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Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

There was nothing sweet about the energetic boot camp Sweet Energy Fitness Club hosted on Saturday morning at the Fit Farm Fitness Club, 2 Upper Braemar Avenue in St Andrew.Boot camp drill sergeant Robert 'Astro' Whyte, Anthony Kepple, MC Sheena-...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton said strategies will be identified to improve how information is shared across the public and private healthcare system.The objective, he said, is to strengthen the delivery of health services to Jamaicans."...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Eggs are an excellent source of protein, lipids, vitamins and minerals, and contain antioxidants that help prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer, according to experts.This is especially true for eggs from...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

An estimated 1,500 individuals - 300 teams of five persons each - from organisations and communities across the island are expected to participate in the National Health Fund's Work-It-Out Challenge 2018.Now in its ninth year, the challenge is a...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

On September 16, 2017, when Robert Brown weighed in to join the National Health Fund's Work It Out Challenge, he had one goal in mind. That was to lose weight, specifically from his abdomen."My wife was one of my biggest motivators," said Brown with...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:08 AMMarvin Gordon

With the end of The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life Season 2 Tuff Enuff Challenge in sight, it's time to start trying to squeeze out that last bit of performance improvement from your body. The jump rope exercise is perfect for this task.Try one of these jump-...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Recently, there has been a renewed onslaught on coconut oil. One so-called expert has even labelled the oil "pure poison". This is not surprising as every time there is a renewed interest in coconut oil, the medical establishment begins to destroy...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

With the 2018-19 school year slated to begin in September, the Ministry of Health is urging parents and guardians to adhere to the schedule outlining clinic appointments for the vaccination of children.Acting director of family health services in...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

"I've been a part of Fit 4 Life from Season 1, and I can tell you this boot camp this morning was amazing. It was really intense. I feel it in every part of my body," shared Donna Lowe, a serial Fit 4 Lifer."I always hate when the season ends,...

Published:Tuesday | August 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Research in critical areas of health that have the potential to inform Government policy will be showcased at the 2018 National Health Research Conference from November 22 to 23.The two-day event will take place at the Jamaica Conference Centre,...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 9:17 PMMarvin Gordon

If there is one word that describes the jump rope exercise, it is efficient. This exercise – often written off as something for kids and boxers – can torch energy at rates as high as 1,000 calories per hour...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Kurt Dunn of Body By Kurt certainly knows how to mix and unlock the ultimate you with an intense aerobics boot camp.On Saturday at the Oasis on the Oxford on Oxford Road, New Kingston, the fitness guru gave The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life participants a...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Summer is in full swing! It is a time when many persons are concerned about the appearance of skin concerns such as stretch marks, cellulite, sagging skin and excessive body fat.Many persons dream of working on these problems in a safe, non-surgical...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Some of the island's corporate entities recently inked commitments to the Jamaica Moves programme, signalling that ensuring the health (physical, emotional, and psychological) of their employees is among the priorities for their companies.The...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 5:03 PMMarvin Gordon

Use heart rate to monitor intensity Exercise intensity is one of the most important variables of training. Exercise intensity not only influences effectiveness and safety, it should also influence other key inputs such as duration, frequency and...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dear Dr Phillips,I am a 32-year-old mom of three and a diabetic. I was diagnosed with the disease some time last year after starting a new job and being asked to perform a medical.Initially, with family support and an improved diet, I thought this...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Narayana Health, the Indian healthcare giant behind Health City Cayman Islands, has announced a December 2019 completion date for a multimillion-dollar comprehensive cancer treatment centre at its existing campus in Grand Cayman.Dr Ashutosh...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Four minutes of HIIT body-weight exercises can be as effective as a 30-minute bike ride. According to health and fitness researchers, you can get the same workout benefits as a 30-minute bike ride if you...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The super intense six-set obstacle course challenge truly tested the fitness level of The Gleaner's Fit 4 Lifers on Saturday morning at Season Two's eighth event at the Life Fit Training Centre in St Andrew.Sled push, 60 battle rope, agility ladder...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Rainforest Seafoods recently became the latest corporate company to hook into health and wellness by earning the 2018 Jamaica Moves Corporate Challenge title.Though unknown to some, Rainforest Seafoods has been actively pursuing various executions...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Not even a rainy start could dampen the fun and excitement of the second instalment of the Body By Kurt FitFest Fitness Party and Expo held in New Kingston at the Emancipation Car Park recently.The 'Veterans vs Millennials' theme, which started the...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:15 AM

"This is a really great programme. It really is. This is my third time coming out and each week it's always something different, fun, exciting and a really good workout," Ann Marie Thompson shared with The Gleaner after Saturday morning's Fit 4 Life...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:11 AMMarvin Gordon

A food journal is meant to capture a snapshot of one's eating habits, with the goal of driving improvement. The next step, of course, is assessment; figuring out what that picture shows.What do you look for though?First, it's important to remember...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMDr Tony Vendryes

With the intense heat and sunlight of our current summer, health authorities have been warning people to stay indoors as much as possible to reduce the possibility of heat stroke and dehydration, and...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Saw Palmetto is used to treat a number of ailments, and is best known for its use in treating enlarged prostate, certain types of prostate infections and prostate cancer. It is also used for testicular inflammation, urinary tract inflammation,...

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