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Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:06 AMSuzette Shaw Reid

My hair life was a fairly effortless journey until I decided to stop perming my hair. My new natural journey was not as easy as I had observed. There were so many rules to follow, especially having been informed by renowned salons that African...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:05 AM

Wow! Talk about a workout! Talk about a full body, leave-you-soaking-in-sweat session that was so energised you could keep going all day!Body By Kurt FitMix: Three-The-Hard-Way was just that and much more on Saturday at 23 Haining Road in New...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 9:28 PMMarvin Gordon

AFTER A killer workout, it's easy to think your work is done, but the end of a workout only signals the time for the next step on your fitness journey – recovery...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMDr Stacy Davis

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic systemic autoimmune disorder that can affect any part of the body. When the kidneys are affected, it is known as lupus nephritis.Lupus nephritis causes inflammation (swelling) of the small blood...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMDr Arusha Campbell-Chambers

Acne is a very common skin condition involving blockage and inflammation of hair follicles and their attached, oil-producing sebaceous glands. It causes blackheads and whiteheads (open and closed comedones) and inflammatory bumps, including papules...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

As The Gleaner's Fit4Life team continued on its journey with Jamaica to a fitter life, early Saturday morning we headed to the Longville Park Community Centre in Longville Park, Clarendon, to work out with the residents.Fit4Life's fitness coach,...

Published:Thursday | October 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

High-fives, group hugs, and cheer-offs, As challengers in the Jamaica Moves Get Moving Corporate Challenge gears up for the penultimate race, the CB UWI 5K on November 12, their level of camaraderie as team members has peaked.The friendly...

Published:Wednesday | October 18, 2017 | 8:18 PMMarvin Gordon

THE FOOD we eat – or don’t eat – before a workout weighs heavily on the performance during, and results of that workout. Ever tried training on an empty stomach...

Published:Wednesday | October 18, 2017 | 12:04 AM

Team challenge was the theme last Saturday at The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life event at Hope Pastures Park in Hope Pastures, St Andrew. And team members were fiercely competitive, determined that their team would take home the many prizes on offer.After a...

Published:Wednesday | October 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMDr Derria Cornwall

Breast cancer remains a major national (and international) concern. The breast is the leading site for cancer in females in Jamaica.Currently, approximately 43 out of every 100,000 women in Kingston and St Andrew have breast cancer and it is...

Published:Wednesday | October 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMSelena DeLeon

Pilates is a method of improving movement efficiency that was originally called 'contrology' in the 1920s, conceptualised by Joseph Pilates. The training is utilised by sports elite and post-surgical clients alike for improvement of posture,...

Published:Thursday | October 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMMarvin Gordon

With her strong background as an Olympian and personal trainer, being one half of the husband-and-wife team behind the newly opened state-of-the-art Life Fit Training Centre is a natural fit for Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn.After operating Cuthbert's...

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 5:01 PMMarvin Gordon

THE KEY to weight loss is burning more calories than you consume. Portion control – understanding how much of any food should be eaten to maintain health and fitness...

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:15 AM

One of the first things Eric Clarke did when he assumed his role as chairman of the Management Committee of the Savanna la Mar Public General Hospital was to get the Friends of the Sav la Mar Hospital incorporated as a charity. This simple act has...

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

On Saturday, The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life team journeyed to the cool hills of Jacks Hill in St Andrew to walk the steep incline with the St Matthew's Walkers and residents of the community. We were also joined by Yulit Gordon, executive director of the...

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...

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