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Published:Wednesday | October 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMSelena DeLeon

Pilates is a method of improving movement efficiency that was originally called 'contrology' in the 1920s, conceptualised by Joseph Pilates. The training is utilised by sports elite and post-surgical clients alike for improvement of posture,...

Published:Thursday | October 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMMarvin Gordon

With her strong background as an Olympian and personal trainer, being one half of the husband-and-wife team behind the newly opened state-of-the-art Life Fit Training Centre is a natural fit for Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn.After operating Cuthbert's...

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 5:01 PMMarvin Gordon

THE KEY to weight loss is burning more calories than you consume. Portion control – understanding how much of any food should be eaten to maintain health and fitness...

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:15 AM

One of the first things Eric Clarke did when he assumed his role as chairman of the Management Committee of the Savanna la Mar Public General Hospital was to get the Friends of the Sav la Mar Hospital incorporated as a charity. This simple act has...

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM

On Saturday, The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life team journeyed to the cool hills of Jacks Hill in St Andrew to walk the steep incline with the St Matthew's Walkers and residents of the community. We were also joined by Yulit Gordon, executive director of the...

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Launched in July, challengers in the Jamaica Moves Get Moving Corporate Challenge have completed three of the six races in the circuit, with over 600 employees competing to date. The challenge being done using the Running Events calendar encourages...

Published:Wednesday | October 4, 2017 | 12:05 AMMarvin Gordon

When we speak of core training, the first thing that rushes to mind is six pack abs. But slow down just a bit and let us look at what core training really involves. The core, at least as far as training is concerned, is a large group of muscles...

Published:Wednesday | October 4, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Fitness guru Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn showed why she is one of Jamaica's world-renowned Olympians on Saturday, when she took The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life team and guests through an intense boot camp that left everyone sweat-drenched, with every muscle in...

Published:Tuesday | October 3, 2017 | 10:03 PM

Students at the University of the West Indies, Mona will this academic year benefit from workout and meal planning sessions through efforts being spearheaded by Jamaica Moves in partnership with the Aston Preston Hall. Dubbed Jamaica Moves Wellness...

Published:Tuesday | October 3, 2017 | 9:22 PM

Guided by the Ministry of Health's National Strategic Plan and Action for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases, the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA), a statutory body of the ministry, has launched a Wellness...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 10:55 PM

The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life team heads to Jacks Hill Community Centre, Jacks Hill Road, St Andrew this Saturday, October 7 to join the St Matthews Walkers. Starting at 7:00 am until 9:00 am, it will be a morning of fun, great exercises, diet tips...

Published:Wednesday | September 27, 2017 | 10:20 PM

So you have accepted The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life 12-Week Lifestyle/Fitness Challenge. What’s your goal? Weight loss, body strengthening, muscle toning? Remember, it’s your challenge, as we journey together to a fitter you. For all...

Published:Wednesday | September 27, 2017 | 9:54 PMMarvin Gordon

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is all the rage nowadays and not without reason; numerous studies have proven the benefits – ranging from faster weight loss to the short amount of time required to complete a routine – time and...

Published:Wednesday | September 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMDr Rhonda Reeves

Recently, there has been a lot of talk about woman empowerment, and the strength of a woman, but what more empowerment can we have than the freedom and ability to protect our bodies from certain illnesses like cervical cancer?As a part of my job, I...

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 8:42 PMMarvin Gordon

For taking on The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life 12-Week Lifestyle/Fitness Challenge, you can follow either of our workout programmes - beginner or advanced. Neither requires more than dumbbells and some space. DUMBBELLS All that is required for our...

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 8:18 PM

The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life team will join Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn’s bootcamp...are you up to the challenge? Come and find out. At 6:00 am on Saturday, September 30, all the excitement will be at Cuthbert-Flynn’s new state-of-the-art...

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 7:34 PM

Check out these mobile applications designed to help you along your fitness journey. MyFitnessPal MyFitnessPal gives you a wealth of tools for tracking what and how much you eat, and how many calories you burn through activity, and is available as...

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 7:25 PMMarvin Gordon

Before you start any workout session, it is important to get your body ready for it. That’s where warm-up comes in. Never skip this part. 

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 7:05 PMMarvin Gordon

So, you’ve accepted The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life 12-Week Lifestyle/Fitness Challenge. Today is the first day of what I hope will be a life-changing, or more specifically, lifestyle-changing 12 weeks for you. 

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 12:13 AM

The team of physiotherapists at the Mandeville Regional Hospital in Manchester is encouraging the general public to use physical activity as a prescription for healthier lifestyles.Manager and head of Department for Physiotherapy Services at the MRH...

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

To help fight your sweet cravings and cut down on the amount of sugar you consume, train your tongue to hate sweets. Because you have always been a sugar junkie, your taste buds have fallen in love with the taste of sweet foods, so according to...

Published:Thursday | September 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMMarvin Gordon

With a week to go before The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life 12-Week Lifestyle/Fitness Challenge officially starts, now is the perfect time to start looking at the changes you will have to make as it relates to nutrition. Proper nutrition will go a long way in...

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 11:03 PM
Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 6:13 PMMarvin Gordon

Last week, we presented a training programme designed to get you started on The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life 12-Week Lifestyle/Fitness Challenge. This week, we take it a step further for those who are more advanced. 

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 6:01 PMMarvin Gordon

In order to sustain a healthy eating plan, it is important that we enjoy what we eat. Try to ensure that you enjoy the food you eat from day to day. And, yes, It is OK to have a cheat meal once in a while. No, not a cheat day, a cheat meal. Plan...

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