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A Therapist’s Case for Rethinking the Self-Care Culture

Kala Lacy

I am sick of hearing about “self-care.” As a community-based yoga teacher, mental health therapist, and wellness educator, I’ve used the phrase “practice self-care” and its iterations more times than I can count. Alongside innumerable others rooted in service and love, I have faithfully ...
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Travel

5 Unexpected Benefits of Travel: Why You Should Go Now

Jessica Ufuoma

Life gets busy and overwhelming. We are loaded with so many daily responsibilities that sometimes, it can feel like we are only hanging by a thread. There are bills to pay, classes to take, a job to report to every morning, children to nurture, and a society that constantly demands our time ...
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Food

Clean Eating: What You Need To Know

Cordialis Msora-Kasago

“Clean Eating!” It’s a phrase that has become synonymous with healthy lifestyles and is rapidly circulating amongst weight loss and wellness circles. Despite its vast popularity, there does not seem to be a clear cut definition of the concept but advocates agree that it is a simple way to eat ...
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Expert Advice

10 Reasons You Can’t Sleep and What To Do About Them

Faith A. Coleman, MD

Getting enough sleep is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle, as important as nutritious food and exercise. Most adults need 7-8 hours of sleep at night. Insomnia is short or poor quality sleep, that affects functioning during the day. It can be trouble falling asleep, waking up a lot with ...
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Expert Advice

Home Care Services? 5 reasons why you can totally bank on it

Outpost Health

Because of the many options in home care that are becoming available, people in all kinds of situations can now make it their first choice. Here are five reasons why home care is vastly becoming a popular choice:
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Food

Zobo Drink For Heart Health

Cordialis Msora-Kasago

How do you take your Zobo? Hot with a handful of chin chin? Cold with a spoonful of sugar? If you are a Zobo fan, there is good news coming out of the medical field. Studies suggest it can be a powerful ally in improving your health. Traditionally used as a cure for ailments such as minor ...
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Health + Wellness

6 Amazing Health Benefits Of Sleep And How To Get More Of It

Orjiugo Oguguo

With life’s hectic demands and the constant scramble to meet deadlines, it is no wonder we often sacrifice snooze time to gain more time. Your dreams are worth more than your sleep, right? Not quite! The benefits of sleep go well beyond banishing dark circles. In fact, when I meet with ...
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Health + Wellness

Three Steps To Make Exercise A Habit

Ejiro Ogenyi

Starting and sticking to a workout program doesn’t have to be rocket science or require herculean discipline. What it takes is making your quest to workout more personal to you by understanding why you are doing it; picking a workout plan that you actually like; and charting ...
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Health + Wellness

Defeating Diabetes: The Best Way to Beat It Is to Never Develop It

Cordialis Msora-Kasago

Diabetes is a disease that has devastating consequences. In addition to increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke, it is a major cause of blindness, amputation and kidney failure. According to the Nigerian Diabetes Foundation, Nigeria has the highest rates of diabetes in Africa and ...
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Health + Wellness

7 Promising Ways To Ease Seasonal Affective Disorder

Radiant Health

You feel a drastic decrease in energy, shift into a low mood, difficulty getting out of bed and slowness in movement, sounds like you? The Western medical industry calls this, “Seasonal Affective Disorder” (SAD). It is important to be aware that during the colder months depression and suicide ...
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Health + Wellness

The Positive Correlation Between Music and Exercise

Radiant Health

There have been several studies that highlight the positive effect of music upon health in general and upon exercise specifically. Recent studies are developing an even more detailed picture that can help you hack your own brain to make exercise an enjoyable habit ...
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Health + Wellness

Improve Your Focus Through Meditation

Radiant Health

Research continues to accumulate about the health and mental benefits of a regular meditation practice. A recent study examined how meditation could be used to help practitioners remain attentive and focused regardless of age. After an initial cognitive assessment, a group of ...
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Fitness

How To Avoid Knee Pain With Squat Exercise

Radiant Health

Squats are also an excellent exercise for strengthening your hips and knees and the muscles that support and stabilize these essential joints. They can also help maintain mobility and flexibility in the lower body
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Fitness

5 Newbie Fitness Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Radiant Health

If you are new to exercise, it’s all too easy to fall into the trap of undermining your progress by making some all-too-common fitness mistakes.
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Fitness

Workout: The “shed the fat” Circuit

Radiant Health

Do each of the following exercises for 60-seconds. Once you finish the fifth exercise, rest for one to two minutes and then repeat the entire five exercise list one more time. Try to do the same number or even more reps during your second lap.
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Fitness

Bye-Bye Belly Fat

Orjiugo Oguguo

Vanity may drive our desire for a flat stomach but it’s the havoc excess fat wreaks inside our bodies that should concern us. There are 2 types of belly-fat or central obesity – visceral and subcutaneous. The fat depots buried behind your muscles and wrapped around your organs are visceral fat ...
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Fitness

Ready, Set, Run: A Beginner Runner’s Guide

Radiant Health

A beginner’s guide to runningRunning is a great way to get fit, lose weight and improve your health. However, even though running is a relatively uncomplicated activity, if you have never really run much before, it’s all too easy to make mistakes and turn what should be a simple ...
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Fitness

The Perfect Body: Myths, Lies And Truths

Radiant Health

My stomach is too big. My bum is too small. My christian mother arms won’t stop jiggling. I’m too fat. I’m too slim. The list goes on …It seems we are never satisfied with our bodies and always on the quest for the next big thing (waist trainers, anyone?) that promises to deliver ...
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Food

