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Asha Sherwood

Asha Sherwood, Author at Live Healthy

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The battle against COVID-19 has highlighted the need for a healthy lifestyle, and while some have turned to fitness or vitamin D for a much needed immunity boost, clean eating is also gaining in popularity. One brand that has been at the forefront of nutritious food in Abu Dhabi is Basiligo. The main sponsor of the Livehealthy Festival 2021 recently launched two new concepts — BSweet by Basiligo and Lose Weight, which both offer unique...

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Looking to crush your health and fitness goals this year? Livehealthy is all over it, bringing you advice from members of our own expert panel, as well as regional and global wellbeing experts, along with workshops and seminars and discounts on food and fitness classes.  Building on last year’s inaugural event, Livehealthy Week of Wellness launches January 17 and runs until Jan 21, when food outlets, fitness and wellness studios will offer free and discounted...

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Being a mother may be the greatest job in the world for many women, but it can feel like the hardest, particularly when there is so much conflicting information out there.  What mothers across the Middle East and the world need is some real, honest mom-to-mom advice, and a new podcast created out of Egypt is hoping to offer just that. Mommy’s Happy Hour is a new bi-weekly podcast hosted by the Cairo-based author, entrepreneur...

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Have you ever thought about what’s in your beauty products? Or are you on the lookout for products that are safe not only for your skin but also the rest of your body? A new beauty platform called Secret Skin focuses on creating holistic solutions for men and women to manage their health, wellness and beauty but with a focus on sustainability, too. “If a label states ‘not safe for pregnant women,’ why would you...

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Ayurveda was developed in India more than 3,000 years ago and is one of the world’s oldest forms of alternative medicines. Its advocates believe wellness is dependent on a delicate balance of mind, body and spirit.   In recognition of the power of Ayurvedic medicine, VPS Burjeel Day Surgery Center on Al Reem Island  has just opened a center devoted to this kind of personalised care.  The Vaidyashala Clinic (vaidya means physician, while shala means place)...

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A few years ago, the Hudayriyat bridge in Abu Dhabi famously lead to nothing but a big pile of sand. Now this island has grown into a fitness and adventure haven for lovers of the great outdoors, with activities for the whole family. It all started back in 2018, when 15km of cycling and running track was added to the island. A Yas Cycles bike shop and food trucks quickly followed, but the big changes...

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With preventative measures against Covid-19 at the front of everyone’s mind, it’s easy to forget there are other common illness around that the body can be sensitive to, such as flu. The UAE government has advised its residents to vaccinate against the threat of seasonal influenza over the next few winter months and whilst a flu vaccine won’t protect against the current pandemic, experts believe it can boost immunity against diseases that weaken the lungs...

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Thinking of going vegan but worried that giving up animal products will be too hard? A new plant-based meal distributor is promising to make the switch a whole lot easier. Veganism is booming in the UAE. Vegan restaurants and menus are popping up in most major cities and it’s now easy to find meat- and dairy-free produce in most supermarkets. Vegan Facebook groups are also growing in popularity, with foodies giving each other recipe and...

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time when charities and companies join the fight against the disease and highlight how early screenings can increase a person’s chances of survival by more than 90 percent. Want to do your bit? From yoga classes to brunches, there are plenty of businesses in the UAE ‘thinking pink’ and raising funds. Here’s how you can get involved. Fitness An active lifestyle incorporating regular exercise has been shown to...

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If 2020 hasn’t brought you enough obstacles to deal with already, a new gym in Abu Dhabi is promising to throw even more your way. But this time you’ll be pushing yourself to new levels of fitness by swinging on rings and climbing Z-walls sideways. Desert Shield Fitness isn’t your average gym. Its USP comes from its strong focus on Obstacle Course Race (OCR) training. Inspired by the Spartan style of race training, the original...

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As parents, you were probably already worried about your children having too much screen time before Covid-19 changed your lives. But why not use that technology for good? We’ve rounded up some of the educators, influencers, organizers and parents – many of them right here in the UAE – who are coming up with inventive ways to do just that. Along the way they are managing to engage little ones – all without a mindless...