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Under majestic palm trees, groups would gather to listen to Prophet Mohammed. Isaac Newton discovered the law of gravity sitting under an apple tree. And it was in the shade of a massive Bodhi tree that a prince found enlightenment and became the Buddha. For centuries great thinkers have found answers to life’s deepest questions in nature, while everyday people have sought both meaning and comfort there.  Trees and the vegetation around them not only provide...

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Sitting on the floor has real benefits for digestion, body composition and our relationship with food.

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Ramadan is known to be a month full of kindness and gratitude, as well as to detox and reflect. From my experience with Muslim clients, many continue to work out throughout the Holy Month, even while they are fasting.  However, everyone reacts to fasting differently, particularly the first few days or workouts. That is why it is important to take it easy, see how you feel, and not be too hard on yourself. If working out while you are...

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Heaping dishes of rice are a staple in Middle Eastern cuisine, especially during Ramadan. But rice is not always an ideal choice for our bodies.

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We searched the Livehealthy archives for the best mental and physical advice for Ramadan: everything from what to eat, to when and how; when to workout and what to do; how to be more sustainable, more mindful and more meditative, and how to clean out your closets – and your mind. Go easy on high-intensity cardio One thing that can happen during Ramadan is that the body can enter a catabolic state. This is when the...

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