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Smashing your fitness goals in the new year is one thing, but have you thought about how to give your overall wellness a boost as well?  Then make sure you head to the Livehealthy Festival 2023 for a well-rounded day of workshops, expert panels, and activities that will help you feel the best you can in both body and mind.  It all happens on Saturday, January 21 at THE BRIDGE | Lifestyle Hub in Abu Dhabi’s...

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Although half the world’s population is female, “femtech” – products and services catering to women’s health and wellness – has long been considered by tech giants as too niche. But with the market projected to grow by more than 13 percent annually, reaching $75 billion by 2027, it appears that femtech’s moment has finally arrived. The question now is whether the industry will capitalize on the opportunity. The term femtech was coined in 2016 by Ida Tin, cofounder and CEO of the menstrual...

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It’s a fashion competition like no other, with designers using everything from an old trampoline to plastic sanitary wrappers, a mannequin bust, ATM receipts and actual living moss. The first-ever World Final of Junk Kouture, the world’s largest sustainable fashion competition for youth, is happening on January 11, 2023. And with Etihad Airways as a partner, old airplane seat covers, cabin crew uniforms and life vests will join coffee capsules, orange peels and plastic bags as source materials. ...

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In 2016, concerned about the lack of opportunities and visibility for people of determination, Rosy Ahmed decided to launch an inclusive talent showcase for people of determination. Six years later, she’s running the UAE’s largest inclusive talent show, F.A.M.E. (Fashion Art Music Entertainment).  “My daughter Hana was my inspiration,” Rosy told Livehealthy. “She had a lot of talents that I didn’t even know about. She was good at art, good at dancing. The more I spoke to teachers...

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When it comes to pampering, relaxation and recovery, we pay the most attention to our face and body, but often forget our feet. That’s hardly fair, when they work so hard to bear our weight and take us everywhere. With so many people doing 30 minutes of movement daily as part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge, it’s a good time to remind everyone that recovery is as much a part of part of every fitness...

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Whether you are working from home or heading back into the office, computer-related neck and back pain has worsened over the past year due to an assortment of bad habits.  Dr Elie Romanos, specialist orthopedic surgeon at Fakeeh University Hospital in Dubai, says the most common posture problems are due to sitting for prolonged periods of time on unsupported furniture, like couches, beds, or kitchen chairs.  During lockdown, people found themselves spending long hours hunched...

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about breast cancer types and what your type means. In 2020, there were 2.3 million women diagnosed with breast cancer and 685 000 deaths globally, according to the World Health Organization. As of the end of 2020, there were 7.8 million women alive who were diagnosed with breast cancer in the past 5 years, making it the world’s most prevalent cancer....

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Parents are being urged to be aware of the warning signs in new school starters, aka “Covid babies”, who may experience bed-wetting, clinginess and crying spells as they navigate their emotions and new environment, according to Anthony Nhlapo, clinical psychologist at Priory Wellbeing Centre, Dubai. Many children and teens have or will experience social and separation anxiety as they head back to school, but for those children who have never been to school, one UAE psychologist...

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Unless you fly away for the entire summer, chances are you are looking for compelling indoor activities to beat the UAE heat. Whether you’re searching for the perfect family day outing, fancy getting artsy with some friends or seeking an alternative to getting those steps in, we’ve got you covered.  Teible culinary workshops (Dubai) What’s cooking? This farm-to-table restaurant is hosting a series of culinary workshops during the summer for budding chefs and eager home cooks...

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Monkeypox, a virus transmitted to humans mostly through small rodents (and less commonly monkeys) was first identified in 1970, and infections have typically been confined to the parts of western and central Africa where it is endemic. The disease is usually mild, with symptoms including fever and rashes clearing within a few weeks. This makes the latest outbreak, four-fifths of which is occurring in Europe, surprising and unusual. Since May, cases have climbed significantly, tripling in...

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We all need to find ways to save money these days, and your electricity bill – in a UAE summer – is a great place to start. Every single person can play a huge part in creating a sustainable environment just by making a few lifestyle changes. With the constant need for air conditioning, we all know how your monthly electricity bill can spike from May to September. Here are some top tips for keeping...