Health & Fitness

As we become more aware of our unhealthy habits and lack of fitness, a team of the most seasoned health gurus tackle tricky questions to help you achieve a healthier you, body and mind.

Ministry of Health Withdraws CETAL Medicine from Egypt’s Market

Ministry of Health Withdraws CETAL Medicine from Egypt’s Market

  CETAL medicine has been an Egyptian mom favorite for decades. Every newborn and baby is prescribed the paracematol-based drug, whether it’s a fever or a teething pain. So to hear that there might be a problem with the distributed medicine in the country is disturbing on so many levels.   According to Youm7, The […]

In the UAE, You Can Now Exchange Your Garbage for Food

In the UAE, You Can Now Exchange Your Garbage for Food

by Farah Andil

If you’re a Dubai resident, we have good news for you. You can now exchange your plastic bottles and aluminum cans, for bags filled with packaged food and juice.   Dubai Municipality’s Waste Management Department launched an initiative to raise awareness about recycling and waste reduction, and is rewarding those who participate. Under the slogan “Recover […]

So What Is It Really Like to Have Anxiety?

So What Is It Really Like to Have Anxiety?

Mental health is a topic that has always been debatable. In Egypt, especially, there is a wide variety of taboos and mythical misconceptions that exist surrounding mental health.   From theories of demonic possession, to the notion that mental health issues are a sign of some weakened belief in God, to the notion that mental […]

The Fasting and the Fit: Tips on Working out in Ramadan with Essa Al Ansari

The Fasting and the Fit: Tips on Working out in Ramadan with Essa Al Ansari

A post shared by Essa Al Ansari🇦🇪عيسى الأنصاري (@fitnesswithessa) on May 1, 2017 at 12:13am PDT   Fasting from both food and fluid all day, every day, for an entire month, puts the body under stress. For many Muslims, that’s the point: the holy month of Ramadan is for spiritual reflection and devotion, self-discipline, and […]

I Went to a Pole Fitness Class for the First Time and I Liked It

I Went to a Pole Fitness Class for the First Time and I Liked It

The Mala no longer offers classes in their First Settlement location. During the holy month of Ramadan, they've joined forces with Power Ride to offer classes in Maadi instead.

  Pole fitness first broke onto the exercise scene a few years ago and now it’s back on our radars, this time focusing on building serious upper body and core strength, co-ordination and flexibility along of course, with learning some sexy moves and a few laughs.   I never thought I’d be a person who likes pole-anything, […]

Rotaract Puts a Healthy Twist on Ramadan’s Charitable Spirit

Rotaract Puts a Healthy Twist on Ramadan’s Charitable Spirit

Rotaract Cairo Royal – a service club for young professionals aged 18 to 30 – will be putting together bags containing Ramadan’s basic food necessities. The bags will be given to less fortunate families and individuals around Egypt.   Although Rotaract Cairo Royal have been doing this for eight consecutive Ramadan seasons, this year is […]

Raha Moharrak: The Saudi Woman Redefining What It Means to Play Sports ‘Like a Girl’

Raha Moharrak: The Saudi Woman Redefining What It Means to Play Sports ‘Like a Girl’

There is an undeniable international stigma that exists surrounding women who play sports; from something as simple as the term ‘throwing like a girl,’ to the notion that professional female sports players are less feminine than average women — and thereby being more likely to undergo sex-testing; women playing sports does not seem like an […]

27% of Drug Users and Addicts in Egypt Are Women

27% of Drug Users and Addicts in Egypt Are Women

  Ever since Ramadan hit show Ta7t El-Saytara (Under Control) sneaked its way into every Arab’s heart and mind, the way people perceive drugs has never been the same. You always think it’s just this one time with your friends; what’s the worst that can happen? It’s just a party drug after all. Then it’s a […]

Hala Sedky Just Smoke-Shamed Women Who Like Shisha

Hala Sedky Just Smoke-Shamed Women Who Like Shisha

  Smoking is one of the worst and most addictive habits ever. Whether its shisha or cigarettes, one is better off without having ever heard of them. Unfortunately, smoking has become the norm in Middle Eastern social events, and everyone is trying to get things under control.   Just recently, a group of young Egyptians started a […]

Egypt Demands the Return of Tarek Abdel Salam from Bulgaria or Pay 100K Swiss Francs

Egypt Demands the Return of Tarek Abdel Salam from Bulgaria or Pay 100K Swiss Francs

  It’s always sad to see an Egyptian talent going to waste; whether scientists, physicians or athletes, because these people should be appreciated in their homeland. A story of an Egyptian wrestler, Tarek Abdel-Salam, went viral after he posted a photo of himself working at a shawerma restaurant in Bulgaria.   The wrestler allegedly suffered […]

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