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How To Take Care Of Your Mental Health In 2017 – Part 1

By theSharpeUser January 11, 2017 (4 Comments)
In recent years we have seen great improvements in awareness around mental health, stress and depression. There’s lots of work to be done still but the stigma is slowly being cut through. So with that in mind and the new year kicking off we decided to team up with Josephine Lynch from The Mindfulness Centre  to get some simple insights from her on the small things you can do to take care of your mental health in 2017. Josephine has an M.A. Mindfulness-based Approaches (Bangor University) and has been teaching mindfulness and pro active approaches to taking care of your mental health for over 12 years. Advice From The Pros Believe it […]

5 Ways to Drop the Winter Weight in January

By Annabel Hynes January 3, 2017 (No)
The Christmas holidays are a time of intense celebration, with most people binging on everything from alcohol to straight seasons of that elusive Netflix series you’ve been hearing about. Going from this extreme to trying to stick to the aspirational New Year’s resolutions you’ve set for yourself isn’t easy and it’s probably why so many people give up so soon. Losing weight is one expectation everyone seems to have for themselves when starting a new year, and it’s also one of the most difficult. Here are some tips to make it less of a trial, and more of a lifestyle change. 1. Set Realistic Goals It’s going to be tempting […]

Festive Gluttony – What Should You Do?

By theSharpeUser December 23, 2016 (No)
The Christmas period, or commonly known to those of us who enjoy binging on whatever food is available at your own home, your grandmother’s home or any of the neighbours’ homes as the ‘silly season’, is notorious for exactly that; binging. Now, We’re not talking about binging in the way that you used to binge drink as a 15/16 year old. Sitting out in a cold local park all wrapped up but still slowly getting frostbite but thinking it’s worth it because someone has nicked a few cans or bottles from their house, or then again, maybe you didn’t do that. Neither did any of us! In this case binging […]

10 Health Benefits of Keeping Sexually Active

By Annabel Hynes December 21, 2016 (No)
There’s a lot of reasons to want to get frisky, but did you know there are some legitimately helpful ways sex can improve your health? As if sex wasn’t great enough on its own now we’re happy to share 10 brilliant reasons you should be keeping your sex life alive. Lowers stress Sex triggers the release of endorphins into your bloodstream, helping to reduce stress and increase positive attributes such as self-esteem. Research has shown that those who have sex frequently were more likely to have reduced feelings of anxiety, particularly in cases of public speaking. Exercise Sexual activity boosts your heart rate, burns calories and strengthens muscles, and is […]

Running Shoes That Will Take You To The Next Level

By theSharpeUser November 26, 2016 (No)
As with almost everything in life, over analysis and new technology have made buying running shoes far more complicated than it should be. Now you are looking at more than just the sign saying ‘running’ or ‘fitness’ and instead you are being broken into dozens of different sub sections to find the right pair. Here are the main criteria that you actually need to focus on. Know Your Distance When picking out your shoe, know which shoes work for which distance. You don’t want to be in the middle of running the Dublin marathon when you realise that you’ve bought a pair of track shoes designed for 100m sprinters just […]

The Top 10 Instagram Fitness Freaks You Have To Follow

By Annabel Hynes November 25, 2016 (No)
With so many people using Instagram for fitness there are a few standout accounts which are well worth checking out and following to make sure you get your daily does of fitness & food imagery and video content. These folks are the cream of the crop when it comes to following real fitness freaks. Lindsey Vonn (@lindseyvonn) Lindsey Vonn is a downhill skier that has been awarded gold and bronze Olympic medals, two World Championship gold medals and three silver medals, and four World Cup titles. She is the most successful American ski racer in history, and runs a seriously motivational Instagram account. She posts frequent videos and photos of […]

5 Wholesome Breakfasts That Will Kickstart Your Morning

By Annabel Hynes November 17, 2016 (No)
Having a balanced breakfast can really help your health and energy levels as the day goes on. We’ve pulled together 5 possible options that you could try for yourself. Test them out and let us know which is your favourite one! Oatmeal porridge with milk, banana slices and a pinch of brown sugar, rye toast with low-fat butter and a glass of freshly-squeezed orange juice The oats contain beta-glucan, a fibre that lowers cholesterol when eaten regularly. They also contain omega-3 fatty acids and folate, great for brain activity. The milk is a source of calcium and Vitamin D, which strengthens bones and teeth. The banana is rich in potassium, […]

