health tips

Protect your edges by not putting too much strain on them. This will prevent cases of receding hairline

Chocolate is good for your skin; its antioxidants improve blood flow and protect against UV damage

Before going to bed, ensure that you remove your make up properly to help with the general wellbeing of your skin

To remove the blackheads around the nose and chin, beat and stir the egg white in a bowl then apply it to the affected region.  Place a paper towel and let it dry for about 30 mins then peel off

To keep your skin looking at its best, ensure that you maintain a healthy diet, moisturize, use appropriate products for your skin type, and never sleep with make up on

Before buying hair products that claim to restore your hair, check your diet, stress levels, medication and get your health status assessed

Cutting out refined products can redefine your diet. This will help you maintain a more stable blood sugar level and healthier body weight, but you’ll have more room for nutrient-dense food

Understanding product labels; ingredients, preparation suggestion, nutrition table and nutritional benefits will help you make an informed decision before purchasing a product

Natural ways to lower blood pressure include; exercising regularly, reducing sodium intake, eating more potassium rich foods, and learning to manage stress

The phases in a woman’s life when she is prone to hypertension are; teenage and young adulthood, pregnancy, reproductive years with contraceptive use, menopause, and old age

Taking too much alcohol weakens the immune system and thus reduces the ability to cope with infectious diseases

Dehydration can have a negative impact on your mood and energy levels. Drink enough water to ensure you’re always at your best

A low calorie diet interferes with our gut health. This is because the gut bacteria gets adopted to absorbing sugar, creating an imbalance that promotes harmful bacteria strains

Several reasons that would result in weight gain are; genetics, medication, illness, hormonal and metabolic adaptations. Instead of labeling people in large bodies as lazy and with no will power, encourage them to be healthy instead of skinny

Deep breathing can help reduce stress, relieve pain and boost immunity

If going through infertility issues, eating as if you are already pregnant can actually help prime your body for conception

Breast milk is safe, easy to digest, contains antibodies to protect babies from infections and illnesses, and provided all the nutrients needed by the baby to grow and develop

Tamarind is a nutrient dense food that boosts digestive health, supports healthy aging, regulates blood sugar and aids in weight loss

Increasing your water intake, adding high fiber foods to your diet, and exercising can help manage hemorrhoids

In order to attain the zero hunger goal by 2030, we all need to participate. The youths especially will need to be at the center of transforming the food systems

Add bone broth to your menu as it is good for your gut health, may support the immune function, and it is a good source of beneficial amino acids

It is a shared responsibility to protect, promote and support breastfeeding as it significantly improves the health, survival and wellbeing of infants, children and their mother

Rising infertility in men can be managed by reducing alcohol intake, exercising, avoiding smoking, eating a healthy diet, and effectively managing stress

Risk of maternal iodine deficiency on the baby are delayed language development, poor memory, and slow mental processing speeds

Eating a balanced diet is the best ‘vaccine’ against COVID

Consider switching up your usual diet to include more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. This will help improve your cognitive and cardiac function

Excessive intake of red meat has been linked to causing colorectal cancer. Therefore, to reduce the risk, reduce the consumption of red meat and add white meat and plant proteins to your plate

The mediterranean diet not only aids with weight loss, managing PCOS, and combating chronic diseases but also helps maintain a healthy liver

The 5 key nutrients for a woman at each stage of life are; Iron, Calcium, B Vitamins, Magnesium, and Choline

Managing a hangover effectively at home involves hydrating often, getting some rest, eating nutrient-dense foods before and after drinking, and avoiding medication that can cause adverse effects with alcohol

The length to which a woman exclusively breastfeeds partly depends on how supportive her partner is. Therefore, the father should cheer on the mother to achieve exclusive breastfeeding

Managing endometriosis through diet involves including whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and omega 3 rich foods. Also, reduce intake of caffeine and alcohol

Did you know that your child could be picking up dieting practices from you just by observing? Instead, teach your child about healthy eating behaviours and practice what you preach

Risk factors for preterm birth include; multiple pregnancy, chronic maternal medical condition, low or advanced age, and undernutrition or overnutrition

Pulses are rich in essential nutrients and are part of a healthy diet. They contribute to sustainable food systems, livelihoods, and a zero hunger community

Excessive intake of red meat has been linked to causing colorectal cancer. Therefore, to reduce the risk, reduce the consumption of red meat and add white meat and plant proteins to your plate

The high water content in watermelons helps provide relief from edema in pregnancy

