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Alive and Kicking with Clare McKenna

Health & Wellness Podcasts

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. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

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. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

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United States

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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. Listen and subscribe to Alive and Kicking with Clare McKenna on Apple Podcasts, Google 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 adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

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@newstalkfm

Language:

English


Episodes

How Not to Die

7/4/2020
This week on Alive and Kicking Clare McKenna talks to Dr Michael Gregor on how not to die and the lifestyle choices that can help you avoid some of the world’s biggest health issues. She is also joined by Ella Mills of 'Deliciously Ella' who talks about life behind her growing empire. Plus Clare speaks to Glen, who works with the Simon Community on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community who find themselves without a home.

Duration:00:45:04

How to Fall Apart and Pick Up the Pieces with Liadán Hynes

6/26/2020
On this week's 'Alive & Kicking' Trisha Lewis, Executive Head Chef at 'Jacobs on the Mall' in Cork, who has a new book titled 'Trisha's Transformation' joined Clare to discuss her incredible weight-loss journey, and how changing her mindset led her to making better, more healthy decisions. Dr Lisa Mosconi chats to Clare about how watching her grandmother deteriorate as a result of dementia inspired her to to study degenerative neurological diseases and brain health, particularly in relation...

Duration:00:57:38

Joe Wicks on Alive and Kicking

6/20/2020
This week on Alive and Kicking Clare chats to Joe Wicks aka the Bodycoach on turning global PE teacher, raising lots of money for the NHS in the UK and his new book Wean in 15. Clare is also joined by Co Founder of the Irish Spa Association Peigin Crowley on the challenges our wellness centres and spa face as they look to re open. Plus following a promise by our proposed new Government of Direct Provision coming to an end Clare will be talking to Mahmoud Alhalabi about his experience living...

Duration:00:44:32

Susan Jane White on Growing and Cooking Your Own Food.

6/13/2020
This week on Alive and Kicking Clare McKenna chat to well known foodie Susan Jane White about the fascinating food experiments she's been cooking up in her kitchen over the last few months. Clare chats to the incredible Jonathan Ranson who 6 years on from an accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down recently completed a hand cycle marathon, Plus she meets Mum of 3 Kim Berg who felt compelled to design a range of sustainable, eco-friendly children's wear range.

Duration:00:44:09

The Magic of Temple Street

6/6/2020
This week on Alive and Kicking Clare McKenna speaks the Head Porter of Temple Street Children's University Hospital John Doyle on what makes the magic in a place doing such important and sometimes tough work. Clare talks to Daniella Moyles about why it’s good to take a leap and her new memoir 'Jump. Plus Sile Seoige chats to Clare about getting real.

Duration:00:44:52

Mastering Your Hormones

5/30/2020
This week on Alive and Kicking Clare McKenna hears about the effect of stress on our hormones and how you can keep yours in check with endocrinologist Dr Mary Ryan. We also hear about the latest fermented food research from Co. Cork. Plus Clare meets the author of a new book ‘You Vs You’ Adam Corcoran who credits mixed martial arts with saving him

Duration:00:41:54

The Race for a Vaccine

5/23/2020
This week on Alive and Kicking Clare McKenna talks to Professor Adam Finn about the wait for a vaccine and why the this race needs to take its time. Clare also chats to Roz Purcell and her trainer John O’Regan on their virtual race 'Together Apart We Run'. Plus former magazine editor Ellie Balfe on why lockdown became her launch time for her new online platform 'Hey Day' aimed at women in their midlife.

Duration:00:45:06

Men Talking

5/17/2020
This week on Alive and Kicking Clare McKenna is be joined by Conor Creighton of The Dublin Boys Club and artist Maser to discuss healthy masculinity. Andy Ramage of 'One Year No Beer' shares everything he knows about Motivation. Plus living with asthma, beating breathlessness and calming Covid concerns.

Duration:00:45:17

Men Talking

5/16/2020
This week on Alive and Kicking Clare McKenna is be joined by Conor Creighton of The Dublin Boys Club and artist Maser to discuss healthy masculinity. Andy Ramage of 'One Year No Beer' shares everything he knows about Motivation. Plus living with asthma, beating breathlessness and calming Covid concerns.

Duration:00:05:57

Having a Baby During Lockdown

5/9/2020
This week on Alive and Kicking Clare McKenna chat about having a baby in the middle of a global pandemic and how maternity services have changed with a doctor, doula and a new Mum. What it feels like to be a trainer on the other side of the Zoom workout having moved your fitness business online; Clare talks to Fiona Opperman of Dublin Sports Clinic. Plus Dietitian Orla Walsh gives her no nonsense opinion on the latest food fads.

