Month: December 2019

  • GERTRUDE MURDER: NEPHEW APPEALS FOR INFORMATION

    first_imgTHE FAMILY OF a Donegal woman murdered in Scotland during World War Two are appealing to local people who may have memories of her to get in touch.Last week donegaldaily.com first reported how on a bright, sunny day in 1942 Gertrude Canning, dressed smartly in her Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) uniform, made her way to Inveraray in Scotland to post a letter to her family in Lifford.When the letter arrived in her home county of Donegal two days later the 20-year-old was the subject of a missing person’s investigation. Three days later she was found dead – she had been shot four times. Her killer was never found despite an intensive investigation.Now 69 years later her nephew Joe Canning, together with other relatives, are trying to piece together more about their favourite aunt’s life after she left Ireland.After visiting the spot where she was found and looking through police records Mr Canning contacted the Local History Society in Redditch, 15 miles south of Birmingham, for help after discovering she used to work at a hotel in the town before joining the Wrens and moving to Scotland.Last week we featured the story and now Mr Canning – who now lives in Strabane – would love to hear from anyone in Donegal who has memories of his murdered aunt. Liam told donegaldaily.com: “I am keen to hear memories as witnessed by elderly people or stories told to people by parents, grandparents or whomever.“I have been researching this story since 2001 as Gertrude was my Aunt. Any information, comments welcome. If anyone leaves a message I will get back to them.”You can contact Liam on 048 71 884822 or e.mail lgcanning@hotmail.com to share their memories.COPYRIGHT: DONEGALDAILY.COMGERTRUDE MURDER: NEPHEW APPEALS FOR INFORMATION was last modified: February 16th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • THE GREEN COLUMN: WHY ARE MY ELECTRICITY BILLS TOO HIGH?

    first_imgElectricity: Why are my bills too high?By Jim DuffyLast  month, I opened by electricity bill and almost had a heart attack. I was expecting it to be around €120-160. Due to the snow, we had been home a little more than usual but it was it was an unaffordable €290. But then I spotted the ‘E’ which means estimate.  Aha, there was hope!!I went through a few cabinet drawers to find that elusive key to open the meter box key (they cost a euro in any hardware shop). Finally, with key in hand and bill I ran outside and opened the meter box. I spied the current meter reading and wrote it down on the bill. Low and behold, the actual reading was much less than the estimate.So now, I worked out what I actually owed. It was only €140- less than ½  of what I was being charged. (If you don’t how to work this out don’t worry just ring the supplier you are with and tell them the actual reading and then request they reissue a new bill.)Ok I know that when the meter guy comes and reads the bill next time I will get a nice soft bill, but you know what I would rather hang onto my cash now.  The basics: The electricity you consume is counted in Units or kWh (kilo-watt-hours). The number of units you are charged for are based on  the difference  of two readings. One or both of these readings could be an estimate.You pay around 15cent per unit depending on supplier – this rate usually makes up the majority of the bill. A kWh or kilowatt is 1000Watts used in one hour.It’s like ten (one hundred Watt) bulbs on for 1 hour OR  one (one hundred watt) bulb on for 10hours both  costs 15cEnergy is what you pay for and can be simply summed up as POWER x TIME How to save money on bills?Change your supplier to get the cheapest price/unit. There are now four suppliers to the domestic market making it more competitive than in the past.SupplierTelephoneWebsiteEsb Ireland1850 372 372http://www.esb.ie/Bord Gais1850485868https://www.thebigswitch.ieAirtricity1850818110http://www.airtricity.comEnergia1850363744http://www.energia.ieReduce the power or wattage (Change out all your standard lights now – don’t wait for them to die). Chose A-rated electrical appliancesReduce the Time your appliances are on. Using timers, occupancy or daylight dimmingFor commercial businesses bills are a little more complicated particular with regard to the appropriate tariffs. Nevertheless substantial savings can be made by understanding if the business is on the correct tariff and availing of a free energy assessment from SEAI.If you would like any more information on your domestic or commercial bills please feel free to call me on 085-7190000 or send your question to polarber@eircom.netIn the meantime, the next time your passing a hardware shop don’t forget to pick up your meter box key and avoid the chest pains. THE GREEN COLUMN: WHY ARE MY ELECTRICITY BILLS TOO HIGH? was last modified: April 19th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalelectricity billsGreen Columnlast_img read more