Potatoes with green discolouration are not safe to eat as they contain solanine which is toxic. Therefore, if this is observed, throw away the potato or cut the affected part

Phytoestrogen rich foods help decrease perimenopause symptoms, prevent osteoporosis, and improve heart health

If you intend to stop overeating, identify why you are overeating, stack your kitchen with plenty of healthy food, and set boundaries around ‘trigger’ foods

Not eating enough food, eliminating entire food groups, and jumping from one fad diet to another are a few dietary habits wrecking your body

It is safe to continue breastfeeding your young one while still pregnant

Sprouting not only increases the nutritional content, but also reduces the flatulence effect of bean

Teaching kids early enough on making proper food choices can help lower cases of obesity and Non-Communicable Disease

Calcium supplementation during pregnancy helps reduce gestational outcomes

A healthy pre and post workout meal is key in your exercise routine as it helps maximize performance and improve recovery

Fad diets don’t work as they tend to slow down metabolism, set unreasonable expectations, and are not sustainable

Thorough cleaning of fruits and vegetables before consumption can help reduce foodborne illnesses that may result in malnutrition

Fruits are an excellent source of essential vitamins and minerals that promote overall well-being

Being overweight or obese pre-disposes an expectant mother to gestational diabetes. Not ‘eating for two’, healthy snacking, and maintaining physical activity can help reduce the risk

Hydration before, during and after exercise is crucial to performance and maintaining the proper fluid balance in one’s body

Nuts are a powerhouse of nutrients. They are rich in fiber, unsaturated fats and valuable minerals and vitamins that promote health and overall well-being

If constipated, try eating pawpaws. They contain papain that aids in digestion. Also, they are rich in fiber and water which prevent constipation

Consider including plant-based proteins in your diet. Besides providing proteins, they contain fiber which promotes good gut bacteria, helps in digestion and improve heart health

Seed cycling is the process of eating different types of seeds at different times in the menstrual cycle to support optimal balance of estrogen and progesterone hormones

Lack of sleep is among the reasons you are not losing weight

A healthy dietary pattern is not about excluding certain food groups or counting calories but having a proper relationship with food

Among the reasons for infertility is overweight/obesity. Maintaining a healthy weight can help in such instances

Add liver to your plate to boost your iron levels

Your body is designed to serve you. For that to happen, honour the signs it’s giving you

A healthy diet promotes a healthy gut which in turn influences our moods and emotions

Vitamin D is as important as calcium in determining bone health, and most people don’t get enough of it

Minimizing food waste at a household level is one way of ensuring environmental sustainability and food security

To minimize food wastage, only serve what you can finish. Also, consider saving the left overs for a later meal

Repeatedly using plastic water bottles can release chemicals into your water. Why not try a reusable bottle instead? It’s good for you and the planet

Having a shopping list when purchasing household items helps prevent unnecessary purchase

Before investing; do your research, avoid the get rich quick schemes, and have an investment plan

Healthy eating on a budget includes: packing your own lunch, minimizing eat out, shopping in bulk, planning your meals, and sticking to your shopping list

Know what debts you have and pay bit by bit. You can start by paying off the debt that is attracting the highest interest rate or the smallest debt you have

Living within your means involves taking note of all your income, expenditure not exceeding your income, being content with life, and saving at least 20 % of your income

Besides gardening being a natural stress reliever, it helps save money by providing fresh vegetables for the household

Having a shopping list when shopping for your household items helps prevent unnecessary purchases

Stay out of debt by getting the right information, budgeting your income, and living within your means

Among the ways to achieve financial freedom are saving, avoiding impulse buying, embracing frugal living, and not using money beyond your income

Before spending additional money on Christmas decor, gifts, wrapping paper, or other essentials, make use of your current holiday inventory

Good sleeping posture is encouraged to reduce spine problems

Listening or googling medical stories without proper diagnosis may encourage unnecessary worry, distract you from important health issue, and set the stage for unnecessary tests

Practices that accelerate aging include binging on unhealthy food, not moisturizing enough, skipping regular exercise, and not socializing enough

Warning signs of prostate cancer include; frequent urination, painful and burning urination and ejaculation, blood in urine and semen, and erectile dysfunction

Signs of premature menopause are; vaginal dryness, low sex drive, thinning hair, dry skin and sleep disturbances

Reasons you are waking up fatigued include; your diet, poor quality mattress, too much blue light before bed, and taking caffeine just before bed

