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I’m lying on my stomach on the floor of a treatment room at Seven Wellness, a yoga and wellbeing center on Reem Island in Abu Dhabi. Vera Kamaeva has just placed a Tibetan singing bowl on the upturned arch of my right foot. She is tapping it with a felted tool and, as a result, the sound waves are reverberating somewhere up into the middle of my calf.  As I often do when I’m at...

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Wearing a fitness tracker is one of the easiest ways to establish and maintain an active lifestyle. It’s habit-forming and once you get used to seeing your progress each day, you won’t want to stop. In addition to automatically logging your physical and biometric activity, it doubles as a motivational tool. Apple Watch is known for sending messages periodically reminding wearers to stand up and my Fitbit just congratulated me for taking 10,000 steps. These...

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I’ve been interested in the growing body of research on quantification for more than 10 years, almost from the first article I read about tracking and measuring our bodily functions, movement, sleep, food and more to achieve peak performance. I just haven’t been interested in doing it myself.  When I was in my 20s, I struggled with my weight. Twice I lost 30 pounds – a huge feat, but I gained it back twice too....

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Getting back to normal In a YouGov survey of 1,011 residents conducted in January, 76 percent said they believe the vaccine will bring life back to normal in a year. And four out of five surveyed opted for the Sinopharm vaccine. The survey was commissioned by G42 Healthcare. Some 52 percent of those surveyed cited safety and efficacy as their key motivators in getting vaccinated. People also cited protecting friends and family against new variants and...

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Check out Hillhouse Brasserie pastry chef Sony Maharjan’s innovative dessert recipe If You Like PinaColadas, which won her top prize in the Sarood Hospitality’s vegan pastry competition. “My dish was quite simple, but the flavors blended very well and the judges said it was a beautiful dish,” said Maharjan.  If You Like Pina Coladas!  Ingredients: Caramelised Pineapple 180g pineapple 40g sugar Mango Gel 160g mango puree 25g sugar 2g agar agar Coconut Gel 50g coconut...

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Hillhouse Brasserie staff Mark Kevin Lampa and Prakash Rawat cooked up a winning vegan scotch egg for the Sarood Hospitality vegan cooking competition.  “We had no idea how we were going to do it at first but after lots of experimenting, practising and tweaking, we were happy and confident with what we had come up with,” said Lampa. Ingredients: Vegan Sausage Meat Mixture 100g chickpeas 100g black eyed beans 50g dal lentils 50g mushroom duxelles...

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There’s no denying there are many reasons why 2020 was a year to forget, but it did produce a few positives and one of them was the growth of the UAE’s cycling scene. The sport took off in a big way last year. A survey of 3,100 riders by the country’s Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Centre of at the end of 2020 revealed that 20 per cent of them had got into the sport because...

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Marianne Tafani was inspired to launch Core connect after a traumatic first childbirth that led to four debilitating injuries which left her alone for 19 hours a day with a newborn baby when she could barely walk.  The 34-year-old French-born founder of the postnatal abdominal rehabilitation programme, which is based in Dubai, said she had “no choice but to educate myself and find solutions.”  “The doctor who delivered my son refused to follow up on me...