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Published:Wednesday | June 20, 2018 | 5:19 PMMarvin Gordon

STRENGTH TRAINING Goal: Build strength.   Recommended Tests: Upper body strength test (bench press) Lower body strength test (leg press) Training: The strength component of the training is designed around a push-pull split. The push...

Published:Wednesday | June 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I am still yet to get over the shocking revelation that Sammy did not plant piece a corn down a gully but had in fact planted peas and corn. One wonders what other lies I was told in my childhood and why the need to focus on the corn.I suspect that...

Published:Wednesday | June 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It was supposed to be just another routine day for Marc Blake back in August 2016 when the unexpected happened. Thirty-five years old then, the seemingly young, fit and 'healthy' Sagicor Life Insurance adviser shares his story of his encounter with...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 10:01 PM
Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:16 AMMarvin Gordon

Developing physical fitness is a data-driven undertaking. The foundations of a fitness programme should be rooted in the knowledge gathered from a thorough assessment of physical condition. A series of tests are used to determine...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMArusha Campbell-Chambers

Atopic eczema is a common inflammatory skin condition which tends to run in families with asthma, allergic rhinitis, and urticaria. It is known to make the skin very dry and itchy, so much so that it has been called 'the itch that rashes'.It is more...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMDr Anthony Vendryes

Modern medicine continues to insist that we must closely monitor the level of cholesterol in our blood, and woe betide you if it is elevated. But what really is cholesterol?Cholesterol is a soft, waxy lipid (fat) substance in the blood that is an...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The National Blood Transfusion Centre is imploring all eligible individuals to support World Blood Donor Day collections tomorrow.The theme for this year's observance is 'Be There for Someone Else. Give Blood. Share Life'.It is recognised as a day...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 11:10 PMMarvin Gordon

Are you tough enough? That is the question we ask with the second instalment of The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life challenge. Yes, we know you have been making progress in your training. We know you have remained consistent, but are you truly fit?In search of...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 4:39 PMMarvin Gordon

Obstacle races or circuits are one of the most demanding physical activities. They require holistic fitness. Anyone who competes in these events will be required to demonstrate aerobic capacity as well as strength and strength endurance –...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 1:11 PMMarvin Gordon

Under the Five Rs training system, the last three Rs – repetitions, rest, and recovery – are no less important than the first two – range of motion and resistance.  REPETITIONS Repetitions, or reps, are the number of times...

Published:Wednesday | May 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Someone asked me recently, in between bites of fried chicken and fries, if I would give them a tummy tuck. Not wanting to cast judgement, I asked if this was a cheat day on their diet and they flat out said no, but they would stick to a diet after...

Published:Wednesday | May 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has recommended that all those travelling to the 2018 FIFA World Cup ensure that they are up-to-date with all their vaccinations, including the measles, mumps and rubella...

Published:Wednesday | May 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Skin is in! On the last Doctor's Appointment, the whole matter of anti-ageing and proper skincare was discussed as host Dr Sara Lawrence was joined by Dr Arusha Campbell-Chambers, clinical and cosmetic dermatologist, and founder and head of...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 4:03 PMMarvin Gordon

Fitness programmes are complex undertakings. There are many variables to consider. The five Rs principle aims to provide a simple way to keep track of the basic tenets of the training aspect of any fitness programme. So what are the five Rs? They...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Sugar has long been known to cause weight gain if and when consumed in large amounts. But how is this possible? When more sugar than the body needs is taken into the body, the excess is stored as glycogen and fat.Too much fat in the body leads to...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The National Health Fund (NHF) has provided $2.5 million for repair works at the Cumberland Road Health Centre on Labour Day, today.Renovation of the health facility, located in Spanish Town, St Catherine, is one of two national projects for Labour...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Despite its bitter taste, cerasee is a fantastic herb that is well worth enduring the taste. Cerasee contains nutrients like iron, vitamins A and C, phosphorus and alkaloids and effectively treats several ailments. With its detoxifying properties,...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

As part of its year-long 50th anniversary celebrations, Biomedical Laboratory will host a free health fair at the Portmore HEART Academy this Saturday, May 26, starting at10 a.m.Managing Director of Biomedical Barbara Hendriks said the event is a...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's growing obesity problem comes under the microscope during this year's Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) symposium, which will run from Sunday, June 3, to Sunday, June 10.'Obesity: Do we even have a slim chance?' is the theme for the...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:06 AMMarvin Gordon

While the versatility and effectiveness of free weights are well documented, exercise machines also offer several benefits worth exploring.There are machines designed to target every aspect of training. The main advantage to be derived from (most)...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMMickael Graham/Contributor

Employment in Jamaica, like any other country, is a great challenge. Once we overcome the hurdles of gender inequality in the workplace and workplace issues, including labour relations, what we have left, we may believe, is not as crippling as it...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dr Merceline Dahl-Regis, a Bahamian public-health pioneer known for her work in advancing and verifying regional disease elimination efforts, was named a Public Health Hero of the Americas by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Seventeen corporate companies lined up at the start line on Sunday, April 29, to mark the start of the Jamaica Moves Corporate Challenge Circuit II.The circuit, which kicked off with Everyone's A Winner/Running Events 5K/10K, saw more than 700...

Published:Wednesday | May 9, 2018 | 12:08 AMMarvin Gordon

Ever wondered what sports commentators mean when they say an athlete peaked at the perfect time? Shouldn't athletes be in tip-top shape year-round, or at least throughout the season?Well, the answer is no. Humans generally cannot remain at full...

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