Decreased circulation, iron deficiency, hypothyroidism, and diabetes could be among the reasons for your cold feet

Tummy time for babies helps them to crawl, prevents flat spots on the head, and makes neck, back, and arm muscles stronger

Exercising post CS delivery will require you to give your body time to heal, start with low impact workout, and get the go ahead from your doctor

Squeeze in the fitness routine in your busy schedule by joining the most convenient gym, utilizing your break hours, and turning your commute into exercise

Tone your arms with these exercises; tricep dips, bent over row, push ups, and one arm side push up

To maintain proper oral hygiene; brush your teeth twice a day, use the right toothbrush and toothpaste, and regularly replace your toothbrush

A correct posture helps reduce low back pain, decrease abnormal wearing of joint surface, prevent muscle fatigue, and contribute to a confident appearance

Regular self-breast examinations and cancer screening can help in early breast cancer detection

Personal hygiene is vital in stopping the development of diseases, infections and unpleasant body odour

Consider seeking proper medical attention instead of always buying drugs over the counter

Have the right pillow size to lay your head on. This will help maintain the correct posture of the spine.  Poor posture can strain the spinal discs

Consider stretching every so often as this helps improve your posture, keep muscles flexible and strong, increase blood flow, and boost energy levels

If your work involves sitting most of the time, take standing breaks

Work habits that are making you look older- squinting at your screen all day, not hydrating enough, taking work home to a point you are not getting enough sleep

Brushing teeth too soon after eating or drinking can soften the tooth enamel, especially if you’ve just been eating or drinking acidic foods

Learn when to say NO to avoid overextending or straining yourself

To have an easier time when travelling with your kids; book wisely, do not overpack, research about your destination, and keep calm

Do things at your own pace. Life is not a race

Signs of a toxic workplace are no clarity on roles, unending gossip and drama, high employee turnover, demotivated employees and stifled growth

You’ll give yourself your best shot at success by picking the right resolution if you set a goal that’s doable and meaningful too

Setting and enforcing boundaries, maintaining a united front with with your spouse, and not gossiping your in-laws can help in managing them

To raise a confident child, praise their efforts, allow them to express themselves, improve your self-confidence as a parent, and encourage their talents

To have an easier time when travelling with your kids; book wisely, do not overpack, research about your destination, and keep calm

Teaching your children early about their body anatomy, monitoring their online activity, and teaching them boundaries can help reduce the chances of sexual abuse

While caring for others, it is also important to find ways to care for your health

Never walk alone. Choose to involve others in your goals for support and accountability purposes

Speak up against sexual abuse, report the perpetrators, and teach men to respect women

Packing light for trips helps minimize the amount of luggage you have to carry

Working 55 or more hours per week increases the risk of stroke by 35% and heart disease by 17%

Good communication skills involve maintaining eye contact, being a good listener, and practicing proper body language

Teaching your child to be responsible can be through modeling responsibility and accountability as a parent, giving them age appropriate chores, and not rushing to bail them out of a difficult situation

Don’t approach a girl if she looks upset. Chances are if she is having a bad day, she’s not going to respond positively to getting hit on by a stranger

Call a friend. People whose company makes us feel happy and loved are like medicine; they heal and restore us

You can be a committed mother and still need your time. Let’s normalize self-care as part of the motherhood journey

Improve your emotional intelligence by responding instead of reacting to conflict, listening keenly, practicing self-awareness, and taking responsibility of your actions

Let’s normalize starting over regardless of the age, not having it all figured out, enjoying your own company, luxury living if you can afford it and taking time off to take care of you health and well-being

Volunteer time together to serve at a homeless shelter or elderly ministry by helping others is an amazing date idea that can bring bonding in a relationship

Reminder: Normalize putting your needs, values, and happiness first

Improve your body image by practicing self-acceptance, focusing on what you love about your body, avoiding the diet hype, and not comparing your body with someone else’s

To prepare your kid for the arrival of a new sibling; involve them in child preparations, talk about baby’s arrival with excitement, and be honest with them about the dynamics of having a newborn around

Indulging in self-care activities, journaling about the day, and making positive affirmations can help make a stressful day better

There is no right or wrong way to mourn a loved one. However, learn healthy ways to help you through the difficult time

Meditation during pregnancy reduces stress, boosts positive feelings, lowers risk of postpartum depression, and improves sleep

Listening to soothing music, connecting with loved ones, getting enough rest, and eating well can help improve anxiety

