Category Archives: Fitness

Wearable Technology and Smart Clothing to Improve Your Workout

By RaileySarah August 25, 2018 (No)
Wearable technology has always been largely focused on health and fitness. Since wearables emerged, the industry has provided us with more than just innovative smart watches. Here’s a round-up of the best wearable devices that can help take your workout to new heights. Livall BH60SE With stunning routes including the Wild Atlantic Way and Ring of Kerry, it is no surprise that cycling is on the rise in Ireland. However, that also means that accidents have also increased. 2017 saw the highest number of deaths (15) since 2007, based on data published by Irish Cycle. One of the things that may help is the GPS-enabled helmet, Livall BH60SE. That name […]

Your Guide To Irish Running Events 2018

By Amy Meegan May 29, 2018 (No)
Did you enjoy our recent feature where we detailed some of the best fitness classes that Dublin has to offer? From the wonderful to the wacky, we proved that there’s definitely something out there to get the capital moving, no matter what you’re into. You don’t like fitness classes? You prefer the freedom of an outdoor run? Not to worry. I’ve hit the road (literally) to compile a list of nationwide runs to get you off the couch and get your heart rate elevated. There’s something out there to suit all ages and all capabilities. Dublin Great Pink Run This was the first 5K I ever participated in and who’d have known […]

Injury Avoidance in Rugby: Part 3 – Upper Body Injuries & Solutions

By Aidan Raftery May 20, 2018 (No)
Another weekend and another unbelievable game of rugby, this time between two old adversaries in Leinster and Munster. Congratulations to the blues and commiserations to the red army on what was a nail-biting battle. It seems like every week now Leinster are cleaning house, but they still have one more big weekend in store against the Scarlets before the season fully wraps up. Again, yesterday’s game seen a few big casualties picked up with Jack O’Donoghue sustaining a nasty looking leg injury after tackling James Ryan in a ruck. Leinster captain Isa Nacewa was forced off at the end of half time with a calf problem in his final game […]

Injury Avoidance in Rugby: Part 1 – Preparation for Players, Clubs & Coaches

By Aidan Raftery April 29, 2018 (No)
There is a misconception that Rugby is a dangerous game. It is of course a physical game, but when the right skills are used properly, it is safe. With that in mind, like any other sport most players are at different stages, be it Underage, Junior, Professional, Club or International level. However, one common factor is that the vast majority will get injured at some point in their career. As a Sports Injuries Therapist, I worked with a local Rugby team in Bristol and treated various injuries when working for the club. We are going to take a detailed look at the best methods of preparation, before and after a […]

Common Myths to Avoid When Starting a Weight Loss Program

By Zuzanna Piasek March 20, 2018 (No)
When you’re starting off on a new weight loss program, it’s important to stay away from all the negative practices and ideas. This is your time to improve yourself and it shouldn’t be made any more difficult because of silly opinions that can be found online. Now, we are here to eliminate some of the weight loss myths so that you don’t have to woeey. Sit back, relax and get ready to learn what’s true and what’s not. All Calories Are “Equal” Calories all have the same energy content. This is true but that does not mean that they all have the same effect on your weight. For example, a […]

How To Get Rid Of Man Boobs

By Stephen Kierans March 6, 2018 (No)
The term “man boobs” refers to excess fat stored in the chest area. It is a common fitness problem amongst many middle aged men who have chosen the sofa and pints in recent years over exercise and a healthy diet. The good news is this is easily fixable. I am going to give you three tips to banish those man boobs and turn them into gladiator pecs. The 100 Challenge The 100 challenge is a very easy home workout designed to build up strength in the chosen muscle group you train. In this instance, we will be doing push ups working on the chest muscles. The objective is to do […]

The Best Fitness Classes and Activities Dublin Has To Offer

By Amy Meegan February 12, 2018 (No)
Give yourself a pat on the back – you’ve made it through January. The month with five Mondays is finally over and spring has sprung. Spring is the season of new beginnings – snowdrops poke up through the soil, baby animals bounce around the fields and we humans seem to come to life again after hibernating for the winter months. So, why not embrace this season of new beginnings and try out some of the best fitness classes and activities that Dublin has to offer. There really is something for all levels and interests! Beginners Yoga One of my favourite classes to attend, yoga is a mind and body workout. […]

