18 November 2018Last updated

Healthy body

Healthy life

What’s new in the world of health, fitness and nutrition

Catherine Harper
27 Oct 2016 | 02:00 pm
  • British artist Sharon White


Healing touch

Art couture and health marketing specialists The Juma Agency have teamed up to organise a series of coffee mornings aimed at addressing the importance of stress management in our busy lives. Focusing on art as a form of holistic therapy to aid healing and bring balance to those suffering from an illness, the coffee mornings will be hosted by reputable healthcare professionals and will take place with an exhibition by renowned British artist Sharon White as a backdrop. Check out for more details and to book.

Time to chill

Juice specialist Detox Delight has a surprising new product on offer; cold-brewed coffee. Apparently brewing the beans cold means your coffee will have up to 80 per cent less acid and significantly fewer bitter substances, not to mention being milder and more digestible. Get your healthier caffeine fix with a Cold-Brew Box of three pure cold-brewed coffees and
three vanilla-cashew lattes. Delivery is free within Dubai.

Anyone for tennis?


Body Language Tennis Centre at the Al Barari is hosting a series of tennis tournaments starting October 22, and you’ll find a host of ways you can make sure you’ve got your ace game ready. Semi-private lessons start from Dh190 per session, with private lessons at Dh285, and there are also ladies’ groups and boot camps. For more details and bookings call 04 326 7277.

3 sunscreens to try


1 The paraben- and paraffin-free range Herbal Essentials includes SPF30 and SPF50 oils as well as SPF30 lotion, all of which are broad-spectrum, non-greasy and non-marking. Available at leading UAE pharmacies.


2 Dr Rita Rakus’s cult products are now available at Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont The Palm, and the range includes this innovative nourishing, anti-ageing SPF50 tinted moisturiser (Dh360) with firming, hydrating properties. 04 457 3545


3 Available at Bin Sina pharmacies, Institut Arnaud’s Perle&Caviar collection now includes an SPF50 sunscreen (Dh252) suitable for everyday use. It’s light, airy and full of antioxidants and moisturisers.

Inside out


Feeling a bit under the weather? Generally in need of a pick-me-up? Make like a celebrity and check out the new VitaDrip treatments from London celeb fave Elixir Clinic, designed to create beauty and wellness from within. Individually tailored intravenous drip infusions packed full of vitamins and minerals are available for a wide range of health and wellbeing needs including fatigue, mood swings, dehydration, anti-ageing and more. All treatments are administered by qualified nurses and appointments are available in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. 056 499 2775

Don’t stress!

It could be affecting your weight... Researchers at Ohio State University have discovered the benefits of eating a healthy meal could be almost completely wiped out if you’re stressed, as the resulting inflammation – thought to cause all sorts of health problems, including weight gain – ends up the same as if you’d eaten a high-fat meal. Moreover, stress was found to lower metabolic rate and raise insulin levels, both of which can have an impact on your weight and ability to lose fat. Time to destress and chill out!

Salute the moon


Take advantage of the cooler weather and carry a yoga mat outside for the new season of Full Moon Yoga at Fairmont The Palm. On the soft, sandy beach against the beautiful setting of the sunset over the water, you’ll be taken through your asanas by professional yoga instructor Kate Kowalski, with everything you need – mats, towels and water – provided by the hotel. This month’s 90-minute session will be held at 8pm on October 15 on the hotel’s private stretch of beach, followed by the chance to chill out with herbal teas and a selection of freshly pressed organic juices. For more information and to book, call 04 457 3330 or email

Fit fashion

Citrus cool


Energetic beachgoers might like to check out the new range of swimwear at Dubai’s Canadian activewear brand LuluLemon. Perfect for water sports such as paddle-boarding, the range includes crop tops, briefs and full swimsuits made from durable, stretchy, stay-put fabric. Prices from Dh213.

Keep it covered


If you prefer to cover up in the sunshine the new capsule collection from Coega, available at selected Sun&Sand Sports stores across the UAE, could be just the ticket. With prices from Dh130, the collection includes rash vests, three-quarter and full-length swim tights and the ultra-flattering Slim-Kinis.

Catherine Harper

Catherine Harper