The right way to keep fasting after Ramadan

Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan is not only an essential religious practice for Muslims, and it is beneficial for overall health and well-being. In recent years, intermittent fasting has gained popularity due to its potential benefits, such as weight loss, improved metabolism, and a reduced risk of chronic disease. However, fasting after Ramadan – even on a more modified schedule – can be challenging. Although intermittent fasting is recommended for many adults, there

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Ramadan in Abu Dhabi: ‘I welcome these social changes’

When I moved to Abu Dhabi back in December of 2012, I sought counsel from established expats about settling in and navigating life in the capital, all the cultural and religious norms. Naturally, ahead of experiencing my first Ramadan in the country, my trusted confidants prepared me for the Holy Month. I was encouraged to dress modestly, limit jubilation and avoid eating and drinking in public spaces during fasting hours. The risk and possible consequences

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How to really manage your blood sugar

Enter Farah Hillou, an Abu Dhabi-based integrative and functional nutrition certified practitioner, who focuses on addressing nutritional and physiological imbalances, as well as environmental triggers, to help get to the root cause of an individual’s health challenges including gut health and hormone imbalances.  Her approach uses mind-body medicine and “food as medicine” to help achieve optimal health and longevity. She also provides concrete and easy-to-follow tips for managing your blood sugar in health and if you are

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Let yoga help you move through Ramadan

There are many reasons why yoga has kept people calm and centered for thousands of years. Known for its numerous physical and mental benefits, yoga’s slow paced, meditative and restorative nature also makes it the ideal exercise to do when fasting. Here’s why if you haven’t started, Ramadan might be the perfect time. Relieve stress Yoga and meditation, coupled with appropriate medical care, can help a person navigate out of a dark place. When you are feeling lost,

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physical benefits of fasting in Ramadan

5 key ways Ramadan is helping your body and mind

The benefits of fasting in Ramadan – and at any other time of the year – are backed up by a range of clinical studies that help explain how the spiritual practice is also leading to improved blood sugar control, decreased inflammation and enhanced heart health. Dr Vicente Mera, head of internal medicine and anti-aging at SHA Wellness Clinic in Dubai, outlines some of how that is happening. 1. Fat Loss Fasting can improve the body’s

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