  • LYIT GETS AN INJECTION OF CULTURE – JAPANESE-STYLE!

    first_imgIt was a feast of colour and custom at LYIT Hanami event today, students and staff welcomed Japanese people living in the Donegal community to LYIT, with a host of great events taking place on campus.Origami lessons, Japanese language classes and animation shows where complimented with karaoke and an authentic Japanese tea ceremony. Denise Doherty pictured at the fitting of a Japanese Kumono, which were provided by the Japanese Embassy in Dublin to assist with the Hanami event in Letterkenny Institute of Technology.Large numbers of students and staff participated in the event and the day’s activities commenced with the ceremonial planting of a cherry blossom tree on campus which was then adorned with Japanese lanterns. Sodexo, LYIT on campus caterers, prepared ‘bento boxes’ filled with tasty Japanese food for staff and students to sample.The event was organised by Paddy Gallagher, Sports Officer, Fiona Kelly, Student Union Administrator, Catherine Lyster, Careers Officer, LYIT SU Gardening Club and LYIT SU International Society with the assistance of the Student Union.It is hoped to run many more cultural events on campus and that the Cherry Blossom tree, planted today, will act as a reminder of the first Hanami event at LYIT.  Pictured at the Hanami event, a Japanese themed day, in Letterkenny Institute of Technology are Fiona Kelly, SU Administrator and event organiser, Denise Doherty, Roseann McGinley,  Riadh Egan, at the back are Jason McClean, Adrian Murrin, Mark Sweeney, John McClean, Jack Pearson. The programme of events included a tree planting ceremony, A Japanese Tea Ceremony, Cultural talks from the Japanese/Irish guests, Orogami and a series of fun events such as Karaoke and Sumo Wrestling within the safe confines of an inflatable platform.LYIT GETS AN INJECTION OF CULTURE – JAPANESE-STYLE! was last modified: September 27th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • BURT MAN TRAVELS 18,000 KM TO TAKE PART IN DONEGAL RALLY!

    first_imgStewart and Barry give the thumbs up to being in Donegal!A plan hatched over a couple of pints in Australia has seen a Burt man travel almost 18,000 kms to compete in this weekend’s Donegal Rally.And not only that but Barry Callaghan has spent almost €20,000 bringing his own rally car with him.Barry, 29, has lived in Perth for three years and takes part in rallies across Australia Now he has spent the last nine months planning the trip along with his boss Stewart Liddle, 55.Dad-of-one Barry revealed “Like most things it kind of happened over a couple of pints one night and we couldn’t go back on it.“Myself and Stewart rally back in Australia and I am always telling him about Donegal and how brilliant the Donegal Rally is.“So we decided last October that we would just go for it and here we are,” he said. Barry’s 2006 Subaru Imprenza left Australia in March and only arrived in Ireland on Monday last.But while Barry didn’t leave his car behind, the same can’t be said about his heavily pregnant wife Keara (nee Barr) and son Matthew, 5.“Keara is due our second child in July and I told her that if she goes into labour not to call me.“Hopefully she can hold on until I get back but could you imagine having to fly back to Australia having spent all this money,” he laughed.Navigator Barry, who is a panel-beater with local Australian company Signhere Signs, admits that most people think he is mad spending so much cash on a rally. “Most people think I have a screw loose in my helmet.“But the reality is that the nearest rally to us in Australia is 3,000 kms away.“This is a little bit further and it’s going to cost a lot more but it’s a once in a lifetime thing – hopefully,” he laughed.Barry said he is also delighted to be able to get back to Donegal and see his friends and family in the village of Burt close to the border with Derry. “I’ve told Stewart to take it easy at the start of the race. I don’t want us going out on the first bend after all the time and money we have spent on our dream,” he added.Meanwhile another Donegal man, Glenn Alcorn, has also traveled from Australia to take part in this weekend’s event.BURT MAN TRAVELS 18,000 KM TO TAKE PART IN DONEGAL RALLY! was last modified: June 20th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Barry CallaghanBURTdonegal rallyStewart Liddlelast_img read more

  • HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE NEIGHBOURS? DONEGAL WRITER OFFERS TO HELP

    first_imgStencils produced by young people of themselves and the writer to promote Equality and DiversityA DONEGAL writer helping to build peace in England’s troubled inner cities has offered to help settle neighbour disputes in his home county.Rathmullan writer, Patrick Kearney, is leading a major creative writing and visual arts project in some of the more deprived cities and towns in England in the aftermath of the riots there in 2011.‘People Make Cities Not Buildings’ will run for three years and involve hundreds of young people. Patrick told us: “There was serious unrest among many young people in England prior to the street riots in 2011. And contrary to what the press and media said, not all of them were unemployed and from ethnic communities.“Indeed, many were indigenous white English, middle-class, and in full employment. Speaking with them, I discovered that most were angry at what they perceived to be blatant acts of corruption and abuse by politicians, bankers, celebrities, and the religious, for which no one was seemingly held accountable.“Stoking their anger too was the increasing levels of unemployment, the rising costs of living, and huge amounts of public money being spent on ‘white elephant’ projects whilst at street level society was fracturing.“To make an immediate and direct intervention to defuse street tensions and the likelihood of further riots, my project takes place on street corners and in back alleys where young people hang-out. “When, at the start of the project, one rather hostile young fella demanded to know from me, ‘Why are you over here…what do you know?’ I think I successfully broke the ice by replying, ‘Well, being a Belfast lad, I thought I’d show you lot how to riot properly!’“Once securing the trust of the young people, the other project workers and I have enabled the young people to refocus and redirect their amazing energy, talents, and aspirations into positively promoting themselves and other young people as valuable and active citizens with much to contribute to society.“Now, through their street poetry and art, the young people are promoting Human Rights and Fairness for young carers caring for relatives with Dementia, young people experiencing homelessness, disenfranchised from wider society, volunteering in communities as peer mentors in peace-building. This experimental project has been such a success so far, it will be rolled-out to other locations in the UK and Ireland in the future – and that can only be for the common good.’”If you are a community group in the Border Region and would like to discover more about the intervention work that Patrick Kearney does to build better communities experiencing civil conflict including gang warfare, anti-social behaviour, disputes between neighbours or family feuds, please contact the writer via: patrickkearney@mail.com / www.patrickkearneywriting.com HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE NEIGHBOURS? DONEGAL WRITER OFFERS TO HELP was last modified: September 3rd, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:disputesdonegalpatrick kearneyRathmullanlast_img read more

  • FINN HARPS STRIKER HOPING TO HIT THE HIGH NOTES LIKE HIS FAMOUS UNCLE

    first_imgLife certainly is a ‘Rollercoaster’ for Finn Harps new striker Ruairi Keating.Harps striker Ruairi Keating makes his mark for Finn Harps. Pic by Gary Foy.The 18 year old, who is from Westport, Co Mayo, has been in flying form for the Ballybofey outfit.But as well as banging in the goals for Harps, Ruairi has another claim to fame. The striker with the distinctive quaff hairstyle has a very famous uncle – one Ronan Keating from Boyzone.Ruairi and his family including his dad Ciaran, Ronan’s older brother, moved to live in the West of Ireland a number of years ago.Will Ronan appear at Finn Park for a home game?Ruairi is on a loan transfer from Sligo Rovers where he is a highly-rated player.The former Boyzone frontman has yet to make it to Finn Park to see the quick feet and silky skills of his young nephew.    FINN HARPS STRIKER HOPING TO HIT THE HIGH NOTES LIKE HIS FAMOUS UNCLE was last modified: April 17th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Member ousted from Burbank planning board