6 Tech Tools to Help Kick-Start a Healthy Lifestyle

By Zuzanna Piasek February 6, 2018 (No)
Starting a new healthy routine can be awfully tough, especially after the New Years motivation starts to wear and dry January becomes a distant memory. What better way to stay focused on your health goals than by finding some new fancy fitness gadgets. With these six healthy tech tools, you will be far better equipped when kicking off a healthy lifestyle. Let’s get straight into it! 1. Powerdot This is perfect if you spend a lot of time in the gym and can’t wait to hit it again. Using electrical muscle stimulation, it activates your muscle fibres so you can get stronger and recover faster. It works via an app […]

The Dangers of Fad Diets

By Tahlia Peppard December 29, 2017 (4 Comments)
A fad diet is a diet that promises quick weight-loss through an unhealthy or unbalanced diet. Fad diets are targeted at people who want to lose weight quickly without exercise. Some fad diets claim that they make you lose fat, but it’s really water weight you’re losing. With the Christmas period starting to wind down, people will begin to give their diet more consideration. After a few days of pretty hectic eating, a fad diet might seem like the perfect quick fix solution. At one point or another, we have all probably heard of or known someone who has been on a fad diet and had some shocking aftereffects. So, it’s important to know the dangers of […]

12 Simple Ways to Stay Fit Over The Festive Season

By Zuzanna Piasek December 21, 2017 (No)
Christmas can be a time where we tend to over indulge, there’s no two ways about it. Shopping, family meetings and countless tins of Roses and Quality Street. It can be tough to stay on top of your exercise and healthy eating. Thankfully though, there are lots of simple ways to help you stay on track while you still enjoy the festive season. We at The Sharpe have come up with a list of the easiest things you can do to help stay healthy over the next few weeks. 1. Avoid Too Many Alcoholic Drinks Alcoholic drinks, especially those you tend to drink at Christmas such as eggnog and baileys, […]

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Wearable Technology and Smart Clothing to Improve Your Workout

By RaileySarah August 25, 2018 (No)
Wearable technology has always been largely focused on health and fitness. Since wearables emerged, the industry has provided us with more than just innovative smart watches. Here’s a round-up of the best wearable devices that can help take your workout to new heights. Livall BH60SE With stunning routes including the Wild Atlantic Way and Ring of Kerry, it is no surprise that cycling is on the rise in Ireland. However, that also means that accidents have also increased. 2017 saw the highest number of deaths (15) since 2007, based on data published by Irish Cycle. One of the things that may help is the GPS-enabled helmet, Livall BH60SE. That name […]

Your Guide To Irish Running Events 2018

By Amy Meegan May 29, 2018 (No)
Did you enjoy our recent feature where we detailed some of the best fitness classes that Dublin has to offer? From the wonderful to the wacky, we proved that there’s definitely something out there to get the capital moving, no matter what you’re into. You don’t like fitness classes? You prefer the freedom of an outdoor run? Not to worry. I’ve hit the road (literally) to compile a list of nationwide runs to get you off the couch and get your heart rate elevated. There’s something out there to suit all ages and all capabilities. Dublin Great Pink Run This was the first 5K I ever participated in and who’d have known […]

Injury Avoidance in Rugby: Part 3 – Upper Body Injuries & Solutions

By Aidan Raftery May 20, 2018 (No)
Another weekend and another unbelievable game of rugby, this time between two old adversaries in Leinster and Munster. Congratulations to the blues and commiserations to the red army on what was a nail-biting battle. It seems like every week now Leinster are cleaning house, but they still have one more big weekend in store against the Scarlets before the season fully wraps up. Again, yesterday’s game seen a few big casualties picked up with Jack O’Donoghue sustaining a nasty looking leg injury after tackling James Ryan in a ruck. Leinster captain Isa Nacewa was forced off at the end of half time with a calf problem in his final game […]

