You wanna maintain a healthy lifestyle; do this;

Goin to the gym ain’t the only way to be healthy. Infact you can be religiously going to the gym but you’re still eating unhealthy, then this become plus one minus one.

Hence in order to be overall healthy, there some things that we must put in place. Our bodies are like our houses, if you don’t clean your house, you don’t throw trash away, you don’t arrange it well, the your house will be unorganized and it’ll stink. Same goes to our bodies, if we don’t eat healthy, if we don’t become active, our bodies will “stink” and we end up depending on medication to live.

So below are some tip that you can you can corporate into your lifestyle in order to take good care of your body;

1. Be active– yes you can have a gym membership, but also the’re a myriad of other things that you can do. Like practising yoga, biking, going for a walk every morning and others.

2. Eat a healthy diet– Eat a combination of different foods, including fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and whole grains. By eating healthy you will reduce your risk of malnutrition and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer. And you don’t have to have lot’s of money to do this, start small as you increase.

3. Reduce consuming harmful fats- Fats consumed should be less than 30% of your total energy intake. This will help prevent unhealthy weight gain and NCDs. There are different types of fats, but unsaturated fats are preferable over saturated fats and trans-fats. WHO recommends reducing saturated fats to less than 10% of total energy intake; reducing trans-fats to less than 1% of total energy intake; and replacing both saturated fats and trans-fats to unsaturated fats.

5. Practice safe sex-Looking after your sexual health is important for your overall health and well-being. Practice safe sex to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections like gonorrhoea and syphilis.

4. Reduce alcohol consumption– There is no safe level for drinking alcohol. Consuming alcohol can lead to health problems such as mental and behavioural disorders, including alcohol dependence, major NCDs such as liver cirrhosis, some cancers and heart diseases, as well as injuries resulting from violence and road clashes and collisions.

Energy from the Tokyo Olympians

Normally, I am not an Olympic fan, but on this particular day, I was forced to watch the Olympics. And I am glad I did. Because it motivated me to rise up and do some things that I planned to do but didn’t.

I was seated in my place of work, it was a boring day, I didn’t have internet connection so the only thing I did was watch the Olympics. Normally I’d only be interested to see the final results, who won what in what.

While watching, I saw the confidence, the sweat, the hard work, the consistency, the pain and finally the joy of getting that reward, the joy of breaking a world record, the joy of being celebrated by people who don’t even know you .

Victory is very sweet but you have to sweat to get it. There is no shortcut. Therefore, in order to get things going, In order to succeed in our dreams and visions, we must sweat, we must keep going, we must work smart. Hence arise and do that thing that you’ve always wanted to.

Rise and keep soldering on.

Jenny Simaloi

is it just me or these guys are truly annoying?

So just the other day i met a guy somewhere. We talked for some time about random things and later we exchanged contacts. I somehow regret that now but it was also worth some lessons. After a while he invited me to a party somewhere and i declined (i prefer partying with my friends he was/is still a stranger). So after a day or so he called me again, this time he wanted us to meet and hang out in his place. And again i declined, because going to guy’s house isn’t safe(my take) because anything crazy can happen. Like if he asks for sex and you decline you don’t know how he will react . This is when hell broke loose.

He started telling me that i should accept his advances because time is running out and i didn’t know what i was missing. (I mean i should worry about time passing when i reach 35 not now when i am 24). That is, being with him is such a great thing that was passing be by, like an opportunity i should pounce on. And i was like, hold up! hold up! who do you think you are (i didn’t say that verbally). What kind of a guy approaches a girl by using such an approach? I only knew him for less than a fortnight and he was already yapping about us meeting and “hanging out” and just because i wasn’t interested or it was still early for me, he starts blaming me for letting such an opportunity pass me by. This wasn’t the fist guy i encountered who acted like that. There was another one. He also felt like by refusing to date him is refusing such a great opportunity that i will never get somewhere else.

my take

business black woman thinking on a grey background

This kept me thinking what happened to the proper way of dating, that is getting to know the likes and dislikes of a person, going on several dates, that is proper dates in public places like restaurants. Yes there is no laid manual on how this things should work out but i think that there is way to get to know someone before other advances unless someone is a hit and run type of person (which unfortunately characterizes most people these days). My take is this, if you want to date someone, please use the right words and channels. Not everybody is interested in a hit and run situation. Some of us take like three to six month to know someone before deciding to take things to another level.

Simaloi Toimasi