Health & Fitness

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Meet the First Hijabi Athlete on the Cover of Women’s Health Magazine

Meet the First Hijabi Athlete on the Cover of Women’s Health Magazine

By Reem Tolba

  Meet the first hijabi athlete to get featured on the cover of Women’s Health Middle East; the one and only Emirati ice skater Zahra Lari. She is the first figure skater from the United Arab Emirates to ever compete internationally.   “Women’s Health Middle East is all about showcasing some of the amazing local […]

UN Shows Concern Towards the Rise of HIV in Egypt

UN Shows Concern Towards the Rise of HIV in Egypt

By Reem Tolba

  The UN is expressing concern over the spread of HIV in Egypt, where the number of new cases is growing by up to 40% annually. They’ve added that the social stigma of HIV is hindering the national efforts and funding to fight the outbreak.   UNAIDS announced at the Nations AIDS Day conference in […]

2 Egyptian Weightlifters Dominate the IWF World Championship

2 Egyptian Weightlifters Dominate the IWF World Championship

Two weightlifters just took Egypt’s name, in this prestigious sport, to a whole new level! Egyptian Mohamed Ihab and Sara Samir are returning home from Anaheim, California with Gold; after dominating the International Weightlifting Federation.     This is the first time for Egypt to win a gold medal in the IWF in 66 years. In […]

6 Adrenaline-Fueled Activities for Adventure Travelers in Egypt

6 Adrenaline-Fueled Activities for Adventure Travelers in Egypt

by Nadine Arab

There are many aspects of travel, and Egypt luckily happens to be one of the countries that is privileged with all of them. From leisure to culture and heritage, we have it all, but not so many of us know that there’s an adventurous side to our country as well.   Adventure travel has gained […]

This Egyptian Clinic Is Providing Free Laser Treatments for Indigent Patients

This Egyptian Clinic Is Providing Free Laser Treatments for Indigent Patients

More and more leaders in the Middle East are embracing the values of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). This is where InShape Clinic comes in. The beauty giant latest offering is majorly contributing towards making people’s lives much better.     During the last Laser Revolution Conference (LRC) that took place on the 3rd November, Dr. Hani Nabil […]

This Emirati Man Can Pull Buses with His Teeth

This Emirati Man Can Pull Buses with His Teeth

by Nadine Arab

Meet Hussain Shamshoon Al Arab, the 36 year-old Emirati who is known for his jaws of steel. He is the Gulf’s token Hulk. Al Arab can pull buses as heavy as 8,000 kilos with only his teeth, while weighing about 107 kilos himself.     He will surprise you with his multiple talents. He doesn’t […]

Team O2: Omar Samra and Omar Nour to Embark on the World’s Toughest Row

Team O2: Omar Samra and Omar Nour to Embark on the World’s Toughest Row

Known as the world’s toughest row, top adventurer Omar Samra and professional triathlete Omar Nour have teamed up to create Team O2. Together, they are set to row 5,000 kilometers across the Atlantic Ocean.     DHL Egypt, the leading global brand in the logistics industry, has announced its partnership with the daredevil duos in […]

The NS Crossing: The Bike Road Trip You Wish You Were On

The NS Crossing: The Bike Road Trip You Wish You Were On

Egyptian cyclist Galal Zekry is crossing Egypt from Cairo to Aswan (1100 km), leading a group of 16 cyclists in 12 — from 22nd of November until the 3rd of December. The army of cyclists will pass by several destinations throughout their adventure which includes: Ras Ghareb, El Gouna, El Qusseir, Marsa Alam, El-Sheikh El-Shazly, […]

Saudi Arabia Just Recognized Yoga as an Official Sport

Saudi Arabia Just Recognized Yoga as an Official Sport

Saudi Ministry of Trade and Industry just announced that any individual who wants to practice yoga may obtain a license to do so.   Prior to the aforementioned policy, anyone practicing yoga in the kingdom was doing so in an unauthorized manner. This means that we’ll be seeing many new studios opening around Saudi Arabia, allowing more […]

Princess Haya Just Opened a Center for Children with Special Needs

Princess Haya Just Opened a Center for Children with Special Needs

Princess Haya bint Hussein, daughter of King Hussein of Jordan and wife of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, just opened the High Hopes Pediatric Therapy Center — a fully integrated facility for children with moderate to complex special needs. The facility was developed by Majid and Lynn Jafar, who also funded the Center.     The […]

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