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Whether you’re recovering from a massive injury or simply misjudged a yoga pose, there are simple ways to promote healing on your own after getting hurt — and to avoid making anything worse. We went to the experts in physiotherapy and rehabilitation — here in the UAE and beyond — to find out what they are.  When MoveU’s Michael Wasilisin started posting videos showing stretches to help prevent and recover from injuries, he never expected...

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When, on Thursday, Italian former world champion Marta Bastianelli and last year’s Tour De France Femmes sensation Silvia Persico take to the start line of UAE Tour Women with their four UAE Team ADQ team-mates, it will be a huge moment – not just for the sport of cycling, but the whole sense of what the bicycle could mean in the region. The Emirati women’s pro cycling team will be able race “at home” for...

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Smashing your fitness goals in the new year is one thing, but have you thought about how to give your overall wellness a boost as well?  Then make sure you head to the Livehealthy Festival 2023 for a well-rounded day of workshops, expert panels, and activities that will help you feel the best you can in both body and mind.  It all happens on Saturday, January 21 at THE BRIDGE | Lifestyle Hub in Abu Dhabi’s...

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While many people head to the French Alps or Dolomites to train and soak in the sensational views, some of the best cycling in the world actually happens to be right on our doorstep. Here are eight of the best spots close to the UAE. Salalah (Oman) The city of Salalah is home to some of the most striking scenery and cycling in the region. It’s green and lush — banana trees and coconuts line...

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We’ve all read — and tried to ignore — the headline-grabbing surveys laden with worryingly dismal outlooks for our health. The most recent tranche of bad news suggested the UAE has one of the highest rates of both cardiovascular disease and diabetes in the world. Half of heart attack patients here are under 50. As Dr Asma Deeb, the president of the International Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes, pointedly warned at a conference in...

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Ready for that “new year new you” energy? Whether you’re aiming for inner calm or guns of steel, you’re in good company.  Millions of people worldwide set a new year’s resolution, with a good portion of these relating to health and wellness. Every year, a new wave of fitness trends sees us plunging into ice baths, hooking up to IV drips and wrapping ourselves in cling film — for better or worse.  In 2023, the...

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This Monday, three UAE residents embark on of the world’s last great adventures. In a boat not much bigger than a car, they will attempt to make it from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua in the Caribbean; rowing unaided 5,000km across the Atlantic Ocean.  Led by founder Toby Gregory, the Arabian Ocean Rowing team — rounded out by Rai Tamagnini and James Raleigh — will eat, sleep, row, repeat for an expected...

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In the market for new trainers? You’ll likely test drive a few, evaluating them in terms of fit, form, feel and functionality with the most comfortable pair for the win. It’s no secret that styles boasting Air, Boost, Gel and Hovr usually sit atop bestseller lists and this is attributed to superior performance, supported by each brand’s proprietary technology. From cushioning to traction and beyond, we’re getting to the bottom of the specs on your...