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Tamara Clarke, Author at Live Healthy

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The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022 have begun, as the capital gears up to host its first-ever preseason matchups between the Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks. The games — at Etihad Arena on Thursday October 6 and Saturday October 8 — mark the official launch of a ground-breaking, multi-year partnership between the American National Basketball Association and the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi. Four-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal is the ambassador for #NBAinAbuDhabi and he...

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Samira Alexander attended the first Rapid Transformational Therapy training ever offered by the method’s founder, Marisa Peer, in London back in 2015. The former Etihad employee, who now works as an advanced RTT and clinical therapist in Dubai, built her practice slowly by maintaining a full-time job. “After my training I returned to Dubai, continued doing my job and slowly started to see clients on the side to build up my business,” she said. “I...

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Valued at $724.48 billion in 2021, the global consumer electronics market is growing rapidly and shows no signs of slowing: and one thing that generates in addition to profits is a mind-boggling amount of e-waste. According to Precedence Research, the market size is expected to surpass $1.13 trillion by 2030. The surging demand for electronic devices is likely in part due to shifts in work culture post-Covid. Companies such as Google have adopted flexible working hours, whereby people work...

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Miranda Parchoma, a physical education teacher in Abu Dhabi, is a major advocate for balancing academics with individual and team sports for optimal student life. “When it comes to team sports, there are so many invaluable skills learned that are very difficult to learn in any other scenario,” she explains. Team sports give children a physical outlet as well as the chance to develop socially, mentally and emotionally. Student athletes who participate in team sports are proven...

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Wearing a fitness tracker is one of the easiest ways to establish and maintain an active lifestyle. It’s habit-forming and once you get used to seeing your progress each day, you won’t want to stop. In addition to automatically logging your physical and biometric activity, it doubles as a motivational tool. Apple Watch is known for sending messages periodically reminding wearers to stand up and my Fitbit just congratulated me for taking 10,000 steps. These...

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Natasha D’souza has one piece of advice for any woman who believes she may have PCOS, aka Polycystic ovary syndrome. “Get a good doctor that treats the causes,” she says, “and not just the symptoms”. PCOS is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age that is often undiagnosed, so women have a hard time getting the care and support that they need. According to the recent Apple Women’s Healthy Study, about 12 percent...

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Patients with diabetes can go about fasting safely during Ramadan by understanding their risks, managing their condition and carefully following doctor’s recommendations. Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects how the body turns food into energy. Most food is broken down into sugar (glucose) and released into the bloodstream. When blood sugar goes up, it triggers insulin production — unless a person has diabetes. For those with diabetes, the body either doesn’t make enough...

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“Ramadan and fasting is a great time to hit the ‘reset’ button and give our bodies a fighting chance to have a stronger immune system, reduce inflammation, and introduce new eating habits”, says Amna Al Haddad. We chat with her and other fitness enthusiasts about the changes they plan to make during the holy month.   Amna Al Haddad  Amna Al Haddad is a weightlifting athlete. She is best known for breaking barriers as the...

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Dee Popat has lived with multiple sclerosis (MS) for 25 years. She was officially diagnosed in 1997 but in hindsight realizes that she began experiencing symptoms two years prior, following a car accident. Dee’s symptoms, which were attributed to whiplash, included “weird feelings, such as a day or so of numbness in my right leg and then everything was normal or episodes when I could only see partially from one eye”. Finally, after two years...

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Aging is a woman’s superpower but embracing the physical changes that come with passing decades may prove difficult for some. No worries. It’s completely possible to maintain a healthy body as you age and these female fitness trainers over 40 show can tell you how. Donna Howarth: The Motivator Donna Howarth is set to turn 50 in May and with this milestone on the horizon, there’s no stopping her resolve to help menopausal women manage their symptoms through...

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Behind every successful woman is another successful woman and the ladies featured in this article understand this all too well. Keep reading to learn how Miko, Tamara, Gina and Tash use their platforms to propel other ladies within the community.  Miko Su  Miko Su is the entrepreneur behind Twiink Studio, a  lash and brow studio in Abu Dhabi. The quaint, Instagrammable shop is located along a popular strip of waterfront property at Al Muneera, where...