Category Health & Food

ONE LAST WORD ON PHYSICAL EXERCISE

Physical exercise is very important irrespective of your age or gender. For the average adult it is recommended 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week and 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity per week. For one to be fully exercised so to speak, exercise should encompass the following four types of exercise; Aerobic exercise This is exercise that makes one breath harder, gets the heart rate up and targets the

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HEALTHY EATING LIFESTYLE: A KENYAN PERSPECTIVE – An Interview with Kepha Nyanumba, Consultant Nutritionist AAR Healthcare, Kenya

March 2018 is an exciting time in Wacha niKwambie blog. This month the blog is navigating the waters of Good Nutrition – Healthy Eating that is. This month the Wacha niKwambie blog is excited to have a one on one with Mr. Kepha  Nyanumba a registered Nutrition Consultant and a writer with over eleven years   experience in Food Nutrition and Dietetics  (FND). Elizabeth “Kwambie”: Thank you Kepha for giving the Wacha

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BENEFITS OF EXERCISE

Whether you consider yourself old or young or anything in between. Whether you are naturally fit or not. Whether man, woman, boy or girl- exercise is good for you. Exercise is great for our bodies and quality of life. Consider the following benefits of exercise; 1. Consistency in exercise combats health conditions and disease. 2. Helps in managing weight due to the calories burnt. 3.Improves mood and may give a

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FOODS THAT BOOST HEALTH IN TARGET BODY AREAS

Foods taken in their right proportions and portions are necessary for good health. However, there are certain foods that have superior nutritional benefits over others for targeted use in the human body. The following is a snap shot of the same: Foods that are rich in boosting body immunity citrus fruits e.g. oranges, lemons, lime, tangerines. Also garlic, ginger, brocolli, yoghurt, almonds, turmeric, green tea, papaya/pawpaw, kiwi, poultry e.g. chicken,

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FROM FLAB AT 40 TO FAB AT 40…….My journey to being a fitter me.

Last year began a vigorous campaign in my life, seven months – dabbed from flab@40tofab@40 to take charge of my life and get my healthier body back by my 40th birthday. Don’t get me wrong I have always loved my body shape, my chubbilicious self as I used to say then. I just needed to be fitter as being overweight predisposes one to many lifestyle diseases. My biggest asset –

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WHY I SHOULD LOVE MY BODY AND DIFFERENT BODY SHAPES FOR WOMEN

This past week my beloved Wellness and Inspiration blog, “ Wacha niKwambie” focussed on why we should love our bodies and dressing according to body shape for ladies. Beginning a month of focus in the blog dubbed, October 2017 – My body, my dress, my choice – a focus on dressing according to body shape and mandatory physical wellness checks for ladies and gents. However, one thing worth noting is

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WHY ARE HEALTH CHECKS IMPORTANT?

Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better. By getting the right health services, screenings, and treatments, you are taking steps that help your chances for living a longer, healthier life. Your age, health and family history, lifestyle choices (i.e. what you eat, how active you are, whether you smoke),

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“My mind is clearer now.” A focus on Decluttering

The following interview takes place at one  Mr. Akili Timamu’s home at  the heart of Eastlands  Nairobi, Donholm or Donnie as it is fondly referred to by its residents. Kwambie is amazed by the level of order and organization in Mr. Akili Timamu’s Home which is a far cry from many homes in Nairobi but apparently it has not always been like this in Mr.  Akili Timamu’s life. Please read

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THE FOURTEEN DAY AGELESS GODESS PROGRAM BY DR. CHRISTIANE NORTHRUP

The fourteen day  Ageless Goddess program is  one that I undertook with gusto this past August. As I approach 40, now more than ever I am determined to live a full life of wellness that shuns all negative perceptions of ageing. The first day of the program is an affirmation that one shall not be bound by the negative perceptions of growing older and to throw from ones mind that

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ON PHYSICAL FITNESS FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

Key Guidelines for children and adolescents Children and adolescents should do 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of physical activity daily. Aerobic: Most of the 60 or more minutes a day should be either moderate- or vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity, and should include vigorous-intensity physical activity at least 3 days a week. Aerobic activities are those in which young people rhythmically move their large muscles. Running, hopping, skipping, jumping rope,

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