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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Four years ago, Basil Powell found himself in a situation that almost cost him his life. The 52-year-old bursar at the Morant Bay High School in St Thomas was diagnosed with an elevated cholesterol level in 2013. High cholesterol, referred to as the...

Today, we introduce The Gleaner Fit 4 Life 12-Week Lifestyle/Fitness Challenge.We challenge you to make the lifestyle changes necessary to become your best self.Don't worry, we will be there to guide you. To make sure you get off to a great start,...

Food cravings are something we all struggle with, especially women. In fact, men hardly ever have this issue. According to Marcia Pelchat, PhD, a retired sensory scientist who studied food cravings at Monell Chemical Senses Center in the United...

"The world is in a battle with bacteria." This was the view of one of America's highly respected business magazines, Fortune, bemoaning the dilemma facing America, with 48 million consumers becoming sick from food-borne pathogens.It is estimated...

You get the news of another young male shot dead. You shake your head and think about how bad the crime situation is in Jamaica. In less than a minute, you have moved on from that story and it is soon forgotten.The feeling of outrage and despair is...
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