Monthly Archives: January 2016

Healthy Trends in 2016




As the year advances, we look at the top trends for 2016 and what we can expect to hit the Middle Eastern Wellness Industry. Here are our top four predictions!


  • DNA Testing

More focus will be put on DNA testing showing the importance of how your DNA make up can affect how you should eat, exercise, take supplements and more.

  • Vitamin Infusion

A trend that is already big in the USA, but hasn’t hit the Middle East just yet, is vitamin infusions, where you have essential vitamins inserted through a drip. When personalized to your DNA and what your body needs, it can be a great way to improve your health and wellbeing.

  • Tracking Technology

Technology plays such a large role in our lives, so it is no surprise that health is now using technology and Apps to help improve people’s wellbeing. Tracking technology, such as the wristbands you wear to see how well you sleep or how much movement you are doing throughout the day will continue to increase in popularity as the technology becomes even more advanced and the results more accurate.

  • Homeopathy Natural Medicine

More and more people are turning towards alternative medicine nowadays, realizing that taking the natural route is sometimes just what your body needs. As this trend increases even more, we believe the region will see an influx in the amount of people going to homeopathic practitioners and believing in the power of natural healing.

Be a morning work out person!




As the sun rises, not everyone has the natural ability to spring out of bed with zest and zeal, however we can all grow to love the quiet and freshness the mornings can bring.

There is nothing more rewarding than starting your day with a workout first thing and feeling energized and healthy for the rest of the day.

Tina Kluckow our in house fitness trainer gives us  7 simple steps to becoming more of a morning workout person:


  1. Discipline yourself to go to bed at the same time every night in order to get the recommended 7 – 8 hours of quality sleep we all require in order to function effectively and have energy for your workouts the next day.
  1. Get organized the night before and prepare and pack all the necessary gym clothes, equipment and healthy snacks the night before so you don’t wake up stressed and late.
  1. Find a workout buddy if possible to train with. This will hold you accountable and motivate you in the mornings to get out of bed.
  1. Drink enough water for your body throughout the evening and first thing when you wake up in order to be hydrated and have energy for your exercise session.
  1. Have a light snack when you wake up around 30 – 45 minutes before your session such as a banana, a healthy protein shake or apple to fuel your body during your workout and keep your blood sugar balanced.
  1. Plan your workout routine for the week and prepare the night before in your mind what you will be doing at the gym. Sign up for various classes so you are committed.
  1. Make your workouts fun and varied including strength, cardio and flexibility and most importantly make it something you can look forward to.

De-stress and self-express in the latest wellness trend!



In the past, coloring used to be reserved for children, but recently, what started as a niche hobby for adults has now turned into an international trend. And while this trend may be a fun way to pass time, it’s the therapeutic properties of coloring these books that has them flying off shelves.

Although many “grown-ups” may be sceptical of spending time colouring in-between the lines of pre-drawn pictures, but if you give adult colouring books the chance you will be surprised at how therapeutic they can be.

Some of the ways colouring can help your wellness are:

  • Lowers Stress Levels

With a colored pencil in hand, it’s easy to let all your cares and worries drift away. Not only is coloring a great meditative activity that rests the mind while engaged with a picture, but it’s also been shown to reduce a person’s overall stress levels. It also has been found to reduce a person’s overreaction to stressful situations in the future.

  • Trains your brain to focus and brings out your creativity

A lot of the time as adults we lead such busy lives that we forget to exercise our creativity. When we were children we did a lot of creative things, but we often stop doing these things because life just gets too busy. Tapping into our creativity can help us to feel more fulfilled and provide a better sense of wellbeing.  The majority of adult colouring books include very intricate, detailed images, which require patience and concentration to complete. Colouring as an adult helps us to retrain our brain to focus, as most of us with busy work schedules tend to always be multitasking.

So, whether you agree with the above or still have your doubts, don’t knock adult colouring until you’ve tried it!  Stay tuned as we will be offering a special meditation and colouring session with Dr Mariam Ketait in March.

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