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Use heart rate to monitor intensity Exercise intensity is one of the most important variables of training. Exercise intensity not only influences effectiveness and safety, it should also influence other key inputs such as duration, frequency and...

Dear Dr Phillips,I am a 32-year-old mom of three and a diabetic. I was diagnosed with the disease some time last year after starting a new job and being asked to perform a medical.Initially, with family support and an improved diet, I thought this...

The super intense six-set obstacle course challenge truly tested the fitness level of The Gleaner's Fit 4 Lifers on Saturday morning at Season Two's eighth event at the Life Fit Training Centre in St Andrew.Sled push, 60 battle rope, agility ladder...

"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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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