Hobbies for healing

While the rat race has made many of us forget the appeal of hobbies, scientists and researchers have been reiterating the power of hobbies in healing and transforming people.  Activities like hiking, creating or consuming art, swimming for leisure, or even cooking are not only fun and exciting but also have healing benefits.  Research has also proven that hobbies are …

Five reasons why you should be getting more sunlight

  We’re all spending more time indoors and a negative consequence of that is not getting enough sunlight. While too much sunlight is definitely not healthy (given the risks that harmful rays have on our skin, too little sunlight has equally harmful consequences.   These are the reasons why you should be getting more sunlight today: – Sunlight activates the …

To mask or not to mask?

That has been the burning question since the Coronavirus outbreak which led to overburdened health sectors across the world. These burdens include a shortage of medical face masks for health workers, caused mainly by increasing demand from the general public.  But what is the science behind face masks and how effective are they in slowing down the spread of COVID-19?  …

The sensible guide to #Lockdown nutrition

We’re heading into the second phase of the Namibian lockdown and with the Winter season fast approaching, you might want to re-evaluate the way you stock up on your healthy foods. With the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirming that maintaining a healthy lifestyle during lockdown could boost people’s chances of fast recovery if they were to contract COVID-19, it’s clear …

Honouring nurses and midwives

Celebrated every year with different themes ranging from mental health awareness, ageing, and health, as well as healthy blood pressure, World Health Day was this time around celebrated on 7 April around the theme #SupportNursesAndMidwives. The day is aimed at highlighting the work of nurses and midwives worldwide while advocating for better working conditions for them to be able to …

Health, hygiene and COVID-19

There has never been a time in modern history when hygiene has been of utmost importance for every person on the planet as it is today. We are now more than ever compelled to practice the best hygiene to not only keep ourselves safe but others as well.  Follow these personal and household hygiene practices to keep you and your …

World Tuberculosis Day 2020: TB in the time of the Coronavirus

Commemorated every year on 24 March, World Tuberculosis (TB) Day is aimed at raising awareness about the devastating health, economic and social consequences of Tuberculosis (TB). This year, World TB day is being commemorated under the theme ‘It’s Time’ – signifying a need to accelerate the response to TB.  It has become even more critical to maintain and safeguard prevention, …

COVID – 19 and Anxiety: Beauty Boois gives three tips for coping 

Life is full of stressful situations as it is but with the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) worldwide, people suffering from anxiety are faced with more pressure on their mental state.  While few cases are confirmed in Namibia, news, non-stop statistics, and safety tips on all media platforms can be overwhelming.   The U.S Centre for Disease Control (CDC)  points out population …

Self Awareness – Fannes Namhunya on why we shouldn’t take it personally

  MYD: What is your take on taking things personally? FN: We are brought up in a culture where we don’t go into children’s minds, to where critical thinking occurs. I teach children to think rationally, to understand that they are citizens of the world, and that every individual has got his or her own space in the world. Don’t …

What you do is not who you are

Anthony Auchab, a motivational speaker, sheds light on the value of you.  “For most of us, our career is tied into self-actualisation, a dream that is realised. Thus, when you are asked who you are, more often than not, you introduce yourself as your career,” explains Anthony Auchab, a motivational speaker and founder of the Bridge Institute of Learning.  “So …