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Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The country's vector management programme has been strengthened with the opening of the Mosquito Control and Research Unit (MCRU) Insectary at the University of West Indies (UWI) Mona campus in St. Andrew. A joint initiative of the Ministry of...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:01 PMMarvin Gordon

The new year brings with it the renewal of the corporate 5k circuit. Yes, it's almost time for Sigma run already. Time to sign up and buy your running shoes. Oh, and that other thing – training...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:04 AM

Guys with 'central obesity', or a waist circumference of 40 inches or above, had significantly lower levels of testosterone than men with more svelte waists, a 2014 study in clinical endocrinology found.One of the most common...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:03 AMDr Arusha Campbell-Chambers/Contributor

Welcome to a brand new year! It's a time when many make resolutions for healthy lifestyle changes. Let's be intentional, today and always, about preserving ourselves throughout this journey of life. Be intentional about considering yourselves 'too...

Published:Wednesday | January 3, 2018 | 12:07 AMMarvin Gordon

For many, the start of a new year is a time for assessing performance and setting new goals. If social media is to be believed, fitness lies near the top of many a #goals list for 2018.What is your fitness goal? If you aim to improve functional...

Published:Wednesday | January 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

As we look forward to a new year and new opportunities, we often forget what will be one of the limits of what we can hope to accomplish - our ageing bodies.Leon Trotsky aptly described the mental resistance to ageing when he said that old age is...

Published:Wednesday | December 27, 2017 | 12:04 AMMarvin Gordon

It's that time of the year again. You know, when everyone starts making New Year's resolutions they will never keep. When it comes to fitness, most people set vaguely defined and, for the most part, unrealistic resolutions.'I'm going to work out...

Published:Wednesday | December 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMTracey-Ann Brown

After a very stressful and tiring Christmas period, many will find themselves especially looking forward to catching up on some much-needed rest. While most people recognise that they function and feel much better when they are well rested, the...

Published:Wednesday | December 20, 2017 | 12:09 AM

A punishing extreme boot camp brought the curtains down on The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life Season One on Saturday at the Life Fit Training Centre, Red Hills Road, St Andrew.The winners of the 12-Week Lifestyle/Fitness Challenge were also announced.The...

Published:Wednesday | December 20, 2017 | 12:09 AM

At nearly 32 years old, Alteman Pryce decided he was going to take on The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life 12-Week Lifestyle/Fitness Challenge. Though the competition had started weeks earlier, on September 6, Pryce set an ambitious goal for himself - aiming to...

Published:Wednesday | December 20, 2017 | 12:03 AMKimesha Walters

This week, occupational health advisor at Red Stripe Veronica Benain offers more tips on ways to enjoy the festive season, while strategically managing alcohol consumption at the same time.WHILE IMBIBINGn Pay Attention to AVDrinks have different...

Published:Wednesday | December 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMDeniese Badroe

In this Yuletide season, as we share good times with family, friends and co-workers, it is important that everyone attending functions or entertainment venues where there are loud sounds try to avoid or adequately guard against such sounds, as they...

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...

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