For your body to stay healthy, you need regular exercises. While exercising you need to consider every part of your body, from head to toe. Here are a few tips to look at when looking into your physical health.

• Rest well: To have a well-functioning body you need to get enough rest. For most people seven to eight hours of sleep should be good.

• Exercise regularly: Regular exercise will help to keep your body in good shape. It also helps to relieve stress, depression & anxiety. Most people will say they don’t have time to spend in the gym, this can easily be sorted by using public means instead of driving to work. Taking the stairs instead of the elevator, doing pushups and sit ups at home and other small simple exercises that can easily be achieved at home and on the way to work.

• Get some sunlight daily: Do not sit on your desk the whole day, take some time off and step out for lunch and get a feel of the daylight. You should get at least 10 to 15 minutes dose of sunlight per day.

• Limit your alcohol intake and avoid cigarettes and other drugs.

• Practice good nutrition: Try as much as possible to learn about what you eat, how it helps or affects your body. This way you will be able to take control over your body. Remember what you eat is what you become.

• Fast: Fasting helps to clean up your system, wash out all the toxins from your body, resulting in a healthy body.

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Mental Health is a key part of human existence. Your brain links billions of nerves cells to coordinate your thoughts, emotions, behavior, sensations, movements and everything else that goes on in your body... with this said, it is essential to keep your mental health in order.

Here are some activities you can do to improve and maintain your mental health;

Move: Take a walk, jog or run, movement stimulates your body & brain.

Breath: Practice a healthy breathing pattern here is one that relaxes your mind, Take a deep long breath for 10 seconds, hold the breath for 10 seconds, then release your breath slowly for 10 seconds. Do this exercise 5 times in a row “For breath is life, and if you breathe well you will live long on earth.” ~Sanskrit proverb.

Practice noticing your thoughts, Identify, challenge and replace the unhealthy ones.

Lastly here are some of the foods that will improve your mental health; vegetables, whole grains, berries, nuts, fish, poultry, legumes & beans, olive oil & red wine.

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What a better way to start the year than taking care of your health? We know some tropical diseases, especially malaria and tuberculosis, have long been a public health problem in Kenya. So, Mobile Health recommends you to have an annual medical checkup, this is a complete medical examination that allows you to know more about your health, prevent or reduce disease risk factors and early detect any condition, so that the treatment is more effective and the diagnosis more favorable.

The medical examinations that are carried out are varied, because it is a preventive method, according to several factors, your doctor will indicate you to which specialists you will be remitted. In addition to the studies, together with the physician, they should determine actions and strategies for health care.

According to specialists for this checkup you need to go with a 12 hours fasting period, comfortable clothes in case you are asked for resistance tests and well rested. Annual medical check-ups are different according to gender, age, family history, risk factors and habits.

According to experts, the annual medical check-up can be done at any age, but after 18 years it becomes essential, especially if there is a history of any illness in the family. From the age of 65, specialists recommend doing two annual medical check-ups.

The annual medical check-up allows you to detect any alterations in time, in addition to indicating if you have good health and areas for improvement. Avoid stress, eat healthy and exercise according to the doctor, who will also tell you if you need to get this check again done again in less time.

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Obesity affects the whole population of the world and we Kenyans are not excluded from this problem. Even though in many parts of the world we are known to have high performance athletes, we also suffer from this health disorder that can become the cause of cancer.

In Kenya, the Ministry of Health has said that a third of Kenya’s women are overweight or obese. The ministry noted that there was a shift in the trend of obesity from minors to adults mainly due to poor feeding habits among the latter.

Obese people have a greater risk of developing different types of cancer. There is a consistent evidence that higher amounts of body fat are associated with malignancies of kidney, breast, ovary, pancreas, colon, rectum and other diseases including:

· Liver cancer

· Breast cancer

· Kidney cancer

· Pancreatic cancer

· Endometrial cancer

· Gastric cardia cancer

· Colorectal cancer

· Gallbladder cancer

· Ovarian cancer

· Esophageal cancer

· Thyroid cancer

The good news is that cancers could be prevented every year if everyone has a healthy weight. To avoid this situation, Mobile Health by Orange suggests you to change your eating habits. It is important to eat regularly and avoid skipping meals. Prevent the sedentary lifestyle by exercising, going out to exercise with friends and having fun, so let's move Kenya and have a better life.

