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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...

Back Pain: Back in Trouble Again

Back to Basics Eight out of every ten SharpMen experience back pain at some time in their lives. For those of us under 50, back pain follows colds as the second cause for not showing up for work. In fact, back injuries are the leading...

All About Kidney Stones

Any SharpMan who has ever had, or has even heard of, the symptoms associated with passing kidney stones cringes at the thought. Really. This condition can be unbelievably painful, and is usually described as trying to birth a baby through...

Curing the Holiday Hangover from Hell

"I’ll never touch another drink as long as I live." You tentatively leave your bed, clutching your head, and wonder why everyone in the house seems to be shouting so early in the morning. Welcome to the morning after. Stumbling, you swear...

Testicular Cancer 101

Can you guess the most common cancer among men aged 20—40? You may not like the answer — it’s testicular cancer, affecting three men in 100,000. Yup, the entire SharpHealth department can see you all cringing now, but on the brighter side...

Office Fitness: The Abdominal Workout

In SharpMan’s last installment of Office Fitness, we focused on working out your arms while at the office. Since then, no doubt each and every one of you SharpMen has become the envy of your co-workers. Let’s keep that momentum going by...

Building A Better Weight Training Split

You’ve managed to kick procrastination to the curb and get that gym membership that you’ve been threatening to buy for months. For better or worse you have finally made the commitment. The contract is signed, you’ve forked over a handful...

Stretching for Flexibility

Do you care about flexibility? You should. Flexibility is important for all SharpMenbecause it helps prevent injuries, aids in maintaining proper posture, improves coordination and can even help your performance in sports and everyday...

Controlling Your Blood Pressure

According to the American Heart Association, one out of every four adults in the USA has high blood pressure. If it remains high over a sustained period of time (called hypertension), this problem can and does lead to heart disease — the...

Why You Should Be Working to Stay Hydrated

In this article: What you should know about you and H2O. How to tell if you aren’t drinking enough. Tips for staying hydrated. So, you think you’re healthy and fit? Are you sure? Don’t forget that an important part of being and staying...

Getting (Rid of) Ink! New Tools for Tattoo Removal

Decorative tattoos have been around for thousands of years. Most likely originating in the South Pacific Islands, they quickly spread in popularity to the Western world. At the height of their pre-Guns N’ Roses fame, trendy society women...

The (W)hole Story about Body Piercing

So you’re thinking about getting an eyebrow ring. Or a tongue barbell. Or a lip stud. But you’re wondering whether it’s really safe to have holes punched in your body to accommodate these anatomical accessories. Here are some SharpHealth...

Hydrotherapy or Massage to Reduce Post-Workout Pain

It’s what puts the WORK in your workout… the PAIN in your gain. But what if you could work out and still make advancements in your fitness goals without pain? Consider adding a sport’s massage or hydrotherapy treatment to your conditioning...

Combating the Deep Freeze: Cold Weather Injury Prevention

Fishing, hunting, dogsledding, skiing, climbing, snowmobiling… the list of cold-weather outdoor activities goes on and on. To get out and enjoy all of these options, check out the following tips for preventing common cold-weather injuries...

Sharpen Your Image: Plastic Surgery for Guys?

Do you wish you had the perfect abs or pecs? Have you tried to get rid of those love handles but only seem to lose weight everywhere else? Do you wish you didn’t have your father’s nose, the one that sticks out farther than Jay Leno’s chin...

SharpMan's Guide to Eating Breakfast

Are you doing what's necessary to start your day off right? Maybe not. With our fast-paced lifestyle, SharpMen tend to neglect breakfast. And those who do eat breakfast often consume excess fat and sugar, causing them to feel sluggish by...

An Hour a Day: Seven Time-Saving Exercise Tips for Good Health

All too often we put our own personal health too far down on the priority list. It ends up getting overlooked because we’re rushing to work, heading off to our kid’s soccer practice or finally getting a chance to open mail and pay the...

Cold Weather Workout Tips

Working out during the winter months can be a drag. There is nothing worse than heading out on a cold morning for a run, or waiting 15 minutes for your car to warm up so that you can make it to the gym for your daily workout. Working out...

Six Fitness Myths and Truths

When it comes to the workout world, it is so easy to get discouraged. Finding the motivation to work out on a regular basis is hard enough for most of us. Then you throw in some of those fitness myths that make things even harder and it...

Ergonomically Correct

Think on-the-job injuries are reserved for those guys tightrope-walking on steel beams or washing the windows of skyscrapers? Think again. If you sit behind a computer monitor all day or participate in any form of repetitive action, then...