Sunday, July 21, 2019
Starting an exercise regime at the beginning of 2014 seemed, hard and boring, though, on several occasions, I had gotten a feel of it, while dancing to the pulsating percussion driven-Kadodi dance of Eastern Uganda. It happens to be my traditional dance. I started exercising as a way of keeping fit, cutting weight and beating off disease and mood disorders like depression. Getting into a steady stride and making it enjoyable took quite some time, however. When I gradually got into a stride, exercise became as normal as brushing teeth and at length, I become an exercise freak. Practice does indeed…
Who really administers people with fake hepatitis B vaccines and gets away with it, scot free? Could the people found in possession of falsified hepatitis B vaccines from 8 health facilities in four districts by the health ministry’s post marketing surveillance team, last year and those currently selling body parts from Mulago hospital [Uganda’s main National Regional Hospital] possibly be real doctors- who have predisposed to unscrupulous behaviour or quacks disguised as doctors?   The latter seems more plausible. In recent years, many quack health care providers have brazenly taken mean advantage of the country’s weak health supervisory and regulatory laws, to set…
Recently whilst launching the national day of physical activity, President Museveni advised Ugandans to engage more in physical activity and to invariably eat right. By eating right, the President, in many respects, meant steering clear of convenience foods, which have become almost second nature for many urbanities.When consumed on a regular basis, convenience foods increase one’s risk of non-communicable diseases like diabetes and cancer.Recent statistics on the above diseases make for grim reading as their prevalence has increased.If the status quo is to change,  Ugandans will have to gravitate more towards what the President is saying.The President’s message will obviously…
A few days ago, Jacob Wabuyi rose with the lark. He said a prayer and embarked on his journey, hoping to make it in time for his 9 o’clock Job interview at Housing Finance bank nearKololo Airstrip. Ill fatedly however, Jacob got caught up in an early morning traffic jam at Kubiri, just a stone’s throw away from Wandegeya. At length, Jacob arrived at Housing Finance but he had missed the interview. The ordeal left a depressing damper on Jacob’s spirits. Being prone to low feelings and depression from stressful experiences like Jacob’s is common place but the effects of…
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