Fight Like A Girl: Building Saudi women’s boxing

Halah Alhamrani has spent her life using boxing and martial arts to break barriers and challenge perceptions. It began as an individual outlet, helping her deal with ADHD that remained undiagnosed until she went to college in the United States. In 2015, her deep-seated belief in the power of boxing led to her founding Fight Like A Girl gym in Jeddah.  Over the past eight years, Alhamrani’s dedication to promoting women’s involvement in boxing has

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Enough already. It’s time to meditate

The pursuit of health and fitness has taken centre stage in many people’s lives but often the focus remains on the external. Meditation has been offering a path toward internal harmony for millennia, bringing those who practice it a powerful understanding of self that has far-reaching positive consequences.  At its core, meditation is an inward odyssey, where one learns to observe the inner workings of their mind without judgment. It encourages those practicing to be

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How friendship helps you live longer

We all know how important friendships are, and how they shape the fabric of our lives. They also play a crucial role in not only our mental wellbeing, but our physical health as well.  For years now, research has been indicating that people with strong connections have a 50 percent higher chance of living longer compared to those with weak or inadequate social ties. The Harvard Study of Adult Development, which followed thousands of people

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‘AlUla has always been a place of exchange’

The ancient Saudi Arabian region of AlUla – with UNESCO World Heritage Site Hegra at its heart – began welcoming visitors in 2020. Since then, it’s transformed into a cultural, tourist and wellness destination, featuring eco-friendly hotels and spas, desert sanctuaries and tented resorts. Offering remarkable music, arts and wellbeing festivals as well as hiking, safari and adventure sports experiences, there’s genuinely something for everyone.  Livehealthy speaks to The Royal Commission for AlUla’s executive director,

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Fatherhood can be hard on men’s mental health, too

New fatherhood can have a major impact on the mental health of men, an issue that has only become more complicated in recent years. That’s because the expectations of men as parents has evolved — and expanded — significantly. What it means to be a father is not as one-dimensional or clearly defined as it once was. Today’s fathers aren’t always the traditional breadwinner or disciplinarians in the family. They might be single or married, work

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