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Eat light to eat well this Ramadan

June 3, 2018

What should you eat? That’s a pertinent question at any time of the year but during Ramadan it assumes greater significance. With only two meals to get you through the day, needless to say, they should be well balanced and wholesome.

But the diet that most people follow is far from nutritious. “Poor eating habits and wrong choices of food often result in unhealthy practices and alter the health benefits that Ramadan brings,” says Lubna Abdussalam Dhalani, Dietician at Aster Clinic in Bur Dubai.


The best ways to maintain exercise routines during Ramadan

This time of year is about reflection, self-control and being more mindful of those who are less fortunate. So you might be forgiven for assuming that exercise routines can slip for the duration – after all, when the tank is empty after 15 hours or so of no food or water, it must be counterproductive to engage in strenuous physical exercise, right?

Wrong, says Dr Nasrullah Jakhrani, a GP at Aster Clinic in Bur Dubai. “Most people are of the opinion that exercise during Ramadan is not advisable. However, moderate physical activity during Ramadan is a healthy practice – it helps keep control over excess body weight that could be gained during the holy month,” he says.

“High-intensity workouts that strain the body are definitely not advised; however, activities like brisk walking, cycling etc, are to be continued. The best time to exercise is before suhoor or after taraweeh prayers.”


Aster Clinic Inaugurates its 45th Branch in the United Arab Emirates

May 20, 2018

Aster Clinic officially inaugurated their 45th branch of clinics in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday, 10th May 2018, with Aster Clinic in Al Khail. The inauguration of the new facility was officiated by the Honorable Chairman & Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, Dr. Azad Moopen in the presence of the management team and staff of Aster Clinic.


Aster Clinic Launches #STUBSUGAR Initiative to Raise Awareness on High Sugar Consumption

April 29, 2018

Aster Clinic, among the largest healthcare networks in the Middle East, released a nation-wide campaign called '#STUBSUGAR', to create recognition amongst the populace about too much sugar consumption which is the prime cause for persistent conditions like diabetes mellitus and obesity.


Don’t stretch it, sleep early to live longer

April 15, 2018

Late to bed and early to rise may actually be killing you slowly, according to a study that says people who stay up late and have to drag themselves out of bed are likelier to die younger than those who rise and set with the sun.

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