A Simple Guide To Portion Control

Cordialis Msora-Kasago

We know that we need to watch our portions but what exactly is a portion? While the most exact way of ensuring correct portion size is to measure food served using scales, measuring cups, and spoons, nutritionists agree that there may be a few simpler but more sustainable way of estimating portions.
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Food

Improve Your Health With Bitter Leaf

Radiant Health

For generations, bitter leaf has been a mainstay in traditional Nigerian healing practices. From treating minor conditions such as rash, fever, stomach aches, insomnia, toothaches and general malaise to alleviating debilitating illnesses such as arthritis, bitter leaf has played a prominent role in
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Food

Creating A Healthier Diet On Nigerian Cuisine

Radiant Health

Many women find themselves in a difficult place having to sacrifice the tasty Nigerian foods they love in order to achieve their fitness goals. The good thing is that you don’t have to completely punish your taste buds to become healthier. A healthy diet can still be achieved by applying a few eas
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Food

Zobo Drink For Heart Health

Cordialis Msora-Kasago

How do you take your Zobo? Hot with a handful of chin chin? Cold with a spoonful of sugar? If you are a Zobo fan, there is good news coming out of the medical field. Studies suggest it can be a powerful ally in improving your health. Traditionally used as a cure for ailments such as minor ...
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Food

Akara Inspired Pan Fried Chickpeas Fritters

Ronke Edoho

Growing up in Nigeria, beans based dishes were a huge part of our diet. We had beans in one form or another every other day at my home. We even had more beans based dishes while I was in boarding school; it was a daily part of our diet. Popular Nigerian beans dishes include stewed beans, Takara ...
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Food

Easy Meal Planning for Busy Moms

Cordialis Msora-Kasago

As a busy mom, you know how fast-paced life can be. After a hard day at work, you come home to a family that needs your undivided attention. If no help is available, you hustle to make dinner, assist the children with homework before preparing them for the next day ...
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Style + Beauty

The Do’s and Don’ts Of A Sexy Pout

Radiant Health

Over the years, the art of lipstick (because it is an art) has been revised along the way and some changes have been made. But some of the ‘rules’ still stand true – be sure not to break them!
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Style + Beauty

5 Natural Beauty Remedies For Your Skin And Hair

Radiant Health

Mother Nature, it seems, has given us plenty to work with when it comes to enhancing our beauty. Before you reach for another packaged beauty product, here are 5 natural tips to up your beauty game:
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Style + Beauty

Scar Issues – How To Erase All Trace of Your Pimples

Radiant Health

Blemishes come and go, but rest assured that their existence is nowhere near as eye-catching to onlookers as it is under your scrutinizing glare in the mirror. Read on for a how-to guide on removing all evidence that your breakout ever happened.
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Style + Beauty

How To Manage Your Oily Skin

Alvieann Chandler

Oily skin is caused by overactive sebaceous glands. These glands, which are located under the skin’s surface, normally serve to protect the skin against bacterial infections by excreting oil through the pores. But consuming oily foods and using oily products on the skin and hair can cause even ...
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Style + Beauty

5 Secrets To Beautiful Skin

Radiant Health

It is the holy grail of beauty, desired by women the world over… Yes, it’s the quest for perfect skin! If it were as simple as applying a single cream or lotion, or eating one particular food, then we’d all be floating around with flawless faces. In reality the key to beautifying our outer ...
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Style + Beauty

Give Your Face A Midweek Boost with This Homemade Coffee Scrub

Dolapo Iyunade

We already know that exfoliating is great for our skin, but store-bought body scrubs tend to be expensive. On top of that, some of these products contain potentially harmful ingredients such as: Sodium lauryl/laureth sulfatePetrolatumMineral oilTriclosanPropylene ...
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Expert Advice

Outpost Homecare Service: All you Need to know

Outpost Health

The Outpost homecare service connects you to the largest network of homecare nurses in Nigeria. With this service, you can get the care you need for you or your loved ones from the comfort of your home. All services rendered by accredited registered nurses (Nurses are accredited by the Nursing and M
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Expert Advice

Home Care Services? 5 reasons why you can totally bank on it

Outpost Health

Because of the many options in home care that are becoming available, people in all kinds of situations can now make it their first choice. Here are five reasons why home care is vastly becoming a popular choice:
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Expert Advice

No Period For 3 Months And I’m Not Pregnant. Is It Normal

Radiant Health

Question? I have not had my menstrual period for three months and am not pregnant because I have tested several times. What do you think is wrong with me?
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Expert Advice

How Can I Reduce Or Eliminate Stretch Marks?

Radiant Health

It is thought that as many as 90 percent of women will form stretch marks at some time in their lives. Men, however, are no strangers to stretch marks. They often occur in males, especially during an adolescent and teen period of rapid growth in height and weight. Rapid increases in muscle mass, suc
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Expert Advice

10 Reasons You Can’t Sleep and What To Do About Them

Radiant Health

Acute insomnia is in response to a stressful or traumatic life event and can last a few days to a few weeks. Chronic insomnia means sleep problems occur at least three nights a week, for more than a month. It doesn’t take long before you’re worrying about worrying keeping you awake. These are the to
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Expert Advice

I Am Always Having Back Pain. How Can I Treat It?

Radiant Health

Nearly everyone at some point has back pain that interferes with work, daily activities or recreation. Fortunately, most episodes of low back pain (LBP) go away within a few days. Some take longer or lead to more serious conditions.As people age, bone strength, muscle elasticity and tone tend to ...
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Travel

5 Unexpected Benefits of Travel: Why You Should Go Now

Jessica Ufuoma

Life gets busy and overwhelming. We are loaded with so many daily responsibilities that sometimes, it can feel like we are only hanging by a thread. There are bills to pay, classes to take, a job to report to every morning, children to nurture, and a society that constantly demands our time ...
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