A cozy home results in an uplifted mood, calmness, increased productivity, and efficiency

Meditation during pregnancy reduces stress, boosts positive feelings, lowers risk of postpartum depression, and improves sleep

Giving genuine compliments boosts positivity in the recipient. For the giver, it amplifies their self-confidence and nourishes their self-esteem

Gratitude not only attracts more blessings, but is also good for physical, emotional and mental well-being

Having a jar of goodness where you get to celebrate your wins and those around you improves your spiritual, emotional and mental well-being

Psychosocial support in the case of long-term illness is important as it helps the patient cope better with the disease

Spending time with your spouse without interruption is a chance to build emotional intimacy and trust

Pain as a result of pregnancy loss is experienced by both parents. Check on the father as well even as we strive to ensure that the mother is doing fine

For a long distance relationship to work, use technology to your advantage, be committed, set rules and boundaries, and stick to a schedule

Eating oatmeal provides a serotonin boost to calm the brain and improve your mood

Reduce stress. Not everything we want we get. Therefore, we have to accept that there are things we cannot control

Engaging in regular physical activity, having adequate sleep, journaling, practicing mindfulness, and having a massage can help manage anxiety in pregnancy

The ideal worker image plays a huge role is escalating mental health issues at the workplace. It creates unhealthy expectation to prioritize your job over other parts of life

You need a holiday to distress, unwind and basically stop thinking about work for a week. Life is so busy now that we all need time to switch off

Studies have found that optimism is beneficial to your overall health, but is linked to a healthy heart and can even help ward off diseases

Walking outside or spending time in green space can reduce negative thoughts and boost self-esteem, take a nature walk

Having strong and healthy relationships can impact your mental and physical wellness

Feeling stressed? Read. Getting lost in a book can lower levels of cortisol, or other unhealthy stress hormones

The don’ts of dealing with an addicted spouse are; lying for them, covering up their addiction, and blaming or judging yourself

Smelling rosemary may increase alertness and improve memory so catch a whiff before a test or important meeting

Poor diet may not only be a reaction to feeling depressed, but may be one of the reasons triggering it. Therefore, consider a healthy diet for your mental health

Don’t shy away from speaking about mental health. It’s okay not to be okay

A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset

Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to change either through growth and re-organization. Making errors and learning when something terrible happens can help with brain plasticity in adults

Anxiety in pregnancy increases the risk of preterm birth, low birth weight, earlier gestational age, and a smaller head circumference

Mindfulness helps relieve stress, improve sleep, memory, and immune response. Consider making time to practice mindfulness every day

Steps to good mental health: Eat healthy, get enough sleep, exercise regularly, and manage stress

Self care interventions for men can help improve personal relationships, have relevant health education, and increase their intention to improve personal health

An expectant mother should consider getting help and prioritizing on her mental well-being to reduce the risk of emotional problems, conduct disorder, and impaired cognitive development on the child

Having employee assistance programs and appreciating your employees may help manage mental health issues at work

Meditation during pregnancy reduces stress, boosts positive feelings, lowers risk of postpartum depression, and improves sleep

Boost your memory by getting enough sleep, training your brain, practicing mindfulness, eating right, exercising, and meditating

Filling crossword puzzles can help improve your vocabulary, increase knowledge base, relieve stress, and boost your mood

Eating together as a family lowers the risk of disordered eating, boosts the esteem of the child and improves the child’s communication skills

Journaling offers great emotional benefits such as reducing stress and anxiety, sleeping better and improving moods

Learning a new skill each day helps in brain development, exposes one to new ideas, relieves stress, and reduces the likelihood of developing dementia

Meditation can help reduce stress, control anxiety and promote emotional health

The presence of an affectionate and supportive father helps improve a child’s cognitive ability, self-confidence, and social skills

If on the self-love or healing journey, consider progress over perfection

Instead of creating a toxic environment for your colleagues at work, be on the frontline in ensuring their mental wellness is in check

Checking in on that new mom can help in dealing with postpartum depression

Always make mental health a priority

How you start your morning determines what kind of day you are going to have

Tomorrow the sun will shine and we will try again

Stay focused by learning to be present, maintaining a healthier lifestyle, and exercising your brain

Grief can feel very lonely. Sharing your sorrow with others who have experienced similar losses can help. It would also be great to join a support group

Nurturing your spiritual wellness encourages you to be compassionate, loving, forgiving, and joyful

Spirituality is knowing who you really are and connecting with something larger than yourself