The 5km Plascon Colour Run uses coloured powder to demonstrate the diversity of a rainbow to encourage cohesion among Kenyans, the event also seeks to promote a healthy lifestyle by making physical activity fun!
There were also performances by Kenyan acts Sailors famous for their hit song ”Wamlambez” which has taken the country by storm.
Below are photos from the fun filled event which was attended by people of all ages. Pics courtesy Moses Kiarie of the Star
We all know Anerlisa for her body transformation, well this morning, she threw tantrums at people who have been attacking her for constantly loosing and adding weight.
Anerlisa said she added weight in a span of five years. But she managed to lose a lot of that weight through living a healthy life. Her weight loss journey was definitely not easy and because of that she created an app that would help other people struggling with their weight.
In 2014, Shariff was in Dubai looking forward to sky diving, unfortunately the guides dropped the bombshell that he was too overweight for the balloon to manage his weight.
“They said, ‘You are overweight. You won’t defy gravity and the parachute won’t hold you’,” he recalls.
Most parachutes are made to hold up to 120kg for men. If that weight is exceeded, the gear is much more likely to tear, to break lines or even to disintegrate during the course of deployment. At 130kg, Abdulswamad would simply put his life in danger.
And fitness is important, too. The most difficult and potentially dangerous part of the jump is coming in to land. He could easily break his ankles.
“In 2014, sometimes people also mistook my wife for my daughter,” says the MP, now the Public Investment Committee chairman.
This was one of his lowest moments in life. But it was also the moment he took complete hold of his life, making decisions that have inspired thousands of people across Kenya.
Weight, she says, is carefully regulated by hormones, and people do not control it any more than they control their heart rates.
“This is automatic, under the influence of hormones. Our weight has nothing to do with how much we eat or how little with exercise. Weight gain is a hormonal imbalance, not a caloric imbalance. Insulin is the major hormone that drives weight gain. The other is Cortisol, to a lesser extent,” she explains.
She says high insulin, excessive cortisol, insulin resistance or a combination of all three causes weight gain.
“Identifying the right trigger for a particular individual is the key to weight loss,” says the UK-based Kenyan medic.
“The logical treatment is to regain the hormonal balance by adopting strategies that lower insulin, lower cortisol and reverse insulin resistance. This is why a personalised strategy for weight loss makes sense. It is not just about losing weight. It is about changing how your body works, to keep the weight off — for good,” she says.
Dr Nyambura, who operates a London-based weight management consultancy called Insulean, says as well as frustrating problems like breathlessness, fatigue and joint pain, excessive weight gain can lead to severe psychological problems and serious health conditions.
“Losing weight, therefore, confers a whole host of physical and psychological benefits,” she said.
Abdulswamad also believes in professional support,he however discourages people from checking their weight too frequently to avoid disappointments.
“When they train, people think their trainers do not know. You should listen to them. You also cannot defy science. Your body will react to how you treat it.
You get demoralized if you weigh yourself daily. What you did to your body in 30 years cannot change in six months.”
Abdulswamad encourages people considered fat, saying sometimes their bodies respond better.
He wishes he began early enough,he is however grateful for the benefits that come with working out
“You should stop procrastinating. I regret I didn’t do this early in my life. I have now changed from fat to packs. I wore trousers size 44 but now I’m size 34.
The benefits keep pouring in. “I can work 16 hours a day. Sometimes I go to eight events in a day without fatigue. It was impossible to do that in the past,” he says. “I also sleep deeply for six hours every day.”
At 44 years, he feels more vibrant in his legislative duties and in the community.
MP Abdulswamad Shariff at Parliament Buildings. /JACK OWUOR
“I’m finding deeper happiness and value for life now than ever before,” the legislator says.
Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho has come to the aid of ailing Jahmby Koikai and donated Ksh 1 million towards her hospital bill.
She is still in hospital where she has been for the better part of this year, and the bill currently stands at Ksh 2.1 million.
She took to her instagram post to thank Joho for his generosity in the post below
“Hey Yam, I can’t even begin to comprehend what your continued and relentless support has meant tome. I want to take a moment and thank you all for your acts of kindness and especially those who responded to my plea to reach out to @joho_001 H.E Governor Ali Hassan Joho.
Mheshimiwa responded and contributed Ksh 1 m to my fund which has gone a long way in lifting my hospital bill. Thank you all so much tor supporting me in my baffle against endometriosis, you have been with me all the way and I am so blessed to have your support. @Mheshimiwa Joho_001 thank You once more for your generosity. My God bless you”
In an earlier post she has pleaded with Kenyans to help her out given that she still has a long way to go.
“Hey fam Its been a while. I’ve been bleeding continuously for close two months now and having to deal with my body reacting to treatment and medication has not been easy.
My family @thisisthenest have worked out this gig for me. Please attend if you can. I humbly request for your assistance. help me finish strong to raise asks. 2.1 re so that i can stag the last round of treatment and therapy.
Paybill Number is 488681 Account Name; Number is Jahmby Koikai Fund “