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The show that cuts through the nonsense about healthy living and tells you what you need to be doing to live healthier each and every day.

Join Karl each week for tips and practical advice to help your real health journey. Plus, find out the science behind the advice and get some inspirational and honest stories for healthy living.

To get in contact with the show email realhealth@independent.ie.

The Real Health podcast is in association with Laya Healthcare.

Real Health with Karl Henry Independent.ie

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6, 444 Ratings

The show that cuts through the nonsense about healthy living and tells you what you need to be doing to live healthier each and every day.

Join Karl each week for tips and practical advice to help your real health journey. Plus, find out the science behind the advice and get some inspirational and honest stories for healthy living.

To get in contact with the show email realhealth@independent.ie.

The Real Health podcast is in association with Laya Healthcare.

    Diarmuid Gavin and Finding Happiness in your Garden

    Diarmuid Gavin and Finding Happiness in your Garden

    With garden centres re-opening this week, there’s no better time to get out into your garden, if you have one, to enjoy the outdoors and get in some green-fingered mindfulness.

    I’ve interviewed guests about positivity, meditation and mindset since the lockdown began and my guest this week is Diarmuid Gavin, the broadcaster, author, designer and gardener extraordinaire.

    It’s a fascinating interview with Diarmuid who reflects that this is the first time he has been at home so much in twenty-five years, he tells me about the moment that changed his life when he got noticed by the BBC at the Chelsea Flower Show, and he has some great tips if you are looking to get out into your garden and enjoy the outdoors more.

    Stay healthy and safe and keep in touch with me for daily postings on Instagram and Twitter @KarlHenryPT.

    For more episodes, tips and advice from the show just go to:
    https://www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-real-health-podcast/

    I’ve also got copies of my ‘Healthy Living Handbook’ to give away and to be in with a chance of winning, just rate, review and subscribe to the show.

    The Real Health podcast is in association with Laya Healthcare.

    • 31 min
    Positivity & Meditation with TodayFM's Dermot Whelan

    Positivity & Meditation with TodayFM's Dermot Whelan

    Although lockdown restrictions are starting to ease, the uncertainty over the coming weeks and months is still going to be a stressful time for us all, so I wanted to bring some more light, humour and positivity into your week – as well as some practical exercises to help deal with the ongoing situation.

    And who better than comedian, broadcaster, TodayFM presenter and meditation teacher, Dermot Whelan?

    Last year I spoke to Dermot about how he embraced meditation to help deal with the stresses of life and on this week’s episode I ask him how he is coping and how life has changed for him during Covid.

    He tells me why meditation and mindfulness are more important than ever and he has a brilliant 16 second meditation that will get you in the right frame of mind very quickly.

    Stay healthy and safe and keep in touch with me for daily postings on Instagram and Twitter @KarlHenryPT.

    For more episodes, tips and advice from the show just go to:
    https://www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-real-health-podcast/

    I’ve also got copies of my ‘Healthy Living Handbook’ to give away and to be in with a chance of winning, just rate, review and subscribe to the show.

    The Real Health podcast is in association with Laya Healthcare.

    • 29 min
    Jennifer Carroll's Incredible 12 Stone Weight Loss Journey & the Lessons We Can All Learn

    Jennifer Carroll's Incredible 12 Stone Weight Loss Journey & the Lessons We Can All Learn

    As you know, the Real Health show is all about practical advice and information that makes healthy living real and long-term and I’m delighted to say my guest this week is the best example of this.

    Jennifer Carroll is a Mum who, via her Instagram account, @jens_journey_ie, has taken us on her very honest journey of weight loss which has seen her lose over twelve stone to go from 25 stone to just twelve.

    She’s now a huge advocate of healthy eating and living and joined me this week to talk about her struggles with weight growing up, the ‘why’ moment that made her change her life, as well as giving some great tips for listeners to start your own health living journey.

    Stay healthy and safe and keep in touch with me for daily postings on Instagram and Twitter @KarlHenryPT.

