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If 2020 hasn’t brought you enough obstacles to deal with already, a new gym in Abu Dhabi is promising to throw even more your way. But this time you’ll be pushing yourself to new levels of fitness by swinging on rings and climbing Z-walls sideways. Desert Shield Fitness isn’t your average gym. Its USP comes from its strong focus on Obstacle Course Race (OCR) training. Inspired by the Spartan style of race training, the original...

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Join livehealthy.ae’s live online panel discussion on the return to school on Monday, September 7 at 6pm. As schools reopen, there has been a series of announcements followed by more announcements. Confused? Join our live online panel discussion and learn what’s worked in the first week of school, what hasn’t and what to expect as teachers, principals and parents continually adjust to the changing reality of term one in the age of Covid-19. Nura Arabi,...

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Do you ever wonder why you’ve thrown yourself under the bus in a situation or sabotaged a relationship that was going really well? You might tell yourself there was something about the circumstances that you didn’t like and so calling it quits seemed like the only choice. However, if this happens often, then chances are you might have a past childhood event that you fully haven’t processed or dealt with. Your inner child is an...

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Compulsive shopping disorder – also known as oniomania – is a way of changing or avoiding emotions. And while some of those who were prone to compulsive shopping in the past will have spotted their urges during lockdown, others won’t have been so lucky. Isolation and access to online stores, apps and home delivery will have exacerbated them. And as the UAE continues to come out of lockdown and a sense of normality returns, the initial euphoria...

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Ever felt you were in the wrong job or the wrong relationship or living the wrong life? It could be time to consult a life coach. Sarah Al Bakeri is one of the few qualified Emirati life coaches working in the UAE (and a member of livehealthy.ae’s expert panel). And she knows all about feeling like a square peg in a round hole because that’s how she felt for years until she found her true...

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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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People of all ages and at all life stages increasingly need to improve their resilience. As change accelerates in our modern world, people need the mental skills to thrive through adversity. Research suggests that resilient people make resilient cultures. It makes sense, therefore, for each member of an organization to learn how to protect themselves from the potential damaging effects of stress. Learning the right psychological techniques will determine how quickly a company can recover...