Shailesh Sharma

Shailesh Sharma health writerAfter completing a bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences at The School of Health and Allied Sciences, Pokhara University, Nepal, Shailesh started teaching at various pharmacy colleges in Nepal. After 8 years in pharmacy academics, he decided to change course to medical writing. For the last 5 years, he has helped companies with his evidence-based articles targeted at non-medical audiences. He is adept at writing and editing informative sports health articles for the consumer as well as patient education materials. Currently, he is working as a writer/reviewer for SportsMD Media Inc. as well as Pathway Inc. When he gets the chance, he enjoys digging into the latest sports medicine research findings and ensures that he properly educates people who are engaged in sports or athletic activities.  

Concussion Urgent Care Specialist Near You – Consider Teleconcussion

Looking for a concussion urgent care specialist near you but need help figuring out where to start? Here’s why you should consider Teleconcussion. The use of Telehealth to manage and treat concussions—Teleconcussion—is a promising approach to reducing the burden of accessing and treating concussions and quick access to qualified medical personnel.  A concussion is a…

Are Low Calorie Sweeteners Good For Athletes?

Today’s athletes are confronted with a plethora of foods and beverages containing low-calorie sweeteners (LNCS), like Diet Pepsi, Halo-Top ice cream, Gatorade Zero, or Nuun.  Some questions that arise: Are these products a better option than their sugar-containing versions? Will they help you lose weight? Are they safe? Should athletes eat them or avoid them?…

Athletes Are You Training Your Gut?

Athletes tend to do a good job of training their muscles, heart and lungs. But some of them (particularly endurance athletes and those in running sports) commonly fail to train their gut. As one marathoner reported, “I was so afraid of getting diarrhea during long training runs that I did not eat or drink anything…

Can Physical Fitness Improve Your Children’s Academic Performance?

Physical fitness strengthens your children’s bones, muscles, lungs, and heart. But did you know it can also improve their academic performance? Read on to find what the latest evidence says. Increasing your children’s physical fitness is an effective way to improve their academic performance. Healthy children are more likely to become healthy adults. Help your…

Athletes and Peanut Butter

In my humble opinion, peanut butter (PB) is one of the best sports foods around. Not only is it yummy, it is also health-promoting and performance enhancing. A review of the research on peanuts validates why I routinely choose to enjoy two (!) PB sandwiches a day: one for lunch and the other to curb…

The Role Of Vitamin D In Sports Recovery

by Dana Ryan, Ph.D., MBA M.A., Director Sports Performance and Education at Herbalife Nutrition, special to SportsMD.com For years, Vitamin D was simply associated with helping metabolize calcium and assisting with bone health. However, as society has evolved to a global population that spends more time indoors versus outdoors, we are beginning to learn more…

Medical Second Opinion For Orthopedic Injuries

  A medical second opinion is a legal and empowering tool to improve patient-physician relationships and optimize treatment outcomes.  Orthopedic injuries are one of the most common injuries, affecting about a million Americans each year. Sports activities and occupational exposures contribute to a significant portion of all the cases. Because some of these injuries require…

Eating Before Running

Runners of all ages and abilities commonly ask me what they should they be eating before running or during and after a competitive event: When should I eat before the 10K: 2, 3 or 4 hours beforehand? How many gels should I take during a half-marathon? What’s best to eat for recovery after a marathon?…

Winning in Sports Can Start At The Bottom…Of Your Feet

The crowded space in all areas of footwear can be well…difficult to navigate for anyone. From all levels of shoes for competition and casual and work, to all the areas tied to compression material to orthotics to even laces and socks, the battle to get consumer attention can be really difficult for a company that…

How Much Sleep Do Spartan Athletes Need?

Both empirical and scientific evidence shows that the more physically active you are, the more sleep you need. As such, Spartan athletes’ sleep requirements are higher than those for an average person.  Highlights Spartan athletes run 3 to 5 miles while overcoming several obstacles in the way. Thus, they need to have both explosive power…