    For more episodes, tips and advice from the show just go to:
    https://www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-real-health-podcast/

    I’ve also got copies of my ‘Healthy Living Handbook’ to give away and to be in with a chance of winning, just rate, review and subscribe to the show.

    The Real Health podcast is in association with Laya Healthcare.

    • 32 min
    My 10 Health & Fitness Tips for Remote Workplace Wellbeing

    My 10 Health & Fitness Tips for Remote Workplace Wellbeing

    May 1st is National Workplace Wellbeing Day and who would have thought we would be celebrating it at home in 2020?

    Never has wellbeing been so important and while most of us aren’t at our actual places of work, for many of us, remote working from home has become the new norm.

    So, this week’s Real Health episode is all about the ways you can stay fit and healthy while working remotely.

    From correct posture and movement to efficiency, hydration and structure, my ten tips are practical and easy to implement and will make a difference if you can start putting one, two or all ten of them into your day.

    Stay healthy and safe and keep in touch with me for daily postings on Instagram and Twitter @KarlHenryPT.

    For more episodes, tips and advice from the show just go to:
    https://www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-real-health-podcast/

    I’ve also got copies of my ‘Healthy Living Handbook’ to give away and to be in with a chance of winning, just rate, review and subscribe to the show.

    The Real Health podcast is in association with Laya Healthcare.

    • 16 min
    Donncha O’Callaghan on finding balance and purpose at this time

    Donncha O’Callaghan on finding balance and purpose at this time

    For this week’s Real Health I thought we could all do with some positivity and feel good inspiration from someone who I’ve admired for his exploits on and off the sports pitch.

    Donncha O’Callaghan is one of Ireland and Munster rugby’s most decorated players and since retiring has brought his cheeky chappy, fun-loving sports expertise to the telly and radio.

    With four young kids he’s also a big advocate of health and exercise for families and he tells me how he and his family have been during the Covid lockdown and why active play for parents and kids is so important.

    He also talks to me about finding new purpose after rugby and how the current situation has meant more balance and figuring out what really matters.

    Stay healthy and safe and keep in touch with me for daily postings on Instagram and Twitter @KarlHenryPT.

    For more episodes, tips and advice from the show just go to:
    https://www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-real-health-podcast/

    I’ve also got copies of my ‘Healthy Living Handbook’ to give away and to be in with a chance of winning, just rate, review and subscribe to the show.

    The Real Health podcast is in association with Laya Healthcare.

    • 23 min
    How to Manage Your Financial Health with Eoin McGee

    How to Manage Your Financial Health with Eoin McGee

    At most times, financial concerns are the biggest stressor in our lives, and while health and safety is all our priority at the moment, money worries are also still there.

    Looking after your financial health is key to alleviating stress and helping with your overall health and well-being, so this week I speak to finance guru, Eoin McGee, about what we need to do to manage our finances effectively whilst also planning for the future.

    Eoin discusses dealing with short and long term debt , our day-to-day spending, the difference between ‘happy’ and ‘crappy’ debt, and the importance of getting your money to work for you.

    For more information and advice from Eoin, his new book, ‘How to Be Good with Money’ is out now.

    Stay healthy and safe and keep in touch with me for daily postings on Instagram and Twitter @KarlHenryPT.

    For more episodes, tips and advice from the show just go to:
    https://www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-real-health-podcast/

    And do rate, review and subscribe on Apple and Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts from.

    The Real Health podcast is in association with Laya Healthcare.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
444 Ratings

444 Ratings

mairemd ,

Máire Duffy

I’m not a gardener but really enjoyed listening to Karl and Diarmuid Gavin talking. Such interesting stories and enthusiasm for his trade. Well done!

N_O_C ,

Addictive Podcast

I have always listened to Karl’s podcast and loved it. Currently it’s keeping me motivated to continue to work hard on being healthy. Would highly recommend listening to it, you will become hooked very fast!

noramlly a book worm💕👍 ,

Karl Henry

Great podcast, very informative. Lovely to listen to when out walking👌

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