Sharp Health


Cold Season 101

It’s that time of year when days get short, football invades the networks and the night air becomes more and more crisp with each passing week. You know what that means … it’s cold season. There’s no need to fear, though. Your next few...

Surviving a Merger

A merger looms in your future. It’s still a vague, dark shadow, but your keen business sense warns you it’s coming. Your mind whirls. Will there be layoffs? Will you be moved up the chain of command–or out the door? There are ways to...

Your Workout and Staying Motivated

The single most difficult thing about staying fit is finding the motivation to get out the door each day. Staying motivated is not easy. We all lead hectic lives, and often find it nearly impossible to get ourselves going. Having methods...

SharpFacts About Heartburn

Some SharpHealth topics cover serious problems facing young SharpMen, while other problems are just, well, annoying. This week's topic, heartburn, also known as gastroesophageal reflux, is somewhere in the middle: What is heartburn?...

Pre-Exercise Stretching

Should you stretch? After all, you’re so Sharp: Whenever you go for a run (no doubt every day), you take an extra 20 minutes to properly stretch all muscles — even those you know you won’t use. Then you breathe deeply and visualize the...

Coffee–Friend or Foe?

First it was fats, then it was smoking, and now your consumption of coffee is under attack…can’t a SharpMan have any fun? Well, yes and no. The problem is not that you consume too much coffee, it’s that you ingest caffeine, the stimulant...

Three Power Strategies for Body Reshaping

You diet. You exercise. You suffer. So goes the cycle of some SharpMen’s lives. Do you feel like you are trapped in a never-ending war with the battle of the bulge? It’s time for a new strategy. Regardless of what the myriad of...

Look Out for Lyme Disease

You might think that only rural SharpMen are at risk for Lyme disease, but it has been diagnosed in all parts of the country, and on all the continents (OK, no, not Antarctica). It seems to be most prevalent on the East Coast, however; in...

Designer Waters

Your body can’t live without it — good old H20. But today’s water isn’t just water anymore, it now comes packed with everything from A (amino acids) to Z (zinc) and all manner of additives in between. The question is: do all these things...

Getting Back to the Health Basics

With so many new trends and "discoveries" in health and nutrition, it’s easy to forget that simply taking care of yourself — or getting "back to the basics" — can make a big difference in the way you look and feel. Check out SharpHealth’s...

Training The Triathlete

So you’re thinking of taking the triathlon plunge, huh? Great. The good news is you’re not likely to be the only triathlete virgin in the starting area. According to Triathlete Magazine, race participation has increased more than 300% over...

Smart Snacking

It’s amazing how appealing food can be when you’re trying to avoid it in order to lose or maintain your weight. Well now you can stop avoiding the sight, smell and sound of food; with just a little information — and control — you can enjoy...

A New You for 2002

The holiday bulge, the freshman fifteen, the middle-age spare tire: your options for rationalizing those extra pounds go on and on. Heart disease, high blood pressure, eating disorders, depression: unfortunately, the list of problems...

Dealing with Your Health Plan

Yes, spring is springing. That means that, in addition to love, for many SharpMen, allergies are in the air. The most common allergies associated with spring involve "hay fever" — not a fever at all, but a physical reaction to a foreign...

Hype Regarding Portable Phones and Cancer?

No doubt you’ve heard the news: along with burgers, fries and everything else you enjoy, cellular telephones are bad for you. Yup, microwave radiation. Sure, you knew you weren’t supposed to stand in front of the micro while warming your...

Weighing in on the South Beach Diet

Doctors advise fewer calories and more exercise as the best way to lose and maintain a healthy weight, but this combination doesn’t work for everyone. Some SharpMen need a structured diet in order to lose weight, which is why low-fat, low-...