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As most people know, 70 percent of our planet’s surface is covered in water, and therefore everything from global weather patterns to the ecosystem is affected by even the smallest change in our oceans and lakes. They contain diverse life forms, which provide us with food,  and marine plants, which supply about 50 percent of the oxygen we breathe. This goes to show that all living things on Earth rely heavily on the oceans for...

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The Emirates Literature Festival is back at Dubai Festival City from February 4-6, with events also at the Jameel Arts Center and Al Serkal Avenue. This year’s program features a range of talks by authors and writing workshops, explorations of poetry, art and creativity, alongside sessions that address our environment and basic physical and mental health.  Celebrating Nature Major Ali Al Suwaidi, president of the Emirates Marine Environmental Group, often called ‘the UAE’s last pearl...

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Glaucoma, an eye disease that manifests as elevation of eye pressure, causing damage to the optic nerve, is one of the world’s leading causes of blindness. During National Glaucoma Awareness Month Dr Salman Waqar, consultant ophthalmic surgeon and specialist in adult glaucoma and cataract surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, addresses the importance of taking a holistic approach that acknowledges social, spiritual and emotional factors that contribute to the disease.  Why is holistic treatment important?...

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A pandemic won’t stop the UAE from producing new obstacle courses, parkour coaching, silent yoga, or delicious vegan and gluten-free treats. With social distancing, safe delivery and all the precautionary measures taken, here are a range of new things to try.  Trampoline tricks Bounce is giving everyone the chance to learn parkour and trampoline tricks via a new 10-week Ninja Squad program as part of its Freestyle Academy. The program caters to all ages, and...

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Livehealthy is starting a new series called “My work”, where we delve into how people in the UAE deal with their job stress. We do this anonymously so people can be totally honest about their experiences without fear of reprisal. Pre-Covid, we spoke to a 41-year-old associate lawyer who works at an international law firm with offices in Dubai. Time zones don’t mean anything to clients. They’ll call you anytime they want and expect a...

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The battle against COVID-19 has highlighted the need for a healthy lifestyle, and while some have turned to fitness or vitamin D for a much needed immunity boost, clean eating is also gaining in popularity. One brand that has been at the forefront of nutritious food in Abu Dhabi is Basiligo. The main sponsor of the Livehealthy Festival 2021 recently launched two new concepts — BSweet by Basiligo and Lose Weight, which both offer unique...

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The first Veganuary was launched in 2014 by a UK non-profit and while the concept took a while to land in the UAE, restaurants are now falling all over themselves to get in on the Beyond Burger action. Special menus are all well and good, but whether the desire is to eat less meat is for reasons of health, animal welfare or global sustainability, diners need quality vegan options for the other 11 months of...