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Nairobi East Stake Sisters "Exercise" Health Principles

East Stake Sisters participate in Women's Health Week

Sisters of the Nairobi East Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints celebrated Women’s Health Week on June 29, 2019. It was held at the Bura Bura Stake Center and promoted physical, mental and emotional health. The day included talks on a variety of subjects including parenting, family finance, and health and wellness concerns.

Sister Bettina Achieng, of Nairobi 2nd Ward, addressed “disease prevention” by encouraging frequent hand washing, cleaning with disinfectant, washing fruits and vegetables, using mosquito nets and drinking clean and/or treated water.


Referring to the 89th section of the Doctrine and Covenants, Sister Addah Odaku, Lucky Summer Ward, advised the use of fruits and vegetables as well as carbohydrates and protein for a balanced diet. “Yogurt, yams, eggs, skuma and bananas provide needed nutrients, she added, “If we eat well, we will have healthy sisters and healthy families”.

In her remarks about controlling anger, sister Ramona Kusina, Kayoli 1 Ward, recommended (1) the keeping of a journal (2) expending excess energy through exercise, (3) using “I” statements such as “I feel happy/disappointed when …” and (4) participating in scripture study.

A highlight of the day was when Sister Brenda Masibo, a gym teacher, led the sisters in a physical fitness routine on the grassy lawn behind the building. Music played while the sisters stretched and reached and the children imitated every move. The event was concluded with a nutritious lunch which demonstrated concepts taught earlier regarding a balance diet.


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