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Tamara Clarke, Author at Live Healthy

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I’ll never forget that sinking feeling in my gut as I read this message from my husband, “I’m positive. They tested me at the hospital last night. I’m sorry.” I didn’t panic when I got that information, but I knew we needed to act quickly. I sent an email requesting early dismissal for my kids and whisked them off for Covid tests. My six-year-old was apprehensive about doing the nasal swab so I went to...

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As the pandemic took hold and couples were able to spend more time together at home, the assumption was that one thing would lead to another and the result would be a baby boom around now. But the statistics don’t really bear that out. Birth rates have actually fallen for the past year since Covid-19 changed our lives.  According to microtrends.net, the birth rate for the UAE in 2020 actually dropped by 0.88 percent from...

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The civil rights movement is one of the most significant periods in American History. The end of this extremely long battle by Black Americans to gain equal rights under the law began with the Civil War, which officially abolished slavery a century earlier. However,  some rebel states with a low presence of Union troops,  continued practicing slavery. Texas was one of them. But on June 19, 1865,  General Gordon Granger issued General Order No 3...

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According to a recent survey by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), 85 percent of US adults do not get the recommended seven hours or more of sleep every night. In the Middle East, doctors say anywhere between 45 and 90 percent struggle to get enough sleep. The high levels of obesity in the region contributing to breathing disorders only make the problem worse, according to a 2016 study published in the Canadian Respiratory Journal. ...

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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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My family has certainly had its fair share of broken bones. To date, both of my sons have broken an arm, my husband broke his foot before we met and I’m currently on the mend. At the ripe old age of 40, I broke my toe in what has to be one of the funniest but most painful events of my life.  To mark the end of a hectic week, I decided to treat my...

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One day, while out for a walk with the kids, I felt the urge to jog behind my Britax B-Agile double stroller. After about 30 seconds I brought us all to a rolling stop as it was clear my body wasn’t up to the challenge. In no time, I was winded and wobbly, proving that the stroller was indeed the only agile part of this equation.  It was the wakeup call that I needed, though,...