Top 5 Fitness Gadgets

By theSharpeUser November 14, 2016 (2 Comments)
Getting fit has become so much more than sweating it out at the gym. The introduction of technology to health and fitness has changed up the game by allowing fitness enthusiasts to get more information about their routines and get the most out of exercise. With fantastic gadgets, like some that are listed below, users can now measure things such as their heart-rates, sleeping patterns and form without a trainer or a locker full of equipment. Umoro One This bottle is a fantastic purchase for yourself or makes a great gift for a gym addict. The bottle functions like any other bottle, but with a clever added extra. With a […]

Five Kick Ass Fitness Apps

By theSharpeUser October 24, 2016 (No)
Are you getting into shape but need a little extra motivation? Check out these fitness apps for a little extra kick in your fitness regimes. Let us know what you think of the fitness app you pick or if you’re using something else. Fitbit Fitbit claims to be the world’s leading app for tracking all-day activity and workouts. Users can record steps taken and distance covered with its Mobile Track and it offers a variety of cool features when the app is paired with a Fitbit tracker. You can record workouts and then check the app to compare your stats and chart improvement. You can log your food and water […]

Four Great Exercises You Can Do In The Shorter Evenings

By theSharpeUser October 5, 2016 (No)
Winter is creeping in, the days are getting shorter and the weather, well the weather is being pretty typical but there is no excuse that you cannot stay fit during the coming months. Whether you are a fitness novice or you’re already accustomed to exercising on a regular basis and simply want to bring some variety to your current routine, there are some excellent exercises you can undertake in the shorter evenings. The likelihood of you actually maintaining a fitness routine is greatly impacted by one thing, the weather. Picking a sport or exercise that is not weather dependent will make exercising easier to accomplish when it’s pouring rain outside […]

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How To Take Care Of Your Mental Health In 2017 – Part 1

By theSharpeUser January 11, 2017 (4 Comments)
In recent years we have seen great improvements in awareness around mental health, stress and depression. There’s lots of work to be done still but the stigma is slowly being cut through. So with that in mind and the new year kicking off we decided to team up with Josephine Lynch from The Mindfulness Centre  to get some simple insights from her on the small things you can do to take care of your mental health in 2017. Josephine has an M.A. Mindfulness-based Approaches (Bangor University) and has been teaching mindfulness and pro active approaches to taking care of your mental health for over 12 years. Advice From The Pros Believe it […]

5 Ways to Drop the Winter Weight in January

By Annabel Hynes January 3, 2017 (No)
The Christmas holidays are a time of intense celebration, with most people binging on everything from alcohol to straight seasons of that elusive Netflix series you’ve been hearing about. Going from this extreme to trying to stick to the aspirational New Year’s resolutions you’ve set for yourself isn’t easy and it’s probably why so many people give up so soon. Losing weight is one expectation everyone seems to have for themselves when starting a new year, and it’s also one of the most difficult. Here are some tips to make it less of a trial, and more of a lifestyle change. 1. Set Realistic Goals It’s going to be tempting […]

Festive Gluttony – What Should You Do?

By theSharpeUser December 23, 2016 (No)
The Christmas period, or commonly known to those of us who enjoy binging on whatever food is available at your own home, your grandmother’s home or any of the neighbours’ homes as the ‘silly season’, is notorious for exactly that; binging. Now, We’re not talking about binging in the way that you used to binge drink as a 15/16 year old. Sitting out in a cold local park all wrapped up but still slowly getting frostbite but thinking it’s worth it because someone has nicked a few cans or bottles from their house, or then again, maybe you didn’t do that. Neither did any of us! In this case binging […]

