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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, […]

Finding Healthy Alternatives to Festive Coffees in Ireland

By Zuzanna Piasek November 28, 2017 (No)
Who doesn’t love to get a red Christmas cup from Starbucks and even better, to enjoy their mint or pumpkin spiced coffee? Frappuccino’s are some of the tastiest treats around but unfortunately they are also filled to the brim with calories. That doesn’t mean you have to give up on the hot stuff altogether, instead you can enjoy one of these alternatives to festive coffees. 1. Matcha Cafés in Dublin This is perfect if you are looking to lose weight and get a long lasting boost of energy that makes you feel better than coffee. Matcha tea, which was a beloved drink of samurai’s, monks and martial artists has seen […]

6 Healthy Alternatives to Your Morning Coffee

By Felipe Wasserstein July 27, 2017 (No)
In this day and age, very few people’s mornings start without a generous helping of coffee; let’s face it, without caffeine, many of us would struggle to get out of the bed! What started out as a fad is now a main stay in Irish society and some could argue that we’re now a nation of coffee drinkers as opposed to a nation of tea drinkers (controversial)! However, coffee, and the amount of caffeine that’s in it, isn’t the healthiest thing you could be putting into your body and we’re here to tell you that there are healthier alternatives. So, check out our list of six healthier alternatives to drink […]

Dieting – Just a Fad or a Long Term Fix

By Tahlia Peppard July 11, 2017 (No)
Well, according to the ever-growing internet, dieting is the practice of eating food in a regulated and supervised fashion to decrease, maintain, or increase body weight. In other words, it is conscious control or restriction of the diet. There are so many types of diets and some work and some don’t. Boy, does that sound depressing or what? Why can’t everyone just let go of the “perfect image” or what they think is beautiful or sexy? Everyone has some sort of attractive quality and what you look like shouldn’t define you. However, I’m here today to discuss the actual topic of dieting, whether it’s just a fad or a long-term fix. Is […]

How to Become a Master Meal Prepper

By theSharpeUser July 5, 2017 (No)
While there are plenty of quick and easy ways to prepare a meal, the task can often feel like a chore. Thinking about what to eat every day can be tedious, especially when you’re preparing food for a lot of people. The key to mastering meal prep everyday is to harmonise the ingredients and prepare them in large batches. So with that in mind, below are some time saving tips that will improve your food prep and meal planning so you’ll have more time to spend on other things instead of being held up in the kitchen all day. Keep Basic Ingredients in Stock You can make hundreds of meals […]

The Best Hiking Locations In Ireland

By Tahlia Peppard July 3, 2017 (No)
Now, to be honest, I am definitely not the one to be advising you about hiking, because, trust me when I say I would struggle. But I’m up for the challenge and I hope I can give you some of the best hiking spots in Ireland; ones that even I wouldn’t mind doing on a lovely Sunday afternoon. Causeway Coast Way – County Antrim Distance: 53km This genuinely sounds like one that I would try tackle. Ireland is known for the beautiful scenery it provides and this Causeway Coast hike is sure to show you some of the best of those features, including the Giant’s Causeway and Dunluce Castle. There […]

5 Great Running Apps You Need To Know About

By Annabel Hynes April 19, 2017 (One)
The age of technology in which we are currently thriving offers much in the way of amenities; on our smartphones alone we can access search engines, live streams, video-calling and just about any game or activity conceived in Silicon Valley. Applications are the medium for such privileges, and as the industry behind them develops, more versatile ones pop up that can be used for many different aspects of daily life. Take regular exercise – it can be a gruelling habit to enter into, but it is made easier and more enjoyable with the aid of smartphone apps that vary in terms of what they can offer consumers. There are multiple […]

How to Deal With Stress During Exams

By Alannah Kenny March 12, 2017 (No)
They say a little bit of anxiety can be a good motivator. However, those in the midst of preparing for exams know too well that an excess amount of stress can be pretty debilitating. No matter how much you prepare, panic can still set in along the way. So how do we cope if it does? The following tips are a good guide to keep those nerves at bay and give you the best chance of pulling some top grades out of the bag! Mindfulness/Meditation Maintaining a healthy mind through meditation isn’t just for hipsters you know. Mindfulness is a simple meditation technique and one that doesn’t take 50 candles […]

How to Shop Smart for Supplements

By Andy Leech March 6, 2017 (No)
“I never take supplements, like, imagine taking drugs just to be better at sports and stuff.” How many times have you heard something like this? How many times have you struggled to restrain yourself from lashing out, both verbally and physically, when you hear this nonsense? There seems to be a real ignorance when it comes to the taking of supplements. They are not scary. They are not illegal. Throwing a couple of scoops of protein into water does not make you Lance Armstrong. Although there is a certain element of the distribution of sports supplements that can indeed be compared with the world of drugs. The serious amounts of […]

Are Juice Detox Diets Actually Safe?

