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The coronavirus pandemic has shaken the world and left many stressful consequences in its wake. Suddenly, self-medication has become the thing to do. We have to manage our fear of infection alongside fear of an uncertain future. The global lockdown disrupted our routines and invoked widespread boredom, loneliness and anxiety. On top of all that, we face highly challenging societal issues. Job insecurity and economic loss continue to increase as our global recession worsens. As...

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As the UAE gradually returns to something resembling life pre-Covid-19, authorities have warned citizens and residents that this is not the time to let down their guard.  With the country still recording upwards of 300 new cases of Covid-19 daily, government spokesperson Amna Al Dahak Al Shamsi stressed that it was even more important to adhere to safety precautions. “With a gradual return to normality, the responsibility is now more on UAE citizens and residents to...

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Like everything else, wellness has its trends. There’s fasting and Fitbits and every kind of diet under the sun, all claiming to transform your health and your life. But which are the ones that work and which are the ones that disappoint? Earlier this year at the first-ever Livehealthy Festival, three experts assessed three of the most popular current wellness trends. Intermittent fasting To fast intermittently means you must consume your daily calorie intake within...

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The day that so many have been waiting for is here: gyms in Abu Dhabi are reopening. Abu Dhabi Sports Council on Sunday announced that all indoor sports centers were allowed to resume activities across the emirate from July 1.  They are allowed to operate around the clock, seven days a week but at no more than 40 percent capacity. They must also continue to stick to strict safety measures to prevent the spread of...

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Charl Reze, the culinary instructor at the European International College in Abu Dhabi and better known as Chef Islam, was a guest on The Livehealthy.ae Podcast on May 17, 2020. Among the topics addressed in a wide-ranging discussion on the future of food were the Covid-19-related shift to veganism, what the lasting impact might be for cooking at home and whether we will ever bring back the buffet.  From virus-phobic to veganism From Dubai to...

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An Emirati technology company has formed a partnership with a Chinese medical firm to develop and test a Coronavirus vaccine in the UAE.  Group 42 (G42) will carry out clinical trials under the supervision of Abu Dhabi’s Department of Health, Wam, the state news agency, announced this week. The partnership between G42 and China National Biotec Group was formally launched this week at ceremonies in Abu Dhabi, Beijing and Wuhan. Trials in the UAE mark...

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At 35, Tamanna Moolchandani was struggling to conceive. She knew it was related to her weight — doctors were clear on that. Her problems were compounded by Type 2 diabetes, which was also weight-related.  Moochandani knew she needed to make changes and  decided to consult a nutritionist. She joined a weight-loss programme, started exercising and eventually shed a whopping 40kg. It worked: she is now the mother of a five-year-old son. But even as the...

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It is a sad fact that as we age, we grow stiffer in the joints, flabbier in the muscles and thicker around the waist. Keeping fit gets harder over 50 — or does it? Captain Jean-Marc de Montrichard and Kimberley Dittrich would beg to differ. Jean-Marc, a pilot, trainer and examiner for Etihad, was in his late 40s when he became an instructor for Body Combat, Body Pump and RPM and 50 when he opened...

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The diversity of the UAE has been the country’s greatest advantage in the fight against Covid-19, AbdulRahman Al Owais, the UAE’s Minister of Health and Prevention, told an international online summit this week.  All the different nationalities that make up the nation, said Al Owais, have come together to help manage the crisis. When asked how UAE has succeeded largely in containing the spread of the virus, the minister replied: “Two hundred different nationalities —...

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The immune system is your body’s armour against disease. Here are a few ways to keep it working at peak efficiency.  Eat plenty of plants Why? Any healthy diet starts with more fruit and vegetables. Plant foods provide our bodies with an abundance of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, active compounds and fiber. Vitamins and minerals help us metabolize our food and build the cells we need to bolster our immune function. Antioxidants help protect our body...