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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...

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...

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...

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-...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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-...

"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,...
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