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Why not build on the health opportunities that Ramadan provides, and use the Holy Month to build habits that will last the whole year through? Fasting in Ramadan is similar to a consistent practice of intermittent fasting, in which food is consumed within a smaller window of time. During the Holy Month, fasting is done between the Fair and Magrib prayer – roughly 12 hours between dawn and dusk. Fasting is considered to be a natural...

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We searched the Livehealthy archives for the best healthy Ramadan advice and tips: everything from what to eat, to when and how; when to workout and what to do; how to be more sustainable, more mindful and more meditative, and how to clean out your closets – and your mind. Go easy on high-intensity cardio One thing that can happen during Ramadan is that the body can enter a catabolic state. This is when the body...

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In this exclusive piece for Livehealthy, Lebanon’s five-times tennis champion Sandrine Jabra uses the occasion of the International Day of Sport to write about how hope is the key to overcoming pandemic challenges We are constrained with socially distanced rules imposed by the pandemic that are keeping us apart from our beloved ones. Like other industries, the sports world has also been in shock for more than a year and organizations are searching for means to...

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Colon cancer is both common and preventable and the best way to reduce the risk of getting it is to have a colonoscopy. That’s the thrust of a new colon cancer awareness campaign from Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. “What we really want for everyone to understand is that colorectal cancer can affect all of us. No one is protected,” explains Dr Ammar Kheir, a gastroenterologist at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. “But the good news is, it...

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The first Covid-19 vaccine to be produced in the Arab region will be called Hayat-Vax – and the assembly line is already rolling out two million doses per month. The joint venture between the UAE, the Chinese firm Sinopharm and the Abu Dhabi-based technology company G42 launched this week, producing the vaccine with its partner Julphar. The KIZAD-based plant will have three filling lines and five automated packaging lines and once it reaches production capacity,...

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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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It’s no secret that we are in a health emergency that long pre-dates the current pandemic and directly affects 20 percent of the population: diabetes. With an equal number of pre-diabetics in the UAE, upwards of 40 percent of the UAE population either has, or is at risk of developing, diabetes. And that number is only set to grow. Despite its prevalence, diabetes is largely misunderstood, even by the majority of those who have the...

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Reading is good for you. It can help to decrease blood pressure and lower heart rate. In fact, studies have shown that reading for as little as six minutes before bedtime reduces stress by 68 percent.  Here are 10 relaxing reads out now – and a bonus list of the top audiobooks – that will beat a sleep-disrupting news doom scroll any night. Quiet by Fearn Cotton Do you think you could do with a...

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If eight hours of slumber sounds like a dream to you and counting sheep just doesn’t do the trick, ASMR might be your ticket to a good night’s sleep.  Described as a tingling sensation that starts in the head or neck and travels down the body, this practice uses an assortment of sounds, referred to as ‘triggers.’ These can be anything from talking softly, whispering, tapping or the sound of someone brushing their hair.  The...

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When it comes to the health, fitness and wellness industry there are certainly some unusual concepts out there. From cupping to tuning forks, you probably thought you’d heard it all. But have you heard of ‘ASMR’? For years now, people have been taking to the internet to produce Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response — aka ASMR — to relax perfect strangers and lull them to sleep.  ASMR is said to be the sense of euphoria that starts...

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A cornerstone of Abu Dhabi Culinary Season returns to the capital next week with a Chef’s Table Allstar edition.  Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism event features best-selling restaurants from previous Chef’s Table editions. Running from March 14 to April 3, 2021 the Chef’s Table Allstar edition includes LPM Restaurant’s snails with garlic butter, Punjab Grill’s duck galouti, foie gras and aloo jeera pave, Martabaan’s gold leaf kulfi, Sambusek’s spread of Arabian-inspired masterpieces, and...