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Getting under the covers for a good night’s sleep is what keeps us healthy – both physically and mentally. Not only does 40 winks improve memory and cognitive function, it also boosts the immune system, lowers the risk of chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, and helps regulate your mood. It can also improve athletic performance, aid in weight management, and improve your skin’s appearance.  But are you getting enough of it...

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Angela Bishara started suffering agonizing joint pain and inflammation in her knee shortly after turning 30. Unable to drive, walk properly or stand up for longer than 10 minutes, she turned to the spice turmeric –and its primary bioactive substance curcumin – to tackle the symptoms of what would later be diagnosed as Hashimoto’s disease and reactive arthritis.  “I can’t describe the pain, the heaviness, the frustration, the fear of not knowing if I would...

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Smashing your fitness goals in the new year is one thing, but have you thought about how to give your overall wellness a boost as well?  Then make sure you head to the Livehealthy Festival 2023 for a well-rounded day of workshops, expert panels, and activities that will help you feel the best you can in both body and mind.  It all happens on Saturday, January 21 at THE BRIDGE | Lifestyle Hub in Abu Dhabi’s...

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Although half the world’s population is female, “femtech” – products and services catering to women’s health and wellness – has long been considered by tech giants as too niche. But with the market projected to grow by more than 13 percent annually, reaching $75 billion by 2027, it appears that femtech’s moment has finally arrived. The question now is whether the industry will capitalize on the opportunity. The term femtech was coined in 2016 by Ida Tin, cofounder and CEO of the menstrual...

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Sharjah has a booming arts, culture, wellness and fitness scene that’s just waiting to be discovered, and Livehealthy is diving right in. For starters, we take a look at some of the larger community spaces.  Dive into the Sharjah Aquatic Center The Sharjah Aquatic Centre is home to a state-of-the-art facility featuring a 50-meter, Olympic-sized pool, as well as a number of smaller pools for recreational swimming. This Aquatic Centre is great for competitive swimmers,...

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It’s that time of the year again, when people swear off alcohol after overindulging – and some of them quit drinking together. David Golding is a British recovering alcoholic and gambling addict, who went on to work for The Priory Clinic in the UK – where he had been an inpatient – as a Peer Supporter in the Addiction Treatment Program. In 2022 he based himself out of Dubai and launched Sober Lifestyle Coaching in the Middle...

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Doctors and health professionals are warning UAE residents to do their research before choosing medicated weight-loss like Wegovy and Ozempic. There is no doubt that the UAE is in the midst of a different kind of pandemic, with 25 percent of men and 30 percent of women classed as obese, according to data compiled by the Global Obesity Observatory. In 2021, the weight-loss market in the UAE reached US$960 million, a number expected to reach $1,430...

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Whether you consider yourself to be a good sleeper, or you struggle to get a good night’s rest, it’s important to realize the full potential of your nightly slumber – and what can go wrong if you are not getting a good quality and quantity of it.  Five experts across the UAE’s fitness, medical and food fields go further than most to explain how they get good sleep, demonstrating that most sleep problems can be...

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Nothing makes me happier than when I’m out for a walk and see someone along the Eastern Mangroves Promenade in Abu Dhabi doing pull ups on the bars provided, or fellow movement lovers doing squats and sprints at Kite Beach in Dubai.  It’s such a beautiful contrast to the Ultrahuman patches I see adorning a parade of tanned, muscled biceps coming out of any of the UAE’s HIIT centers, or the Oura rings everyone is...

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It’s become the new status symbol: Ultrahuman’s black patch with distinctive white lettering, pasted to the underarm on every fitness influencer and every third exercise enthusiast you see. Getting adequate sleep, eating a balanced diet, and being physically active are key to living a healthy lifestyle. However, as with most things in life, it’s not that simple. How much you sleep, as well as what and when you eat and exercise can have a drastic...