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March 12, 2017 (No Comments) by Alannah Kenny

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 […]

March 6, 2017 (No Comments) by Andy Leech

“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 […]

March 5, 2017 (No Comments) by Annabel Hynes

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 […]

March 2, 2017 (No Comments) by Aoife Crilly

We all love the idea of getting fit. There is an enormous amount fitness tips and tricks out there that claim to help you on your way to a healthier lifestyle. But not all of these are true; in fact a lot of well-known fitness tips are actually total rubbish. Don’t be fooled into following any of these myths because they all contradict with what scientists and fitness experts know is true. Check out our list of fitness myths that you should never follow and you’ll save yourself a lot of hassle in the long run. Basic Sit-ups Will Give You A Six-Pack This is a misconception that many people […]

February 26, 2017 (One Comment) by Julie Dorrity

Are you looking to try out something new that will help your mind and body? It’s time to consider Yoga and Pilates. Here’s why… Pilates and Yoga cater to all ages young and old so do not let your age influence your decision to begin Pilates and or Yoga, there is literally no harm in giving it a go! Because of its huge popularity, Yoga and Pilates are becoming a major part of people’s lives, so don’t be afraid or nervous if you’re heading to your first ever class. Remember That Yoga Is All About… Being mindful of your capabilities, just do what you can and embrace the experience. Being […]

February 21, 2017 (No Comments) by Annabel Hynes

Going to the gym is the standard method of staying fit in the modern world. Many people have desk-bound jobs that keep them stationary for most of the day, and leave and return to their homes in darkness. Keeping that in mind, psyching yourself up for the gym can be a herculean task when you’ve been working or studying all day, and a lot of people simply don’t bother. Why emerge from one tedious job only to steep yourself in another? Well, that’s where you have to start getting creative. Running for an hour on a treadmill sounds boring and difficult, but it isn’t the only way to burn calories […]

February 15, 2017 (No Comments) by Aoife Crilly
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For a long time now many people have considered breakfast to be the most important meal of the day. In recent years, there has been a huge debate into how important breakfast really is to our general health. With people becoming more and more aware nutrition and experimenting with their morning meal we started to wonder how exactly did breakfast become known as the ‘most important meal of the day’ and is this even remotely true? Or is it just a mere myth? The Rise Of Consumerism One of the very first breakfast cereals to come about was Corn Flakes which was invented by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg in 1894. He believed starting […]

February 7, 2017 (No Comments) by Annabel Hynes

New Year’s Day is fading farther and farther into the past, and along with it many people’s resolutions. It’s easier to try eating healthier, or ditching the cigarettes, or becoming fitter early on in the year, when the experience is new and encouraging. As we transition from January to February however, those resolutions start getting more difficult – especially if you’re not getting the results you want. This is never more accurate than when people attempt to improve their fitness by going to a new gym. So, how do you get yourself to not only achieve your goals but also enjoy the process? It helps to find a gym that […]

January 20, 2017 (2 Comments) by Evan Coughlan

Can’t sleep won’t sleep, can’t sleep won’t sleep. Sorry that’s probably not helping. Let’s be honest, sleep is the best, and we as human beings need at least 8 hours of it a night, or else we start acting nuttier than a squirrel’s sh*t. Most people have no trouble nodding off at night, but there are those of us who struggle quite badly when it comes to catching those all-important z’s. Unfortunately, if you’re reading this article, it probably means you’re a bad sleeper, but you need not worry because, we at The Sharpe, have scoured the web in search of the five best apps to help you get a […]

January 16, 2017 (No Comments) by Aidan Clarke

Well 2016 with all your twists, turns and gasp aloud moments, thank you; hardly. So how was that? Or rather what hell was that? The ascension of, love him or loathe him, The Donald. Our nearest and dearest next door neighbour deciding to abscond from the European Union whilst whipping up a kerfuffle of chaos, much love Brexit. At home there was the interminable period of no government, maybe not much of a complaint to some, and the arrival on the international stage of two lads from Skibbereen who brought us all a bit of joy over the summer with their humorous tales of schteak, shpuds and general merriment in […]

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