Wed | Jan 17, 2018

Health

My recent comments about the takeover of school cafeterias by fast-food franchises have elicited responses from some of the affected companies defending the practice.When something goes against your profits, you are forced to counter it even if it...

Alcohol not only harms your liver in the long run, but it also causes what is known as 'brain fog'. Brain fog refers to a feeling of mental confusion, like a cloud that impacts your ability to think clearly. Several studies show that alcohol abuse...

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton said obesity among adults in Jamaica is increasing by one per cent every year, contributing to illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension.He said if left unchecked, obesity and its consequences can retard...

For many, the start of a new year is a time for assessing performance and setting new goals. If social media is to be believed, fitness lies near the top of many a #goals list for 2018.What is your fitness goal? If you aim to improve functional...

After a very stressful and tiring Christmas period, many will find themselves especially looking forward to catching up on some much-needed rest. While most people recognise that they function and feel much better when they are well rested, the...

It's that time of the year again. You know, when everyone starts making New Year's resolutions they will never keep. When it comes to fitness, most people set vaguely defined and, for the most part, unrealistic resolutions.'I'm going to work out...

In this Yuletide season, as we share good times with family, friends and co-workers, it is important that everyone attending functions or entertainment venues where there are loud sounds try to avoid or adequately guard against such sounds, as they...

A punishing extreme boot camp brought the curtains down on The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life Season One on Saturday at the Life Fit Training Centre, Red Hills Road, St Andrew.The winners of the 12-Week Lifestyle/Fitness Challenge were also announced.The...

This week, occupational health advisor at Red Stripe Veronica Benain offers more tips on ways to enjoy the festive season, while strategically managing alcohol consumption at the same time.WHILE IMBIBINGn Pay Attention to AVDrinks have different...

At nearly 32 years old, Alteman Pryce decided he was going to take on The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life 12-Week Lifestyle/Fitness Challenge. Though the competition had started weeks earlier, on September 6, Pryce set an ambitious goal for himself - aiming to...
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