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FoodHealthMad about macros

November 30, 20206 min

The latest buzzword in the world of health and fitness is ‘macros,’ which is short for ‘macronutrients.’ But what are macros and how can they help you to achieve your nutrition and exercise goals? Macros are the basic components of nutrition – the fat, protein and carbs needed to fuel the body and keep all its systems working. We caught up with Michael Sole, founder of the popular gym and fitness facility The Den in Dubai’s...

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Cycling has surged in popularity over the past few years, and that trend has unfolded here in the UAE just as much as elsewhere around the globe. The health and wellness industry as a whole has grown dramatically and cycling is a very accessible sport that’s great for overall fitness. You can start slowly and build up your endurance, which makes it suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Plus, there’s a real community...

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More than two-thirds of men living in the UAE are at risk for advanced prostate and testicular cancer because they don’t know the symptoms and they don’t go to the doctor. This comes from a survey of 1,000 residents commissioned by Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, which is  part of the hospital’s annual Movember-related men’s health campaign ‘MENtion It.’ “Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide, while testicular cancer is the most common...

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For most people the Dubai Fitness Challenge has meant making simple changes to their daily exercise routine, maybe by upping their daily step count or working out for a little longer. But for Ghani Souleymane, it has been a little more gruelling. Since the DFC began on October 30, Souleymane has run 45km every day. Note that: Every. Day.  After being inspired by the 2018 exploits of Marcus Smith, who ran a marathon a day...

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Muay Thai is known as the sport of eight weapons because it employs fists, elbows, knees and feet.  “This ability to use the entire body and the philosophy of Muay Thai is why I teach it,” explains coach Yazan Yaseen.  The 34-year-old Jordanian coach, an instructor at the Abu Dhabi-based outdoor gym Strike.ae, says Muay Thai is helpful in almost any circumstance.  “If someone is trying to attack you in an elevator, for example, you...

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  New York artist Barry Rosenthal collects trash from Abu Dhabi Watch as he creates signature photographic pieces from plastic Screening Saturday, November 21 (11am New York time/8pm UAE time) Register here to get your Zoom link. Abu Dhabi – 9 November 2020: New York artist Barry Rosenthal has made it his mission to show the world the problem with plastic and in particular, plastic garbage in the sea. Through his work, built with collected...