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Life in the UAE often involves a lot of flying on planes, and with travel – particularly long-haul travel – comes jet lag. So we went to a pair of experts: Charlotte Hodgson and David Loftus, who are based in the UAE and have 20 years’ experience as cabin crew. Here they give us their top tips on how to try and reduce, beat and recover from jet lag. What is jet lag for you?...

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Infinite Ski is the new indoor ski slope in Dubai and it’s going to change the way you think about skiing and snowboarding. Infinite Ski offers the first Maxxtracks ski slope in the Middle East, taking snow and cold out of the equation to help you master skiing in real life.   How Infinite Ski was born Owner Ziad Tabbara, an engineer by profession and an avid skier, grew up in Lebanon where snowy mountains and...

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Majid Al Qassimi has a big ambition. What he wants is nothing less than to start a food revolution in the UAE and across the Middle East. Already an environmentalist, conservationist, entrepreneur, trained veterinarian and now adviser to the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Al Qassimi’s goal is to help the population in the Middle East understand the importance of homegrown food, suitable agricultural food production and reducing food waste. “I believe there isn’t just...

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Beyond regular brushing, there are a number of other good habits − including flossing, coconut oil and using a mouth guard −that you can easily adopt for healthier teeth.  Floss before bed It will help you in the long run. Your toothbrush cannot reach certain places, especially those between your teeth, but flossing can. Imagine going to the dentist to get an inaccessible cavity filled. Targeted rinsing Try not to rinse your mouth after brushing and...

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Core 8, a wellness platform in Dubai, was actually born out of horrible pain. “My head felt like it was parked on a spike,” recalls co-founder Nikki Meyler. “I was taking medication every single day, going to hospital and being given pethidine injections as well as morphine. I was trying to get myself better but nothing was helping. I wasn’t getting anywhere. Pilates was recommended to me, but I would end up in incredible pain...

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Some of the key ways of ageing well without cosmetic help are well-documented: avoid the sun, quit nicotine, cut back on alcohol and eat a well-balanced diet. But there is an even better way: a holistic health approach that goes far beyond the doctor’s office or surgery.  “Holistic health – I get asked a lot about its meaning by my patients,” says Dr Hoda Makkawi, a consultant in family medicine, integrative holistic medicine and an anti-ageing...

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This might seem like a strange topic to tackle in an Abu Dhabi August, but let’s talk about hygge. Pronounced hoo-GA, this fun-to-say Danish word is used to describe an all-encompassing feeling of coziness and happiness. Although many people think of warmth when they hear it, in reality hygge is achieved through different activities and aims at an overall contentment in life. And why talk about it now, when we can barely handle a few moments...

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Hailed as a health food with numerous benefits for the gut microbiome, kombucha has taken the global wellness world by storm. Yet it was never officially for sale in the UAE — largely due to concerns over whether or not it contains traces of alcohol — leaving fans to brew their own or get their fix elsewhere. But that issue appears to have been addressed, as in recent months kombucha has been turning up for...

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Whether you’re recovering from a massive injury or simply misjudged a yoga pose, there are simple ways to promote healing on your own after getting hurt — and to avoid making anything worse. We went to the experts in physiotherapy and rehabilitation — here in the UAE and beyond — to find out what they are.  When MoveU’s Michael Wasilisin started posting videos showing stretches to help prevent and recover from injuries, he never expected...

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The hot summer months are difficult to deal with but there is one form of exercise that can help you beat the heat — yoga. Yoga can help you cool off, stay focused, healthy and happy and help calm the mind with some very simple and yet effective postures.. A good method to counter the hot, muggy weather is to draft a lunar current within your body by focusing on activities and foods that work...