|BE WELL: BE HEART SMART - Put a deck of cards on your plate
Do you play cards? Well, that deck of cards could help cut your heart disease risk. "Your serving of chicken and meat should be no more than the size of two decks of cards per day and include one deck of fish," said Frances Mahfood, nutritionist at the Heart Foundation of Jamaica.
You don't have to get high blood pressure
Hypertension, the sustained elevation of blood pressure beyond the normal limits, is a common disorder in the Jamaican community. It is present in approximately 30 out of every 100 persons aged 30 years and over and the prevalence rises with increasing age.
DIETITIAN'S DESK - The effect of oil in the diet
A reader expressed concern about the large intake of oil by Jamaicans and recommended a revision of the preparation methods for traditional Jamaican foods.Here is my response to that reader. Fats and oils constitute one of the major food groups of the human diet...
I AM WHAT I THINK - When your child becomes a Rasta
Many families face a crisis when one of their children assumes a rastafarian lifestyle. In these cases, it is important to understand the significance of Rastafarianism, its place in the lives of young people and how to deal with your child should he or she become a Rasta.
FITNESS CLUB - Warm-up your body
The importance of warming up prior to exercising cannot be overemphasised. A warm-up period should be included in every training session and before preparing for a competition. A warm-up routine should start slowly and systematically and gradually involve all muscles...
Face it: Beauty matters to most beholders
Posted January 11 on a People magazine's website was the headline: 'Were You a Real-Life Ugly Betty?'The 'were' of the headline implies the magazine is looking for past 'Ugly Bettys', but the few short paragraphs afterward leave a different impression....
LETTERS: Male circumcision - the new frontier in the fight against HIV/AIDS
Dear Ms. Thompson , Recent studies claim that circumcision helps prevent HIV. A new Dutch study in March casts serious doubt on the wisdom of promoting male circumcision to prevent HIV infection, not only because of the risk of increasing HIV ...