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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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More than two-thirds of men living in the UAE are at risk for advanced prostate and testicular cancer because they don’t know the symptoms and they don’t go to the doctor. This comes from a survey of 1,000 residents commissioned by Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, which is  part of the hospital’s annual Movember-related men’s health campaign ‘MENtion It.’ “Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide, while testicular cancer is the most common...

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For most people the Dubai Fitness Challenge has meant making simple changes to their daily exercise routine, maybe by upping their daily step count or working out for a little longer. But for Ghani Souleymane, it has been a little more gruelling. Since the DFC began on October 30, Souleymane has run 45km every day. Note that: Every. Day.  After being inspired by the 2018 exploits of Marcus Smith, who ran a marathon a day...

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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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On World Diabetes Day 2020, it’s no secret that diabetes is a big problem within the UAE, with around 20 percent of population already diabetic and another 20 percent classified as pre-diabetic. Less well known is the fact that diabetes is a bigger problem for the women of the country and to complicate matters further, it affects women differently to men. Diabetes is more deadly for women, as females with type 1 or type 2...

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With preventative measures against Covid-19 at the front of everyone’s mind, it’s easy to forget there are other common illness around that the body can be sensitive to, such as flu. The UAE government has advised its residents to vaccinate against the threat of seasonal influenza over the next few winter months and whilst a flu vaccine won’t protect against the current pandemic, experts believe it can boost immunity against diseases that weaken the lungs...

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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...