Christmas in Jamaica is a time that families come together to spend quality time & eat “nuff’ food. Coupled with reduced movement because of persons being on holiday, Christmas in Jamaica is also a time that results in many Jamaicans gaining inches -particularly around their waists – and increasing their risks of developing lifestyle-related…

Frequent & high intensity exercise; calorie-restricted or calorie-surplus diets: these are popular lifestyle-related recommendations for the reduction of weight, or management of weight. But for persons with GERD are these recommendations generally safe and ideal? Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) relative to Asthma may not be a popular medical condition among our Jamaican population, however it is a condition that I am…

Have you ever experienced the feeling of defeat? Have you ever set yourself a goal, or a target, only at some point to be told by yourself that it’s pointless, and that you will fail, only to then fail and consequently left feeling deflated and without strength to continue trying? Our mind is a battleground of all sorts. Day in day…

Exercise is widely accepted as an importance for our optimal health, and performance both as individuals, and as a nation. Yet, across all age groups of our population, and in particular, the professional aged (avg 25yrs-64yrs) segment of our population–arguably the most important, serving as primary drivers of our economy–not everyone exercises at the recommended industry standards of 30 minutes…

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. It is a condition that is generally associated with obesity, hypertension and diabetes. Over the years, in my area of practice as an assistant dietician, I have come across women seeking weight loss therapy, and who were diagnosed with such condition. Women with PCOS typically…

What is your goal? If you’ve ever been a member of a gym, or visited a gym. Or If you’ve ever considered being a member of a gym, or visiting a gym. Or If you’ve ever worked with a fitness/dietary/other health professional. You can recall being asked, or expect to be asked this question.  …

Lactose Intolerance is a common food intolerance I encounter in my capacity as Program Manager of O’Shane Bryant Fitness. In any given training cycle an average of 20%-30% of our active membership base will inform us of being lactose intolerant. Lactose Intolerance is not life-threatening on the onset. However, it does present a combination of dietary, nutritional and exercise implications…

Controlled Blood Sugar. Reduced Body Fat Percentage. Increased Muscle Mass. These are popular desired outcomes persons seek after when they decide to embark on an exercise or dietary regime. While there are a wide range of exercises, workouts, and diets, that can be developed and implemented on the part of the professional(s) working with the…

Summer is a season for outdoors activities:  Beach,  Trips, Excursions, Parties-these are just some of the many activities that take place during this time. However, summer is also known as a season of environmental hazards, especially for those of us living in tropical climes (Caribbean Nationals): Hot Temperatures (avg 33C) Droughts Torrential Rainfall/Flash Flooding These…

Health, Fitness Development, Body Composition Change,  Performance Enhancement…these are targeted outcomes from clients, enthusiasts, and general consumers of the Fitness & Nutritive Industries. And at least one of these outcomes, is a target of yours also. So how can a Fitness program help you with controlling your High Blood Pressure? How can you eat healthy…

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