Maintaining a healthy eating lifestyle. What to do

Healthy eating

What you eat and when you eat affects the state of your health which also plays a major role in your ability to succeed in most life endeavours. Your diet when combined with physical activity can help you reach and maintain a healthy outlook and reduce risks of chronic ailments such as type 2 diabetes […]

Foods that fight inflammation in the body

Foods that fight inflammation

There are certain foods that prevent inflammation from happening in the body. These foods protect people from diseases of the heart and blood vessels. When combined, these foods are particularly helpful in lowering blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels. They also help in reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes among people among high-risk […]

The Upside and Downsides of diets eaten by people of African Descent

African food

Africa is the second largest continent in the world with 54 countries. Within each of these countries are different ethnic groups. Some countries have more than 200 ethnic groups. The culture, climate, food security, cost, and other factors in each region of Africa influence the choice of foods and methods of food preparation. Each region […]

Learn the different eating patterns

Different eating patterns

Several eating patterns have been shown to reduce the risk factors associated with diseases of the heart and blood vessels. However, there is still a lot of confusion about what a healthy diet is! There are currently many food fads out there but there is very little evidence to show that they prevent diseases of […]

Sodium, Salt and our health. What we need to know

Sodium, salt and health

Sodium is not one of the minerals that the body needs in large amounts. The body needs very little of it. The body needs about 1500mg of sodium a day to function well. Sodium intake should not exceed a maximum of 2300mg a day to reduce the risk of chronic diseases like hypertension. In reality, […]

The basics of healthy eating

The basics of healthy eating

There is a lot of buzz and confusion about healthy eating and which diet works or not. However, the basics of healthy eating in diabetes prevention involve the following key elements: Healthy eating entails combining different food groups in a manner that enables the body to get the nutrients it needs in a way that […]

How to track your physical activity

How to track your physical activity

There are several ways to track physical activity. It can be done manually or digitally. Manual ways of tracking physical activity The simplest way of tracking physical activity is to do it manually with a simple pen and notebook. To do this, you will need; The main advantage of manual recording and tracking of physical […]

Why it is important to track your physical activity

Track physical activity

One of the key components of starting and maintaining a regular physical activity routine is to record and track your physical activity. This helps you to avoid overestimating or under-estimating your physical activity. Recording the accurate amount of physical activity over time helps you to understand if your physical activity routine is contributing to the […]

Overcoming challenges to stay physically active 

Challenges that prevent physical activity

Do you have existing problems that may prevent you from starting and staying physically active? You may have existing health conditions that will prevent you from starting and maintaining a physical activity routine. Here are some of them. Let us know if you have any of these problems by completing this form. You will need […]

Starting a regular physical activity routine and maintaining it

Starting and staying physically active

There are different ways to start and stay physically active. You have to consider your routine and the types of activities you like. Different personas of women and what may work for them Different things work for different women based on their life stages and personal circumstances. Women play multiple roles daily that will affect […]