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Attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a neurodevelopmental disorder commonly associated with children — but adults get it too. A 2021 review of evidence-based studies on ADHD, published in the journal Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, indicates that ADHD has a prevalence rate of 5.9 percent among the youth. The same article found ADHD occurs in 2.5 percent of adults. ADHD is a chronic and debilitating condition. Without appropriate management, it can have an adverse impact...

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The idea of sinking down to the depths of the ocean with no access to oxygen tanks and a single rope for company probably sounds like the stuff of nightmares to many people. But for freedivers, this type of descent represents an intoxicating blend of physical endurance and mental tranquillity.  Also known by its scientific name ‘apnea’, freediving has been a pastime of humans for as long as there has been an interest in what...

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To Nir Levi, it’s simple: many of the problems and systems we face today are the result of a relatively newfound ability to imagine — aka make up stories — about what is happening and the way things should be. This tendency to live in the past and future, and get caught up in our fears and insecurities, is often our undoing mentally — and physically, because the mind and body are one. “We have understand...

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There are a growing number of homegrown UAE fitness-wear brands to turn to these days, each featuring trendy, ethical and performance-focused pieces perfectly suited to the balmy local climate and its thriving fitness scene. Indeed, choosing regional labels is an easy way of shopping more sustainably, supporting the nation’s small businesses, and gaining a sizzling, comfy and versatile new exercise wardrobe in the process.  Check out Livehealthy’s favorite UAE-founded fitness brands to work up a...

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The company behind a new unique subscription service claims it will revolutionize treatment and outcomes for UAE diabetics who are currently being failed by the country’s insurance-based healthcare system. Known as the “silent pandemic”, Type 2 diabetes is a condition related to lifestyle that often develops hand-in-hand with obesity. The body either becomes resistant to, or doesn’t make enough of, the hormone insulin, which is produced in the pancreas and helps the body to take...

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Khawla Al Balooshi made history last year when she became the first Emirati woman to compete in an official camel race alongside men, only months after she started riding.  The 28-year-old is an avid surfer, diver, climber and hiker. She worked as a senior analyst in the Strategy Department in the Department of Economy and Tourism in Dubai and began training in camel racing in August 2021 through the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center. She...

‘Sustainable’ has shifted from a buzzword to a way of life for many people in the UAE, with many choices about where to travel, what to wear and where to shop made through an environmental lens — and increasingly that extends to restaurants, too.  While residents may have long sought to make sustainable food choices through grocery purchases, the options to dine out sustainably have noticeably widened in recent years. Check out these restaurants and...

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Miranda Parchoma, a physical education teacher in Abu Dhabi, is a major advocate for balancing academics with individual and team sports for optimal student life. “When it comes to team sports, there are so many invaluable skills learned that are very difficult to learn in any other scenario,” she explains. Team sports give children a physical outlet as well as the chance to develop socially, mentally and emotionally. Student athletes who participate in team sports are proven...

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The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan said: “The role of women is no less than that of men, and today’s students are the mothers of the future”.  The UAE has remained steadfast in Sheikh Zayed’s intention to support and empower women in various fields. Education was a key factor in that plan, opening the doors of work and creating diverse environments for women to engage in.  Sheikh Zayed’s wife, Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak,...

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TikTok Mena enlisted former Lebanese professional basketball player Fadi Al-Khatib and Egyptian beauty blogger Lugina Salah to produce a series of Arabic tutorials aimed at helping parents keep their children safe on the app.  The #SaferForYou videos walk parents through the Family Safety Mode feature, which allows parents to monitor, control and restrict their children’s direct messages and set limits on the types of content they see. And using a new feature revealed in June,...

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In May, the Spanish government approved a law granting paid medical menstrual leave for women who suffer from severe period pain. The decision, which makes Spain the first European country to offer this kind of leave at a state level, made headlines globally and boosted lobbying efforts in other nations around the world.  Spanish Equality Minister Irene Montero proudly pronounced that “periods will no longer be taboo”, adding that there would be “no more going...