10 Health Benefits of Keeping Sexually Active

By Annabel Hynes December 21, 2016 (No)
There’s a lot of reasons to want to get frisky, but did you know there are some legitimately helpful ways sex can improve your health? As if sex wasn’t great enough on its own now we’re happy to share 10 brilliant reasons you should be keeping your sex life alive. Lowers stress Sex triggers the release of endorphins into your bloodstream, helping to reduce stress and increase positive attributes such as self-esteem. Research has shown that those who have sex frequently were more likely to have reduced feelings of anxiety, particularly in cases of public speaking. Exercise Sexual activity boosts your heart rate, burns calories and strengthens muscles, and is […]

Running Shoes That Will Take You To The Next Level

By theSharpeUser November 26, 2016 (No)
As with almost everything in life, over analysis and new technology have made buying running shoes far more complicated than it should be. Now you are looking at more than just the sign saying ‘running’ or ‘fitness’ and instead you are being broken into dozens of different sub sections to find the right pair. Here are the main criteria that you actually need to focus on. Know Your Distance When picking out your shoe, know which shoes work for which distance. You don’t want to be in the middle of running the Dublin marathon when you realise that you’ve bought a pair of track shoes designed for 100m sprinters just […]

The Top 10 Instagram Fitness Freaks You Have To Follow

By Annabel Hynes November 25, 2016 (No)
With so many people using Instagram for fitness there are a few standout accounts which are well worth checking out and following to make sure you get your daily does of fitness & food imagery and video content. These folks are the cream of the crop when it comes to following real fitness freaks. Lindsey Vonn (@lindseyvonn) Lindsey Vonn is a downhill skier that has been awarded gold and bronze Olympic medals, two World Championship gold medals and three silver medals, and four World Cup titles. She is the most successful American ski racer in history, and runs a seriously motivational Instagram account. She posts frequent videos and photos of […]

5 Wholesome Breakfasts That Will Kickstart Your Morning

By Annabel Hynes November 17, 2016 (No)
Having a balanced breakfast can really help your health and energy levels as the day goes on. We’ve pulled together 5 possible options that you could try for yourself. Test them out and let us know which is your favourite one! Oatmeal porridge with milk, banana slices and a pinch of brown sugar, rye toast with low-fat butter and a glass of freshly-squeezed orange juice The oats contain beta-glucan, a fibre that lowers cholesterol when eaten regularly. They also contain omega-3 fatty acids and folate, great for brain activity. The milk is a source of calcium and Vitamin D, which strengthens bones and teeth. The banana is rich in potassium, […]

Top 5 Fitness Gadgets

By theSharpeUser November 14, 2016 (2 Comments)
Getting fit has become so much more than sweating it out at the gym. The introduction of technology to health and fitness has changed up the game by allowing fitness enthusiasts to get more information about their routines and get the most out of exercise. With fantastic gadgets, like some that are listed below, users can now measure things such as their heart-rates, sleeping patterns and form without a trainer or a locker full of equipment. Umoro One This bottle is a fantastic purchase for yourself or makes a great gift for a gym addict. The bottle functions like any other bottle, but with a clever added extra. With a […]

Five Kick Ass Fitness Apps

By theSharpeUser October 24, 2016 (No)
Are you getting into shape but need a little extra motivation? Check out these fitness apps for a little extra kick in your fitness regimes. Let us know what you think of the fitness app you pick or if you’re using something else. Fitbit Fitbit claims to be the world’s leading app for tracking all-day activity and workouts. Users can record steps taken and distance covered with its Mobile Track and it offers a variety of cool features when the app is paired with a Fitbit tracker. You can record workouts and then check the app to compare your stats and chart improvement. You can log your food and water […]

Four Great Exercises You Can Do In The Shorter Evenings

By theSharpeUser October 5, 2016 (No)
Winter is creeping in, the days are getting shorter and the weather, well the weather is being pretty typical but there is no excuse that you cannot stay fit during the coming months. Whether you are a fitness novice or you’re already accustomed to exercising on a regular basis and simply want to bring some variety to your current routine, there are some excellent exercises you can undertake in the shorter evenings. The likelihood of you actually maintaining a fitness routine is greatly impacted by one thing, the weather. Picking a sport or exercise that is not weather dependent will make exercising easier to accomplish when it’s pouring rain outside […]

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