139 episodes

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
    • 4.8 • 19 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.

    How to be Ten Times Happier with Owen O'Kane

    How to be Ten Times Happier with Owen O'Kane

    My guest for this week’s Real Health wants to help you with what’s holding you back in life.

    Owen O’Kane is a psychotherapist, former NHS Clinical Lead and best-selling author who takes me through the ten tips that he says will not just make you happier, but ten times happier in yourself.

    From letting go of the past, having no regrets and stopping over-thinking, Owen explains that, ‘it’s about being comfortable in your own skin, being comfortable with your life. The more you can be present and in the now, the happier human being you are going to be and that’s clinically evidenced.’

    His book, ‘Ten Times Happier, a guide on how to let go of what’s holding you back’ is out now and you can also follow Owen on Instagram @owenokaneten.

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

    Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe to the show on Apple, Spotify, YouTube or wherever you get your podcasts from.

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

    The Real Health podcast is in association with Laya Healthcare.

    • 30 min
    Your Mind Gym with Niamh Connolly

    Your Mind Gym with Niamh Connolly

    As we deal with a lot of uncertainty with regards to the future, it’s important to learn more about our minds and how to keep them fit and healthy and so for this week’s Real Health I’m focusing on the importance of mind over matter and why having the right mindset really can make all the difference in living a healthy life.

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Niamh Connolly, of TheMindGym.ie, joins me with some invaluable insights and advice on dealing with uncertainty, developing your mind properly and CBT strategies to help you deal with life’s stresses and strains.

    Niamh explains how and why anxiety arises within us, how we can get stuck in bad habits trying to deal with it, how to break free of them and how it can manifest itself physically in our bodies.

    Niamh also discusses the placebo effect and why our mindset is more important than ever during times of stress.

    There’s a huge amount of really useful insights and advice from Niamh’s interview and I’m sure you’ll find it really helpful with the challenges in the weeks and months ahead.

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

    Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe to the show on Apple, Spotify, YouTube or wherever you get your podcasts from.

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

    The Real Health podcast is in association with Laya Healthcare.

    • 28 min
    Here's How You Can Develop Luck as a Skill

    Here's How You Can Develop Luck as a Skill

    What if being lucky was a skill you could master? Can you create smart luck and even make ‘accidents’ more meaningful? Wouldn’t this be something that you’d try and develop to enrich your life?

    This week’s Real Health episode finds out about how you can develop this skill with Christian Busch, Director of the Global Economy programme at NYU and author of ‘The Serendipity Mindset: The Art & Science of Creating Good Luck’.

    Christian explains exactly what serendipity is and why some people seem to have more luck in their lives, from the personal to the professional.

    It is all about seeing opportunities in every situation he tells me, being open to change and welcoming the unexpected when it happens.

    ‘Treat the unexpected as an ally,’ he says, believing there are opportunities even during a global pandemic for us all to improve our lives.

    Christian also gives some advice for developing your ‘lucky’ skill-set and how you can put it into practice every day.

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

    Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe to the show on Apple, Spotify, YouTube or wherever you get your podcasts from.

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

    The Real Health podcast is in association with Laya Healthcare.

    • 25 min
    Dr Matt Answers Your Covid Concerns

    Dr Matt Answers Your Covid Concerns

    It’s hard to believe, but September is only days away one of the strangest of summers is coming to an end.

    It’s also back to school time and it’s probably one of the most fraught and nerve-wracking returns to school that we have seen with Covid cases on the rise and no end in sight to the pandemic.

    So, with an increase in cases, the fall-out from Golfgate and people adhering to government measures, as well as parents’ worries about school, I wanted to address many of the concerns Real Health listeners currently have about Covid and I’ve turned to one of Ireland’s most outspoken GPs, Dr Matt O’Tuathail, to join me on this week’s show.

    Dr. Matt discusses what it’s been like as a GP during the pandemic, he takes me through the recently updated HSE guidelines in relation to kids and schools and explains why he says kids need to return to the classroom, and he looks ahead to the coming months and what we might expect.

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

    Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe to the show on Apple, Spotify, YouTube or wherever you get your podcasts from.

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

    The Real Health podcast is in association with Laya Healthcare.

    • 35 min
    Anna Geary on Getting Your Life Back on Track

    Anna Geary on Getting Your Life Back on Track

    It’s been an incredibly tough couple of months and with the summer coming to an end and schools returning, people are looking to get their lives back on track – or at least trying to.

    On this week’s Real Health episode, with some great tips and advice, I’m joined by broadcaster and performance coach, Anna Geary.

    Anna talks to me about the difference between self-love and also being prepared to challenge yourself to tackle those parts of your body and personality that you want to improve; she explains the importance of the language and energy you use; and why mindset and confidence underpins everything.

    Anna discusses her own struggles during the lockdown, the need to prioritise and be less self-critical, and also why you need to pace yourself.

    “I've probably started and failed about three times during lockdown to get on a health kick,” she tells me. “It’s about taking one thing and being very realistic.”

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

    Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe to the show on Apple, Spotify, YouTube or wherever you get your podcasts from.

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

    The Real Health podcast is in association with Laya Healthcare.

    • 29 min
    James Nestor and why you’ll never be healthy if you don’t learn to breathe properly

    James Nestor and why you’ll never be healthy if you don’t learn to breathe properly

    For this week’s show we’re going on a bit of a scientific adventure into a lost art and science. We do it 25,000 times a day without being aware of it or even asking if we’re doing it the right way or can do it better.

    What am I talking about? Breathing of course, and how many of you would think that we’ve in fact lost the ability to breathe quickly?

    My guest, James Nestor, is a writer and journalist whose book ‘Breath’ has just been released, and he tells me that if you want to be truly healthy, then you need to start learning how to breathe properly.

    James is a fascinating guest full of amazing information and stories and he even has a few tips to help guide you on your way to better breathing.

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

    Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe to the show on Apple, Spotify, YouTube or wherever you get your podcasts from.

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

    The Real Health podcast is in association with Laya Healthcare.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

annereins ,

Great information on how to stay healthy

Inspiring and positive tips for nutrition, exercise and keeping your family fit.

Boston Dee ,

Number 1

In a world where we are bombarded by non stop advertising and “fitness influencers” pushing nothing but dire advice and information, this podcast is a godsend. Karl provides helpful, useful and very practical advice and information that anyone can easily implement into their daily lives to become healthier. He always has a wonderful range of guests covering all aspects of health (even an episode on financial health which was brilliant) I love this podcast. Keep up the fantastic work.

Annie.NJ.USA ,

Ms.

Karl thank you from New Jersey, USA. My cousin from Mayo shared your podcast site with me. I have learned a lot and received great motivation and inspiration. Great Podcast!

Top Podcasts In Health & Fitness

Listeners Also Subscribed To