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Cycling has surged in popularity over the past few years, and that trend has unfolded here in the UAE just as much as elsewhere around the globe. The health and wellness industry as a whole has grown dramatically and cycling is a very accessible sport that’s great for overall fitness. You can start slowly and build up your endurance, which makes it suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Plus, there’s a real community...

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  New York artist Barry Rosenthal collects trash from Abu Dhabi Watch as he creates signature photographic pieces from plastic Screening Saturday, November 21 (11am New York time/8pm UAE time) Register here to get your Zoom link. Abu Dhabi – 9 November 2020: New York artist Barry Rosenthal has made it his mission to show the world the problem with plastic and in particular, plastic garbage in the sea. Through his work, built with collected...

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As part of the annual #MENtion It campaign, doctors at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi are encouraging men to have regular check-ups and to see their doctor if they have any health concerns. Now in its second year, the initiative is a particular priority in 2020, when people around the world have skipped medical appointments or avoided going to hospital because of travel restrictions or the worry caused by the global Covid-19 pandemic. A recent study...

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Agoraphobia (ag-uh-ruh-FOE-be-uh) is a type of anxiety disorder in which you fear and avoid places or situations that might cause you to panic and make you feel trapped, helpless or embarrassed. You fear an actual or anticipated situation, such as using public transportation, being in open or enclosed spaces, standing in line, or being in a crowd. As we are slowly seeing the effects of Covid-19 on mental health and wellbeing, experts are anticipating that...

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The UAE’s national jiu-jitsu team’s physiotherapist, Hiten Maisuria, knows all about getting athletes ready for competition, injury-free. Maisuria, 32, who previously worked with the English soccer team, Queens Park Rangers, as an academy physiotherapist, took on his role with the UAE jiu-jitsu team’s technical staff in May. “Yes, we are excited to get back on the mats and the mood within the community is one of excitement and encouragement,” he says. “However, it is important...

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As the Covid-19 pandemic continues — far longer than many people could have anticipated — rates of depression are rising globally and regionally.  In one UK study in June, almost one in five people (19.2 percent) said they were suffering from depression, almost double the 9.7 percent found in March.  These findings are consistent with the increase in patients experiencing anxiety and depression witnessed at the Priory Wellbeing Centre in Dubai following the coronavirus outbreak. ...

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We are all about moderation here at livehealthy.ae, and that means indulging in treats from time to time, like homemade ice cream made from the freshest, whole ingredients. Once upon a time you needed a bulky appliance to make ice cream at home, but times have changed. The UAE’s online grocer Food Crowd shows you how. Food Crowd homemade ice cream Ingredients: 4 eggs 100g caster sugar 150ml of whipped double cream 150ml thick natural...

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As Covid restrictions continue amid global fears of a second wave, women are facing a “rougher edge” of the pandemic and, increasingly, they are burning out, says Mandeep Jassal from the Priory Wellbeing Centre, Dubai. The center is seeing an influx of people with Covid-19 burnout. Trying to keep everything afloat can take its toll emotionally, especially on women. Even in the best of times, a number of studies have shown that a disproportionate share...

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A conscious consumer is defined as an active member of the economy who considers the environmental, social and ecological impact of their purchasing choices. To be a more conscious consumer, one must simply have the intent to preserve the environment. In a world of constant change where technology and information reign, it is now possible for children to consume information far more quickly than their parents could. Armed with all the tools required to learn...

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On World Vegan Day, Dubai’s One Life Kitchen & Cafe shares their recipe for the Alfalfa Romeo sandwich with livehealthy.ae readers. It is the Dubai Design District eatery‘s best seller, and it is no average sandwich — vegan or otherwise. The Alfalfa Romeo Sandwich Ingredients (makes 1 portion) For the pesto 30g Kale 10g Almonds 80ml Olive oil 5g Garlic For the Hummus 1 Large beetroot Juice from 1 lemon 410g Canned chickpea drained 30ml Tahini...