    first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “Mr. Humfreville, I appreciate that you acknowledge the mistake,” he said. “I recognize the embarrassment that the mistake has caused you and has caused us all. I think it is possible to make mistakes, but it is paramount that we learn from our mistakes.” Councilman David Golonski said he was torn by the issue. He likes Humfreville, who walked precincts for him during his re-election campaign last year, but said he should have disclosed his brother’s connection to the restaurant. “The actions have bothered me greatly,” Golonski said. “We don’t get to choose whether a contact with an applicant was innocuous or benign in our opinion. We disclose it. That’s the law.” Councilwoman Marsha Ramos said Humfreville’s actions were magnified, particularly now, as scrutiny of public officials – from the president to Congress on down – is heightened. “Everybody is scrutinizing us,” Ramos said. “The citizens expect the very best from their public servants. In this particular case, I think Mr. Humfreville’s error in judgment … was severe.” Humfreville voted last summer to approve a conditional-use permit for the California Chicken Cafe, a project eventually killed by the council after residents complained about increased traffic and concerns mounted about Humfreville’s possible conflicts. He also spoke by phone up to five times with the Chicken Cafe owner, Andre de Montesquiou, before the vote. One of the conversations was two days before the board hearing, according to an interview with Humfreville and a Burbank City Attorney’s Office memo. Humfreville said that before he voted on the issue, he had asked the City Attorney’s Office whether potential conflicts existed. He said he was told that because he had no financial stake in the business, he would not be breaking state fair political practice laws. He was also told he would have to decide whether his connection to the cafe would influence his vote. The City Clerk’s Office will advertise to fill the vacant seat, and the council will appoint one of the candidates to fill it. Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 jason.kandel@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BURBANK – The Burbank City Council voted late Tuesday to oust a planning board member involved in a conflict of interest over a chicken restaurant connected to his brother. During the meeting, the board member, Dan Humfreville, 51, apologized before council members voted 3-1 to remove him. The council had appointed him to the unpaid post in 2003. “I made a mistake. I made a serious mistake,” said Humfreville, whose brother, Bill, manages California Chicken Cafes in Westwood and Santa Monica and shares in their profits. “I erred in my judgment.” Mayor Jef Vander Borght cast the dissenting vote, saying he thought Humfreville’s apology was genuine and meaningful. last_img read more

  • Oscar parties give L.A. hangover

    first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Of course, it wasn’t lost on Ackerman that despite all that great P.R. showing the City of Angels all dressed up at its celebratory best, the Oscar for Best Picture went to “Crash,” a film that trashes L.A. “Any of the positive press we can get, showcasing Hollywood, showcasing the areas around L.A.: To be able to promote that to the world, you can’t put a price tag on it.” For the 78th annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, the city waived $75,000 in fees for permits and staff time. That included the costs of staffers and equipment to close off the streets and get ready for 5,000 guests and spectators. It also doesn’t include nearly $500,000 absorbed by the Los Angeles Police Department to secure the event – costs the department simply counts as another workday. Similarly, the city waived $125,000 for last month’s Grammys at Staples Center; $6,000 for the Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium; and $10,000 for the Emmy Awards last fall. Again those fees exclude LAPD costs, which for the Grammys and Emmys have historically cost about half the outlay for the Oscars, according to the Chief Administrative Office staff. In all, the city waives about $9 million annually in event fees and salaries. But not everyone thinks the city should provide all the freebies. Councilman Dennis Zine, who says he’s “squawked” about the giveaways in the past, experienced the outlay firsthand as he attended a party in Hollywood. “They had a massive deployment of police officers, a massive deployment of traffic officers… That’s a cost to the general fund we have to absorb,” the councilman said. “We need to do something in compensation for the deployment of resources.” But Jack Kyser, chief economist for the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., estimated that this year’s awards ceremony – really the week of parties and events – generated $122.5 million for the region. While he might pass on hosting another political convention like the 2000 Democratic National Convention that resulted in heavy security costs and costly legal bills, he’d have the region pony up for the Oscars just about any time. “You have people coming into the Los Angeles area, staying in hotels. There is tax revenue generated for the city.” With parties to throw and goodie bags to stuff, Los Angeles-area companies big and small are able to provide for the need, experts said. Caterers, limo drivers, fashion designers and others stand to make a buck off a big event, they said. “How many hundreds of people were parking cars last night? They were all Angelenos. How many catering waiters serving all of the food? These are all locals,” said Alesandra Dubin, Southern California bureau chief for BiZBash, a special-events trade industry magazine and Web site. “Some people think these events are frivolous, but it’s easy to say that without analyzing what the numbers mean. It’s involving the city on lots of levels and not just on the level of Graydon Carter’s salary or the tuna tartar on the plate of Mischa Barton.” Councilman Eric Garcetti, who proposed waiving the fees for this year’s Oscars, wants to support the entertainment industry while also ensuring that the bashes are good neighbors to Hollywood residents. “I think everyone recognizes that the Academy Awards are kind of crucial to Los Angeles and Hollywood,” said Garcetti spokesman Josh Kamensky. “They’re an iconic element of economic development and the regional identity that we think is worth rolling out the red carpet for.” Lisa Mascaro, (818) 713-3761 lisa.mascaro@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Not one to spoil a party, the city of Los Angeles absorbed an estimated $1 million in fees and costs for the Academy Awards, the Grammys and other Tinseltown bashes this awards season, officials and reports said Monday. The city’s outlay covers the range of special event-related needs – from white-gloved officers who directed traffic to engineering inspectors who ensured that the 24-foot Oscar statues on Hollywood Boulevard stayed put. While some critics grumble that it’s too steep a price for a city facing a $295 million budget shortfall, others insist it’s a wise civic investment. Sunday’s Academy Awards alone generated $122.5 million in gross revenues for the region. “It’s money well spent. I don’t think we could buy the kind of coverage we got,” said Bruce Ackerman, president and CEO of the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley. last_img read more

