Sun | May 27, 2018

Health

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...

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...

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,...

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...

By the time you can truly appreciate this letter, several years would have passed from this day of writing.If you have not been one of the several thousand Jamaicans murdered, there is an 80 per cent chance that you are...

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...

The Ministry of Health is encouraging Jamaicans to get physical on World Move for Health Day tomorrow.Community groups, schools, churches and corporate bodies are being urged to organise activities in communities across the island.The ministry, as...

While drinking moderate amounts of alcohol (defined as up to one drink per day for women or up to two for men) has been shown to have some positive health effects, especially on heart health, regularly having more than that can be detrimental to...

With the myriad training technologies and methodologies available, it can be difficult deciding which best suits your needs.Take strength training, for example. One of the most common choices is free weights vs machine based training. While it is...

Outside of its mouthwatering flavour, Cinnamon has many medicinal properties. It is used as a laxative, for gas and sour stomach. It is also good for diarrhea, vomiting and nausea. It is also good for cold, sore throat and cough. Studies are now...
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