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Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 10:33 PMMarvin Gordon

With the rainy peak of the hurricane season in full swing, empty gyms, parks and other exercise spots are not a strange sight. Most people find it difficult to make their gym appointments for various reasons. Being stuck indoors is no excuse to...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dear Doctor Chung,I have been noticing a slight pain in my chest lately. My wife has been casting it off as 'gas' because most mornings I rush out to work without a cup of tea. But, I do not support this theory. The pain is sudden and sometimes...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJessica Thompson/Contributor

We are in the peak of the hurricane season. Preparing for potentially dangerous weather conditions inevitably causes feelings of anxiety, unease, and at times, outright distress.When we talk about disaster preparedness, though, we rarely discuss the...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A new public opinion survey conducted for the Heart Foundation of Jamaica and Vital Strategies by Hope Caribbean, found that Jamaicans are concerned about chronic diseases, particularly diabetes and childhood obesity.The study was conducted in two...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJean Shaw/Contributor

Menopause. Sounds like something to do with men, doesn't it? So what does menopause have to do with diabetes?Dr Fay Whitbourne Morrison made the connection between menopause and diabetes in her presentation of the Hugh Lawson Shearer Distinguished...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:07 AM

What an exciting and intense end it was to The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life Season 2 Tuff Enuff Challenge last Saturday!In fact, what an exceptional season it was! Twelve weeks of boot camps that truly tested the fitness level of Fit 4 Lifers, thanks to...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Cheap American chicken is coming to Jamaica. The trade war started by President Trump has resulted in decreased exports of pork and chicken that are currently being stockpiled in freezers. As the laws of globalisation apply, this overstock will be...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 12:10 AMMarvin Gordon

"We have reached the climax. The forces of good and evil are ready to duke it out, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance ... ."While it might not be as dramatic as that sounds, The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life Tuff Enuff Challenge final clash at...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

There was nothing sweet about the energetic boot camp Sweet Energy Fitness Club hosted on Saturday morning at the Fit Farm Fitness Club, 2 Upper Braemar Avenue in St Andrew.Boot camp drill sergeant Robert 'Astro' Whyte, Anthony Kepple, MC Sheena-...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton said strategies will be identified to improve how information is shared across the public and private healthcare system.The objective, he said, is to strengthen the delivery of health services to Jamaicans."...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Eggs are an excellent source of protein, lipids, vitamins and minerals, and contain antioxidants that help prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer, according to experts.This is especially true for eggs from...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

An estimated 1,500 individuals - 300 teams of five persons each - from organisations and communities across the island are expected to participate in the National Health Fund's Work-It-Out Challenge 2018.Now in its ninth year, the challenge is a...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

On September 16, 2017, when Robert Brown weighed in to join the National Health Fund's Work It Out Challenge, he had one goal in mind. That was to lose weight, specifically from his abdomen."My wife was one of my biggest motivators," said Brown with...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:08 AMMarvin Gordon

With the end of The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life Season 2 Tuff Enuff Challenge in sight, it's time to start trying to squeeze out that last bit of performance improvement from your body. The jump rope exercise is perfect for this task.Try one of these jump-...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Recently, there has been a renewed onslaught on coconut oil. One so-called expert has even labelled the oil "pure poison". This is not surprising as every time there is a renewed interest in coconut oil, the medical establishment begins to destroy...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

With the 2018-19 school year slated to begin in September, the Ministry of Health is urging parents and guardians to adhere to the schedule outlining clinic appointments for the vaccination of children.Acting director of family health services in...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

"I've been a part of Fit 4 Life from Season 1, and I can tell you this boot camp this morning was amazing. It was really intense. I feel it in every part of my body," shared Donna Lowe, a serial Fit 4 Lifer."I always hate when the season ends,...

Published:Tuesday | August 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Research in critical areas of health that have the potential to inform Government policy will be showcased at the 2018 National Health Research Conference from November 22 to 23.The two-day event will take place at the Jamaica Conference Centre,...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 9:17 PMMarvin Gordon

If there is one word that describes the jump rope exercise, it is efficient. This exercise – often written off as something for kids and boxers – can torch energy at rates as high as 1,000 calories per hour...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Kurt Dunn of Body By Kurt certainly knows how to mix and unlock the ultimate you with an intense aerobics boot camp.On Saturday at the Oasis on the Oxford on Oxford Road, New Kingston, the fitness guru gave The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life participants a...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Summer is in full swing! It is a time when many persons are concerned about the appearance of skin concerns such as stretch marks, cellulite, sagging skin and excessive body fat.Many persons dream of working on these problems in a safe, non-surgical...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Some of the island's corporate entities recently inked commitments to the Jamaica Moves programme, signalling that ensuring the health (physical, emotional, and psychological) of their employees is among the priorities for their companies.The...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 5:03 PMMarvin Gordon

Use heart rate to monitor intensity Exercise intensity is one of the most important variables of training. Exercise intensity not only influences effectiveness and safety, it should also influence other key inputs such as duration, frequency and...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dear Dr Phillips,I am a 32-year-old mom of three and a diabetic. I was diagnosed with the disease some time last year after starting a new job and being asked to perform a medical.Initially, with family support and an improved diet, I thought this...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Narayana Health, the Indian healthcare giant behind Health City Cayman Islands, has announced a December 2019 completion date for a multimillion-dollar comprehensive cancer treatment centre at its existing campus in Grand Cayman.Dr Ashutosh...

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