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Ann Marie McQueen

Ann Marie McQueen, Author at LiveHealthy.ae

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Energy healing has been used for centuries in various forms and has been used to cure medical conditions and most ailments related to mental health.  It is primarily related to the ancient chakra system, which originated in India. Chakra healing involves the seven chakras in the body, which should be in balance with each other. It is a holistic practice that activates the body’s subtle energy systems to remove blockages. Breaking through these energy blockages...

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TikTok is booming in the UAE and if you haven’t already taken a deep dive into it, there are a few things to know before you get started. • There has also been a major growth in fitness, sports and wellness content. In the first half of 2020, there was a 270 percent increase in related content under #fitness hashtag, surpassing 1 billion local views.  • The demographic is getting older, particularly after all those...

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There are a lot of “healthy” snacks out there on the market now, but not all of them are actually that good for you, nor are they all satisfying or worth the sticker price. There is nothing worse than trying to bridge that late-afternoon gap between lunch and dinner by trying something new, but ending up with a snack that makes you feel as though it would have been better to eat nothing at all....

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Tom Clarke’s daughter Laura was the eldest of three children. In 2018 she left her mother and two sisters in Dublin to live with her dad in Dubai and study. However after a long struggle with mental health challenges, including borderline personality disorder, and all possible interventions by her family, she took her own life on September 2, 2019 at the age of 23. Tom is speaking about his loss to reach others who may be struggling. This...

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Sheri Mehryar came up with the concept for The Bowl One after a lifetime of struggling to find the right balance between restriction and freedom when it comes to food.  The 24-year-old Iranian grew up in Dubai, leaving for five years to study in London and Milan, where she did a second master’s degree in Food Design and Innovation. “Growing up in this day and age, as a girl, we are bombarded with society’s pre-defined...

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In light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, UAE law requires everyone to wear a face mask for the foreseeable future. And businesses have responded to that demand quickly and robustly, producing a range of options if the N95 or blue surgical variety don’t quite suit. Polaroid STAY SAFE  If you want to go all in on your protection, Polaroid’s Face Shield has a fashionable option. As part of its STAY SAFE Collection, they have introduced...

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The UAE is catching up with the rest of the world when it comes to podcasts and there are a growing number of offerings that will help you nurture your body and soul. Check out our list of the top 13 here, curated according to the following criteria: each podcast is current and produced regularly, with relevant interviews, experts and commentary.  The livehealthy.ae Podcast We’re a bit partial to our own podcast, which the team...

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More and more women these days are training like athletes, honing their physiques with daily HIIT sessions — sometimes back-to-back classes — as well as a string of challenges and races combined with spartan nutrition. According to Dr Rosalie Sant, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Primavera Medical Centre in Dubai and a member of the livehealthy.ae expert panel, the combination is not a good recipe for getting pregnant.  Are women having trouble conceiving due to rigorous exercise...

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The Black Lives Matter protests that began in the United States and spread around the world have us all thinking about our own views on race — and how we can be better. The issue is different, but no less relevant, here in the UAE, which is home to more than 200 different nationalities. We asked Reem Shaheen, founder of Be Psychology Center, counselling psychologist and member of the livehealthy.ae expert panel, for some insight....

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A new directive from the Abu Dhabi Sports Council encourages all gym members to present a negative Covid-19 before entering their chosen establishment. “Kindly encourage your visitors to preferably download Al Hosn application and commit to all instructions and safety procedures mentioned to overpass COVID-19 pandemic, and for their own safety,” read the email, sent to update an earlier directive on July 9 that the tests were required. Gyms across Abu Dhabi were ordered to...

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The Movember movement was a big step forward for men’s health – but what about the rest of the year? There still remains a stigma attached to men seeking professional help for their health problems, whether physical or mental. A new generation is now trying to change that, encouraging men to take care of their bodies and minds all year round and teaching their sons to do the same. “There’s a bit of denial and fear,”...