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Mental Health in Kenya

I know its offensive that its called it madness May, but in the last month, I have observed incredible effort in spreading awareness on mental health- on Twitter at least. Rightfully so, it was mental health awareness month. This post sums up the debate on mental health, with a focus Read more…

By Swimaholic001, ago
Swimming

How to swim: Breathing

  If you take up any of our swimming lessons, you will realize that we put a lot of emphasis on proper breathing. If you are going to learn how to swim well, a big part of the training will involve re-learning how you breathe. Just like any mechanical engine, Read more…

By Swimaholic001, ago
Life and style

Understanding Cancer

The laborious whirring of tired life support machines in the ward annoyingly signified the importance of life to us. We had learnt to measure time from the beep of the heart rate monitor and the incessant drip of chemo from a suspended IV bag into the plastic tubing connected to Read more…

By Swimaholic001, ago
Life and style

Lifestyle Diseases In Kenya

Did you know that according to WHO, (external link), more than 30% of us are at risk of premature death due to physical inactivity and poor dieting? Lifestyle concerns itself with a people’s way of living. How we live our lives reflects on our health and well-being. A ‘healthy’ lifestyle portends Read more…

By Swimaholic001, ago
Life and style

How to Swim

Most places I have introduced myself as a swimming instructor, there is always a meek approach by a normally loud extrovert who confides how they have never swum before. Almost always, the individual is not interested in lessons, but rather in a few notes they can cram and try in Read more…

By Swimaholic001, ago
Life and style

On morality and #ifikiewazazi

The past few years have seen an increase in questions of morality in our newsflashes, epitomised by a hastily assembled panel of experts on whatever new atrocity that our young generation has committed. Whatever the often-hypocritical panels are saying to help the situation is not working, as can be seen Read more…

By Swimaholic001, ago
Swimming

Children’s Swimming Pool safety

In this article, we will cover safety for children around swimming pools and large water masses. As an instructor, most people assume that I could swim from since my baby days. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Growing up in a sprawling stretch of savannah plain between two mountains, Read more…

By Swimaholic001, ago
Swimming

Swimming pool safety

At the entrance to almost all public swimming pools in Kenya, there is always a boldly-written set of commandments with age old instructions for pool-users. The most common among these rules is one freeing the management of any liability in case of injury and another leaving supreme power to the Read more…

By Swimaholic001, ago
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