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Published:Wednesday | August 21, 2019 | 12:13 AMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

People make so many excuses when it comes to eating healthy – such as 'Mi nuh like how this taste', or 'Eating healthy is hard'. But a more common one is, 'I can't afford healthy foods'. While we often lump affordability in with the myths and...

Published:Wednesday | August 21, 2019 | 12:09 AM

Even though we are halfway there with The Every Mickle Meka Muscle Core Yoga Challenge, it’s not too late to join in! Let us catch you up on this uniquely Jamaican yoga challenge! The Jamaica Moves endorsed ‘Every Mickle Meka Muscle’ (EMMAM) Core...

Published:Wednesday | August 21, 2019 | 12:08 AM

Melasma is a skin condition consisting of brown patches caused by an increase in the pigment melanin in the skin. The increased melanin can be in the superficial (outer) layer of the skin called the epidermis and/or deeper in the skin in the layer...

Published:Tuesday | August 20, 2019 | 12:47 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

If you have ever trained, chances are you have had more than a few of those workouts. You know, the ones that make getting out of bed feel like hiking...

Published:Tuesday | August 20, 2019 | 12:25 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

As the summer heat rises, the risk of heat-related illness grows with it and training in hot weather can be dangerous...

Published:Tuesday | August 20, 2019 | 12:08 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

These days it feels like the summer sun has been turned up a notch. Whether you are putting the finishing touches on your beach body for the party weekend or trying to squeeze out a little more performance...

Published:Wednesday | August 14, 2019 | 12:20 AM

A new study is suggesting that if you often find yourself falling asleep during the day, it might be an early warning sign that you have Alzheimer’s disease. Areas of the brain that keep you awake during the day are damaged in the early stages of...

Published:Wednesday | August 14, 2019 | 12:20 AM

This week of the ‘Every Mickle Meka Muscle’ Core Yoga Challenge is in full swing. It’s not too late to join in! Let us catch you up on this uniquely Jamaican yoga challenge! The Jamaica Moves-endorsed ‘Every Mickle Meka Muscle’ (EMMAM) Core Yoga...

Published:Tuesday | August 13, 2019 | 3:03 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

The summer heat won't be leaving any time soon. Since the temperatures will stay the same over the next few months, to protect yourself from heat-related illnesses, you might have to tweak your fitness programme a bit. Besides hydration,...

Published:Wednesday | August 7, 2019 | 12:19 AM

Every Mickle Mek a Muscle Core Yoga Challenge is in full swing, and the response for week one has been overwhelming! Are you out of the loop? Let us catch you up on this uniquely Jamaican yoga challenge! The Jamaica Moves endorsed ‘Every Mickle...

Published:Wednesday | August 7, 2019 | 12:19 AM

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says smokers that are trying to quit can safely use nicotine gum, patches and lozenges for longer than previously recommended. Current labels suggest consumers stop smoking when they begin using the products...

Published:Wednesday | August 7, 2019 | 12:19 AM

The eyes are the first thing on the body that attracts both men and women, according to a survey of 1,000 Brits. Seventy per cent of those interviewed said they noticed the eyes first about each other before any other part of the body. From the...

Published:Wednesday | August 7, 2019 | 12:18 AM

Bulbus Allii Fistulosi or Spring Onion, also known as Cong Bai in Traditional Chinese Medicine, is simply SCALLION to us here in Jamaica and is a staple seasoning in many dishes. Not often recognised for its healing properties, this herb, though...

Published:Wednesday | July 31, 2019 | 12:27 AM

The 2019 Guardsman Games ended on Sunday, July 28, in frenzy and excitement, as all on hand to witness were treated to a spectacle of athletic competition. Twelve teams were put through mental and physical obstacles as they fought through sweat,...

Published:Wednesday | July 31, 2019 | 12:15 AM

“How yu get suh fat?” “Weh yuh a get big a guh?” If you recognise these greetings, chances are you’re a Jamaican. We as a people love to comment on people’s weight. Asking women if they are pregnant or equating a beer belly to a man’s success are...

Published:Wednesday | July 24, 2019 | 12:15 AMMary Ann Littell/Contributor

Turquoise-blue waves lapped the sandy beach at Jamaica’s beautiful Montego Bay, while palm trees rustled in the breezes. A man on horseback rode slowly across the sand. Nudging the horse into the shallow water, he gazed at the horizon. What was he...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:11 AM

According to the 2017 Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviour Survey by Jamaica’s Ministry of Health, one out of every five persons with multiple sexual partners never used a condom the last 10 times they had sex. Fortunately, due to certain features...

Published:Wednesday | July 10, 2019 | 12:21 AM

The passage of a kidney stone is often described as one of the most painful experiences one can endure; possibly even more so than childbirth. In addition, stones that do not pass can lead to blockage of the kidney, risking loss of organ function...

Published:Tuesday | July 9, 2019 | 12:25 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

Fitness is a long-term investment. Our approach to health and wellness, even at a young age, will have a significant impact well into our senior years. In fact, it may well determine just how many senior years one gets...

Published:Wednesday | July 3, 2019 | 12:29 AM

Mango may taste like candy, but it’s rich in health-boosting polyphenols and carotenoids. It may also help improve glucose levels. In one study, obese participants who ate the equivalent of about two-third cup of the tropical treat (roughly 65...

Published:Wednesday | July 3, 2019 | 12:28 AM

After returning from death’s door, which he attributes to taking formulation from extracts of the McGhie Jamaica Cinnamon Ginger (JCG), Edward Lawson is anxiously awaiting the availability of intravenous application of the formulation with the hope...

Published:Wednesday | July 3, 2019 | 12:17 AM

Setting goals and working with a disciplined determination to achieving them is very important, and this also goes for persons with disabilities. At the start of this year, I had set a goal to live healthily, which led to my going green challenge...

Published:Thursday | June 27, 2019 | 3:28 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

Pulling and pushing out all the stops    When it comes to foundational movement patterns, it is hard to get more basic than push and pull. These movements are easy to master and can be trained safely without expensive equipment. That is...

Published:Wednesday | June 26, 2019 | 12:25 AMDr Jennifer Mamby Alexander/Contributor

NOISE, in an article titled ‘Noise Pollution: A Modern Plaque’ by Lisa Goines and Louis Hagler in 2007, is defined as an unwanted sound that causes wide-ranging adverse health, social and economic effects. It also suggests that annoyance is also...

Published:Tuesday | June 25, 2019 | 5:46 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

Bend and twist like a baby The bend and twist movement patterns truly take one back to the basics. As children, we learned and practised these movements perfectly. As we age, however, changing body composition and inactivity strip us of these...

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