Injury Avoidance in Rugby: Part 1 – Preparation for Players, Clubs & Coaches

By Aidan Raftery April 29, 2018 (No)
There is a misconception that Rugby is a dangerous game. It is of course a physical game, but when the right skills are used properly, it is safe. With that in mind, like any other sport most players are at different stages, be it Underage, Junior, Professional, Club or International level. However, one common factor is that the vast majority will get injured at some point in their career. As a Sports Injuries Therapist, I worked with a local Rugby team in Bristol and treated various injuries when working for the club. We are going to take a detailed look at the best methods of preparation, before and after a […]

Common Myths to Avoid When Starting a Weight Loss Program

By Zuzanna Piasek March 20, 2018 (No)
When you’re starting off on a new weight loss program, it’s important to stay away from all the negative practices and ideas. This is your time to improve yourself and it shouldn’t be made any more difficult because of silly opinions that can be found online. Now, we are here to eliminate some of the weight loss myths so that you don’t have to woeey. Sit back, relax and get ready to learn what’s true and what’s not. All Calories Are “Equal” Calories all have the same energy content. This is true but that does not mean that they all have the same effect on your weight. For example, a […]

How To Get Rid Of Man Boobs

By Stephen Kierans March 6, 2018 (No)
The term “man boobs” refers to excess fat stored in the chest area. It is a common fitness problem amongst many middle aged men who have chosen the sofa and pints in recent years over exercise and a healthy diet. The good news is this is easily fixable. I am going to give you three tips to banish those man boobs and turn them into gladiator pecs. The 100 Challenge The 100 challenge is a very easy home workout designed to build up strength in the chosen muscle group you train. In this instance, we will be doing push ups working on the chest muscles. The objective is to do […]

The Best Fitness Classes and Activities Dublin Has To Offer

By Amy Meegan February 12, 2018 (No)
Give yourself a pat on the back – you’ve made it through January. The month with five Mondays is finally over and spring has sprung. Spring is the season of new beginnings – snowdrops poke up through the soil, baby animals bounce around the fields and we humans seem to come to life again after hibernating for the winter months. So, why not embrace this season of new beginnings and try out some of the best fitness classes and activities that Dublin has to offer. There really is something for all levels and interests! Beginners Yoga One of my favourite classes to attend, yoga is a mind and body workout. […]

6 Tech Tools to Help Kick-Start a Healthy Lifestyle

By Zuzanna Piasek February 6, 2018 (No)
Starting a new healthy routine can be awfully tough, especially after the New Years motivation starts to wear and dry January becomes a distant memory. What better way to stay focused on your health goals than by finding some new fancy fitness gadgets. With these six healthy tech tools, you will be far better equipped when kicking off a healthy lifestyle. Let’s get straight into it! 1. Powerdot This is perfect if you spend a lot of time in the gym and can’t wait to hit it again. Using electrical muscle stimulation, it activates your muscle fibres so you can get stronger and recover faster. It works via an app […]

The Dangers of Fad Diets

By Tahlia Peppard December 29, 2017 (4 Comments)
A fad diet is a diet that promises quick weight-loss through an unhealthy or unbalanced diet. Fad diets are targeted at people who want to lose weight quickly without exercise. Some fad diets claim that they make you lose fat, but it’s really water weight you’re losing. With the Christmas period starting to wind down, people will begin to give their diet more consideration. After a few days of pretty hectic eating, a fad diet might seem like the perfect quick fix solution. At one point or another, we have all probably heard of or known someone who has been on a fad diet and had some shocking aftereffects. So, it’s important to know the dangers of […]

12 Simple Ways to Stay Fit Over The Festive Season

By Zuzanna Piasek December 21, 2017 (No)
Christmas can be a time where we tend to over indulge, there’s no two ways about it. Shopping, family meetings and countless tins of Roses and Quality Street. It can be tough to stay on top of your exercise and healthy eating. Thankfully though, there are lots of simple ways to help you stay on track while you still enjoy the festive season. We at The Sharpe have come up with a list of the easiest things you can do to help stay healthy over the next few weeks. 1. Avoid Too Many Alcoholic Drinks Alcoholic drinks, especially those you tend to drink at Christmas such as eggnog and baileys, […]

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