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The average high-school student is likely to be burdened by concerns about their studies, getting into the right clubs and colleges, all while balancing their social lives. It can be hectic, but imagine doing all of that and finding out that you...
The stone shuttle

“Now this was what you call a thorough full-body workout. Every part a me a hurt me. This was more intense than anything we’ve done in Fit 4 Life so far,” shared an out-of-breath, drenched-in-sweat Andrea Nelson. No doubt, Saturday’s Fit 4 Life...
Berl Francis (left) and Maxine Brown (right) greet Hilary Wehby at the launch of Wehby’s book ‘My New Normal: Reflections of a Stroke Survivor’ earlier this year.

“ T o the point when my brain cells screamed for oxygen that day, I had considered myself a relatively strong and healthy person, with no known health issues. I was always the last to catch most viruses going around. I routinely did annual medical...

Muscular endurance is a basic component of fitness. In technical terms, it refers to the ability of muscles to contract repetitively and consistently over a period of time. It is the ability to perform physical activity for a time. The longer we...

Newly retired track and field athlete, Kemoy Campbell, had been running professionally for parts of his high-school career and during his entire adult life when an unexplained (or unnamed) heart problem brought him to a halt – literally. “I thought...

Breast cancer is the leading cancer and the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among Jamaican women, and it is estimated that one in 21 women in the country will be diagnosed with the disease. According to the Global Cancer Observatory (...

The tough Fit in 5 challenges were the highlight of Saturday’s Fit 4 Life event, hosted by Jamaica Moves at the GC Foster College in Spanish Town. It was indeed a test of the fittest of the fit, as challengers dug deep to prove their fitness level...

I recall a colleague frantically complaining that his blood tests showed that he was not protected against the hepatitis B virus, or HBV, blaming himself for having ‘messed up’ his immunisation schedule after missing two of the three doses required...

Fruits and vegetables are known to be 'healthy' foods. Every nutrition plan and 'diet' pushes them as must-have foods to power your health and fitness, so there must be some truth to it. Yet, most people fall short of the recommended daily intake....

TrainFit Club's Stokely Rose and his team pulled out all the stops last Saturday to deliver a dose of Outdoor Madness Fit 4 Lifers won't soon forget. Fitness coach Tareeq was in his element, delivering a high-energy '80s dance-aerobic warm-up that...
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