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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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Alive and Kicking with Clare McKenna Newstalk

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.4 • 9 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, Google Podcasts and Spotify.
    
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You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

    Supernova Heights to Menopause with Meg Matthews

    Supernova Heights to Menopause with Meg Matthews

    Meg Mathews rose to prominence in the 1990s most notably as the wife of Noel Gallagher, inspiring one of Oasis' most beloved songs - Wonderwall.
    But Meg is of course much, much more than that though, a print designer, a mum, and now an author; she joins Clare to talk about her experience with menopause, her mission to remove shame and stigma that is so often associated with it and her new book 'The New Hot: Taking on the Menopause with Attitude and Style'.
    Plus, Clare is joined by Bressie to chat about how we can better manage our children's anger; and what is this new exercise craze, the Huku board? Clare speaks to Cathal Sheridan, founder and owner of Huku Balance to find out.
    Listen and subscribe to Alive and Kicking with Clare McKenna on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.
        
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    • 44 min
    Keelin Shanley- A Light that Never Goes Out

    Keelin Shanley- A Light that Never Goes Out

    Keelin Shanley the award winning journalist and broadcaster with RTE passed away in February, she had begun writing a memoir mainly for her kids to document her life and her reflections,  Clare is joined by her husband Conor Ferguson to discuss “A Light That Never Goes Out’.  Plus Clare also chats about Bladder Health and the large number of people who have OAB; Over Active Bladder. Clare is joined by  Dr James Forde who is a consultant urologist at the Blackrock Clinic

    • 43 min
    Amanda Byram on the Switch she made.

    Amanda Byram on the Switch she made.

    This week on Alive and Kicking Clare McKenna chats to Amanda Byram about her new book The Switch and how at 47 she’s in the best shape mentally and physically of her life after ditching destructive dieting and replacing it with a focus on health and happiness. The Fabulous Pharmacist will give her tips on how to mind yourself as we say goodbye to Summer  and the colder months come. Plus psychologist Dr Derek Smyth on how to really listen

    • 44 min
    Girls Play Too

    Girls Play Too

    This week on Alive and Kicking Clare McKenna chats to sports broadcaster Jacqui Hurley on encouraging gender equality and why she’s just written the book 'Girls Play Too' something she wished had been around when she was growing up. Clare talks to singer Aimee on how song writing is her stress-relieving saviour particularly from online bullying. Plus Professor Nic Palmarini  Director of the National Innovation Centre for Ageing in the Newcastle on taking part in a global study into our ageing population and how we need to change our mindset and society to respect living longer.

    • 43 min
    How Fear Drives Fake News

    How Fear Drives Fake News

    This week on Alive and Kicking Clare McKenna talks to Dr Helena Boschi about what happens to our brain when it’s fearful and how it makes us more vulnerable to fake news. Jonathan Garner of Mind over Tech on how to keep yourself grounded in a sea of technology. Plus as it's Eczema Awareness Months  Clare chats to Dr Nikki Ralph about the body’s largest organ and how to keep it healthy.

    • 45 min
    The Big Friendship

    The Big Friendship

    This week on Alive and Kicking Clare McKenna chats to author and podcaster Ann Friedman on the Big Friendships that shape our lives  when she chats about her book 'Big Friendship, How We Keep Each Other Close'.  She talks to Nutritionist Denise Kelly on eating your way to a more energy filled life. PLus Cara McAdam launches the Great Pink Run for Breast Cancer Ireland and talks to Clare about recovering from a shock diagnosis months after her wedding.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 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.

Kate_____ ,

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Really? Won’t be listening to newstalk anymore.

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