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Exercise and fasting can go together without causing any harm to the body. During the fasting period, exercise can help elevate energy levels, improve physical fitness, build muscle and joint strength and boost body composition. It also helps control weight and keeps the body healthy.  As well as various physical and health benefits, exercise also has many neurological advantages, including improved neurogenesis (increased brain cell production) and enhanced mental strength and toughness. More people around...

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Observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community, Ramadan is known to offer many spiritual rewards – and some physical benefits, too. The concept of fasting has been around for centuries, adopted by many cultures and religions as a spiritual act designed to purify and heal the mind, body and soul. In recent times various fasting diets have become a popular mechanism for weight loss. There are some key differences between...

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There is no better time to set personal fitness goals than during the Holy Month, which is all about setting aside time to reflect, rejuvenate, break old habits and start new ones. Step 1: Decide Ramadan is the most sacred month in the Islamic calendar. Muslims fast from dawn to sunset, abstaining from food and drink, among other pleasures (particularly the guilty ones) but also gathering to celebrate with loved ones. As it’s a time...

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I am an occupational therapist, CrossFit coach and a personal trainer from Australia based in Abu Dhabi.  My goal as a coach here in the UAE is to inspire people to start exercising for the first time and to live a healthier lifestyle through farming good daily habits in nutrition, sleep and stress management. I used to compete in weight-lifting and experienced some pretty brutal weight cuts so nutrition is a huge passion for me. ...

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When running races started being cancelled all over the place, it left a lot of amateur athletes with no outlet for all the weeks and months of training they had invested. Then Fuad Naser, founder of the 5:30 Run Club in Dubai, had a brainwave. In a meeting with the sportswear company ASICS Middle East, he mentioned that he had heard of people running long distances on their balconies and around their apartments. Could they...

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As the doors slammed on Liliosa Mercader‘s plans to run a Spartan race as part of Covid-19 isolation measures, the 39-year-old housemaid made a new plan. “I felt so sorry,” she says. “So I decided that on the same date I would do my own race.”  There is a 400m running track and a playground with monkey bars in her neighborhood, which would have been perfect for training. But then the playground closed.  So the mother-of-two from the...

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Home confinement forced on us by the outbreak of Covid-19 has left the fitness industry in the UAE and the world over in a state of flux. Trainers and facilities have been responding by offering at-home workouts over social media and on new or existing platforms. The current situation, with most people staying in their homes, has required innovation and creativity in order to help people maintain their fitness, and businesses stay afloat.  Digital delivery...

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Staying physically strong and mentally agile are a big part of getting through isolation measures needed to flatten the Covid-19 curve. That’s why for the foreseeable future, we will keep updating our list of gyms, fitness studios, yoga centers and trainers posting workouts on a variety of platforms, including free or donation-based sessions available through social media. There are a variety of options available to keep your mind strong too, from online group gatherings to...

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Overwhelmed by the sheer amount of home workouts coming at you from every social media platform and gym? We are too, which is why we liked this list of five exercises from Abhinav Malhotra, Fitness First elite master trainer, that anyone can do at home, any time. With these simple body weight exercises, you can build muscle and enhance your strength while improving balance and flexibility. Warmup  Warming up is the most important part of any workout...

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With gyms closing in Dubai and residents opting for self-isolation across the UAE, there’s never been a better time to dive into some great at-home workouts. Here are some of the best from pros across the region and beyond.  Lilly Sabri – YouTube This physiotherapist-turned-fitness influencer has hundreds of free YouTube videos ready to make your core burn and your heart rate soar. Most of her workouts are equipment free, although there is the option...

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Update: A week later, Lee Ryan completed a 100-kilometer run in his backyard.  Lee Ryan is no stranger to long distances and tough challenges: after all, he’s a five-time Guinness World Record holder who has run 38 marathons.  The race he ran in Dubai on Thursday, however, was a little different. For a start, it took him 5.5 hours, almost double his personal best time. Then he had to stop in the middle to help his...