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Fifty-five-year-old Janet Scott*, a housekeeper from Old Harbour, St Catherine, has never done a mammogram, although she is fully aware that she is at a higher risk of developing breast cancer, given her family history. Her mother died from the...
The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life Season 3’s ‘Fit in 5’ second event with Body By Kurt at NWC Sports Club, Mona Road, St Andrew on Saturday, September 28, 2019.

The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life early-morning workout session turned out to be a family affair last Saturday. Husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, children, brothers, sisters, cousins – no matter the relation, they all came out to journey with the Fit 4...
Launch of Season 3 of The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life – ‘Fit in 5’, at The Gleaner, 7 North Street, Kingston on Saturday, September 21, 2019

If you follow these ‘Fit in 5’ tips, you cannot go wrong on your fitness journey. 1. SLEEP One of the most underrated ways in which you can stay fit and healthy is to get enough sleep. There is no magical number of hours that one should sleep...

The back is often ignored in favour of abs, biceps, and other ‘show muscles’, but this muscle group plays a key role in pulling movements and provides support and stability for the spine. Strength and endurance in the back go a long way in...

A new study is showing that making five key consistent changes to your eating habits can lead to big weight-loss results over time. As persons age and their metabolism slows, it becomes harder to lose the weight. In fact, without even realising it...

Did you know that doing chores around the house can burn calories and build muscles? Several studies have revealed that various household chores are very good medium-intensity cardiovascular or strength-training exercises. So why not plan your...

Controlling sugar craving can be a major challenge. In fact, that’s the biggest challenge for most persons trying to control their weight and maintain a proper diet. From her book ‘Why Diets Fail: Because You’re Addicted to Sugar’, Nicole Avena,...

In recent years, planks have become the go-to core exercise. Everyone is recommending them, and the simple form and that weird easy-yet-challenging feel mean that everyone – from beginner to professional – is planking.  Planks are...

Having to deal with a degenerative hip condition is very painful and can significantly lower your function and quality of life. Exercising, playing a sport or even playing with your grandchildren becomes difficult, and simple things just like tying...

Recent research has now identified the genetic differences associated with left-handedness, a trait found in 10 per cent of the human population. According to scientists, those genetic variants result in differences in brain structure, which might...
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