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Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:08 AMMarvin Gordon

If I had a dollar for every time I've heard the myth of turning fat into muscle repeated. The simple truth is, it is physically impossible. Sure, you can lose fat and gain muscle, but muscle and fat are two very different types of tissue and one...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The rain could not stop the fitness enthusiasts from turning out Saturday morning for The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life stop at the FLOW Flex Gym, as we joined the staff of the telecommunications company for a rigorous workout session.Fitness instructors...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Soft drinks consumption dramatically escalates during the festive season. Drinking soft drinks may seem so pleasant and so innocent because this cold, artificially flavoured, sweet liquid with its acidic tang, combined with the tickle of gas bubbles...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimesha Walters

It's the most wonderful time of the year again and the holiday party season is already upon us. Celebratory glasses of bubbly are on hand and delicious cocktails are being served as we spend time with...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 11:10 PMMarvin Gordon

Some nutrition myths refuse to die. Despite all the studies being published these days, bits of misinformation continue to guide the practices of fitness buffs all over the world.Let's end a few of them.1. Brown bread is whole grainMany brown breads...

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMDr Fay Whitbourne

Both diabetes and menopause may produce challenges in blood-glucose control, but by understanding how they interact, you will be able to manage your blood sugar.After menopause, the hormones oestrogen and progesterone...

Published:Monday | December 4, 2017 | 9:53 PM

The residents of Central Village in St Catherine came out early Saturday morning to join The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life team and guests for a workout session that was high intensity and high energy. Fitness coach Marvin Gordon took the gathering at...

Published:Saturday | December 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that the next step in the Jamaica Moves campaign will be to take legislation to Parliament to regulate the sugar content in food products.But before that, he said, persons will have to be educated about the ill...

Published:Wednesday | November 29, 2017 | 11:10 PMMarvin Gordon

Friends don't let friends skip leg day, and for good reason. Training legs is a key component of any fitness programme and ignoring them could be disastrous.Whether you are trying to lose body fat, boost total-body strength and fitness, increase...

Published:Wednesday | November 29, 2017 | 12:12 AMMarvin Gordon

WHILE DYNAMIC stretching is all the rage nowadays, static stretches - you know, the ones in which you hold a position for 15 seconds or longer - still have a major role to play in any workout programme.Doing static stretches at the end of your...

Published:Wednesday | November 29, 2017 | 12:00 AM

One of the lessons I've learnt from working with persons who have been struggling with weight issues is that Jamaicans as a whole lack sensitivity when it comes to obesity.We are guilty of making insensitive comments about people's weight and go as...

Published:Wednesday | November 29, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Moves Get Moving Corporate Challenge, which began with the FLOW-PUMA Fortis 5K Run, will culminate along Negril's famed seven-mile white-sand beach on Saturday with the Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K.The challenge, which started...

Published:Wednesday | November 29, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Talk about sweet energy! Wow! The Sweet Energy Fitness Club definitely knows how to energise a workout session and keep participants high on adrenaline, with a series of full-body exercises that worked you to the core.On Saturday at Jacaranda Homes...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:12 AM

Aerobics instructor O.J. O'Gilvie ensured that it was a real Sweatfest on Saturday at the Life Fit Training Centre, as he took The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life team and guests through a heart-pumping routine that worked every muscle and had everyone...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:01 AM

The Heart Foundation of Jamaica last week launched its obesity prevention campaign, dubbed 'Are you drinking yourself sick?', to encourage Jamaicans to reduce the amount of added sugar in their diets.According to the foundation, this public...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Rainforest Seafoods recently became the latest corporate company to launch their internal Jamaica Moves programme. The launch, held at the company's headquarters, follows the Ministry of Health's Jamaica Moves Get Moving Corporate Challenge launched...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 4:41 PMMarvin Gordon

WHEN was the last time you included stretches in your workout routine? Do you even consider stretching as training?...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Diabetes, a major contributor to premature death, is estimated to affect 10-15 per cent of the adult population in the Caribbean region. The disease is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attack and stroke and responsible for high...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

51-year-old Glenna Falconer-Doyley is a born survivorLife comes at you fast. At age six, a naive little girl at the time walking to school was hit by a car, hospitalised and later lost her left leg. Today, 51-year-old Glenna...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Sexual activity is rarely the cause of sudden cardiac arrest, a new study suggests.Specifically, in more than 4,500 cases of sudden cardiac arrest in adults living in Oregon, United States, in a recent decade, only 34 cases were related to sexual...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMHenry Lowe

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) remain as one of the most pressing crises in global health, disproportionately affecting people in low- and middle-income countries where more than...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Sagicor Foundation goes on wheels as they roll out their Sagicor Mobile Wellness Units to touch more than 6,000 lives in more than eight parishes during its upcoming Community Health Tour.The tour kick-starts on Monday at the Sagicor Life branch at...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

If you missed Saturday morning's Outdoor Madness with The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life team and the TrainFit Club, then you definitely missed one of the best workouts of your life.Fitness guru Stokely Rose and the TrainFit crew weren't kidding when they...

Published:Wednesday | November 8, 2017 | 12:08 AMMarvin Gordon

We had a blast sharing healthy smoothies with Olympian Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn at her Life Fit Training Centre's Juicy Juice Bar.Try this delicious berry smoothie and follow the tips below for a great tasting quick meal that is as wholesome and...

Published:Wednesday | November 8, 2017 | 12:00 AM

A good cup of tea is not just warming and enjoyable, it has long been associated with several health benefits. Among them, protecting cells from damage, reducing risk of heart disease, enhancing weight loss and help fight belly fat.Many types of tea...

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