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Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Launched in July, challengers in the Jamaica Moves Get Moving Corporate Challenge have completed three of the six races in the circuit, with over 600 employees competing to date. The challenge being done using the Running Events calendar encourages...

Published:Wednesday | October 4, 2017 | 12:05 AMMarvin Gordon

When we speak of core training, the first thing that rushes to mind is six pack abs. But slow down just a bit and let us look at what core training really involves. The core, at least as far as training is concerned, is a large group of muscles...

Published:Wednesday | October 4, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Fitness guru Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn showed why she is one of Jamaica's world-renowned Olympians on Saturday, when she took The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life team and guests through an intense boot camp that left everyone sweat-drenched, with every muscle in...

Published:Tuesday | October 3, 2017 | 10:03 PM

Students at the University of the West Indies, Mona will this academic year benefit from workout and meal planning sessions through efforts being spearheaded by Jamaica Moves in partnership with the Aston Preston Hall. Dubbed Jamaica Moves Wellness...

Published:Tuesday | October 3, 2017 | 9:22 PM

Guided by the Ministry of Health's National Strategic Plan and Action for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases, the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA), a statutory body of the ministry, has launched a Wellness...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 10:55 PM

The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life team heads to Jacks Hill Community Centre, Jacks Hill Road, St Andrew this Saturday, October 7 to join the St Matthews Walkers. Starting at 7:00 am until 9:00 am, it will be a morning of fun, great exercises, diet tips...

Published:Wednesday | September 27, 2017 | 10:20 PM

So you have accepted The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life 12-Week Lifestyle/Fitness Challenge. What’s your goal? Weight loss, body strengthening, muscle toning? Remember, it’s your challenge, as we journey together to a fitter you. For all...

Published:Wednesday | September 27, 2017 | 9:54 PMMarvin Gordon

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is all the rage nowadays and not without reason; numerous studies have proven the benefits – ranging from faster weight loss to the short amount of time required to complete a routine – time and...

Published:Wednesday | September 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMDr Rhonda Reeves

Recently, there has been a lot of talk about woman empowerment, and the strength of a woman, but what more empowerment can we have than the freedom and ability to protect our bodies from certain illnesses like cervical cancer?As a part of my job, I...

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 8:42 PMMarvin Gordon

For taking on The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life 12-Week Lifestyle/Fitness Challenge, you can follow either of our workout programmes - beginner or advanced. Neither requires more than dumbbells and some space. DUMBBELLS All that is required for our...

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 8:18 PM

The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life team will join Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn’s bootcamp...are you up to the challenge? Come and find out. At 6:00 am on Saturday, September 30, all the excitement will be at Cuthbert-Flynn’s new state-of-the-art...

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 7:34 PM

Check out these mobile applications designed to help you along your fitness journey. MyFitnessPal MyFitnessPal gives you a wealth of tools for tracking what and how much you eat, and how many calories you burn through activity, and is available as...

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 7:25 PMMarvin Gordon

Before you start any workout session, it is important to get your body ready for it. That’s where warm-up comes in. Never skip this part. 

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 7:05 PMMarvin Gordon

So, you’ve accepted The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life 12-Week Lifestyle/Fitness Challenge. Today is the first day of what I hope will be a life-changing, or more specifically, lifestyle-changing 12 weeks for you. 

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 12:13 AM

The team of physiotherapists at the Mandeville Regional Hospital in Manchester is encouraging the general public to use physical activity as a prescription for healthier lifestyles.Manager and head of Department for Physiotherapy Services at the MRH...

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

To help fight your sweet cravings and cut down on the amount of sugar you consume, train your tongue to hate sweets. Because you have always been a sugar junkie, your taste buds have fallen in love with the taste of sweet foods, so according to...

Published:Thursday | September 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMMarvin Gordon

With a week to go before The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life 12-Week Lifestyle/Fitness Challenge officially starts, now is the perfect time to start looking at the changes you will have to make as it relates to nutrition. Proper nutrition will go a long way in...

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 11:03 PM
Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 6:13 PMMarvin Gordon

Last week, we presented a training programme designed to get you started on The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life 12-Week Lifestyle/Fitness Challenge. This week, we take it a step further for those who are more advanced. 

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 6:01 PMMarvin Gordon

In order to sustain a healthy eating plan, it is important that we enjoy what we eat. Try to ensure that you enjoy the food you eat from day to day. And, yes, It is OK to have a cheat meal once in a while. No, not a cheat day, a cheat meal. Plan...

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 12:06 AM

As you get up into your 40s and beyond, you will notice several things starting to happen to your body. Things such as gaining pounds around the waist even when you stick to a strict diet – and it seems like nothing you do will slim it down;...

Published:Wednesday | September 6, 2017 | 12:10 AMMarvin Gordon

The workouts we prescribe for The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life 12-week Lifestyle/Fitness Challenge are designed to be flexible. They are easy enough for beginners to follow, but can be challenging enough to make even those with years of training feel the burn...

Published:Wednesday | September 6, 2017 | 12:09 AMMarvin Gordon

The first step in any fitness programme is proper nutrition. Put simply, you cannot consume more than your body needs or can handle and not avoid gaining weight and eventually getting sick. The first thing to drop is the word 'diet'. The goal must be an attempt...

Published:Wednesday | September 6, 2017 | 12:07 AM

A few tips for maintaining ideal hydration:* Drink water when you feel thirsty.* Use your urine as a guide. It should be pale yellow/straw-coloured. Too light a colour means you are overhydrated; too dark means you should drink more water.* How do...

Published:Wednesday | September 6, 2017 | 12:06 AMMarvin Gordon

Summer is over.Yup, another summer is done and you still don't have that summer body yet. What now? Do you continue the cycle? Do you give up? What if there is another way; a better way?Let's get this out of the way first: Yes, it is possible.Okay,...

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