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Obesity has been an ongoing public health problem in Saudi Arabia. Coupled with unhealthy eating habits, low participation in sports, lack of health education despite efforts by health and sports authorities to promote healthy lifestyles, the Kingdom has some of the highest rates of adult and child obesity in the world. Approximately 35 to 40 percent of the population has this problem. Weight-loss surgery is one way out for Saudis. A simple body assessment of...

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Everyone on the planet needs access to safe, adequate, and affordable food, and that means there is an “urgent” need to transform current systems toward a sustainable future, according to Mariam Al Mheiri, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment. She made the comments in her opening address to the Gulfood Inspire Summit, held on the first day of Gulfood 2022 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). Almost 811 million people are facing hunger, said the...

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The past year has seen kids spending more and more time in front of screens, which can take a toll on their eyesight, health and functionality. Muhammad Irfan Khan, consultant pediatric ophthalmologist at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, has seven tips for helping parents make sure their children are protecting their eyesight and to help spot any issues early. Get their eyes checked regularly Make sure your children visit an ophthalmologist regularly, ideally every 6 months. Monitor...

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With the new year well underway, many people are taking part in Dry January as a way to cut back after overindulging at Christmas, to explore the sober curious lifestyle, or because they may have developed some concerns about the extent of their drinking. According to a recent report from the British Beer & Pub Association revealed that Britons were expected to drink as many as 8 million pints of low-to-no alcohol drinks as a...

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In Saudi Arabia, yoga is coming out of the shadows and making up for lost time. Men and women across the Kingdom have embraced this practice for decades in small, private settings, through personal invites, private social media posts, and word of mouth. But it was only 2017 when that all changed, and yoga was officially recognized as an important sports activity by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Sports, a push instigated by Princess Reema bint Bandar,...

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Register for Livehealthy Festival tickets here. Mark your calendars, the Livehealthy Festival is back this coming January 21 and 22, 2022. The third edition of  the festival will be a celebration of life and community as we emerge from two years of the Covid-19 pandemic. There are two ways to participate in the Livehealthy Festival 2022: via the Week of Wellness, and our sessions at Manarat al Saadiyat on January 21 and 22. Sessions will take...

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From January 16 through January 20, LiveHealthy Festival 2022’s Week of Wellness will offer participants the opportunity to try out new and existing fitness and wellness brands, gyms and yoga studios for free or at discounted prices. There will also be opportunities to dine on specially curated healthy menus at selected restaurants (subject to health authority approval). Read more about the festival here. Here’s your guide to the LiveHealthy Festival 2022 Week of Wellness discounts. Healthy Eats Soul Vegan...

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It’s a few days into the new year, and no doubt, those New Year’s resolutions that this would be the year to quit smoking are being put to the test. Dr Mohammed Harriss, specialist pulmonologist at Medcare Hospital Sharjah, provides some cold, hard medical facts about what smoking is doing to your body and why now is the best time to quit. How tobacco smoke impacts the body • Irritation of the trachea (windpipe) and larynx (voice...

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There’s a general misconception that only the hoarders and compulsive shoppers among us need expert advice to sort out their space. However, when I’m helping clients to declutter and organize, it’s usually clear that it’s not a spending problem to blame for having too many possessions in one place. There are many reasons why people accumulate so much stuff that they can’t get rid of. And the more it mounts up, the more the dreaded...

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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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Try this gentle yoga practice to relax, recharge and restore your mind and body during this holiday season.  Are you feeling the holiday blues? While the holidays may be “the most wonderful time of the year”, they’re also dreaded by many.  Once the sleigh bells ring, people become more susceptible to depression and anxiety. Those who have mental illness are significantly affected. In addition, many people are negatively impacted by loneliness, isolation, and grief, while...