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Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Rainforest Seafoods recently became the latest corporate company to hook into health and wellness by earning the 2018 Jamaica Moves Corporate Challenge title.Though unknown to some, Rainforest Seafoods has been actively pursuing various executions...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Not even a rainy start could dampen the fun and excitement of the second instalment of the Body By Kurt FitFest Fitness Party and Expo held in New Kingston at the Emancipation Car Park recently.The 'Veterans vs Millennials' theme, which started the...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:15 AM

"This is a really great programme. It really is. This is my third time coming out and each week it's always something different, fun, exciting and a really good workout," Ann Marie Thompson shared with The Gleaner after Saturday morning's Fit 4 Life...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:11 AMMarvin Gordon

A food journal is meant to capture a snapshot of one's eating habits, with the goal of driving improvement. The next step, of course, is assessment; figuring out what that picture shows.What do you look for though?First, it's important to remember...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMDr Tony Vendryes

With the intense heat and sunlight of our current summer, health authorities have been warning people to stay indoors as much as possible to reduce the possibility of heat stroke and dehydration, and...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Saw Palmetto is used to treat a number of ailments, and is best known for its use in treating enlarged prostate, certain types of prostate infections and prostate cancer. It is also used for testicular inflammation, urinary tract inflammation,...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Duncan Tree Foundation (DTF) did its 12th medical mission at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) last month. Eight adolescent patients who suffer from scoliosis benefited from corrective surgery during this mission.DTF is a United States-based...

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 2:42 PMMarvin Gordon

One of the most recommended techniques for controlling nutrition is keeping a food journal. Does it work, though? How does recording everything that one eats help in any way? Questions like these are understandable; food records are often presented...

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Hundreds of Jamaicans are to benefit from cataract surgery later this year, thanks to the Chinese Bright Journey Medical Mission.The revelation was made when the mission team - comprised of represen-tatives from the Beijing Friendship and Tongren...

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Smoke from environmental fires is a major health hazard, causing a number of harmful effects on the body. Unfortunately, over the past few weeks a high percentage of the population has been battling the health risks associated with fires, as...

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Personal trainers Kurt Dunn from Body By Kurt, Marvin Gordon, and Lorenzo McIntosh turned up the heat at the FLOW Flex Gym on Saturday for The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life sixth event, in its Season Two's Tuff Enuff Challenge.5k run, leg works, weight...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Managing Riverton smoke health riskThe Ministry of Health is advising members of the public to take precautions in light of the current fire at the Riverton City dump.Persons are asked to avoid exposure to the smoke by doing the following:ï Minimise...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Health insurers have agreed that most Jamaicans do not know enough about the health benefits offered under the insurance policies they hold, and that more needs to be done to improve awareness on these matters as a way of upholding citizens' rights...

Published:Saturday | July 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

With the promise of Sweet Energy hanging in the air, this year's staging of the Sweat Fete exercise party, dubbed the Glow Edition, certainly delivered.According to Sweet Energy Fitness' Nelly Modest, there was something for everyone at Sweat Fete,...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:15 AMMarvin Gordon

After laying out your training game plan and structuring your workouts, there is one more pressing consideration: how do you approach each exercise? What tricks can you use to get the most out of the training time and equipment available?Here a few...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

This summer has been a hot one. Temperature affects your mood; you're more likely to feel irritable, annoyed, angry, or short-tempered when the time is uncomfortably hot.So, if you find yourself feeling hot and bothered in more ways than one, you...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Fitness guru Stokely Rose and the TrainFit team were determined to test if Fit 4 Lifers were Tuff Enuff on Saturday morning, at week five of Season Two of The Gleaner's health and fitness initiative.The early-morning circuit boot camp featured:...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:22 AMMarvin Gordon

The game plan in hand, it's time to plan your workouts and exercises. Workouts must be properly organised to derive maximum benefit from each training session.There are many areas to cover when planning workouts within the framework of your game...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton said there is a need for heightened discussions on behaviour change initiatives that will lead to improved lifestyle choices.Delivering the keynote address at the National Parent-Teacher Association of...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Erectile dysfunction, which is commonly called ED, occurs when a man can no longer get or keep an erection. This, therefore, affects his ability to have sexual intercourse, which can be very frustrating. This problem is really different from other...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJean Shaw/Contributor

Have you ever seen anyone receive a standing ovation and unanimous applause at a medical conference? Well, Alma MockYen - noted broadcaster, radio and television producer, dramatist and media trainer - received one!MockYen had just delivered a house...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It neva normal Saturday morning, as the Sweet Energy Fitness Club worked The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life participants to a frazzle. Wow! Just wow!Fitness coaches Robert 'Astro' Whyte and #livewire MC Sheena-Kay and the Sweet Energy team had an intense boot...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Studies show that people over the age of 60 who eat more than two servings of vegetables a day had a 40 per cent slower rate of cognitive decline than those who eat one serving or less. Green, leafy vegetables such as callaloo, pak choi, cabbage,...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In a bid to help in carrying out the mission of the Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) to eliminate cancer as a major health problem in Jamaica, Sagicor Foundation donated a much-needed mammography workstation unit to the JCS at a handover event on...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 4:27 PMMarvin Gordon

When it comes to organising exercises, there are three aspects to tackle: planning your overall programme, planning each workout, and planning each exercise within your workout...

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