In promoting the sanctity of human life, the Qur'an-e Shariff says that good health, like knowledge, is a divine gift. The family unit nurtures the lives of its members, assisting them in their physical and spiritual endeavours. The wellbeing of individuals, in-turn, contributes to the overall health of the family, and that of society at large.
According to the International Diabetes Federation, 1 in 7 births are affected by gestational diabetes. Sanja Petrovic, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, discusses important information about gestational diabetes, and how to manage it.
Is your food colourful enough? At only 21, Nabila Juma was in pain, tired and overweight. She soon realized that it had a lot to do with her diet. Read about how adding more colour to her diet helped Nabila become healthier, happier, leaner and more energetic.
When Sakina learned that her son Danyal was officially obese, she turned to a health awareness programme by The Aga Khan Health Board, India for answers. "Little Master Chef" not only helped Danyal and other children learn about healthier eating, it also taught the Jamat that healthy food can also be yummy.
To mark World Diabetes Day, Shahzadi Devje, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, discusses the importance of physical activity, explores some common barriers and ways to overcome them.
With all the attention on the problems of overweight and obesity, it is easy to forget that there are many people whose main concern is how to gain weight in order to improve their health. Gaining weight can be just as difficult — physically and psychologically — as trying to lose it.