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StudioRepublik is one of those spaces that’s easy to fall in love with and hard to leave. Sprawling across 6,000 square meters, this brand new structure off Sheikh Zayed Road offers rooms for everything from drama to music to pilates to HIIT –  and does it all seamlessly.  “It’s not just a gym,” said Adriana de Caires, head of arena at StudioRepublik. “It’s a hub centered on community building, where people feel welcome to hone...

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As a yoga teacher, I have seen all sorts of things over the years. What seems like common sense to some is anathema to others and there are many things that are not so obvious if you’re used to going to group exercise classes. The philosophy behind the practice teaches us to live a better life outside the studio, so cultivating these qualities in class will help us way beyond our physical practice or asana. ...

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Proper nutrition and physical activity are the foundation to a healthy body. But that’s a hard formula to teach our young ones. Junk food is everywhere and resisting temptation is difficult, especially for children. Whether it’s a celebration or a simple night at home, cakes, cupcakes, pizza and sodas seem to be a regular part of the fun.  As a physical education teacher and a health promoter I see my students come to class in...

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Ma’an, The Authority of Social Contribution, will host a new space called the The Exchange at Yas Mall through to March 7.   The Exchange will serve as a platform to offer inspiration, free workshops and the chance to meet like-minded people who are passionate about helping others. Visitors can also learn more about Ma’an’s mission, discover volunteering opportunities and take steps toward fostering their own social enterprises. “Abu Dhabi is full of potential budding...

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Delna Prakashan, who recently launched her debut cookbook Whip It!, takes a Nigella-esque approach to food.  The Dubai-born Indian cook sees her approach as a joyful rebuttal to all the earnest Deliciously Ellas imploring followers to steer clear of gluten, dairy, meat, eggs and more, “or terrible things will happen to us.” “While we’re all busy trying to change the world, self-care can take a back seat,” says Prakashan. “Being able to cook for yourself...

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The path from mechanical engineer to kitesurfing instructor is not a particularly well-trodden one. But in 2014, Amer El Dandachli set off down that road and it ended, as most do, at the ocean. Lebanese-born El Dandachli quit his 9-5 life and eventually set up Kite N Surf Dubai in 2016. Now, his days are spent on the waves.  Kite N Surf operates across the UAE, teaching kitesurfing at Kite Beach (of course) and at...

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The words “cancer” and “breakthrough” have become so inseparable in headlines over the years that, given the rising global toll of deaths, one could be forgiven for thinking that researchers seeking a solution to the world’s second-leading cause of death are chasing a hopeless dream. In fact, as the uplifting message of the 20th World Cancer Day on February 4 makes clear, nothing could be further from the truth. Cancer is on the back foot...

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Swiftly becoming one of the world’s most interesting book festivals, the 12th edition of the Emirates Airline Festival Of Literature also has strong health, mindfulness, food and environmental strands. Among 185 writers from 37 countries are vegan chefs cooking up a storm on YouTube, Buddhist monks discussing happiness and a host of other appearances devoted to mind and body, too.  Delna Prakashan and Rachael Lynn Moving to a completely new country to live and work...