By Annabel Hynes March 5, 2017 (No)
There are many different and creative ways to lose weight these days, and if you’re dedicated enough, some of the more unorthodox ways can even work. Juice detoxing, or a ‘juice cleanse’, isn’t so much a method of losing weight long term, but a three-day diet that allegedly flushes the toxins from your body. The idea is that you sustain yourself purely on liquids for a set number of days, drinking only organic smoothies and juices made from fruit and/or vegetables. This is meant to relieve your body of the harmful side effects of consuming substances such as caffeine, sugar and artificial additives on a regular basis. The nutritive value […]

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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, […]

Finding Healthy Alternatives to Festive Coffees in Ireland

By Zuzanna Piasek November 28, 2017 (No)
Who doesn’t love to get a red Christmas cup from Starbucks and even better, to enjoy their mint or pumpkin spiced coffee? Frappuccino’s are some of the tastiest treats around but unfortunately they are also filled to the brim with calories. That doesn’t mean you have to give up on the hot stuff altogether, instead you can enjoy one of these alternatives to festive coffees. 1. Matcha Cafés in Dublin This is perfect if you are looking to lose weight and get a long lasting boost of energy that makes you feel better than coffee. Matcha tea, which was a beloved drink of samurai’s, monks and martial artists has seen […]

6 Healthy Alternatives to Your Morning Coffee

By Felipe Wasserstein July 27, 2017 (No)
In this day and age, very few people’s mornings start without a generous helping of coffee; let’s face it, without caffeine, many of us would struggle to get out of the bed! What started out as a fad is now a main stay in Irish society and some could argue that we’re now a nation of coffee drinkers as opposed to a nation of tea drinkers (controversial)! However, coffee, and the amount of caffeine that’s in it, isn’t the healthiest thing you could be putting into your body and we’re here to tell you that there are healthier alternatives. So, check out our list of six healthier alternatives to drink […]

Dieting – Just a Fad or a Long Term Fix

By Tahlia Peppard July 11, 2017 (No)
Well, according to the ever-growing internet, dieting is the practice of eating food in a regulated and supervised fashion to decrease, maintain, or increase body weight. In other words, it is conscious control or restriction of the diet. There are so many types of diets and some work and some don’t. Boy, does that sound depressing or what? Why can’t everyone just let go of the “perfect image” or what they think is beautiful or sexy? Everyone has some sort of attractive quality and what you look like shouldn’t define you. However, I’m here today to discuss the actual topic of dieting, whether it’s just a fad or a long-term fix. Is […]

How to Become a Master Meal Prepper

By theSharpeUser July 5, 2017 (No)
While there are plenty of quick and easy ways to prepare a meal, the task can often feel like a chore. Thinking about what to eat every day can be tedious, especially when you’re preparing food for a lot of people. The key to mastering meal prep everyday is to harmonise the ingredients and prepare them in large batches. So with that in mind, below are some time saving tips that will improve your food prep and meal planning so you’ll have more time to spend on other things instead of being held up in the kitchen all day. Keep Basic Ingredients in Stock You can make hundreds of meals […]

The Best Hiking Locations In Ireland

By Tahlia Peppard July 3, 2017 (No)
Now, to be honest, I am definitely not the one to be advising you about hiking, because, trust me when I say I would struggle. But I’m up for the challenge and I hope I can give you some of the best hiking spots in Ireland; ones that even I wouldn’t mind doing on a lovely Sunday afternoon. Causeway Coast Way – County Antrim Distance: 53km This genuinely sounds like one that I would try tackle. Ireland is known for the beautiful scenery it provides and this Causeway Coast hike is sure to show you some of the best of those features, including the Giant’s Causeway and Dunluce Castle. There […]

5 Great Running Apps You Need To Know About

By Annabel Hynes April 19, 2017 (One)
The age of technology in which we are currently thriving offers much in the way of amenities; on our smartphones alone we can access search engines, live streams, video-calling and just about any game or activity conceived in Silicon Valley. Applications are the medium for such privileges, and as the industry behind them develops, more versatile ones pop up that can be used for many different aspects of daily life. Take regular exercise – it can be a gruelling habit to enter into, but it is made easier and more enjoyable with the aid of smartphone apps that vary in terms of what they can offer consumers. There are multiple […]

How to Deal With Stress During Exams

By Alannah Kenny March 12, 2017 (No)
They say a little bit of anxiety can be a good motivator. However, those in the midst of preparing for exams know too well that an excess amount of stress can be pretty debilitating. No matter how much you prepare, panic can still set in along the way. So how do we cope if it does? The following tips are a good guide to keep those nerves at bay and give you the best chance of pulling some top grades out of the bag! Mindfulness/Meditation Maintaining a healthy mind through meditation isn’t just for hipsters you know. Mindfulness is a simple meditation technique and one that doesn’t take 50 candles […]

How to Shop Smart for Supplements

By Andy Leech March 6, 2017 (No)
“I never take supplements, like, imagine taking drugs just to be better at sports and stuff.” How many times have you heard something like this? How many times have you struggled to restrain yourself from lashing out, both verbally and physically, when you hear this nonsense? There seems to be a real ignorance when it comes to the taking of supplements. They are not scary. They are not illegal. Throwing a couple of scoops of protein into water does not make you Lance Armstrong. Although there is a certain element of the distribution of sports supplements that can indeed be compared with the world of drugs. The serious amounts of […]

Are Juice Detox Diets Actually Safe?

By Annabel Hynes March 5, 2017 (No)
There are many different and creative ways to lose weight these days, and if you’re dedicated enough, some of the more unorthodox ways can even work. Juice detoxing, or a ‘juice cleanse’, isn’t so much a method of losing weight long term, but a three-day diet that allegedly flushes the toxins from your body. The idea is that you sustain yourself purely on liquids for a set number of days, drinking only organic smoothies and juices made from fruit and/or vegetables. This is meant to relieve your body of the harmful side effects of consuming substances such as caffeine, sugar and artificial additives on a regular basis. The nutritive value […]

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