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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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 17 Ratings

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.

Listen and subscribe to Alive and Kicking with Clare McKenna on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.  

You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'

    Joe Cross on the virtues of micronutrients & EFT Tapping Practitioner, Sarah Tobin

    Joe Cross on the virtues of micronutrients & EFT Tapping Practitioner, Sarah Tobin

    This week on Alive & Kicking: Joe Cross joins Clare to chat about his new documentary 'Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead' in which he took hold of his health and travelled across America extolling the virtues of micronutrients.

    And Sarah Tobin found trauma after childbirth left her struggling to cope but having found 'EFT Tapping' and using it as a means of getting through it, she has gone on to share the practice with mums and teachers all over the world. She joins Clare to tell her more.

    • 44 min
    The truth about addiction & Louise O'Neill on the teacher who changed her world

    The truth about addiction & Louise O'Neill on the teacher who changed her world

    This week on the Alive & Kicking podcast: Clinical psychologist, Dr, Sean Foy, on the truth about addiction and how we need to question a society that criminalises addicts & and best-selling author Louise O'Neill on the teacher who changed her world.

    • 42 min
    Sheena Mitchell on the Irish healthcare system & transformation specialist Dr. Yolande Coombes

    Sheena Mitchell on the Irish healthcare system & transformation specialist Dr. Yolande Coombes

    In recent weeks, when it comes to healthcare, people have been urged to explore all other options before heading to a hospital for treatment; parents are urged to keep kids out of school if they develop any symptoms; and there wasn't a family in the country that didn't know somebody who spent Christmas sick in bed. To discuss the issues surrounding the Irish healthcare system, Clare is joined by Sheena Mitchell, the award-winning pharmacist behind Wonderbaba.ie, a website and podcast with practical advice.

    Transformation specialist, Dr. Yolande Coombes also joins Clare to discuss her interest in people’s behaviour, studying how environments affect physical and mental health, and the impact this has on work and society today.

    • 44 min
    A Positive Start to the New Year

    A Positive Start to the New Year

    Clinical Hypnotherapist and best selling author of the Positive Habit Fiona Brennan chats about why we should set intentions not resolutions

    Olivia Kenna on what Grey Area Drinking is?

    And Festival Mna is taking place in Dun na Si in Westmeath next Saturday 7th – it's a wellness experience with Yoga, Breathwork, talks , Dancing, Fitness classes , Cacao Ceremonies, Music and much more. Clare speaks to two of its organisers Lorraine Hogan and Siobhan Murray

    • 58 min
    Alive & Kicking Christmas Best of 2022

    Alive & Kicking Christmas Best of 2022

    Today we take a look back at some of the interviews from the year which stayed with us long after we had pulled down the faders. Clare will be speaking to Dr Hazel Wallace about her mission to bring women's health front and centre with her book The Female Factor.

    Brother Richard speaks about a life with meaning and finding still points.

    And Conor Buckley and Paddy Smyth from Human Collective talk about what it truly means to embrace diversity and inclusion.

    • 56 min
    Lydia Rolley on Chronic Fatigue and Sarah Shannon on Finding Your Own Way

    Lydia Rolley on Chronic Fatigue and Sarah Shannon on Finding Your Own Way

    Sarah Shannon was a corporate lawyer spending years studying and then many working in Dublin law firms before following a urge to seek out something more which led to world travel and now working as a yoga and meditation teacher, leading others to find their own way in life. She joins Clare in studio to talk about what helped her find her path once she made the first jump.

    And Lydia Rolley is an occupational therapist and psychotherapist who experienced chronic fatigue syndrome first hand and then with many patients through her work. This led her to write The Fatigue book to help others with the debilitating condition and also those with long covid fatigue. Her book starts with empowering people in their recovery or living with the illness and she talks through some of her practical tips with Clare

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Book23! ,

Such a lovely Sunday listen

This is a great programme to kick off your Sunday.

Clare is such a warm and engaging presenter and the guests she has on are so inspirational.

I’d highly recommend a listen.

paad82 ,

Great show!

Clare is great presenter, I love her interview style. Extremely fair and unbiased. Great journalist.

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