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Top tips to keep your body and mind in tip-top health

The Dubai Fitness Challenge is here, and we’re with you every step (or skip) of the way - it only takes 30 minutes of activity  a day, for 30 days. 

It’s a great time of year to lap up the Dubai weather, stroll through Dubai’s many parks with friends, cycle along the beach with family, or join a gym class to clear your mind. Studies show it only takes 30 minutes of physical activity a day to bring significant benefits not only to our physical health - but our mental health as well. 

But exercise is only one part of maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle - here are a few tips on how to build healthy habits, and make the most of Dubai Fitness Challenge. 

Start with a nutritious breakfast - then keep going

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day - so plan ahead to rustle up a great nutritious breakfast that will keep you energised for the morning. 

After breakfast, keep that nutrition flowing; with a bit of forward planning, and by staying mindful of what you’re eating, you can make sure you’re getting everything your body needs. And that doesn’t mean cutting out carbs or fats - but keeping everything in balance. 

For a comprehensive companion to conscious eating, Count'd is a subscription app that makes healthy eating easier for the residents of Dubai.

Look after your mind as well as your body

Whilst working out 30 minutes a day can do wonders for your physical health, what about your mental health? Here are three brilliant mental health apps that you’ll want on your radar. 

  • Fitbit gets you in tune with you. The app helps to understand your daily stress management levels from 1-100 and can help reduce these levels through tips and by improving your sleeping patterns. Wear your tracker to sleep and it will record how well you sleep, monitor your heart rate data and over time track your electrodermal activity. Wake up with ease with a silent alarm and a quiet vibration to your wrist, use the app to practise mindfulness and help you create positive habits for your well-being. 
  • Enhapp connects you with the experts, offering one-to-one guidance with your wellness journey. There’s a chat feature and constant support with any wellness hurdles you wish to overcome. Speaking to the experts is now so much easier with Enhapp. 
  • STEPPI makes fitness fun and inclusive for all in the workplace through a variety of challenges whether you want to walk or work out. Creating individual or group goals and dynamic challenges to ignite friendly competition at your organisation. There is even a live leaderboard to display team and individual ranking. 

Stay hydrated

Staying hydrated plays a crucial part in maintaining good health. To meet the daily recommended amount of water, don’t forget to leave home without your refillable water bottle and keep your eyes peeled for one of the 45+ Dubai Can refill stations dotted across the city. 

The Dubai Can sustainability initiative has been designed to reduce single-use plastic water bottle waste in the city, encouraging people to refill their water bottles and cut down on plastic waste. 

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