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Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 12:11 AM

Your age is one of the major risk factors for a variety of life-altering diseases. Getting regular health screenings can help you to stay Fit 4 Life by detecting a specific disease or condition early, even when there have been no symptoms or signs...

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 12:00 AM

FLOW Flex Gym was the place to be on Saturday with Body By Kurt and his team for Fit Flex – the ninth event of The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life Season 3, ‘Fit in 5’. The hundreds of Fit 4 Life fitness enthusiasts were taken through a five-circuit workout...

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 12:07 AM

I face them every day: Frustrated patients who are trying to lose weight that just doesn’t seem able to come off. They try every diet from cabbage soup to ketogenic. Expensive injections and shakes work for a while but the weight just keeps coming...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:00 AMYohann White/Contributor

“ T o the point when my brain cells screamed for oxygen that day, I had considered myself a relatively strong and healthy person, with no known health issues. I was always the last to catch most viruses going around. I routinely did annual medical...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:00 AM

“Now this was what you call a thorough full-body workout. Every part a me a hurt me. This was more intense than anything we’ve done in Fit 4 Life so far,” shared an out-of-breath, drenched-in-sweat Andrea Nelson. No doubt, Saturday’s Fit 4 Life...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:09 AM

The average high-school student is likely to be burdened by concerns about their studies, getting into the right clubs and colleges, all while balancing their social lives. It can be hectic, but imagine doing all of that and finding out that you...

Published:Wednesday | November 6, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Stokely Rose and his TrainFit Wellness team took Fit 4 Lifers through an intense five-circuit boot camp on Saturday, on the tracks of Calabar High School on Red Hills Road, St Andrew. Cardio/dance aerobics, full-body training, hurdles and sprints,...

Published:Wednesday | November 6, 2019 | 12:21 AMDr. Aloma Wallace/Contributor

Are you aware that certain foods, specifically fruits, and some plant derivatives, should not be consumed by pregnant women? Let’s look at a few. For example, can papayas, pineapples, grapes, and castor oil be consumed while pregnant? Do you...

Published:Wednesday | October 30, 2019 | 12:00 AM

“This was my first time doing yoga and I will definitely do it again. It’s a good addition to Fit 4 Life. I would really want it to be a permanent part of the programme,” noted Raynes ‘Muscle Man Becky’ Beckford, who has been a Fit 4 Lifer since...

Published:Wednesday | October 30, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Every year, October 29 is recognised as World Stroke Day. And in recognition of the health day, here are some facts from the experts about strokes that all adults must know. WHAT IS IT? A stroke is when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and...

Published:Monday | October 28, 2019 | 12:00 AMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

Muscular endurance is a basic component of fitness. In technical terms, it refers to the ability of muscles to contract repetitively and consistently over a period of time. It is the ability to perform physical activity for a time. The longer we...

Published:Monday | October 28, 2019 | 12:00 AMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

Many people conflate dieting with healthy nutrition. This couldn't be farther from the truth. Diets are inherently unsustainable because of the restrictions they put on what you can eat. The many pitfalls of dieting have been trumpeted over and...

Published:Monday | October 28, 2019 | 12:00 AMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

'Fit in 5'. That is the theme for Season 3 of The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life programme. Why Fit in 5? It's about simplicity and ease. The misconception that getting and staying fit is a herculean task still exists in the minds of too many...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:00 AM

The tough Fit in 5 challenges were the highlight of Saturday’s Fit 4 Life event, hosted by Jamaica Moves at the GC Foster College in Spanish Town. It was indeed a test of the fittest of the fit, as challengers dug deep to prove their fitness level...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:23 AM

Breast cancer is the leading cancer and the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among Jamaican women, and it is estimated that one in 21 women in the country will be diagnosed with the disease. According to the Global Cancer Observatory (...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:19 AM

Newly retired track and field athlete, Kemoy Campbell, had been running professionally for parts of his high-school career and during his entire adult life when an unexplained (or unnamed) heart problem brought him to a halt – literally. “I thought...

Published:Wednesday | October 16, 2019 | 12:00 AM

I recall a colleague frantically complaining that his blood tests showed that he was not protected against the hepatitis B virus, or HBV, blaming himself for having ‘messed up’ his immunisation schedule after missing two of the three doses required...

Published:Wednesday | October 16, 2019 | 1:46 AM

TrainFit Club's Stokely Rose and his team pulled out all the stops last Saturday to deliver a dose of Outdoor Madness Fit 4 Lifers won't soon forget. Fitness coach Tareeq was in his element, delivering a high-energy '80s dance-aerobic warm-up that...

Published:Wednesday | October 16, 2019 | 1:43 AM

Fruits and vegetables are known to be 'healthy' foods. Every nutrition plan and 'diet' pushes them as must-have foods to power your health and fitness, so there must be some truth to it. Yet, most people fall short of the recommended daily intake....

Published:Wednesday | October 16, 2019 | 1:35 AM

Good nutrition remains at the heart of a healthy lifestyle. No matter if you’re into keto, intermittent fasting or un-dieting, understanding the benefits of specific foods to your lifestyle goal is key. Here are a few reasons why JP St Mary’s ripe...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Looking better is the most common reason for trying to get fit. It is a valid reason, especially in a world with Instagram stories and WhatsApp statuses. People seem to value appearance above all else. But that’s not the most pressing reason...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 12:00 AM

It was non-stop movement at Jessie Ripoll Primary School on Saturday, October 5, as Sweet Energy hosted the third morning workout of The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life Season 3: Fit in 5. Dubbed Infinite Energy, the third event of the season surpassed...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 12:00 AM

A new drug-free treatment is promising long lasting improvement for erectile function and sexual health for Jamaican men. The shock wave therapy technology solution is called ED1000 and is designed to treat all cases of erectile dysfunction (ED)...

Published:Wednesday | October 2, 2019 | 12:00 AM

The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life early-morning workout session turned out to be a family affair last Saturday. Husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, children, brothers, sisters, cousins – no matter the relation, they all came out to journey with the Fit 4...

Published:Wednesday | October 2, 2019 | 12:20 AM

Fifty-five-year-old Janet Scott*, a housekeeper from Old Harbour, St Catherine, has never done a mammogram, although she is fully aware that she is at a higher risk of developing breast cancer, given her family history. Her mother died from the...

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