Health and wellbeing

Pink Caravan is helping in the community

Pink Caravan is helping in the community

Pink Caravan has administered more than 16,000 mammograms and educated thousands more about breast cancer, but there’s still work to be done so they march on. According to the Abu Dhabi Department of Health, breast cancer is the most common …

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Why childhood health is so important in the capital

Why childhood health is so important in the capital

Getting kids to embrace a healthy lifestyle is no easy feat – after all, what child voluntarily eats broccoli? But with the right amount of fun, creativity and guidance, it’s possible to set your children up for a healthier future. …

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Find out how to get into running in the capital

Find out how to get into running in the capital

Helping people in the community to keep up with their fitness goals, House of Runners invites people of all abilities to lace up, meet new people and get into running. Online editor Colin Armstrong speaks with founder Ron George to …

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This is why childhood obesity needs to be addressed

This is why childhood obesity needs to be addressed

Childhood obesity is reaching epidemic levels in the UAE. So how can public health be changed to help improve the lives of our youth? There’s no denying it: Childhood obesity is on the rise. According to the World Health Organization …

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Get on the road to running with these expert tips

Get on the road to running with these expert tips

It’s one of the most popular forms of exercise in the world but what do you need to know before you start putting one foot in front of the other? The sports companies make it look easy: Just get your …

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Why this new fitness class really packs a punch

Why this new fitness class really packs a punch

Features writer Camille Hogg gets the gloves on for a boxing-inspired fitness class that’s more about the fun than the fight!  What is it? Punch is a workout that combines strength, boxing and cardio. With a tagline that it’s ‘less …

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Why winter is the perfect time to go outside and work out

Why winter is the perfect time to go outside and work out

The weather’s cooling down, so it’s time to get outside and get your sweat on. When it comes to fitness, we do things a little differently here in the desert. The mention of summer sends us scuttling inside to the …

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Six things you need to know about diabetes

Six things you need to know about diabetes

With 14th November marking World Diabetes Day, it’s time to think a little deeper about the condition, its symptoms and how you have the power to keep it at bay. In the past 40 years, diabetes has become a global …

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Learning struggles in children is not a lost cause

Learning struggles in children is not a lost cause

A number of children and teens around the world struggle with concentration and comprehension. But with the right understanding and proper diagnosis, they can work to overcome these challenges. We’ve all heard the phrase ‘all children are not the same’. …

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How to manage your feeling of grief

How to manage your feeling of grief

We’ve all experienced grief at some point in our lives, but how can we understand it better and come to terms with loss? When you think of grief you’d be forgiven for thinking that it only applies to the death …

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