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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,...

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

The Duncan Tree Foundation (DTF) did its 12th medical mission at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) last month. Eight adolescent patients who suffer from scoliosis benefited from corrective surgery during this mission.DTF is a United States-based...

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 2:42 PMMarvin Gordon

One of the most recommended techniques for controlling nutrition is keeping a food journal. Does it work, though? How does recording everything that one eats help in any way? Questions like these are understandable; food records are often presented...

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Hundreds of Jamaicans are to benefit from cataract surgery later this year, thanks to the Chinese Bright Journey Medical Mission.The revelation was made when the mission team - comprised of represen-tatives from the Beijing Friendship and Tongren...

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Smoke from environmental fires is a major health hazard, causing a number of harmful effects on the body. Unfortunately, over the past few weeks a high percentage of the population has been battling the health risks associated with fires, as...

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Personal trainers Kurt Dunn from Body By Kurt, Marvin Gordon, and Lorenzo McIntosh turned up the heat at the FLOW Flex Gym on Saturday for The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life sixth event, in its Season Two's Tuff Enuff Challenge.5k run, leg works, weight...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Managing Riverton smoke health riskThe Ministry of Health is advising members of the public to take precautions in light of the current fire at the Riverton City dump.Persons are asked to avoid exposure to the smoke by doing the following:ï Minimise...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Health insurers have agreed that most Jamaicans do not know enough about the health benefits offered under the insurance policies they hold, and that more needs to be done to improve awareness on these matters as a way of upholding citizens' rights...

Published:Saturday | July 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

With the promise of Sweet Energy hanging in the air, this year's staging of the Sweat Fete exercise party, dubbed the Glow Edition, certainly delivered.According to Sweet Energy Fitness' Nelly Modest, there was something for everyone at Sweat Fete,...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:15 AMMarvin Gordon

After laying out your training game plan and structuring your workouts, there is one more pressing consideration: how do you approach each exercise? What tricks can you use to get the most out of the training time and equipment available?Here a few...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

This summer has been a hot one. Temperature affects your mood; you're more likely to feel irritable, annoyed, angry, or short-tempered when the time is uncomfortably hot.So, if you find yourself feeling hot and bothered in more ways than one, you...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Fitness guru Stokely Rose and the TrainFit team were determined to test if Fit 4 Lifers were Tuff Enuff on Saturday morning, at week five of Season Two of The Gleaner's health and fitness initiative.The early-morning circuit boot camp featured:...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:22 AMMarvin Gordon

The game plan in hand, it's time to plan your workouts and exercises. Workouts must be properly organised to derive maximum benefit from each training session.There are many areas to cover when planning workouts within the framework of your game...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton said there is a need for heightened discussions on behaviour change initiatives that will lead to improved lifestyle choices.Delivering the keynote address at the National Parent-Teacher Association of...

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