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It might only be the end of February, but it is never too late to start thinking about summer plans. Whether you're a working parent and need to consider childcare or just need something for you kids to do during the long summer holidays, there are plenty of options out there for you! One of those options is a residential summer camp. Away from the hot summer sun in the UAE, XUK Camps has the ideal solution for your kids this summer!
Dubai's summer is here bringing it with the high humidity and intense heat. This coupled with dust and pollution can wreak havoc with our hair. Dr. Manoj Kumar, Medical Director at Bloom Aesthetic and Laser Clinic shares the following tips to ensure healthy hair during the hot summer months.
1. Time for a shower – Every night before going to bed, most people would wash away the grime and dirt on their faces. However, not many realize your hair is also exposed to the same pollution and will be just as dirty. Washing your everyday will cause it to dry out so make sure to do it every other day to avoid dirt buildup.
Let’s be honest, keeping the family entertained all summer long can take it’s toll on the budget, lucky for those not traipsing all around the globe, now is the time to enjoy many of the best attractions and facilities at awesomely reduced rates! Here is a round up of our favourite Summer Offers up for grabs in Dubai!
Have a look here if you’re on the lookout for some summer bargains in Abu Dhabi.
It's that time of the year when teachers bid farewell to their students, hoping that children don't forget everything that they have learned during the past school year. It's also that time of the year when parents take on the challenge of keeping their children both physically busy and mentally active during the holidays. Ironically, a lot of parents resort to technology to keep their children out of trouble; however are unknowingly feeding to an unhealthy addiction that can lead to behavioral problems.
School holidays provide a break from school work and a chance to refresh for the new academic year. It is also the perfect opportunity to develop a "summer plan" for the whole family to follow. As parents, it is important to find the right balance between entertainment and creative engagement. Keeping kids engaged both physically and mentally during the summer holidays can improve their performance ahead of the next academic year. Being active strengthens their muscles and bones and ensures that their bodies are capable of running day-to-day activities. It is also important to remember that children's activity levels in their early stages can have an effect on them for the rest of their lives. Several studies have indicated that physically active children have better mental health, with higher self-esteem and levels of alertness than inactive children.
Fasting during the Holy month of Ramadan can be good for your health, if done correctly. However, there are some common difficulties that can make fasting very hard to manage. With meals being limited to the morning and evening, it is only natural for the body's metabolism to slow, causing headaches, caffeine withdrawals, sleep deprivation, and even anxiety.
Dr. Taoufik Alsaadi, MD, FAAN – Consultant and Chairman of the Neurology Department, Chief Medical Officer at the American Center for Psychiatry and Neurology, explores these four common difficulties and provides tips for observing a healthy and safe fast during the holy month.
This article, written by Louise Lambert was originally posted by Bodytree Studio.
With Ramadan fast approaching I'm being asked by clients how they can avoid falling into the trap of eating the wrong foods, as well as some of the associated problems such as headaches, constipation, low blood sugar levels and weight gain. Here are my top tips!
Between the cranked up AC and sizzling summer heat, staying hydrated is challenging especially if your kids are not fans of good old water! Because water is the basis of all reactions in the human body, not having enough of it causes a dramatic impact on mood and energy levels so try out these tips to keep the spirits high and the grumpiness at bay!
1. Funky water bottles
Nothing like a funky new water bottle to get the kiddies reaching for some H2O! We suggest a range of various glass or aluminum bottles to keep the excitement up! Stuck On You has a cute range of Designer Kids Bottles made from food grade Stainless Steel than can be customized with various designs and your little one’s name.