Duration:00:52:40

Managing Our Mental Health in Lockdown

5/2/2020
This week on Alive and Kicking Clare McKenna speaks to relationship specialist David Kavanagh to discuss how we can improve our communications skills with our partners as we continue our lives under the Covid-19 restrictions. Stephen Weinmann, owner of BikeRowSki and Performance Therapy Ireland speaks to Clare about his attempt - along with his BikeRowSki followers - to remotely travel around the coast of Ireland (all 3,171 kilometers of it) in 24 hours in aid of front-line workers currently...

Duration:00:46:55

The Healing Power of Nature in Your Garden

4/26/2020
This week on Alive and Kicking Clare McKenna hears about the healing power of Nature with Shirley Gleeson from Eco Wellness. Are you trying to wrap your head around having a head plan at the moment? We hear from Denise Kenny on why goals shouldn’t be forgotten. Plus Noeline Blackwell of The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre on teaming with Tik Tok to start a conversation around consent. Listen and subscribe to Alive and Kicking with Clare McKenna on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify....

Duration:00:44:42

Finding Space with Gerry Hussey

4/19/2020
This week on Alive and Kicking Clare McKenna talks to the inspirational Gerry Hussey of Soul Space on how you can mind yourself and focus on the now during uncertain times, Child psychologist Dr Mary O’Kane on how restrictions on socialising and schooling will impact on our children and GP Eleanor Galvin on how life in her surgery has changed.

Duration:00:44:49

Quarantine Cuisine

4/11/2020
This week on Alive and Kicking Clare McKenna talks to Fiona Staunton from Fiona’s Food for Life as she gives her tips for Quarantine Cuisine. Could you go 24 hours without your smartphone? Siobhan O’Hagan recently returned to Ireland from Bali and is in self isolation and she turned her phone off for a day and a night and the results were profound. And If your job has been affected by Covid 19 could you use this time as an opportunity to start something new? We hear from the Integrative...

Duration:00:47:34

A View from the Frontline

4/4/2020
This week on Alive and Kicking Clare McKenna talks to Frontline workers who give their account of life during Covid 19 and also talk about the power of people coming together both to volunteer and to stay apart and how that’s making a massive difference.

Duration:00:45:30

Meditating Your Way Through Covid

3/28/2020
This week on Alive and Kicking Clare McKenna learns why meditation can really help at the moment and how to do it with Dermot Whelan. Performance nutritionist Daniel Davey talks about the importance of keeping your fitness and nutrition on point. And could you be a surrogate for your struggling to conceive friends? Clare meet Becky Loftus who did just that and now continues to help potential parents on their surrogacy journey

Duration:00:45:47

Celebrating Mothers Now More than Ever

3/22/2020
This week on Alive and Kicking Clare McKenna talks to Kathy Millican of ‘Bump Baby and Me’ all about modern motherhood. Clare chats to Karen Finnerty an Irish Woman living in Hong Kong about what we can learn about social distancing from the Hong Kong experience. Plus Caroline Foran on managing anxiety levels in these strange times.

Duration:00:43:13

The Truth about Surrogacy

3/14/2020
This week on Alive and Kicking Clare McKenna talks about surrogacy when she meets the Irish solicitor Tracy Horan who has helped many struggling to conceive and become parents.. Clare chats to Aoife Kane about how her time in a hospital bed led her to stress management and yoga. Plus we hear all the time about calories in and calories out being the secret to getting to a healthy weight but is it that simple? Clare meets two body building champions who’ve turned their back on weighing and...

Duration:00:45:24

Clare throws Punches

3/8/2020
This week on Alive and Kicking Clare McKenna tries her hand at KO Boxing and meets it’s Dublin founder Shane Collins to ask why he thinks it’s taken London by storm. Dr Harry Barry Author and Shining light on mental health helps us understand suicide. Plus Clare is joined in studio by CEO of Breast Cancer Ireland Aisling Hurley and cancer survivor Eimear Cregg who on International Women’s Day want to empower women to take control of their health and not wait until there is a problem

Duration:00:44:18

Sudden Adult Death Syndrome

3/1/2020
This week on Alive and Kicking Clare McKenna chats to Dr Joe Galvin, Consultant Cardiologist in the Mater Hospital about Sudden Adult Death Syndrome and how it can be avoided. Clare chats to Joseph Devlin who is a neuro-muscular physical therapist and hears all about the importance of our ‘fascia’. It’s Eating Disorder Awareness Week and Clare chats to Sophie Freeman about coming out the other side of disordered eating.

Duration:00:45:41