The seemingly little and insignificant everyday aspects of life that humanity displays every so often have continued to confound even the world’s greatest brains; aspects that include the reasons behind kissing, blushing and even picking the nose.

Scientists have split the atom, put men on the moon and discovered the DNA of which humans are made, and yet there are key mysteries of human behavior which they have failed

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Historically, energy-intensive activities like farming, hunting and gathering, kept our ancestors healthy. They were trimmer, fitter and had fewer joint problems. Hippocrates, the Father of Modern Medicine once said that if we all had “the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health”

But today the phenomenon has changed, fueled by urbanization, people exercising less, the sedentary nature of modern work, and the popularity of processed food, which is full of salt and sugar.

Food for the table is just a refrigerator away. We have adopted a lifestyle of sedentary behavior, inactivity and laziness.

The World Health Organization projects that lifestyle diseases will become the biggest killer by 2030 and cause 75% of deaths – many of them premature and preventable. The epidemic includes heart and lung diseases, adult-onset diabetes, some cancers, stroke, high blood pressure and a range of other ills.

This post aims to highlight the new lifestyles that we have adopted; daily routines which

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Former Safaricom CEO Michael Joseph once referred to Kenyans as “a peculiar lot”. These sentiments were seen as an insult and they drew immediate harsh rejoinders, including attacks on his personality.

But that notwithstanding, can we claim that we are not peculiar?

The Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English defines peculiar as follows: strange, unfamiliar, a little surprising. It also says that peculiar may also mean behaving in a slightly crazy way.

This post aims to prove that we are indeed peculiar. It focuses on

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