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Moles and Skin Tags: What Do They Mean?

Cindy Crawford might have made them a trademark beauty spot for women, but most SharpMen have had it with moles and skin tags. In a world where clear skin and complexion is hip, moles and skin tags are not. And while these skin marks are...

Adding An Inch To Your Arms

Adding An Inch To Your Arms Have you ever noticed how most people equate how big your "muscles" are with the size and shape of your arms? Strange, isn't it? Especially considering how much smaller these muscles are as compared to your larger muscle groups: your chest...

Why Spinach is Bad For You

Why do American men die before their wives? Because they want to, is the old joke. But the medical facts are simple — the answer is iron and copper. Recent studies have shown that an excess of iron and copper can be extremely detrimental...

Rotary Cuff Injuries: Do Your Shoulders Hurt?

As part of my New Year’s resolution, I promised that I would lose those extra pounds. Treadmills, exercise bikes, weights…the works… with the addition of swimming at least three times a week. After my first trip to the pool, I began...

What Is "PNF" Stretching?

We all know we should stretch but, truthfully, how many of us take the time? It’s a fast-paced world and every minute counts. A SharpMan doesn’t have time to waste on stretching if there is no immediate and practical benefit. Should you...

Unlocking the Secrets to a Sharp Body

You’ve been hitting the gym for the past six months, desperately trying to lose weight and pack on muscle. Attempting to solve the problem, you try different exercise routines and experiment with the latest food supplements. Expecting...

Hepatitis A: The Type A Personality

Hepatitis is a common disease that affects and damages the liver and may lead to cancer. There are several forms of the hepatitis viruses. Five of them cause disease while another seems to cause no illness at all. This installment of the...

Physical Therapy or Chiropractic Care - Which is Best for You?

Physical Therapy or Chiropractic Care — Which Is Best for You? Did you hurt your ankle playing basketball? Did you hear something pop in your shoulder? Are you suddenly taking more aspirin for "stress" headaches? Wanna feel better? Your first step will always be to see your general physician. He or...

SharpFacts About Low Testosterone

Men and testosterone go hand in manly hand. Yet did you know testosterone begins noticeably decreasing around age 30, and it is estimated that more than 20 million men have lower-than-average levels of testosterone? Could you be one of...

Office Fitness: How to Work Out Your Arms

You’re in your office (i.e., cube avec window) and you’re bored. It’s 3:00 p.m., you’ve met your deadline, and you just remembered your company is now monitoring your use of Microsoft Outlook. Ah, what to do? Cheer up, little man, good...

Want a Great Butt? The Sharp Rearview

You sit at your desk. You sit in meetings. You sit on airplanes. Guess what? All that sitting can be hard on the rearview. Check out these SharpHealth tips for keeping that rear end in Sharp shape. These exercises are perfect for doing at...

Scratching Out Athlete’s Foot

Ever have an itch on your foot that makes you think about shoving your leg in the freezer? Ever try it? Before you start compromising the ecosystems of major household appliances, check out the facts about athlete’s foot and other steps...

The Scoop on Poop

Though toilet humor has long been a staple of comedians, the health of your bowels is no laughing matter. In fact, your body’s waste disposal system is something that deserves a little respect. No need to voice embarrassing questions here...

The Truth About Vasectomies - 2nd Part

I’ll admit, I couldn’t tell you the name of three birth control products on the grocery store shelf. Whether out of embarrassment or male pride, I just don’t give it much thought. But the fact is, as guys we are held responsible for...

The Facts About Drinking for Your Health

The Facts About Drinking for Your Health You’ve heard the stories. A drink a day can be beneficial to your health. The question is, what kind of drink? How big is that "one" allowed to be? And what of the competing health risks associated with drinking, including cancers of the...

Treating Tension Headaches

According to the National Headache Foundation (http://www.headaches.org), over 45 million Americans experience recurring headaches. A huge percentage of those headaches are of the "tension headache" variety. What can you do? Read on for...

When Are You Drinking Too Much Water?

In response to SharpHealth’s article about proper hydration, Why You Should Be Working to Stay Hydrated, one SharpMan reader wrote: "…Your article indicates that I should drink 64 fluid ounces of water a day. I've been drinking 128 to 192...

Strength Training for the Everyday Athlete

Got strength? You don’t need to be a hulking bodybuilder to see the benefits of strength training. Every athlete, regardless of age or ability, can profit from consistent strength training. Too much, you say? Relax. If your idea of...

Using the Nicotine Patch 101

So it’s just dawned on you that smoking is bad for you. Great — welcome back. And now you’ve made the decision to quit? Even better. The problem is, of course, that quitting smoking is difficult — really difficult. Until now. Today there...

The Truth About Vasectomies

Vasectomy. The mere mention of the word causes most guys to wince. Yet for SharpMen seeking a reliable form of birth control, a vasectomy presents a safe, effective and maintenance-free option. So before you shudder and click away, check...