!) very fond of scones!  Dinner: Stir fried mince and veg, brown rice on […]

Pure Results Fitness Camp – Pure & Simple

She’s a 44-year-old avid walker who had always dreamt about mixing up her fitness regime and doing a bootcamp to shed the pounds, but MANDY KILLORAN, from Enniscrone, Sligo, never had the confidence or the courage to take that first step… until now. In July, she was named the winner of RSVP’s amazing reader competition […]