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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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Pouya Parsafar had never owned a pet before when adopted a mixed-breed puppy, Mocha, in the summer of 2020 after moving to a Palm Jumeirah villa. “Growing up, my family and culture didn’t allow pets, so I had never experienced the value one can bring to a household,” she explains. “We moved to our villa when the pandemic struck and decided to add a puppy to the family. Mocha caught my eye, stole my heart...

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With countless picturesque green spaces, exercise tracks and outdoor gym equipment spread throughout every community, the UAE capital has long been a fabulous place for joggers, cyclists and fitness fanatics. And the emirate is ramping up its commitment to encouraging residents to take up active and healthy lifestyles and spend more time exercising out in the fresh air.  Last year saw the opening of Al Gurm Corniche, including a 3.5km cycling and running track and...

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Hanaa* has worked at a media agency in Dubai for three years and she’s on a comfortable salary that comes with a premium health insurance package. However despite suffering with stress and anxiety for the last two years (partly related to Covid-19) she refuses to get help through her insurance provider. “I think it’s a bit of a risk,”  she worries. “What if my employer finds out through the health insurance company, and then it...

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It’s one of the hardest things a person can go through, and for many families, it’s a sad reality: pregnancy and baby loss. It’s why the Dubai marketing and public relations agency TishTash came together late last year with an assortment of local organizations and support groups to hold the first-ever Love Through Loss.  The goal of the day-long, online event was to support a UAE community of women and men, and to raise awareness...

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Takalam is the Arabic word for talk, and that is just what this online counseling platform that launched in 2020 is helping Arabic speakers who need it to do. Founder and CEO Khawla Hammad tells The Livehealthy Podcast how she came to create the service, how in the early days, pre-Covid, she encountered some of the resistance and stigma associated with seeking help from a professional in this region, and why the service is so...

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Many of us start every new year vowing to do more exercise and live a healthier lifestyle and thanks to Active Parks, Abu Dhabi residents are off to a good head start.   Over the next four weeks, the new initiative is hosting an incredible 380 fitness classes across 12 of the emirate’s most picturesque and popular parks. And the best bit is that each session is absolutely free.  This means that you can work up a...