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High Blood Pressure – What Causes It?


High blood pressure (HBP) or hypertension is a serious condition that can lead to coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and other health problems. Known as the “silent killer”, high blood pressure (hypertension) rarely has obvious symptoms, and usually catches people by surprise when they land in hospital. Hypertension Risk Factors Hypertension risk […]

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5 Great Tips for Living a Healthy Lifestyle


Our lives are full of stress and as we rush from home to work to family responsibilities, we all know that we should have a better quality of life. Sometimes feels like following a healthy diet, getting enough exercise and finding the time just to kick back and chill out is impossible. But learning to […]

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Diabetes – Controlling your Blood Sugar Level


All diabetics understand that controlling their blood sugar level is the most effective way of dealing with the illness.We know that although diabetes is a progressive disease, a combination of diet, exercise, and medications can be used to control blood glucose levels. What is Blood Glucose or Blood Sugar? Blood glucose also known as blood […]

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Take Care Of Yourself Make a set appointment for yourself and realise that you can’t take care of anyone else if you don’t take care of yourself first. Being healthy and feeling good about yourself (physical and mental wellness) is really essential to being productive and being the best that you can be. Sabotaging yourself […]

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10 Best Health Tips according to Kenyans


We all know that it is time for all of us to start taking better care of our bodies, minds and spirits. So in the light of this, we asked you to give us your personal best health tips for 2014 on our Facebook Page. We were overwhelmed with your feedback. It is obvious that […]

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Types of Exercises to Get You in Shape for Summer

Getting for summer

If you’re like most people, your resolve to exercise and eat healthily takes strain during the winter months. After all, who can resist a little comfort food to ward off the cold and satisfy indulgent cravings? The only problem is that once you pack on the weight, you have to get it off again. With […]

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The Effects of Bad Posture

The Effects of Bad Posture

While many of us focus on a good workout routine and healthy eating, we often forget to scrutinize our posture. Yet, the correct positioning of our spinal column is key to maintaining a strong, stable, and healthy skeletal structure as we age. With that in mind, let’s look at the effects our posture can have […]

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4 Easy Exercises You Can Do At Home without Gym Equipment


Let’s face it, most people can’t afford to purchase gym equipment for the home. For many others, a gym membership is not in the budget. If you fall within either of these categories, there’s still hope for achieving the toned, fit body you’ve always wanted. The following exercises will give you a great workout with […]

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Top 5 Running Events in Kenya for 2013


Kenya is home to some of the greatest runners in history and have won numerous awards at international sporting events that have been hosted around the world. Runners and athletes who reside in Kenya will be very pleased to know that 2013 will host a variety of long- distance endurance running events throughout the year […]

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Tips for reducing your pot belly

Tips for reducing your pot belly

A pot belly (or beer belly as it is occasionally referred to as) is essentially the build-up of fat around the abdominal area or belly. This is known as the visceral fat, which is found deep in the abdominal area of the body. Not only is visceral fat very difficult to lose, it can lead […]

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Top 5 Healthcare Concerns to Kenyans

min of health

In lieu of the recent news reports of Kenyan doctors striking, we (My Health Kenya) decided to launch a healthcare-themed […]

How to maintain happiness in 10 easy steps

There are hundreds if not thousands of quotes about happiness but no matter how many words of wisdom our ancestors […]

How to help your child deal with teenage stress

Like anyone else, teenagers are faced with stressful situations all the time. Adolescence and self- discovery are just some of […]

Signs of Mental Illness

Mental illnesses are common but people are either too detached from reality or burying their heads in the sand to […]

What to do When Feeling Suicidal

Mental Health

Most people feel like committing suicide at one point in their lives but the difference is in how they deal […]

How to budget for Christmas


We all want to spoil our loved ones and buy gifts for Christmas, but our pockets sometimes wouldn’t allow this […]