Lishe is a culmination of nutritional conversation I have had for the past five years, the people who have inspired the growth and became the reason I researched and continue to want to have conversations about how health issues are related to how we eat and whether we have active lives. Lishe is a Swahili word meaning nutrition/nourishing/diet. Lishe speaks to the importance of food not only addressing our desires (for all those foodies – no worries I’m one myself), but food being our fuel, and providing our bodies with growth and strength. Eating a balanced diet is vital for good health and well being.
The idea of the Lishe website is to make the idea of having a healthy lifestyle easier and accessible, but more than that, it is-crucial that it becomes a language that we can all speak especially in the African communities. Food in Africa has a lot of history and it’s true that as centuries past; we as continent have adapted how we eat. Some changes for the better and some not so much…along with nutritional eating, regular exercise is vital.
It’s essential to remember that we have evolved from our nomadic ancestors who spent all their time moving around in search of food and shelter, travelling large distances on a daily basis. Our bodies are designed and have evolved to be regularly active.
- Exercise improves brain function- increasing the blood flow and oxygen levels in the brain.
- Exercise enhances your immune system – improving our body’s ability to pump the oxygen and nutrients around your body that are required to fuel the cells that fight bacteria and viruses.These are but a few benefits of having an active life. Getting into shape is not about running on a treadmill for hours at the gym, it’s about finding fun ways to remain active; this could be a lovely walk, a dance class, hiking or possibly taking up a new hobby…you never know you could find yourself enjoying it and perhaps meeting new people and make friends.Lishe hopes to expose you to the potentials of the easy habits of healthy eating and how exercise can become part of your life…stress-free; and we hope do so in an open and laid-back manner. Lishe hopes to educate, inform and entertain; with the help of various friends in the food, health and fitness industry and those who love living healthy as much as we do.
Come play with us, and let’s learn together.