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Obesity is a disease just like diabetes, cancer and high blood pressure. Once your weight for your height (body mass index - BMI) is high enough, your chances of losing and keeping off the weight are five to 10 per cent. At this point, the best...

With the holidays in full swing, planning is the best thing you can do for your health and fitness. Chances are, you are going to be making new year's resolutions anyway, so why not put some thought into them? Instead of the usual, 'I will...

QUESTIONS1. If you want to be able to afford somewhere to live, do you:a. Chill.b. Work...sometimes.c. Work...regularly.d. None of the above.2. When you purchase, rent or 'cotch' in this home, do you:a. Clean once per year.b. Clean once a month.c....

Recent research suggests that we consume around 3,000 calories in our Christmas dinner - more than the entire recommended daily intake for a grown man! This huge festive feast not only contributes to weight gain, but also to...

Christmas is dear to us all. It is the time of year when we reflect on all the great things we have done and focus on the great time we will have. There is absolutely nothing better than fruitcake and sorrel season in Jamaica. I have waited all year...

Christmas is only two weeks away. With the rush and traffic, not to mention personal holiday preparations, it is getting hard for many people to stick to their workout programmes. In spite of the time constraints, with the right approach, much can...

Let's be honest, most of us get through the entire Christmas period eating no more fruit than what's in the fruitcake. Fruits just don't really feature on the Christmas menu. But at this time of late nights, overindulging and partying, it's more...

Q: Doctor, I find lately although I can see clearly in the distance, small prints are becoming jumbled and causing me a headache. Why?A: As we age beyond 40 for most, the muscles that control the focusing ability of our lens become less efficient...

The holiday season is upon us, and many of us experience an emotional shift around this time of year. Some of us may feel overcome by a celebratory mood, but others of us may struggle with negative emotions around the Christmas season. The...

What would a Jamaican meal be like on Christmas Day without the traditional sorrel drink and fruit cake? There is no doubt that the highlight of a typical Jamaican Christmas meal is red and black - sorrel and fruit cake, perfectly complementing the...
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