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Wednesday, 4th January 2017

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Wednesday 21st December - Tuesday 27th December

Aries 21st March-21st April

You’ve been enjoying the festivities and have been getting out and about but with Mars leaving your social 7th house on the 4th January and moving into your 8th house of transformation it’s time to reign things in a little. Start to point your laser focus on where you want to make improvements in your life for the year ahead, especially where your career is concerned.

Taurus 22nd April-21st May

After the festivities are over, checking on your bank balance can be a bit daunting Taurus, but the advice is that you don’t shirk away from it. It’s quite likely there’s been a delay or some technical issue with payments that are usually automated - the sooner it’s noticed, the sooner it can be remedied, and then at least you

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Wednesday, 4th January 2017

With Breda Gardner Homeopath, lcph, mcos, rgn

Health Therapies Clinic

13 Gladstone Street, Waterford.

Tel: 087 2025753.

Insight Natural Health Clinic

15 Upper Patrick St, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7724429

Anger

Anger is the seventh in a series of articles about more unusual causes of imbalance in the body:

Have you ever seen a person mad with anger? Eyes bulging, face red, fists clenched, head looking like it’s about to explode? When someone is this angry, it’s actually quite easy to see the effect it’s having on their body: high blood pressure, fast but shallow breathing, rapid heart-beat and palpitations, constricted muscles: all things that can and do have a negative impact on our health. In many ways, anger is the opposite of love. Violent anger is often a symptom of pent-up rage, erupting in destructive ways, and it can also be a sign that you need professional help.

Anger is

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Wednesday, 4th January 2017

Simple lifestyle changes can lower risk of cancer

As people begin to think about their New Year’s resolutions, the Irish Cancer Society has urged the public to make simple lifestyle changes in 2017 to significantly lower their risk of cancer.

The Society has reminded people that over four in ten cancers can be prevented by making a number of lifestyle changes. 40% of cancer risk has been attributed to five lifestyle factors—tobacco, diet, overweight/obesity, alcohol and low physical activity*.

Kevin O’Hagan, Cancer Prevention Manager said, “The number one thing people can do to improve their health and lower their risk of cancer is to quit smoking. Three in every ten cancers are caused by smoking and we would urge all smokers to make quitting their number one resolution in 2017.

“Quitting is really difficult but with the right preparation, support and attitude it can

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Wednesday, 4th January 2017

Saturday 7th January @ 9.30am

Operation Transformation is coming to Waterford for the seventh year running. The Sport Ireland National Network of Local Sports Partnerships has once again teamed up with Operation Transformation to promote healthy living in 2017. Last year over 400 people took part in the Operation Transformation Walk hosted by Waterford Sports Partnership in Waterford City & County.

This year Waterford will host our walk along the newly developed Waterford Greenway. Join us at the Workhouse Kilmacthomas on Saturday 7th January at 9.30am to kick start your 2017 transformation with the Waterford Operation Transformation Walk. Registration will begin from 9.00am at the Workhouse Car Park, Kilmacthomas.

The Greenway is off road and predominately flat so it’s accessible, safe and enjoyable for all levels and abilities. This scenic route has been well used and enjoyed by locals and visitors. There will

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Wednesday, 4th January 2017

Waterford is as ready for adverse winter weather as is possible – given the constraints of a finite budget, personnel and inter-agency preparation.

That is the considered view of the Chairman of the Council’s influential Strategic Policy Committee on Transport and Infrastructure, Councillor Joe Conway (pictured).

“Our engineers have formulated a ROADS WINTER SERVICE PLAN 2016 – 2017 and this gives systematic priority status to much of the road system in the city and county. 308km have Priority 1 Red Status, 193km have Priority 2 Blue Status, and a further 188km have Priority 3 Green Status.

In essence, this means that close on 700km of Waterford’s most used routes have a plan which cuts in when the forecasts are adverse. This plan is serviced by nine Salt Spreader vehicles, and – in the event of heavy snow – by six snowplough demountables and

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Wednesday, 4th January 2017

This New Year make it all about great hair with some sensational sale offers on haircare essentials at Peter Mark; both in-salon and online at petermark.ie .

There is €25 off all ghds and the much talked about L’Oréal Steampod, allowing you to style your hair into great shape this year.

There’s also 20% off when you buy two or more bottled hair care products* so you can ensure your hair is in tip-top condition whatever January and its weather might throw your way!

But hurry, all offers end on 29th January 2017 so don’t miss out!

To find your nearest Peter Mark salon, check opening hours or to shop online, visit http://www.petermark.ie

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Wednesday, 4th January 2017

Will you be saying yes this festive season, come on we have all seen LOVE ACTUALLY – it’s a time to be merry, full of Christmas cheer and of course that festive proposal. If you are one of these lucky people we have all the best TIPS for you from Suzie Molloy – Wedding and Events Manager from one of Ireland’s Leading Wedding Venue’s Faithlegg House Hotel & Golf Resort. Having just been awarded The TITLE of Munster’s Leading Venue Faithlegg House Hotel & Golf Resort is a must see on your to do list for 2017 as a spectacular potential wedding location.

So you have the ring, you have of course changed your Facebook status, the party may or may not have taken place yet, you are in transition from boyfriend/girlfriend to fiancé/fiancee and in the midst of telling everyone

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Wednesday, 4th January 2017

The Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens Tramore turned on their winter light display on the 21st of December with music from the High Hopes Choir. The gardens were brought to life with twinkling lights creating a magically walk from the 21st to the 31st December culminating in a New Year’s Eve celebration at 4pm. (New Year’s Eve in Japan). The ceremony began with the Tramore Ladies Choir, followed by the singing of Hallelujah by Sofija Salmanova accompanied by her mother Anna, there was also gong ringing by Keith Guinan and Sonomi Leslie.

This enchanted walk through the gardens really had to be seen to be believed. It began at the entrance with a laser beam display on Tramore House and a beautifully lit magnolia tree surrounded by candlelight and reindeer. The transition garden twinkled as you began your journey through the garden

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Wednesday, 4th January 2017

Deadline for applications for €70,000 Get Ireland Growing Fund looming

Wellness Coach Alison Canavan is calling on people across to the country to get growing their own food in 2017. Alison has teamed up with GIY and Energia for the ‘Energia Get Ireland Growing’ initiative which offers community and voluntary organisations the opportunity to apply to the €70,000 pool of funding which will enable groups to start or further develop a community food-growing project in their area.

Grants from the ‘Energia Get Ireland Growing Fund’ will be split across three categories, ‘Sow’, ‘Grow’ and ‘Harvest’ with awards ranging from €500 to €2,000. Together GIY and Energia will support at least 85 community food growing groups from all across the country and applications are being accepted until January 20th 2017.

Alison says she is delighted to be involved with Get Ireland Growing, “I am

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Wednesday, 4th January 2017

safefood welcome the launch by the Department of Health of the updated Food Pyramid and the distancing of the ‘Top Shelf’ of foods and drinks which are all high in fat, salt and sugar. The new pyramid also places a clear emphasis on practical advice for consumers with helpful guidance on what is a serving size to help people eat smaller portions and have a healthier, balanced diet.

Commenting, Dr Cliodhna Foley-Nolan, Director, Human Health and Nutrition with safefood said: “The new Food Pyramid clarifies the changes that we as a nation need to start making to both what we eat and very importantly, how much we eat. The bottom shelf is now made up of fruit and vegetables which shows in no uncertain terms their critical importance to a healthy diet. Distancing the treat foods on the now-separated top shelf

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