RSVP Magazine

This Proteinella from Lidl is sure to be a hit

This Proteinella from Lidl is sure to be a hit with gym lovers around the country. The new healthy collection from the nationwide store is awesome. Prepare for your workout by eating a healthy diet of carbohydrates and protein. Eating the right foods ensures that energy is released steadily during exercise. The limited edition Healthy […]

Woman Has 27 Contact Lenses Removed From One Eye

A 67-year-old woman in the UK has had 27 contact lenses removed from one eye. The discovery was made after the woman went to Solihull Hospital in the West Midlands for routine cataract surgery. In a report for the British Medical Journal, experts from the hospital said that “a bluish foreign body” emerged during the […]

Boots allergy bundles are the answer to every Hay Fever sufferer’s prayers!

Irritated eyes, runny nose, sleep deprivation – welcome to hayfever season folks… The common condition is estimated to affect one fifth of the Irish population with around 87% of people suffering from sleep deprivation as a result. In addition, according to Boots, up to 94% of patients state that their symptoms have an impact on […]

HEALTH AND HAPPINESS: with Alison Canavan

Clothes size: 10 Height: 5ft 10in Breakfast: Overnight oat groats in the slow cooker with blueberries and coconut shavings and mixed seeds with homemade almond milk. LUNCH: Salmon salad with buckwheat or quinoa. DINNER: Chicken stir-fry with lots of veggies and brown rice. SNACKS: Nuts and a smoothie with spinach, berries, cucumber, avocado, spirulina and […]


Snoring affects both sufferers and bed partners with nearly 70% of us snoring at some point in our lives, snoring is most common between the ages of 30 to 60, the risk of snoring also increases as we get older due to the narrowing of the airways, with men twice as likely to snore as […]

Tristan Clarke: “I lost close to 7 stone in 7 months!”

31-year-old Tristan Clarke from Dublin once weighed over 21 stone! When Tristan looks at where he is now, he has one regret, it’s that he wishes he did the Motivation programme years ago. According to Tristan, “In my eyes, life was fine but I put an awful lot of things off and kept telling myself […]

Is lack of sleep causing Alzheimer’s?

By: Sarah Jane Allen A poor sleeping patterned may lead to a higher risk of Alzheimers developing, according to the Irish Independent. A study which was conducted by carrying out spinal fluid tests on 101 people showed that the participants who stated that they had a poor sleeping pattern or suffered from tiredness throughout the […]

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4 Simple Summer Weight Loss Hacks

Schools out for the summer and you’re off on hols soon, but you haven’t got time for any extra gym sessions with all of the running around that you’re doing. Fear not, there’s still time to get bikini body ready. Below are 4 simple tips that could help you lose weight in time for your […]

This Is How Much Weight The Average Person Gains While On Summer Holidays

Oh God…. So according to a new survey by Cancer Research UK, the average person will gain 4.4lbs while on their summer holidays. The figures state that 62% of people say that they indulge way too much in alcohol and food while away. Almost half of all those surveyed admitted that they consume more alcohol […]

This Is The Real Reason There Are Tiny Red Bumps On The Top Of Your Arms

Loads and loads of people are bothered by small red or white bumps gathering on their upper arms. Several people refer to it as ‘chicken skin,’ the condition’s real name is in fact keratosis pilaris. This condition effects a huge amount of people across the world, with the bumps also appearing on the buttocks and thighs […]

Aisling O’Loughlin: Time to say goodbye…for now

Time to say goodbye…for now It’s been a privilege and pleasure to bring you dispatches from the frontline of motherhood every month for the past five-and-a-half years here in the pages of RSVP magazine. Every four weeks, through thick and thin, I’d badger Nic for a photo for the column. It has been the most […]

This is the one pet you should never cuddle when you’re on your period

This is the one pet you should never cuddle when you’re on your period. That time of month isn’t exactly the most pleasant, all you want is a cuppa tea, some chocolate and your blankets- and maybe a few cuddles. But if you have this one pet- you should never cuddle it when on your […]

Gin And Tonic Could Relieve Your Hay Fever

YES! We knew that gin was the whole saviour of our lives! If you’re completely dying off with swollen, runny eyes and a blocked up nose, all you have to do is drink a few glasses of gin according to new research. While it’s been proven that alcohol worsens symptoms of hayfever and asthma, Asthma […]

Here’s some tips to prevent heatstroke/ heat exhaustion

With the amazing weather looking like it’s set to last, here’s some useful tips to help prevent heatstroke. Us Irish aren’t exactly used to scorching weather, and so when we do finally get some sun, we can often be very careless. Spending too long out in the sun and not wearing enough factor, are just […]

This Girl Had A Serious, Serious Allergic Reaction This Household Product

When you whiten your teeth, you expect to be left with an amazing white smile and nothing else. However, Abbie Kilbride, an 18-year-old from the U.K., found herself with swollen lips, blisters, and third-degree burns in her mouth. Kilbride wrote about and shared photos of her experience in a Facebook post that’s gone viral. According […]

The Scary Fact About Fake Tan That Nobody Is Talking About

How did we never know this? Nothing feels better than having a fresh fake tan done – whether you get it done professionally, or whether you do it yourself. According to The Daily Mail, one in three women now use fake tan products and the industry is worth £100 million a year – with sales rocketing […]

Eating chips twice a week could double your chances of an early death

Eating chips twice a week could double your chances of an early death. While it’s no secret that we’re all aware that having chips regularly can cause weight gain, among other health issues, new studies show that eating the much loved dish regularly could affect mortality rates. Whether enjoyed as part of a hearty 3-in-1, […]

Are You ‘Overweight’ – Here Are Seven Signs That You Might Be

We all gain a few pounds, and that’s perfectly okay. Whatever shape or size we are, THAT’S OKAY as long as you’re happy in your own body and your own skin. But if you are beginning to feel uncomfortable in your body, here are ten signs that you might just be a little bit overweight. […]


Irish rugby star TOMMY BOWE tells us about his average daily dietary pattern and exercise regime.. FOOD DIARY: Weight: 100kg Clothes Size: Large or XL Height: 6ft 2in Breakfast: It would nearly always be eggs of some kind, so today it was poached eggs, toast, a slice of bacon and beans. Mid-morning: Natural yoghurt with […]