3 Hormones That Can Hinder Weight Loss
Hormones are ‘chemical messengers’ traversing the body and coordinating many complex processes such as growth, fertility, metabolism, behavior, feelings/moods, hungry, satiety, etc. The Body secretes and circulates 50+ hormones and our nutrition choices and lifestyle can moderate the levels at which these hormones are secreted. As you go about your healthy lifestyle, it’s important to
10 Tips To Ditch Post-Holiday Weight Gain
Now that the holidays are over are you ready for damage control? How do you ditch the extra weight or restore the same level of wellbeing you had pre-holiday? Here are 10 tips to get started on your health and fitness journey: Identify a goal – take a moment to identify what exactly you
10 tips for surviving the holiday events
The holidays present a time for letting loose…literally. Here are 8 tips that will help you not to overdo it especially at those parties and family get togethers. Start by eating healthy items such as salads and soups, protein before moving on to desserts. Alternate an alcoholic beverage with water or tonic water Avoid “fasting”
4 Tips To Keep You Motivated
Posted under: Motivation
Staying motivated to keep up with your active lifestyle is perhaps one of the most trying parts of making changes in your day to day living. While at the beginning when you see fast results you’ll find that motivation comes almost naturally, later on as those results start to slow down, that earlier motivation will
What is Cancer?
One of the most life threatening conditions out there today and one that everyone without a doubt wants to avoid is cancer. While most people realize the severity of suffering from cancer, not everyone really understands why cancer occurs. What causes it? And more importantly, what can you do to prevent and/or overcome it? Let’s
Diabetes – The Silent Killer
Did you know that more than 50% of all adult hospital beds in Kenya are occupied by people with diabetes or diabetes related conditions? Did you know that 1.8 million++ Kenyans are living with diabetes and only half of them know?? Diabetes is a condition that more and more people are being impacted with
1 Move for Sexy Toned Arms!
There is nothing sexy about doing pushups but they are KING when it comes to shaping up those arms!! You also don’t require any equipment other than finding a space to do them. Do NOT let this compound move fool or intimidate you! You don’t have to start by doing a full pushup, instead start off
Why you need to weight train!
As you move through your fitness program, one type of exercise you’ll want to ensure is in place is weight training. Weight training offers a mountain of benefits, is always changing so helps keep you interested in exercise, and can even slow the process of aging. Curious to know more? Let’s look at the real
A Guide To Body Types
As you go about your get healthy regimen, whether it’s to burn fat, build muscle, or simply improve your health, it pays to know your body type. What does body type mean? Body type refers to the natural tendency of your body to manage its body weight and composition. Ever notice how some people tend to be
8 Tips For a Guilt Free Valentine’s Day
Love Celebration Day is here and with celebration comes flowing wine, chocolates, and good food!! Here are 8 tips that can help make it a guilt free celebration:
The Ultimate Booty Builder – Fire hydrants + Leg lifts
I simply love fire hydrants! Here are 4 reasons why: They burn/hurt which means the gluteus maximus muscle group is activated and engaged! They require zero equipment and can be done in the comfort of your home Unlike other booty building workouts, they are easy on the knees…maybe because you’re on your knees They are
November’s Sexy Shoulders + Arms Challenge
Happy November! This month’s challenge is all about getting those arms toned and sexy for the holidays!For toned arms several muscles must be worked namely biceps, triceps and shoulders and guess what? You can perform the workouts from the comfort of your home! What will you need: Resistance – We must challenge and break
Four Moves For Firmer Arms
Want to increase the shape and definition of your arms? If so, it’s vital that you are strength training correctly. Too many women rely strictly on cardio training to try and change their body and unfortunately this is a futile effort because cardio training will never give you the results that you are looking for
The 10 Day Detox Program – The Ins and Outs
I began detoxing a few ago after I started working out and eating clean. I detox twice a year, usually at the beginning of the year right after the holiday festivities as a way to purge the crazy holiday eating and a time to give my digestive system a break from food. The 2nd detox
Losing Weight During Ramadhan
Being back in Kenya and having friends fasting for Ramadhan motivated me to write about how to keep the scale from tipping during the holy month. Ramadhan would actually be the perfect time to shed some weight and keep it off if managed correctly given that there is a fasting window and feasting period similar
How Long Before You See Your Abs?
Everyone asks a why their tummy isn’t reducing or why they aren’t getting abs – Ladies we all have different body types and carry weight differently. If the tummy is where most of the fat is stored then that’s that area takes the longest to get flat. Others might carry weight on their back, hips
Why 21 Days of Change?
Simple….It takes 21 days of repeatedly doing something to make it a habit! Don’t believe me? 21 days of waking up at 6am and on day 22 going froward, you will never need an alarm clock to wake you up, because your body gets reprogrammed to be up at 6am. This was why on January 5th 2015
April 2015 – Zero Carbs After 3pm
Eat Breakfast like a King…Lunch like a Prince…Dinner Like a Pauper” Truth be told, most of us eat dinner like KINGS This challenge is supposed to change that! Mko tayari?? Carbohydrates, the starchy kind also known carbs, are an important energy giving macro nutrient. Here are a few things to note about carbs: – As
Working out – What’s the fuss!
Working out is all about being physically active. I like to think of it as intentionally engaging in a physical activity with the aim of increasing calorie burn for health reasons…but that just my twisted definition The words physical activity and working are synonymous (to me) the only thing that might differ is intensity.
February 2015 – Drink More Water Challenge
This challenge is supposed to help us create the habit of drinking more of the most important liquid of all time…Water! Most of us are accustomed to drinking fresh or bottled sugary juices, tea, coffee, sodas, alcohol but never water. Drinking water plays a great role in your overall health and can help you feel