8 Tips to a Healthy Balanced Life

Balance: Yoga & Life

Largely overlooked, balance is easily one of the most important aspects to good health. Not only in kinesthetics, as any yoga practice would strongly suggests – yin & yang, but in life.

Balance is control.

Here are some tips to help you maintain a healthy balanced life, as you continue about your daily tasks & responsibilities.

  • Schedule your activities
  • Sticky to your set work hours
  • Prioritize personal endeavors
  • Exercise regularly
  • Meet others halfway
  • Keep your work email off your phone
  • Do what you love
  • Put yourself first

What is Cholesterol?

Your Body, Your Health, Your Life

I’ve never really (ever) paid attention to my cholesterol. I’m young & fit, I don’t need to start worrying about that just yet, right? Wrong. Apparently, more people are testing with high cholesterol now, COVID – the gift that keeps on giving. Oh, and children can have high cholesterol levels, just like adults.

Our eating and exercise habits have been greatly impacted during this time. Little by little, we can demystify the complex workings of our insides. I invite you to share some health tips with us. Here’s a little I’ve learned about Cholesterol – The Good The Bad & The Ugly.

Not all cholesterol is bad. As a matter of fact, your liver & intestines produce 80% of cholesterol you need to stay healthy. The good cholesterol carries the bad cholesterol from your arteries and back to the liver, where it’s broken down and nature does what it does.

The bad cholesterol contributes to fatty deposits/plaque build-up on the walls of the blood vessels. This in turn narrows or in severe cases completely blocks the arteries and hence less blood is carried to organs, which also means less oxygen (clip above). If the artery was supplying to the heart or brain, a heart attack or stroke happens; and if supplying to extremities, often legs, the tissue dies.

Hope that sheds a bit of light into understanding Cholesterol. For more info & tips on managing, please check out this guide -> https://www.heart.org/-/media/files/health-topics/cholesterol/my-cholesterol-guide-english.pdf?la=en

Know Your Health .. Mental & Physical!

Sources: visiblebody.com, heart.org, health.harvard.edu

Be the Change You Want to See

Crowd-funding for Social Change

Everyone cares about something, that’s just the human in us. As no one person is an island, we all live in a society where different people value different things.

Have you ever felt what matters to you is not getting the attention it needs? That no change has taken form and the situation remains gloomy as it ever was?

Today, most of us ARE WOKE on Social Justice and take more active participation in social change. The most highly visible and impactful activism often comes in the form of collective action, in which numerous individuals coordinate an act of protest together in order to make a bigger impact.

Collective action that is purposeful, organized, and sustained over a period of time becomes known as a social movement.

Are you ready to be the change you want to see in the world? You can probably tell I care A LOT about Mental Health. From my personal struggles to the simple fact that mental health doesn’t only matter when there is a disorder or an illness. Mental Health matters Period.

Tap Elderly Women’s Wisdom for Youth (TEWWY) provides FREE Interpersonal Psychotherapy Counseling & Group Therapy sessions in its communities. Currently offering mental health support services in the (5) municipalities of Dar-es-Salaam, join us in strengthening & building our communities through sharing, caring and providing a safe space for all to coexist @ GOTO.GG/43579, and until the end of the week, GlobalGiving will match your donation upto $50 @ 50%.

We thank you for your support🙏🏽 Together We Are Strong, to Inspire & to Achieve!!! 🦾

Suicide Prevention in Schools

Lit 🔥 Sun Salutations … Shine a light on the lives lost, the lives we could’ve lost and the lives we need to protect. We all have our stories to share … #EndTheStigma

Suicide is third leading cause of death in 15- to 19-year-olds globally. To protect the mental wellbeing of this school-age demographic, please join us in a five-day crowdfunding campaign. All proceeds will go toward providing a Wisdom&Wellness Package for a local Primary or Secondary Schools in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

Little by Little is a five-day matching campaign designed to help GlobalGiving partners around the world cultivate a robust network of small-dollar donors. All eligible donations (up to $50) received during the duration of the campaign will be matched at 50%. Offer your support at http://goto.gg/43579

All eligible donations (up to $50) received during the duration of the campaign will be matched at 50%.

World Suicide Prevention Day

With a 35% increase in Suicide rates in the US between 1999 and 2018, the CDC calls suicide a growing public health concern …

I am not an expert, heck i didn’t even think I need to understand the workings of the human mind because biology & I are peaceful enemies. There’s no denying it, but there truly is no health without mental health.

Mental health … sounds like such a complicated phenomenon. It’s really not. For me It’s just you as you are. How are you feeling today? Because at the core of it all, we are all just human; we all process feelings and emotions arising from daily experiences.

At 8:00pm today, September 10, 2020 please light a candle on your window, for those we have lost, for those we almost lost, and all those we have to protect from losing.

Yoga & Coping with Anxiety

Practice is Everything … where there’s a will, sure together we can find a way!

I don’t know about you, I’m guilty of having paid a month or more for a gym membership I didn’t use. It’s that guilt of knowing all the benefits to exercise which makes cancelling the membership feel like a failure moment. And of course, while some gyms are open now, thanks COVID, concern still lurks in the minds of many about exercising at the gym.

Certifying to be a Yoga instructor, I want to live the freedom that Yoga offers. The beauty of Yoga is you can take it anywhere with you. Bare necessities. And so when I find my outdoor home yoga studio at the receiving end of persistent rain showers, my first thought is, why are you surprised? Welcome to working outdoors, I’ve made good friends with nature’s natural friends, from creepy crawling to biting and flying.

My one bedroom basement apartment doesn’t allow for much space for anything, so I’ve had to become master at solving issues requiring space. After all, problem solving is right up my alley. And as I learn to thrive from struggling with anxiety, I find myself leaning more and more towards yoga, taking it anywhere I need to be.

The hallway and that little space under the stairs has literally solved all my space-needing activities issues. Yoga and meditation practice has opened my eyes, mind and heart to mindfulness. In this Mental Health series, I will dig deeper into the beauty I find around me as I grow in my practice with my community while advocating for mental health.

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