  • Health care shabby for all

    first_img Blacks and Hispanics as a group each got 58 percent of the best care, compared with 54 percent for whites. Those with annual household income over $50,000 got 57 percent, 4 points more than people from households with income of less than $15,000. Patients without insurance got 54 percent of recommended steps, just 1 point less than those with managed care. As to gender, women came out slightly ahead with 57 percent, compared with 52 percent for men. Young adults did slightly better than the elderly. There were narrow snapshots of inequality: An insured white woman, for example, got 57 percent of the best standard of care, while an uninsured black man got just 51 percent. “Though we are improving, disparities in health care still exist,” said Dr. Garth Graham, director of the U.S. Office of Minority Health. Graham, who is black, pointed to other data showing enduring inequality in care, including a large federal study last year. He also said minorities go without treatment more often than whites, and such people were missed entirely in the survey. Some experts took heart in the relative equality within the survey. “The study did find some reassuring things,” said Dr. Tim Carey, who runs a health service research center at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. But all health experts interviewed fretted about the uniformly low standard. “Regardless of who you are or what group you’re in, there is a significant gap between the care you deserve and the care you receive,” said Dr. Reed Tuckson, who is black and a vice president of United HealthGroup, which runs health plans and sells medical data. Health experts blame the generally poor care on an overburdened, fragmented system that fails to keep close track of patients with an increasing number of multiple conditions. Quality specialists said improvements can come with more public reporting of performance, more uniform training, more computerized checks and more coordination by patients themselves. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BOSTON – Startling research from the biggest study ever of U.S. health care quality suggests that Americans – rich, poor, black, white – get roughly equal treatment, but it’s woefully mediocre for all. “This study shows that health care has equal-opportunity defects,” said Dr. Donald Berwick, who runs the nonprofit Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Cambridge, Mass. The survey of nearly 7,000 patients, reported in today’s New England Journal of Medicine, considered only urban-area dwellers who sought treatment, but it still challenged some stereotypes: The blacks and Hispanics actually got slightly better medical treatment than whites. While the California-based researchers acknowledged separate evidence that minorities fare worse in certain areas of expensive care and suffer more from some conditions than whites, their study found that once in treatment, minorities’ overall care appears similar to that of whites. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 “It doesn’t matter who you are. It doesn’t matter whether you’re rich or poor, white or black, insured or uninsured,” said chief author Dr. Steven Asch at the Rand Health research institute in Santa Monica. “We all get equally mediocre care.” The researchers, who included U.S. Veterans Affairs personnel, first published their findings for the general population in June 2003. They reported the breakdown by income, racial and other groupings on Thursday. They examined medical records and phone interviews from 6,712 patients, picked at random, who visited a medical office within a two-year period in 12 metropolitan areas from Boston to Miami to Seattle. The group was not nationally representative but does convey a broad picture of the country’s health care. The survey examined whether people got the highest standard of treatment for 439 measures ranging across common chronic and acute conditions and disease prevention. It looked at whether they got the right tests, drugs and treatments. Overall, patients received only 55 percent of recommended steps for top-quality care – and no group did much better or worse than that. last_img read more

