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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...

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

Erectile dysfunction, which is commonly called ED, occurs when a man can no longer get or keep an erection. This, therefore, affects his ability to have sexual intercourse, which can be very frustrating. This problem is really different from other...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJean Shaw/Contributor

Have you ever seen anyone receive a standing ovation and unanimous applause at a medical conference? Well, Alma MockYen - noted broadcaster, radio and television producer, dramatist and media trainer - received one!MockYen had just delivered a house...

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

It neva normal Saturday morning, as the Sweet Energy Fitness Club worked The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life participants to a frazzle. Wow! Just wow!Fitness coaches Robert 'Astro' Whyte and #livewire MC Sheena-Kay and the Sweet Energy team had an intense boot...

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

Studies show that people over the age of 60 who eat more than two servings of vegetables a day had a 40 per cent slower rate of cognitive decline than those who eat one serving or less. Green, leafy vegetables such as callaloo, pak choi, cabbage,...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In a bid to help in carrying out the mission of the Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) to eliminate cancer as a major health problem in Jamaica, Sagicor Foundation donated a much-needed mammography workstation unit to the JCS at a handover event on...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 4:27 PMMarvin Gordon

When it comes to organising exercises, there are three aspects to tackle: planning your overall programme, planning each workout, and planning each exercise within your workout...

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Moves Road Tour will make its final stop in Portland, culminating the yearlong series of medical screenings, health education and physical activity sessions under the Ministry of Health-led initiative.The road tour, which kicked off in...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:06 AM

Spouses and dependents of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nationals, who relocate to other member states, will now be entitled to access benefits such as health and education services, which were not previously afforded to them.This applies to...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The National Family Planning Board (NFPB) has made a variety of contraceptive methods available to the public at an affordable cost, but according to NFPB's executive director, Lovette Byfield, not enough women are making use of them."Having a child...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Fitness guru Kurt Dunn and his Body By Kurt team had The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life participants drenched in sweat during the aerobics boot camp on Saturday morning.It was the third staging in Fit...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Senna is a very good colon cleanser and can be used to relieve severe cases of constipation. Because senna leaf is an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory, it also helps to reduce hemorrhoids swelling due to irritation. Senna is best used for short...

Published:Wednesday | July 4, 2018 | 12:16 AMMarvin Gordon

With all the training and nutrition information available, it can be difficult to wade through it all and organise an effective fitness plan.So how do you get it all to work together?How can you use the training and nutrition information we provide...

Published:Wednesday | July 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMBenjamin Cooke/Contributor

It is imperative that disease prevention and health promotion become greater priorities in our health care. The majority of money spent in healthcare is focused on treatment and care rather than health prevention and promotion, which will no doubt...

Published:Wednesday | July 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMDr Tony Vendryes

Minerals are nutrients that are essential to good health that our bodies cannot make but is present in the earth. Plants absorb them from the soil, and we get them most from eating plants or indirectly from eating animals that eat plants. We may...

Published:Wednesday | July 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The second staging in The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life Season 2 Tuff Enuff Challenge turned the volume way up. It was outdoor madness boot camp with the TrainFit Club, and fitness guru Stokely Rose and the crew ensured participants were trained to be tuff...

Published:Friday | June 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica Moves, an initiative by the Ministry of Health, has partnered with Running Events Jamaica to stage the inaugural Welcome to Kingston 5K.Set to take place along the corridors of the Kingston waterfront on July 8, the 5K will conclude the five...

Published:Thursday | June 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMDr Tony Vendryes

The recent Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) 2018 Symposium focused on obesity. I congratulate the MAJ on finally bringing this enormous problem into sharp focus.Experts from our region analysed and dissected obesity from every angle. Their...

Published:Wednesday | June 27, 2018 | 1:29 PMMarvin Gordon

When training to improve performance, nutrition is one of the key areas to address. It's not as simple as the oft-repeated "eat more to get stronger/bigger". Nor does it begin or end with calorie counting. Proper nutrition is a...

Published:Wednesday | June 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CHICAGO (AP):Now that the world's leading public health group says too much Minecraft can be an addiction, could overindulging in chocolate, exercise, even sex, be next?The short answer is probably not.The new "gaming disorder" classification from...

Published:Wednesday | June 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A modified version of the polio vaccine, infused straight into aggressive brain tumours, helped some patients live for years longer than they normally would have, doctors reported yesterday.It's no miracle cure - only about 20 per cent of patients...

Published:Wednesday | June 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMMickael Graham/Contributor

Hurricane season has just begun and the disabled are one of the vulnerable groups of persons in society and as a result we are at great risk. There are different organisations in Jamaica that are focused on emergency response, key of which is the...

Published:Tuesday | June 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dr Margaret Green has broken the gender barrier once again, becoming the first woman to be named a Fellow of the Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ).Over the MAJ's 55-year history, four male colleagues have been named Fellows. Green fills the...

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