Family News and Events

Family News and Events
Who let the dogs out?

A pet-friendly family fun day will take place on Sunday April 21 in Corkagh Park, Clondalkin in Dublin from 12-3pm.

With invitations open to the whole family, including your four-legged friends, there will be a dog friendly walk and free Easter egg hunt on the day.

Husky Rescue Ireland (HRI) are hosting the event. While it is free, HRI have said they would greatly appreciate any donations on the day.

It will kick-off with a relaxing walk perfect for canine companions, but you don’t need to own a dog to participate. The walk will be followed by a family fun Easter egg hunt.

Even organisers say they have limited space available and not to “forget to keep an eye on the event page as we will update more details of the event closer to the date. We hope to see as many of you there as possible”.

Those interested can also register at here.

Obesity and pregnancy planning

 If you’re planning a pregnancy and talking to your doctor, he’ll probably ask about your lifestyle and habits, including your weight. This is critical due to the fact that a healthy weight has been linked to a higher chance of pregnancy and having a healthy baby. It has been shown that weight loss, losing even a few kilos, can help boost fertility in obese men and women.

India holds the title of the world’s second most populated country but in the shadows of this booming population lies a heart-breaking tale of rising infertility. Latest findings from the National Family Health Survey data suggest that around 18 million couples in India grapple with infertility, the majority of them living in urban areas.

While the reasons for infertility can be manifold affecting either partner, obesity in women is considered as one of the highest risks for infertility. This is because obese women have a higher incidence of menstrual disturbance and ovulation disorders.

Acclimatise and spiralise your veg

We all could probably save time and money in the kitchen without sacrificing the nutrition and taste of home-cooked meals. Studies report the multitude of benefits of cooking at home as opposed to eating out, such as having a more balanced diet, consuming fewer calories, and spending less money on food.

Carbs are essential for body fuel, but maybe you don’t want that heaping bowl of pasta before a run. That’s where veggie spiralisers come in!

OXO’s Tabletop Spiraliser can transform vegetables and fruits into fun noodles with three different blades: 1/8-inch spaghetti, 1/4-inch fettuccine and ribbon blades. You can get creative with it too, it not only works with zucchini, but also with other produce such as sweet potatoes, apples, and even butternut squash. Just keep in mind that spiralisers tend not to work on thin, small veggies like carrots.