Thu | Nov 21, 2019

Health

Sandwiches can be calorie dense when the condiments and type of meat is factored in. And then there is bread. Two slices, 260 calories, and we haven’t added the butter yet.

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...
Burning some calories on the cardio machine

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...

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...

“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...

'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...

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...

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...

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...

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 (...

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...
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