Entries by holisticliving


Beating the holiday bulge!

New year’s resolutions are ironically as old as time itself. Each new year brings with it hopes for yet another beginning, another chance to do better and live more holistically. We’re one week into 2018 and most people are still on track with the changes they want to make in their lives. If your resolution […]


Season’s Greetings

As the year comes to a close, it is only natural to reflect on the cycle that has just ended and to look forward to what lies ahead. This year, Holistic Living has continued to make strides towards eradicating obesity and its related illnesses in Kenya. Our various activities, both inside the clinic and out […]


World Anti-Obesity Day

Since its establishment in 2015, the World Anti-Obesity Day has been marked in different countries around the world as a campaign to encourage practical actions that help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight to combat the global obesity crisis. To commemorate this day, Heart and Life together with partners including the Obesity Awareness Organization […]


The 4th Obesity Africa Symposium

All around the world, there are ongoing conversations about obesity and it’s impact on individuals and society at large. Holistic Living and the East African Bariatric Center collaborated in bringing together experts from various fields to facilitate this conversation here in Kenya. The 4th Annual Obesity Africa Symposium was held at Safari Park Hotel on […]


Healthy weight, healthy life

If you thought weight loss is all about aesthetics, you might want to think again after this. Research shows that one of the major causes of hypertension and type II diabetes is excess weight. This rarely crosses most of our minds as we gorge ourselves on the fatty, salty and sugary foods that we simply […]

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Sharon’s Success Story

It is often difficult, if not impossible, to truly understand someone until you have walked a mile in their shoes. Perhaps this is why other people’s stories of triumph are as inspiring as they are, especially when you are fighting similar battles. If you have ever struggled with your weight, you know just how frustrating […]

Healthy eating for a healthy weight

For a long time in many parts of Africa, a large stomach, fleshy thighs, and massive arms were a sign of prosperity and a picture of true health. A man with such a physique would be seen as being wealthy and a woman with a rounder body might even have been envied by other women […]

Supermarket food linked to Obesity, Diabetes

Could buying your food at supermarkets rather than in the open-air markets put you at risk of becoming obese or developing diabetes? A new study conducted in three small towns in Kenya compared these two groups of shoppers and found that those who purchased their groceries at supermarkets were heavier and at greater risk of […]


Losing the weight for the life I want

I try to act like being overweight is cool and that I’m not worried about the risks and diseases that come with it. Every now and then, when I get motivation to lose weight, I wake up, go jogging, maybe hit the gym and when I’ve had enough, post pictures with the gym equipment just […]