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Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:12 AM

Aerobics instructor O.J. O'Gilvie ensured that it was a real Sweatfest on Saturday at the Life Fit Training Centre, as he took The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life team and guests through a heart-pumping routine that worked every muscle and had everyone...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:01 AM

The Heart Foundation of Jamaica last week launched its obesity prevention campaign, dubbed 'Are you drinking yourself sick?', to encourage Jamaicans to reduce the amount of added sugar in their diets.According to the foundation, this public...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Rainforest Seafoods recently became the latest corporate company to launch their internal Jamaica Moves programme. The launch, held at the company's headquarters, follows the Ministry of Health's Jamaica Moves Get Moving Corporate Challenge launched...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 4:41 PMMarvin Gordon

WHEN was the last time you included stretches in your workout routine? Do you even consider stretching as training?...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Diabetes, a major contributor to premature death, is estimated to affect 10-15 per cent of the adult population in the Caribbean region. The disease is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attack and stroke and responsible for high...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

51-year-old Glenna Falconer-Doyley is a born survivorLife comes at you fast. At age six, a naive little girl at the time walking to school was hit by a car, hospitalised and later lost her left leg. Today, 51-year-old Glenna...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Sexual activity is rarely the cause of sudden cardiac arrest, a new study suggests.Specifically, in more than 4,500 cases of sudden cardiac arrest in adults living in Oregon, United States, in a recent decade, only 34 cases were related to sexual...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMHenry Lowe

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) remain as one of the most pressing crises in global health, disproportionately affecting people in low- and middle-income countries where more than...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Sagicor Foundation goes on wheels as they roll out their Sagicor Mobile Wellness Units to touch more than 6,000 lives in more than eight parishes during its upcoming Community Health Tour.The tour kick-starts on Monday at the Sagicor Life branch at...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

If you missed Saturday morning's Outdoor Madness with The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life team and the TrainFit Club, then you definitely missed one of the best workouts of your life.Fitness guru Stokely Rose and the TrainFit crew weren't kidding when they...

Published:Wednesday | November 8, 2017 | 12:08 AMMarvin Gordon

We had a blast sharing healthy smoothies with Olympian Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn at her Life Fit Training Centre's Juicy Juice Bar.Try this delicious berry smoothie and follow the tips below for a great tasting quick meal that is as wholesome and...

Published:Wednesday | November 8, 2017 | 12:00 AM

A good cup of tea is not just warming and enjoyable, it has long been associated with several health benefits. Among them, protecting cells from damage, reducing risk of heart disease, enhancing weight loss and help fight belly fat.Many types of tea...

Published:Wednesday | November 8, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The residents of Forest Gardens in St Andrew were determined to take on The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life challenge, and that they did, giving it their all to keep up with every challenge fitness coach Marvin Gordon set for them.Starting with warm-ups, it...

Published:Wednesday | November 8, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Not even the heavy downpour of rain, associated with an early-season cold front, was enough to stop residents of St Elizabeth from moving when the Jamaica Moves campaign made a stop in Black River last Friday for the St Bess Fitness Celebration.The...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:07 AMMarvin Gordon

Eating healthy does not have to be boring or time-consuming. The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life dropped by Life Fit Training Centre's Juicy juice bar on Red Hills Road, St Andrew to see if our smoothies could stand up to Olympian Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn's...

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...

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