Category Archives: Health & Fitness

Tips on Fighting the Flu & Treating It with Tamiflu

My last post was written for my readers in the southern hemisphere who are just beginning to experience the hottest weather of the year. Today, I’d like to share a little something for my northern hemisphere readers who find themselves in the midst of the coldest season of the year, which also usually comes hand in hand with flu season. I’d always heard that the flu was untreatable: you just had to keep yourself as comfortable as possible and wait for your body to fight off the virus. In this guest post, by Lauren Walsh, I learned that this is … Continue reading

How to Keep Your Sensitive Skin Safe This Summer

This guest post is by Julia Hausen of Navigating seasonal changes isn’t easy when you have sensitive skin, and summer presents its own unique problems. Although there are several skin care products on the market, you may only find a few that cater to your skin type. In addition to staying moisturized, you’ll have the added challenge of finding products that offer adequate sun and bug protection without irritating your skin. If you struggle with sensitive skin care during the summer months, the following guide will help you protect your skin without setting off your allergies. 1. Safeguard Your … Continue reading

Breastfeeding: Give Breast Milk to Newborns in the First Hour of Life for Full Benefits of Breastfeeding

The first week of August, August 1-7, is World Breastfeeding Week. Although I’m not a mother, the negative attitudes towards breastfeeding that I see online, especially those that shame mothers who breastfeed in public, deeply disturb me. How else can a mother breastfeed an infant regularly without confining herself to her home during that period?! To mark this year’s World Breastfeeding Week, I’d like to write about something a little different. Today, I’d like to share with you some information that I came across recently that highlights not only the benefits of breastfeeding, but specifically stresses the importance of giving breast milk to … Continue reading

Be My Guide to Your East African City #6: What’s the Best Local Place to Work Out?

Hi again! I hope your weekend is off to a good start. Ready to tell me one more thing about your East African city? Or are you getting a little tired of my questions? I promise I’ll give you a little break after this post and tell you about a cozy new cafe that I recently discovered in Masaki. For now though, one more question:

Beach Workout Ideas

Oops! I think it’s time I step up my workout routine a bit—my leisurely daily swim no longer seems to be working for me. Still, in this hot Dar es Salaam weather (which I love), I intend to continue to look to water for exercise. How about I take my workout routine from the swimming pool to the beach? What? You’ve never considered that before? Why? With the beautiful blue waters, white sands, and calming horizon of the Indian Ocean nearby, why not exercise in a manner that is not only good for your body but also refreshing for your mind … Continue reading

Eat to Live Results

At the age of 24, I weighed a startling 100 kilograms (220 pounds) and had been clinically obese most of my life. I set out to lose 36 kilograms (79 pounds) so that for the first time (when not ill) I could be within the healthy weight range for my height. I achieved and surpassed my goal. None of that would have been possible without The Eat to Live Diet. Here is my story: I had been clinically obese for the better part of my life. At the age of 24, I decided that lugging around so much weight no longer served … Continue reading

Gyms in Kilimani, Nairobi: Body n’ Soul

Are you shopping around for gyms in Nairobi? Well, here is my review of a gym that made me fall in love with going to the gym and helped me to lose 38.5 kilograms in a year and a half. Enjoy! Body N’ Soul Health & Fitness Centre Chaka Road, Kilimani Tel: +254-20-2712017/2712021 Mobile: +254-733-561783 I am thoroughly in love with the gym I go to! I have been a member for over four years and, truly, I can’t imagine what would ever make me go elsewhere! I love Body N’ Soul, that’s its name by the way, because it … Continue reading