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Ras Al Khaimah has a lot to offer the rest of the UAE when it comes to chilling out: rolling sand dunes, spectacular beaches and lots of trails and nature to explore. And as of 2020, it also hosts the Middle East’s first year-round holistic wellness and detox destination: The Lighthouse Retreat. I spent a day at this beautiful spot, located on the water behind the Al Hamrah Golf Club, beside the course. The 12 hours...

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Did your relationship suffer during the pandemic? Still struggling to recover? You are not alone.  Priory Wellbeing Center in Dubai reports an 11 percent increase in patients seeking help with relationship issues in the last year. And according to a UK poll conducted by The Priory, which now has a location in Abu Dhabi too, one in four people (26 percent) think their relationship with their partner worsened over the period.  Mandeep Jassal, a behavioral therapist...

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Luke Coutinho is a holistic lifestyle coach based in India and a frequent visitor to Dubai. He’s a passionate advocate of using balanced nutrition, adequate exercise, quality sleep and emotional detox to heal from just about everything that ails us. During his appearance on The Livehealthy Podcast, he talked about everything from how our spiritual beliefs are linked to our health to why we shouldn’t be so obsessed with fitness trackers to why the body is the essence of...

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I was sitting down with the other board members of a local personal finance group, SimplyFI when I first noticed it: they were all thin.   Health and body weight had been weighing heavily on my mind, and when I looked around at the other financially astute members, this was the striking commonality. Several of them have already accrued enough wealth that they never have to work again — they’re what we call “financially independent” — but...

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While many enjoy the reflective, spiritual and community aspects that are part of Ramadan, they struggle with moodiness and fatigue, which they attribute to lack of food or water during the day. The truth is that being “moody” and “tired” probably is the result of people experiencing withdrawals from addictive substances, dehydration, poor sleep, lack of exercise and eating poorly at sunset.  The research is conclusive: fasting, when done right, is healing and restorative for...

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For many of us, Ramadan extends beyond abstaining from pleasures like food and drink. It’s also a time of giving, a month aimed at mindful practices like Zakat, the Arabic word for purifying or cleansing, which is a top priority for Muslims during this time. What is Zakat? Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam. It requires Muslims to donate 2.5 percent of their wealth. This should be done once a year, and...

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Ramadan can be a difficult time for those with mental health difficulties, but for those who have an eating disorder, it can trigger difficult thoughts and feelings. The period of fasting and feelings of fullness at Iftar or Suhoor, the increase in number of social gatherings centered around food and feelings of hunger can be difficult triggers and may cause significant deterioration in physical health or disrupt recovery in those with an eating disorder. That...

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Ever since April 2020, I have been in what some people call “survival mode.” I lost my job, experienced a nasty break-up, and just generally had no idea what to do. In short, my mental health was in shambles. I even had to change my medication, because I had been taking Xanax at the time and it was not doing me any favors. However, changing my medication was not enough: my confidence and self-worth were...