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There are situations in life that can cause depression, specifically in Kenya, 43.7% of youths in public schools, and 41.3% of people attending general health facilities show symptoms of clinical depression.

This is why taking care of your mind is just as important as taking care of your body. The physical well-being affects your emotional health, and in the same way certain actions that you carry out for your emotional health will positively affect your body. Emotions influence your life, do not fall into stress and negativity. Today Mobile Health wants to help you improve your emotional health with these tips:

1) Accept the moments as they are: It is often more complicated to accept a difficult moment, however you must accept and think positively, something can be learned from that situation.

2) Stay Active: Ideal for taking care of your mental health. Apart from your daily activities, make your brain have challenges, learn new things, this will keep you more active.

3) Avoid disturbing yourself: When you are angry, breathe and calm down, observe things unrelated to your anger. You will see yourself calming down.

4) Rest, take time and do things for yourself: Dedicate yourself a few minutes a day. Do something you like, for example practice your favorite sport.

5) Remove Negative Emotions: Accumulating negative emotions can affect your physical and emotional health, discourage them.

6) Welcome the laughter: Practice smiling. Although there might be times when you lack the reasons, it sounds crazy, but laughter is health.

7) It’s also worth crying: When you feel that you need it, cry and let it go.

8) Value yourself and value others: Remember how positive you and the people around you are.

9) Spend time with those you love: Do not forget those people who are important to you and spend some time with them.

Keep in mind the importance of taking care of yourself physically and mentally. Put these tips in practice to help you take care of your emotional health.

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Ebola is a viral infectious disease that we all have heard of. It causes hemorrhagic fever and it´s the responsible for numerous deaths over the years in different parts of the world. Although we haven´t had a big outbreak of Ebola our neighbors have had it and for that reason it has concerned us over the years. Well, finally we have some good news!

In recent days, numerous test had been executed with an experimental vaccine against Ebola that in its first results appeared to offer 100% protection against this terrible disease.

The study was conducted in 11, 841 Guinean residents. Of the 5,873 people who received the vaccine, none were infected with the Ebola virus in the next 10 days, when 23 patients of those who did not receive the vaccine were infected.

The results are so promising that even though they do not yet have the approval of any regulatory agency, production has already begun and there are 300,000 doses in case of emergency due to an outbreak.

Nevertheless, Vaccines still have to be improved. It appears to be effective only with one of the two most common strains of the disease and it seems that the protection it offers is not for an extended time. Joint pain and headaches can also be mentioned as some of the most common side effects.

"The vaccine is a big step in the right direction for the final solution but not the ultimate solution," said Dr. Garry Nabel, global scientific director of health for the pharmaceutical company Sanofi.

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We Kenya’s are the 3rd highest beer consumer in Africa. Actually, 43% of Kenya´s Alcohol beverage consumption comes from beer. And we have good news, studies confirm that moderate beer consumption is good for the heart. The United States Heart Association presented a Pennsylvania State University study that looked at cholesterol for 80,000 people and found that good cholesterol is higher in people who drink one beer every day than in those who don´t drink alcohol.

Other investigation carried out on a group of people with high cardiovascular risk between 55 and 80 years in Spain concluded after daily and moderate consumption of beer for 28 days, that beer is good for the heart due to a decrease in inflammatory markers And stabilizers linked to cardiovascular problems.

Experts from Barcelona´s Hospital indicated that moderate consumption of beer and a healthy diet reduces the possibility of suffering a stroke, since beer has about 50 polyphenols, whose antioxidant effect contributes to control blood pressure, fat and resistance to insulin.

Also if you had a heart attack you can improve the function of the heart, said a specialist at the Center for Cardiovascular Research in Barcelona, ​​as the properties of beer help to heal the tissue after suffering a heart attack.

These studies were based on the moderate intake of beer with or without alcohol and confirm the positive effects of the beer on the heart. But remember, it should be consumed in moderation.

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