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With most 2020 races cancelled due to the pandemic, the nation’s runners, triathletes and OCR (obstacle course racing) enthusiasts will be feeling more ready than ever to experience the buzz of competitive racing and have something to train for. Fear not, this winter is filled with countless opportunities to push yourself beyond your limits. Here are 6 of the best:  Spartan Race Gritty, filthy and demanding, one of the world’s most famous obstacle races is returning...

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The Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) returns for a fifth edition of encouraging residents to exercise for 30 minutes a day for 30 straight days. The event, which runs from October 29 to November 27, 2021 has become a mainstay on the Dubai calendar.  Over the years it has also proved a vital entry point to exercise and an active lifestyle for many, while helping others achieve new fitness goals and milestones. With a huge range...

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After a two-year hiatus, the Dubai Muscle Show, Dubai Active and Dubai Active Industry exhibitions return to the Dubai World Trade Centre, in what promises to be the Middle East’s biggest-ever festival of fitness. The trio of events takes place October 28-30 at Dubai World Trade Centre, welcoming 250 exhibitors of world leading sports nutrition, fitness and bodybuilding brands from 25 countries. There are a host of special guest appearances slated, as well as live...

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Health advocate and fitness entrepreneur Kelsey Wells has a hefty 2.8 million sets of eyeballs on Instagram alone. With a further 2.5 million in her Facebook community, she commands a following bigger than the population of Oman. Her rise to such renown has been a remarkable one. It is a journey facilitated by the social media boom of the past decade but driven, unquestionably, by her fervent desire to empower people through fitness.   “I did not...

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I first explored Family Constellation therapy in Dubai almost three years ago now, while I was working with my partner. It really helped us to understand the present through our past, and how family relationships, behaviors and experiences can make their way into our new relationships – without us ever knowing it.  We learned that humans carry around seven generations of experiences and traumas in our body on a cellular level and with those layers...

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Emirati breast cancer patients appear to be a decade younger than the Western population and present with a later stage of disease, according to the lead investigator of three studies underway at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Speaking to LiveHealthy recently, Dr Stephen R. Grobmyer, chair of the Oncology Institute at Cleveland Clinic, part of Mubadala Health, said doctors here have noticed a pattern among women – and suspect a genetic mutation.  “Emirati women are getting...

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Abu Dhabi is home to an amazing collection of marine life. Dolphins, turtles and even the occasional whale shark can all be spotted around the coastline, and these sightings are always met with immense joy and excitement.  But lately, a less-cuddly sea creature has been congregating in the emirate — one many people have no desire to see. The Abu Dhabi Environment Agency (EAD) has issued a warning to look out for sea snakes swimming...

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Providing an invigorating burst of fresh air and beautiful views, running or walking the many gorgeous pedestrian-friendly routes of the UAE capital is therapeutic for both the body and soul. The weather has cooled and now our excuse that ‘it’s too hot to exercise outside’ doesn’t have a leg to stand on. So, get ready to skip the gym and check out these picturesque routes instead. Al Maryah Island Head down towards the water from...

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Fiona Rennie — Menopause Doc Dubai on Instagram — is a family medicine doctor at Dubai’s Genesis Healthcare Center in Dubai Science Park. Earlier this month, on The Livehealthy Podcast, she spoke about how women in the UAE are struggling with this transition, in part because the medical profession is so ill-equipped to deal with it, and why research is showing that menopause hormone therapy, aka HRT, is safer and more beneficial than ever. Her...