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I didn’t always crave sugar or feel shame when I ate it. When I was a toddler, my mother used to leave me a little pile of raisins or marshmallows on the kitchen table so I could grab a snack when I wanted. By all accounts I hate them sparingly and happily. When I was a little older, she’d hand me a little bag of soft banana candies from the corner store when we went...

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I decided to meditate for a month after experiencing a dramatic improvement in my sleep by listening to guided meditations. I used to be a person who couldn’t fall asleep until after midnight and even then I would often lie in bed awake for an hour or more ruminating on the day. After starting to listen regularly to guided meditations, I was dropping off in five minutes and sleeping more soundly then I ever had before....

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Whether you consider yourself to be a good sleeper, or you struggle to get a good night’s rest, it’s important to realize the full potential of your nightly slumber – and what can go wrong if you are not getting a good quality and quantity of it.  Five experts across the UAE’s fitness, medical and food fields go further than most to explain how they get good sleep, demonstrating that most sleep problems can be...

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Nothing makes me happier than when I’m out for a walk and see someone along the Eastern Mangroves Promenade in Abu Dhabi doing pull ups on the bars provided, or fellow movement lovers doing squats and sprints at Kite Beach in Dubai.  It’s such a beautiful contrast to the Ultrahuman patches I see adorning a parade of tanned, muscled biceps coming out of any of the UAE’s HIIT centers, or the Oura rings everyone is...

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It’s become the new status symbol: Ultrahuman’s black patch with distinctive white lettering, pasted to the underarm on every fitness influencer and every third exercise enthusiast you see. Getting adequate sleep, eating a balanced diet, and being physically active are key to living a healthy lifestyle. However, as with most things in life, it’s not that simple. How much you sleep, as well as what and when you eat and exercise can have a drastic...

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