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Asha Sherwood, Author at Live Healthy

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One of the UAE’s most popular children’s programs – Pirates Surf Rescue – has expanded to Abu Dhabi. The weekly watersports and lifestyle sessions, which have 900 children signed up and another 8,000 on the waiting list, teach active skills such as paddle boarding, surfing and rescue. They’re building a community of young warriors, having fun and learning how to look after the planet and each other. So, what exactly makes Pirates Surf Rescue such a draw?...

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Feeling down or simply not yourself lately? Are you in need of some positive energy in your life? Head over to Miracles Abu Dhabi, which has just opened its second branch in the UAE.  Miracles Abu Dhabi is a hub for wellness and self-development that offers unique healing treatments focusing on balancing the mind, body, and spirit. It also encourages health and self-development through a variety of alternative therapy techniques.   Therapies such as energy healing,...

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With the summer heat now well and truly soaring in the UAE, you might think it’s time to stop exercising in the great outdoors, and instead head for the gym and the relief of super-cool air conditioning. But did you know that exercising outside in the heat can actually be beneficial? Not only can it increase your blood flow, it can lead to physical gains and psychological benefits such as improving your cardiovascular health. So...

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A new fitness destination has opened in Abu Dhabi, which is combining state-of-the-art gym technology with cutting-edge treatments, environmentally friendly products, and thought-provoking workshops to deliver the ultimate wellbeing experience. The Bridge, which is situated near the capital’s National Aquarium in Al Qana, consists of seven different areas, which the location calls ‘tracks’. These tracks combine to make a holistic hub which aims to transform its members with treatments and classes that are backed by...

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Back in 2019, all eyes were on the UAE as it hosted the Special Olympics, provided a warm welcome to the world’s most vulnerable citizens and it sent a clear message to the country — and the rest of the world — about the importance of tolerance. But while people of determination (and in particular children with special needs), have been a focal point for the country’s rulers for the past few years, all that...

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While digital technology has connected millions of people across the globe and brought many of us closer together, it has also created a lonely and isolating place for others — especially children. The latest phones, laptops and iPads have become must-have accessories that are more important to a young family than a pet. But this exposure to all that info has seen an increase in digital addiction. In fact, it’s becoming so prevalent, that it’s...

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The National Aquarium — the largest in the Middle East — has finally arrived. The new landmark opens Friday, November 12 at Al Qana, Abu Dhabi’s latest tourist leisure and entertainment destination, is home to 46,000 creatures are spread across 10 different interactive zones.  What makes this aquarium different? Innovation is a key USP. Video-mapping technology and signage guides that beam straight on to your phone or tablet device via an app mean you can explore the...

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Are your kids heading back to the classroom for the new term? Or are you once again planning on distance learning in a bid to keep them safe from  Covid-19? If it’s the former, you’re not alone. Despite the dangers of the ongoing pandemic, more than 63 percent of parents in the emirate of Abu Dhabi voted to let children return to school in July 2020, when the virus was causing lockdowns all over the...

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With restrictions lifting across the UAE and the reintroduction of live music and events, what does summer have in store for those staying in the country? Over the past year the country has seen limits imposed on gatherings, dining parties and activities because of Covid-19 but with more than 70 percent of the population vaccinated, the country is opening up in the hope of getting back to some sort of normality. So, whether it’s basking...

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Golf courses are legendary for fairways, bunkers and holes in one — and they’re also a place where business decisions are made every day.  But this week, the UAE’s golf courses will be helping two players raise money for a much more worthy cause. The first-ever 18 on Eighteen event will see two friends drive 540km around the country to play 18 different holes, at 18 different UAE golf courses, in one day — all...