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It was 2,500 years ago in Ancient Greece that Hippocrates, the father of medicine, recognized that a person’s wellbeing is the totality of their mental and physical health – and that prevention of ill health is key.  “The greatest medicine of all is teaching people not to need it,” he said.  Another Movember has come and gone, and with it the moustaches men grow to raise awareness about men’s health. But a full 17 years...

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It’s increasingly recognized that sticking to traditional concepts of masculinity and male gender roles stigmatizes men expressing emotions and places limits on what they feel comfortable expressing. And this, in turn, causes many problems, both at work and at home. As British comic and writer Robert Webb put it, “The Rules for Being a Man go something like this: Don’t cry. Love sport. Play rough. Don’t talk about feelings.” But, he asked in his 2017...

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Muay Thai is known as the sport of eight weapons because it employs fists, elbows, knees and feet.  “This ability to use the entire body and the philosophy of Muay Thai is why I teach it,” explains coach Yazan Yaseen.  The 34-year-old Jordanian coach, an instructor at the Abu Dhabi-based outdoor gym Strike.ae, says Muay Thai is helpful in almost any circumstance.  “If someone is trying to attack you in an elevator, for example, you...

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  New York artist Barry Rosenthal collects trash from Abu Dhabi Watch as he creates signature photographic pieces from plastic Screening Saturday, November 21 (11am New York time/8pm UAE time) Register here to get your Zoom link. Abu Dhabi – 9 November 2020: New York artist Barry Rosenthal has made it his mission to show the world the problem with plastic and in particular, plastic garbage in the sea. Through his work, built with collected...

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As the Covid-19 pandemic continues — far longer than many people could have anticipated — rates of depression are rising globally and regionally.  In one UK study in June, almost one in five people (19.2 percent) said they were suffering from depression, almost double the 9.7 percent found in March.  These findings are consistent with the increase in patients experiencing anxiety and depression witnessed at the Priory Wellbeing Centre in Dubai following the coronavirus outbreak. ...

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As Covid restrictions continue amid global fears of a second wave, women are facing a “rougher edge” of the pandemic and, increasingly, they are burning out, says Mandeep Jassal from the Priory Wellbeing Centre, Dubai. The center is seeing an influx of people with Covid-19 burnout. Trying to keep everything afloat can take its toll emotionally, especially on women. Even in the best of times, a number of studies have shown that a disproportionate share...

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A conscious consumer is defined as an active member of the economy who considers the environmental, social and ecological impact of their purchasing choices. To be a more conscious consumer, one must simply have the intent to preserve the environment. In a world of constant change where technology and information reign, it is now possible for children to consume information far more quickly than their parents could. Armed with all the tools required to learn...

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Dr. Paul Gelston, Clinical Psychologist at Dubai Community Health Centre shares his advice:  What to do if you’re having suicidal thoughts: For people suffering with mental health difficulties, one of the helpful things you can do is to become familiar with your symptoms: how your difficulties usually present, what triggers the difficulties and what helps them. I would advise anyone who has thoughts that life is not worth living or that things appear hopeless, to please...