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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...

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...

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...

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 –...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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