Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Maija's Motivation Tips

Healthy Eating
Always start your morning with something that will fill you up and will be a slow release of energy (Porridge, Weetabix, Granola and Yoghurt). It will be a great booster for your day.

Why exercise is key
When your starting life you might not know much about keeping fit but as we learn now, exercising can prevent a lot of illnesses early and make your body prepared for any challenges. It also increases the levels in your brain so you can cope with stress more and overcome obstacles.

How to start
There are so many different types of ways of keeping fit. You need to explore and see how much you are willing to do. You can start off as simple as stretching for a half hour in the morning, even yoga would be as good. This will encourage you to take on the day and you will feel more positive.

How to keep going
It’s always hard to keep yourself motivated every day. As long as you set yourself a goal and what you want to achieve. Write yourself a timetable of different exercises you want to do and set yourself a day and time you are free and try to keep to it. Here is a website of some simple exercises you could start with and try it for a week every day. 

European Sports Week - Day 2


The sports group doing some stretching and warming up before their morning run

Monday, 25 September 2017

European Sports Week - Walking

Beautiful day for a walk as part of European Sports Week around the scenic area of Doorly Park 

European Sports Week - Day 1

As part of  European Sports Week some of the trainees and staff are doing a run every morning around the race track at Cleveragh.  

Some health facts:
  • Did you know if are regularly active, you are reducing your risk of developing 35 chronic diseases.
  • Physical activity can add years to your life.
  • Physical activity improves quality of your life.
  • Helps you maintain a healthy weight.
  • Helps you manages stress better.
  • Improves your quality of sleep.
  • Builds muscle tone.
  • Boost your self-esteem.
  • Makes you feel great!
  • For more information check out getirelandactive.ie



Some photos of the lads out for a morning run on the running track at Cleveragh!

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Health Quality Mark

Colleen Fahey, Health Promotion Officer from the National Youth Council of Ireland visited the centre today for the monitoring of Sligo CTC’s Health Quality Mark. 


Pictured above Colleen Fahey (HP Officer) NYCI, Mary O'Hara (Health Promotion Co-Ordinator) and members of the trainee HP Team


Lads Active - Week 2

Group of trainees participating in lads active, they really enjoyed the indoor football.

European Week of Sport 2017


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

National Bread Week

The catering trainees were doing some baking in the kitchen for National Bread Week

Hairdressing - Blow drying and Roller Sets


Photos of the hairdressing trainees doing blow drying and roller sets

Art & Design


A selection of photographs of the trainees admirable art work carried out with Catherine in art class