7 healthy things to do

MARK ARTHRITIS AWARENESS DAY IN DUBAI – The Middle East Arthritis Foundation is hosting an annual awareness event to mark the day on Friday, October 12, from 8am to 5pm at the Shangri-la hotel, Dubai. The community event is open to the public and will feature a yoga class, expert-led sessions on nutrition and pain management, free hand and bone-density scans, and for the first time, sessions in Arabic. To view the schedule, go hereTo register call 050 5343182

Photo: The Fit Face

TAKE A FACE YOGA WORKSHOP IN ABU DHABI – Join Isadora Peric, founder of The Fit Face, for a two-and-a-half-hour interactive workshop on the firming and toning basics of face yoga and self-massage. Saturday, October 13, from 10am to 12.30pm at the House of Nature in Al Bateen. To book, call 050 4199195.

STOP BY A PINK COFFEE MORNING IN ABU DHABI – In addition to complimentary hand and shoulder massages, doctors will be on hand to speak about women’s wellness – including breast cancer, physical therapy and meditation – at the Abu Dhabi Jets dragonboat team/NMC Pink Coffee Morning on Wednesday, October 10, from 10am-12pm at NMC Royal Hospital, Khalifa City A branch. RSVPs are recommended at [email protected]

CHECK YOUR MINDFULNESS ON MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY – One way to mark October 10, Mental Health Awareness Day, would be to ponder Lighthouse Arabia’s four questions for more mindful living: Am I ok? Is anything bothering me? What am I happy about? What needs to change?

Ultra Brasserie Dubai superfood bowls
The new Green Power Bowl. Photo: Ultra Brasserie

TRY SOME NEW HEALTHY BOWLS IN DUBAI – Ultra Brasserie (with locations in Emaar Square and Marina Plaza) has introduced a new range of healthy power bowls for Dh50 each. The bowls are chock-full of proteins, whether they are all-veg or beef, chicken or fish, including Vietnamese braised beef and grilled salmon, as well as superfoods such as turmeric spiced smashed cauliflower and micro greens. 

GO TO A YOGA CROSSOVER CLASS IN ABU DHABI – Two big parts of the capital’s health and wellness community are joining forces. The first crossover will be a Swing Yoga class offered The Hot House in Al Zeina on October 8 at 7pm, where a teacher from The Studio on the Corniche will be on hand to guide students through an earthly flow followed by a soft, swinging savasana.

HAVE A D’TOX BRUNCH IN ABU DHABI – It’s health central at Nolu’s Downtown in Galleria Mall on Al Maryah Island every Saturday from 11am to 3pm. Included in their all-you-can-eat superfood brunch are cold-pressed juices, a granola station, omelettes and gluten-free sweets. There’s also a DJ for a fun afternoon vibe. Dh160 per person.

Featured photo courtesy the Middle East Arthritis Society

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