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INBOX-18923878Physical activity is a very important part of growing so why not start early with a sports program that is designed specifically to be safe & fun for young children? Active Sports Academy run a series of different activities catering for toddlers, some with & some without parental involvement as little ones develop at different rates. Don’t push your child into a program that they are not ready for – head for one that is geared especially for them & watch your junior sporting superstar flourish! Active Sports run Mini Kickers Soccer, Mini Stars Tennis and Mini Bunnies Gymnastics all from 3yrs, plus Parent & Toddler Swimming from 2 years, to complement our Baby Swimming program. Check or call 050 55 970 55 for info.


Doctors 2015When visiting a doctor in Dubai as an expat sometimes we feel the need of a second opinion, just to reassure ourselves but don’t know where to go.
In America there is a growing service for Modern doctor house calls, which is an online virtual consultation via Skype chat that gives a fast diagnosis. What you do is type in your symptoms, add a credit card number and within a short amount of time a doctor appears on your screen via Skype, looks you over, asks some questions and in minutes makes a diagnosis. Read more

dehydration-150x150Do you know that Chronic Dehydration during Ramadan can lead to Kidney Stones

Fasting during the Holy Month of Ramadan, one of the five pillars of Islam, is compulsory upon every able bodied, healthy Muslim adult. During this time Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. In the UAE the fast this year is up to 15 hours and during the intense summer months.
“The hot, dry days ahead of us for the remainder of Ramadan means those fasting should be extra careful of dehydration. Symptoms such as lethargy, light headedness and excessive sweating should not be ignored as they are the first signs of a heat related illness. In the more extreme cases, muscles twitch and spasm and eventually lead to heatstroke which is potentially fatal,” said Dr. Deepak Janardhanan, Specialist Urologist at Medeor 24×7 Hospital. “When the body’s fluid levels are dangerously low, vessels contract and blood pressure levels drop. The lack of electrolytes in the blood means vital organs do not get blood flow. This can cause fatal irreversible damage as a person can go into a coma.” Read more

yoga 150x150Are you staying in Dubai this summer but feel like you need a mini break? How about trying a yoga retreat.

Yoga Instructor and Nutritionist Suzanne Cork is holding a Summer Recharge Yoga Retreat taking place just a 40 minute drive from the centre of Dubai at the ultra-luxurious Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa.
A 3 day, 2-night retreat starting on Thursday, 6 August (6pm) and concluding on Saturday, 8 August (midday). Daily meditation and yoga classes will be offered in a way to relax, stimulate, and help you grow in your own personal practice. The focus this weekend will be on using the heat to assist with deep restorative opening of the body, perfect for athletes with tight muscles or those who have been sitting at a desk for too long! Classes are open to all levels, beginner to practiced. Read more

Fasting and diabetes 2015If you are fasting with Diabetes here are some things to consider:

1)   People with diabetes need to go on a special diet during Ramadan

Myth! The good news is if you are already following a balanced diet, as is recommended for everyone, living with Type 2 diabetes or not, then there is a big chance that you do not have to change the ingredients of your diet. In fact you should eat as you normally do, with the only difference being the time you eat your meals, rather than quantity or type of food consumed.

It is very important that anyone living with Type 1 diabetes understands that they are at a higher risk compared to those with Type 2 diabetes when fasting during the Holy Month of Ramadan.

In general, people living with Type 1 diabe­tes are strongly advised to not fast during Ramadan.

Anyone living with diabetes should consult their doctor before deciding to fast. Read more

Dentists in Dubai are plentiful. Just take a drive along Jumeirah Beach Road and you will witness building after building with sign boards advertising clinics with dentists, and orthodontists. The best way of finding a dentist in this town is by recommendation from friends and work colleagues. Prices vary a lot so it is best to shop around. The most expensive is not necessarily the best it may just be that they are having to pay very high rents for their location.

Fortunately, as Dubai is such a cosmopolitan city it attracts Dentists from all around the world bringing in expertise and new techniques so no resident in Dubai need have bad teeth.

We have put together a list of some of the dentists in town that have been recommended to us! Read more

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