Devinder Bains

Devinder Bains, Author at LiveHealthy.ae

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It’s hard to get away from news about rising cases of Covid-19 patients, related deaths and the shortage of medical supplies, but there are some bits of good news to be found, too. People all over the world are working hard to combat Covid-19 and they’re making some headway; communities and businesses are banding together, and pockets of the world are showing signs that isolation efforts are working.  Book sales are booming Staying at home...

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Hearing that the number of UAE residents that have recovered from Covid-19 is rising provides a glimmer of hope in the fight against coronavirus. With global headlines saturated with new infections, rising death tolls, border closures and quarantine enforcements, we all need a little positive pick me up. We have rounded up some real nuggets of optimism that are surfacing about the crisis, so don’t give up hope. Centenarians are surviving Covid-19 Two 103-year-old women...

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The UAE is testing a larger number of people, on a per capita basis, for Covid-19 than anywhere else in the world, new figures have shown. The statistics released Wednesday, March 18, through the state news agency, WAM, reveal that the Emirates is swab testing 13,020 individuals for every million people, more than double Bahrain, which is second on the list at 6,165 people per million.  South Korea (4,831 people per million), China’s Guangdong province...

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“I’ve experienced overexercising first hand,” explains Dana, a former gymnast who developed an eating disorder at age 13. “We would get weighed before competitions, so the older girls taught me how to throw up my dinner the night before a competition,” says the 41-year-old yoga teacher, who lives in Dubai. “But when vomiting became difficult, I figured I could purge the calories by running, climbing stairs or using the step machine instead. I would run...

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On the surface, Florence Gillet, 39, looks like a happy-go-lucky mother of two beautiful kids. Naturally slim and a champion of feminism and body positivity, you’d never guess that she’s lived though more than a decade of disordered eating that stemmed from something as simple as increasing her intake of fruit and vegetables. What she didn’t know back then, as a 25-year-old whose plan was to lose a few pounds to “look better” in her...

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There’s nothing better than lashings of chocolate spread on a piece of hot toast or piled high on a stack of pancakes, and for many, that spread just has to be Nutella. With World Nutella Day back for the 14th year and mouthwatering photos everywhere, the cravings are real.  But you might have that little niggle in your head telling you that this particular chocolate spread isn’t exactly healthy – and you’d be right! With the...

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As the UAE confirms its first case of coronavirus – in a family traveling from the Chinese city of Wuhan City – there’s still a lot of confusion around what the virus is, how fast it’s spreading and how worried we should be.  We know the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) originated in Wuhan and was most likely passed from a wild animal to a person. By the time you read this, the number of people affected is likely...

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The UAE has seen exponential growth in the health and fitness industry over the last few years and it shows no sign of slowing down. We asked a woman who is always ahead of the curve – personal trainer, nutrition coach and fitness journalist, Devinder Bains – to talk us through the big health and fitness trends for 2020: all the new classes, gadgets and foods that we’ll be loving as we enter the new...

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If there’s one person who knows what humans needs to look and feel great, then it’s Elle ‘The Body’ Macpherson. Supermodel credentials aside, the 55-year-old, mother-of-two is a hugely successful entrepreuner who is ahead of the game on wellness trends. In the last few months her Instagram feed has been pretty heavy on the promotion of something called manual lymphatic drainage.  In the world of celebrities, she’s not alone; Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez, Gigi Hadid,...

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The Instagram video shows a stunning bare-faced model staring into the camera as Scars To Your Beautiful by Alessia Cara plays in the background. Words begin to appear in bold black marker pen on her face and body: fat, stupid, fake, ugly and failure. But as the key changes in the song, so does the sentiment. The descriptions are replaced with positive messaging in white and red. The woman behind the concept and indeed in...