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Ann Marie McQueen, Canadian journalist

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Rose O’Donovan didn’t set out to try and eradicate mouth breathing. The Irish is a personal trainer and Dubai resident who was focusing on female health and the specific hormonal problems women can have. She is also a master instructor with Oxygen Advantage, the breathwork training program developed by the breathing and sleep expert as well as best-selling author, Patrick McKeown. As with many of our issues, all of these phases are impacted by and...

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More and more women these days are training like athletes, honing their physiques with daily HIIT sessions — sometimes back-to-back classes — as well as a string of challenges and races combined with spartan nutrition. According to Dr Rosalie Sant, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Primavera Medical Centre in Dubai and a member of the livehealthy.ae expert panel, the combination is not a good recipe for getting pregnant.  How can rigorous exercise regimes impact fertility?  Yes, they...

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Mary-Justine Todd is the founder and executive director of Shamsaha, the first and only 24 hours a day, seven days a week domestic violence crisis prevention program operating in the Middle East. Shamsaha, which means “her sun” and launched in 2016, has 120 trained and certified women’s crisis advocates working in English and Arabic, with a new app that offers a wealth of information and research as well as text, phone and video crisis counseling....

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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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Irina Sharma is a health and wellness specialist and cultivator – and nature lover – who draws on 25 years of experience working in public relations, communications and radio broadcasting in continuing her work. She’s also co-host of the Wellevate Podcast with Dr Nasr Al Jafari and founder of the new LiveWell with Nakheel series, which kicked off in June with an event featuring Dr Harald Stossier, founder of the famous Austrian medical health resort Viva...

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If the UAE’s desert plants can grow lush and brilliantly green without water, what could they do for skin? That’s what the team behind the UAE-born, all-natural and organic skincare line De L’Arta wondered. The co-founders – engineer Saeed AlKhoori, soil scientist Lina Yousef and her sister, Sarah, who works on the marketing side – launched the company last year with their first products made from the Tetreana qatarensis plant, aka Tq. A plant that’s...

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Everyone seems to be suffering from anxiety these days, to a certain extent. If it’s not rising and falling Covid cases, geopolitical unrest, supply chain issues and travel woes, polarity, social media or the latest catastrophic headlines, it’s figuring out how to live in a post-pandemic world. Dr Ayat Mekki is an Abu Dhabi-based ThetaHealing practitioner and Neuro-Linguistic programming coach and trainer, can relate. The key to managing anxiety and stress? To focus on what is...

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Luke Coutinho is a holistic lifestyle coach based in India who co-wrote the 2018 book The Dry Fasting Miracle with Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, also known as the Green Sheikh. During an appearance on The Livehealthy Podcast he spoke about the benefits of the practice, how to get started and what to watch out for. Why is dry fasting a miracle? Because a lot of us today are either drinking too much water or...

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Ag-Tech – short for “agriculture technology” is not only a buzzword but a necessity these days, and the UAE has embraced the indoor farming trend in a big way for years now: a necessary move anywhere, but particularly forward-thinking for a nation that imports the vast majority of its food, amid a global setting of food insecurity, supply chain shortages and price hikes. Khadija Hasan is the founder and chief executive of KRISPR, a UAE...

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It was on the second episode of The Real Housewives of Dubai that star Sara Al Madani said she was trying to raise her son to be free from the Arab toxic masculinity she’s experienced. “I believe that my son is not going to be raised like that,” He’s gonna be raised to show his emotions to be vulnerable. And being a man does not mean all these things, you are a human being and that’s...

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The room was so cool and quiet and the bed so comfortable that I overslept, waking with only 10 minutes to throw on my yoga clothes, grab a handful of berries, a bottle of water and head down to the open-air studio by the beach. I didn’t even think about skipping the morning yoga class, despite having to rush there. Somehow, after a lifetime of trying, there was just no way I was going to miss...