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Ann Marie McQueen

Ann Marie McQueen, Author at Live Healthy

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It’s not vaccines that save lives, it’s the act of vaccination, and that requires an unprecedented global effort to make sure all countries are covered, not just the richest ones.  The epidemiological and economic imperatives of equitable vaccination distribution marked the opening of the two-day virtual World Immunisation and Logistics Summit organized by the Hope Consortium, the Abu Dhabi-led mass vaccine distribution program.  “The scale of what’s needed in terms of the number of vaccinators,...

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Whether you consider yourself to be a good sleeper, or you struggle to get a good night’s rest  it’s important to realize the full potential of your nightly slumber. Five experts across the UAE’s fitness, medical and food fields go further than most to explain how they get good sleep, demonstrating that most sleep problems can be alleviated with a few simple yet sustainable changes to your lifestyle routine. Caffeine is the enemy of sleep Futtaim...

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I used to be vehemently opposed to napping. I considered it the ultimate waste of time. Whenever I gave in, I fell into a deep slumber that ruined my mood for the rest of my day. In my second year at university, I even replaced the bed in my dorm room with a futon and folded it up during the day so I wouldn’t be tempted. In my 30s I bought the cutest, most uncomfortable couch...

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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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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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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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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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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...

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Looking for a new fitness challenge? Thank the Spartan Race trend for the new range of obstacle courses that can really push your limits, test your stamina and boost your confidence. From slippery pipes and dark tunnels to clambering up walls and swinging from ropes, obstacles are becoming the next big skill to master. X Park at Bounce Bounce has locations in Abu Dhabi and Dubai and is primarily known as a trampoline park, but...