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Breaking Bad… Habits

It is obvious that smoking and some of the other habits can be detrimental to our health, but what role does overspending play? From the get go smoking, recreational use of drugs, the famous couch-sitting-after-work lifestyle, and something new, overspending come to mind. It is obvious that smoking and some of the other habits can be detrimental to our health, but what role does overspending play? Well when we refuse to budget, we ov... Read more

The Recreation Spectrum – Alcohol consumption and physical activity in young Africans.

The Recreation Spectrum – Alcohol consumption and physical activity in young Africans. People generally participate in physical activities for two main reasons; play and social interaction however, there is a third reason which provides preoccupation or a healthy distraction for the mind and a fourth which is becoming more popular due to changing lifestyles and habits- fitness. Given the extensive research, studies and facts s... Read more

Are you “Mad”?

Are you mad? How often have you heard this question? Sometimes substituted for “why would you think like that?” or “Can you think of something else within my limits?” For example:Nneka: You have been working 16 hours a day for the past month. Why don’t you ask your boss to give you 2 weeks off?Nyasha: Are you mad? Do you want me to lose my job?The unfortunate result from the frequent use of this question is ... Read more

Announcing our "Health is Wealth" Competition 2014. Apply now!

Announcing our "Health is Wealth" Competition 2014. Apply now! In line with Engage Africa Foundation's mission to fight non-communicable diseases in Africa through the voices and creativity of everyday people, we are hereby launching the “Health is Wealth” award winning competition Click for more details: “Health is Wealth” award winning competition.... Read more

Why chronic diseases are human rights issues in Africa.

Let's correct the misconception that chronic diseases are diseases of the rich once and for all by Ebele Mogo Let's correct the misconception that chronic diseases are diseases of the rich once and for all. It is costing us action on the part of the research community, lay people, donors, governments, innovators and the media. Chronic diseases hit the poor badly 80% of chronic disease deaths occur in developing countries. Not o... Read more

My greens challenge and why you should try it

With a little creativity eating vegetables can be fun. Let's go on the adventure together. My friend who is a health coach gave me a challenge recently: to eat as many different green vegetables as possible before our next chat; which is usually every other week.   In that time I tried some greens outside my usual comfort zone- I tried spicy mustard greens, collard greens, and the usual lettuce, as well as some Nigerian vegeta... Read more

Starting Your Day Right

2 simple steps to help you start your day right What is the first thing you do when you wake up? A scramble to hit your alarm clock? A regret to how late you’ve slept in? Being intentional about your morning has made all the difference for me when I wake up. No more sluggishness or yawning throughout the afternoon. Starting the day with a feeling of accomplishment boosts your self image and mood. I will show you how to do this ... Read more

Cinnamon: Your blood sugar superstar

Spice up your life while balancing your blood sugar with cinnamon. This subtly sweet spice does more than amp the delicious factor of any dish. From ancient China to Ayurvedic tradition, cinnamon has long been used for its medicinal benefits. Modern researchers are catching up with what healers throughout history have long known – that this spice offers more than just a flavour burst. A growing body of research is pointing to cin... Read more

Cardiovascular Disease: the world's biggest killer

What it is and why we need to do something                 It is not surprising that so much attention is directed towards fighting infectious diseases in developing countries. They are a very visible problem, afflicting people of all ages, and the disparity between developed and developing countries is especially tragic and seemingly unjust. In fact, approximately 70% of deaths in sub-Saharan Af... Read more

Eating right with Diabetes

If you are a lover of food and you have just been diagnosed with diabetes, it must feel like your world has just crumbled but do not despair as there are many options to pursue with this situation. We have to establish first that icecream, beer, alcohol in general, tons of carbohydrate would have to be drastically reduced in your diet. If you are a lover of food and you have just been diagnosed with diabetes, it must feel like your wor... Read more
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