Kenyans have now and again been told about the importance of maintaining good health, and warned about the implications of a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle.
However, a majority hardly adhere to this.
Eating unhealthy foods on a regular basis contributes to health problems, yet this is something we can avoid by choosing to follow a balanced, nutritious diet.
The other thing that most people have either ignored or forgotten is the importance of exercising.
Physical exercises strengthen your body muscles and refreshes your mind without using a lot of energy.
Simple exercises such as walking, lifting or moving materials from one location to the other or even jogging for a few minutes before starting your usual activities can help one to lower the risk of some diseases or lose weight.
Physical activity also stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed.
However, most people stop doing these simple exercises immediately after primary school level, where Physical Exercise Education lesson was part of the syllabus.
This mostly applies to the working class and students, who take a lot of junk food and hardly exercise.
It’s the high time we make healthy choices for our own good.