  • EMMET RUSHE: RETURNING TO EXERCISE AFTER BIRTH

    first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: I have been contacted by a few parents who are keen to train again now that the kiddies are back in school/crèche/playschool, I will be running a 10am version of my Better Bodies Challenge from the 22nd of September, as well as the usual 7pm class.Many “new mammies” want to know when it is safe to begin training again. Every lady is different but here are some guidelines.If you have been cleared for exercise by your G.P, or if you want further advice, please contact me through the link below. Firstly, if you have recently given birth, congratulations! As a parent, I can happily say that being a parent is the most demanding, exhausting and yet wonderful job in the world. Nothing is more awe-inspiring than a baby.The type of birth you had will determine when you are able to safely return/begin an exercise program.If you have had an uncomplicated natural delivery, the general guideline is that it is safe to begin 6 weeks after delivery.If it is not your first child and you have been active throughout the pregnancy it is generally safe to return when you feel ready. If you had a C-section or a complicated birth you will have to be checked and cleared by a medical professional before you can begin an exercise programme.Please ensure that if you are using a gym or trainer, it is essential that you inform them of your situation.There are numerous benefits to exercising after pregnancy.Here are some benefits taken from the ‘Mayo Clinic’“Promote weight loss, particularly when combined with reduced calorie intake Improve your cardiovascular fitnessRestore muscle strength and toneCondition your abdominal musclesBoost your energy levels Improve your moodRelieve stressHelp prevent and promote recovery from postpartum depression”Better yet, including physical activity in your daily routine helps you set a positive example for your child now and in the years to come.When returning to exercise after childbirth the best way is to start slow and slowly build up the duration and intensity of the routine.Walking with the buggy is a great way to start; Getting out of the house, clearing your head and using the resistance that the buggy provides to work your legs, arms and core.Why not get a few friends or new mothers involved and create a social circle to support and encourage each other?After GP approval, also consider these specific exercises for the core.The Pelvic tiltThe Kegel exerciseThe contraction of the abdominal muscles is an effective way to begin strengthening your core after pregnancy.While some mothers might start moving around within just days of giving birth, don’t expect to resume your old level of exercise right away.In most cases, your joints and ligaments will be looser than usual following birth, which could lead to diminished coordination and potential falls.Consider these guidelines from the ‘Mayo Clinic’ when undertaking an exercise routine;“Take time to warm up and cool down.Begin slowly and increase your pace gradually.Drink plenty of fluids.Wear a supportive bra.Avoid excessive fatigue.Stop exercising if you feel pain.”Being the parent to a new baby is pretty exhausting.Lack of sleep, hormonal changes, tiredness and bad eating patterns can make the thought of exercise seem like a distant memory.Try and have some support in place that you can tap into whenever you want to engage in physical activity.Seek the support of your partner, family and friendsSome days you might simply feel too tired for a full workout.That doesn’t mean that you should put physical activity on the back burner, however.Instead, do what you can.Try to schedule time for physical activity.Exercise with a friend to stay motivated.Include your baby, either in a buggy while you walk or lying next to you on the floor while you do abdominal exercises.Remember, exercise after pregnancy might not be easy — but it can do wonders for your well-being, as well as give you the energy you need to care for yourself and your baby.#TrainSmarthttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Personal-Training-and-Performance/120518884715118?sk=timelineEMMET RUSHE: RETURNING TO EXERCISE AFTER BIRTH was last modified: September 7th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Birthemmet rusheexerciselast_img read more