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Published:Wednesday | October 16, 2019 | 1:39 AM

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...

Published:Wednesday | October 16, 2019 | 12:16 AM

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...

Published:Wednesday | October 16, 2019 | 12:15 AM

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....

Published:Wednesday | October 16, 2019 | 12:12 AM

Good nutrition remains at the heart of a healthy lifestyle. No matter if you’re into keto, intermittent fasting or un-dieting, understanding the benefits of specific foods to your lifestyle goal is key. Here are a few reasons why JP St Mary’s ripe...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 2:56 PM

Looking better is the most common reason for trying to get fit. It is a valid reason, especially in a world with Instagram stories and WhatsApp statuses. People seem to value appearance above all else. But that’s not the most pressing reason...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 2:42 PM

It was non-stop movement at Jessie Ripoll Primary School on Saturday, October 5, as Sweet Energy hosted the third morning workout of The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life Season 3: Fit in 5. Dubbed Infinite Energy, the third event of the season surpassed...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 12:54 PM

A new drug-free treatment is promising long lasting improvement for erectile function and sexual health for Jamaican men. The shock wave therapy technology solution is called ED1000 and is designed to treat all cases of erectile dysfunction (ED)...

Published:Wednesday | October 2, 2019 | 12:21 AM

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...

Published:Wednesday | October 2, 2019 | 12:20 AM

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...

Published:Wednesday | September 25, 2019 | 12:25 AM

It was pure, sweet energy at Saturday’s Season 3 launch of The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life health and fitness initiative. The 300-strong fitness enthusiasts who turned out in the early morning at the media house’s 7 North Street, Kingston, head office to...

Published:Wednesday | September 25, 2019 | 12:24 AM

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...

Published:Wednesday | September 18, 2019 | 12:31 AM

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...

Published:Wednesday | September 18, 2019 | 12:31 AM

The muscles of the arms, chest, and shoulders require well-rounded training to carry out their function effectively. These muscles are heavily involved in pushing movements and provide stability for movements such as pulling. This means that any...

Published:Wednesday | September 18, 2019 | 12:31 AM

Cardiovascular performance is a key component of fitness. Cardio improves performance, heart health, and life expectancy. When choosing moves for cardio, it is best to choose based on your fitness level, as well as the impact of the exercise. Full...

Published:Wednesday | September 18, 2019 | 12:30 AM

When it comes to leg training, compound moves provide the best returns on time invested and should form the basis of lower-body training. Another important consideration is the aspect of fitness targeted by the training plan. The ‘Fit in 5’ leg-...

Published:Wednesday | September 18, 2019 | 12:30 AM

The core muscles provide the stability and support necessary for safe and effective movement. They also act as prime movers in bending and twisting. Training these muscles should target building strength, endurance, and stability throughout. When...

Published:Wednesday | September 18, 2019 | 12:21 AM

The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life Season 3 is finally here! Join us this Saturday, September 21, for the grand launch at The Gleaner, 7 North Street, Kingston (East Street entrance) for a sweat-drenching experience. You are guaranteed to get a circuit boot...

Published:Wednesday | September 18, 2019 | 12:19 AM

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...

Published:Wednesday | September 18, 2019 | 12:19 AM

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,...

Published:Wednesday | September 18, 2019 | 12:19 AM

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...

Published:Thursday | September 12, 2019 | 5:44 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

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...

Published:Wednesday | September 11, 2019 | 1:58 AMBelinda Morrison/Contributor

Prostate cancer has traditionally been described as a disease of the “aging male”. This designation would be correct since the peak age range of diagnosis in Jamaica is 75-80 years. Data from the United States suggest that most men...

Published:Wednesday | September 11, 2019 | 1:47 AMWilliam Aiken/Contributor

Despite prostate cancer being the most frequent cancer overall and the most common cause of cancer-related deaths in Jamaica, it is a ‘Cinderella disease’ in that it has consistently suffered from undeserved neglect by health...

Published:Wednesday | September 11, 2019 | 1:35 AMWinsome Jureidini/Contributor

We got back from a very enjoyable family vacation so hit with the stark reality, “Michael you have prostate cancer! Surgery had to be done!!" School for the children was starting within a week or two! What am I  to do...

Published:Wednesday | September 11, 2019 | 1:35 AMMichael Jureidini/Contributor

July 1991, I had applied for a post that mandated an executive profile (comprehensive medical) would have to be undertaken. So at age 37 I had my first Digital Rectal Examination (DRE) and blood test for Prostate Cancer (PSA-Prostate Specific...

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