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.

Egyptian-American NBA Star Abdel Nader Just Signed a 6 Million Dollar Contract

Egyptian-American NBA Star Abdel Nader Just Signed a 6 Million Dollar Contract

The rumors are true; Egyptian-American NBA star Abdel Nader just signed a four years contract to switch from Cyclones to Boston Celtics, and it’s worth six-million dollars! Yup, you just read that.     Nader, 23, was the NBA D-League’s Rookie of the Year in 2016-17 where he scored at least 30 points in five […]

Pink Ambulances Are Now a Thing in Dubai

Pink Ambulances Are Now a Thing in Dubai

by Hana Ghatwary

  Five years ago, women took over Dubai’s streets, quite literally. They broke the oh-so-traditional gender roles and started driving themselves and other women around in their very own pink taxis. Not only did that ensure the safety for their clients who order them, but also for the captains themselves.     Now, these women have […]

Arabs Need To Get Over These Stigmas and Misconceptions About Mental Illness

Arabs Need To Get Over These Stigmas and Misconceptions About Mental Illness

  There’s still a huge stigma surrounding mental illness in the Arab world. For different reasons, Arabs tend to either ignore or satirize mental illness. The misconceptions around mental illness sometimes keeps people from reaching out for help, simply to avoid being told the same bull***t.     You don’t need to seek treatment, just […]

Here Is What to Do If You Get Stung by a Jelly Fish

Here Is What to Do If You Get Stung by a Jelly Fish

By Dr. Mostafa Shabana   With summer season officially underway, many of us were getting ready for an endless stream of beach pictures. And they came – except they were all about jelly fish! With the recent prevalence of jelly fish along our coasts, and our refusal to give up our long-awaited beach time, it’s […]

This New Cairo Dance Studio for Kids Is Every Parent’s Dream Come True

This New Cairo Dance Studio for Kids Is Every Parent’s Dream Come True

  Schools have closed their doors and kids are going insane indoors. Every parent is looking for an energy outlet for their children, and we might have found you just the perfect spot. There is a new dance studio in New Cairo and kids are loving it.     After hearing so many good reviews […]

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

by Alaa Fares

  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, […]