Clare McKenna looks at ‘health’ in the widest sense of the word. From mindfulness to skin problems, from personal health journeys to tips for better exercise, Clare tries to bring you a dose of happy and healthy living.
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This week on the Alive & Kicking Podcast: When Professor John Nolan of the Nutrition Research Centre in Waterford asked Clare if she would be interested in testing her own eye and brain health, she jumped at the chance. He joins Clare to discuss his research around macular degeneration, brain health, and carotenoids found in colourful food as well as her own results. Nikki Bradley joinedns Clare to discuss the rock bottom moment that made her turn illness and injury into empowerment and motivation from scaling glaciers, climbing mountains, volunteering in Tanzania, and abseiling down a lighthouse.
17 September Finished
On this week's Alive & Kicking Podcast: Clare speaks to journalist and author Aoife Moore about her harrowing experience with online abuse and her podcast 'Trolled'. Also on the show, Dr. Eoin Galavan, a Senior Clinical and Counselling Psychologist with the HSE Adult Mental Health Services on why we don't care enough about climate change.
10 September Finished
This week on the Alive & Kicking Podcast: Clare chats to chef, Erica Drum about what’s in season, and the joys of picking and eating fresh fruit and berries. Elaine Harris on her book ‘Wise: Finding Meaning, Purpose, and Inner Power in Midlife’
3 September Finished
This week on the Alive & Kicking Podcast: Georgie Crawford on the life changes giving her the good glow lately, Fiona Brennan launches our monthly therapy session where she answers your emails, and Marie McCarthy 'The Mindset Coach' on getting yourself ready for back-to-school.
27 August Finished
On this week's Alive & Kicking Podcast: Journalist and author, Liz Hoggard on just how supersized our portions have become. Fiona Tuomey lost her daughter, Milly, to suicide in 2016 - she joins Clare to discuss the impact that had on her life and how it compelled her to set up 'Healing Untold Grief Groups' (HUGG). If you are affected by any of the issues raised on today's podcast, you can contact: - Childline by calling 1800 666 666 (free) or texting to 50101 (free) - Pieta House by calling 1800 247 247 (free) - Samaritans by calling 116 123 (free) or text 087 260 9090 (free)
20 August Finished