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FOREWORD

BAHRAIN AND SPORTS INFLUENCING THE GCC AND THE WORLD Sports can be a powerful tool to promote the holistic growth and development of the youth. In Bahrain, under the leadership of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, we are dedicated to providing all sorts of opportunities for our young people as far as sports is concerned.

“HEALTH IS A LIFESTYLE AND I CHOSE IT.” HH Shaikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa

I strongly believe that an efficient physical education programme equips people with vital qualities, such as leadership, perseverance, social and moral character, self-esteem, commitment to teamwork, and problem-solving and organisational abilities. In today’s most challenging environment, such skill helps individuals to succeed in life, and that brings prosperity

to the nation. We are always on the lookout for ways of improving facilities and practices for physical education. One example of this is that I feel we should develop a more holistic physical education policy to be implemented right from the early school stages. Possibilities for implementing such a policy are being explored. Essential life skills are so often the outcome of an effective physical education. In fact, sports have been proven to raise IQ in addition to building confidence and teaching kids about managing emotions, such as self-control. Sports helps children to learn hard work, patience, persistence, and how to respond positively to setbacks and failures. Most importantly, sports helps a child to prepare

to take on the many challenges that life has to offer and emerge victorious like a champion. Sports is an important part of the culture of the Gulf countries, especially endurance horse riding and show jumping, which has an immense traditional value, although we must not forget that there are other sports and sporting events that boast a rich history for us. I welcome PowerUp’s continued support in all areas of sports. I hope that more and more people will support local teams and sporting initiatives in their communities; educating the youth on the benefits of healthy living and a healthy lifestyle. PowerUp is a good source of information to get you started.

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FROM THE EDITOR

SPORTS IN RAMADAN The Holy Month of Ramadan is here, filling the atmosphere with the spirit of joy and giving. PowerUp team wishes you a blessed Ramadan! In line with the essence of Ramadan, sports have not simply been viewed as a way to stay healthy, but it also teaches life lessons like discipline, responsibility, self-confidence, accountability, and teamwork. It develops connections that bring people together from all walks of life. This month, Nasser 10 continues to encourage all the athletes to experience the thrills and benefits of sports through the various tournaments that take place during Ramadan. Team Bahrain Merida made us all proud during their journey in the 100th edition of the Giro d’Italia. Here we tackle the behind the scenes of the strong team effort they have shown during the grand tour. The Brave Combat Federation fighters reflected on the value of spirituality and faith in their MMA journey. They have announced a social action plan for Ramadan which involves activities for social responsibility. Cycle Safe Bahrain and its participants had exhibited solidarity when 400 cyclists joined its inaugural ride to raise awareness of safety for all the road users. Jodi Cunnama shared valuable tips on how to be safer on the roads, for cyclists and motorists. Fasting in the Holy Month is a devotional exercise. However, we encourage you to try to remain healthy and fit throughout this process. We have covered guidelines stated by the experts to stay fit and healthy while fasting.

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CONTENTS

JUNE 2017 ISSUE

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H E A LT H

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Sports News

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Have A Spa-tastic Day

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Secrets To Staying Fit This Ramadan

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Beat Your Personal Best

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Guilt-free Goodies

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We Heart Healthy Cholocates

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Nasser 10

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The ‘How To’ Cycle Safe Tips From Bahrain Endurance 13 Team

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Country Pride

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Born To Light Up The World - One On One Interview With Shaikha Al Shaiba

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Smashing Style

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Summer Fashion

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Who Said Humans Can’t Fly?

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Make Your Workout Gear Fashionable

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Sports Destination - Let The Fun And Adventure Begin!

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The Best of Ramadan Collection

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What It Takes To Win

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Have A Perfect Hair Day this Summer

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Workout Tips from Unlimited Plus Crossfit

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“I commend the efforts of championship’s officials to ensure an outstanding organisation of the events to reflect the kingdom’s civilisational image, as well as the kingdom’s strides in the indoor skydiving sport.” Prime Minister H.R.H. Prince Khalifa bin Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa

“We wanted to prepare our team members for the upcoming championships by allowing them to take part in an event featuring top jockeys from across the globe.” HH Shaikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa

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KING’S SUPPORT TO BAHRAINI JOCKEYS AT WINDSOR HORSE SHOW HAILED HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa underlined that His Majesty the King’s support has contributed to the development of the Bahrain Royal Endurance Team members who are participating in such events that gather top jockeys from all over the world in one place.

“We wanted to prepare our team members for the upcoming championships by allowing them to take part in an event featuring top jockeys from across the globe,” HH Shaikh Nasser said. He added that, “the Bahrain Royal Endurance Team has been keen to participate in this race with a large number of jockeys to gain more experience.”


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SHAIKH NASSER WON BOC PRESIDENCY

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PREMIER VISITED GRAVITY INDOOR SKYDIVING His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa lauded Bahrain’s hosting the First Arab Championship and First GCC Cup of Indoor Skydiving, noting that the events boosted the kingdom’s status and prestigious reputation in hosting mega-regional and international championships. HRH the Prime Minister

GIOVANNI VISCONTI OF BAHRAIN MERIDA WON 2ND PLACE IN PESCHICI With a strong performance, Giovanni Visconti was closed to win Stage 8 of the Giro d’Italia (Molfetta-Peschici, 189 km) taking a good second place for BAHRAIN MERIDA. The other four succeeded in keeping a good gap over the chasing group, but at one of the last corners be ore the finish,

“I commend the efforts of tourna ent s o ficials to ensure an outstanding organisation of the events to re ect the ingdo s civilisational image, as well as the kingdom’s strides in the indoor skydiving sport.” HRH Premier emphasised the government’s keenness on encouraging investment in the field o sports as the best eans to enhance Bahrain’s sport and tourism competitiveness, extolling Bahrain’s outstanding success in hosting many international sporting events.

Valerio Conti crashed and Giovanni Visconti avoided him narrowly. Gorka Izaguirre took advantage of the situation and pushed ahead ta ing a solo win on the hill finish in Peschici. Sports Director Gorazd Stangelj added, “The second place always leaves a bit of bitterness, but let’s look at the positive side. This is our best result until now and we have taken it before an important stage.”

HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa has won the presidency of the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) for a new term until 2020. Supreme Council for Youth and Sports general secretary Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa was also granted a seat in the BOC board of directors for being the only candidate for the VIP post, while Bahraini swimmer Omar Al Malki claimed one of the board positions after being elected chairman of the committee’s Athletes Commission recently. Other candidates are Ali Ishaqi (handball), Khalid Al Khayyat (mixed martial arts), Abdulla Al Dossary (gymnastics), Shaikh Abdulaziz bin Mubarak Al Khalifa (tennis), Shaikh Hamad bin Rashid Al Khalifa (shooting), Numan Al Hasan (maritime sports), Saleh Faraj (fencing), Bader Nasser (athletics) and Adel Al Fayyad (golf).

BAHRAINI ATHLETES SIGNED OFF IN STYLE ahrain had a re ar able finish at the ourth Isla ic Solidarity Games held in Baku, Azerbaijan. The ahrainis showed great potential on the final day of athletics events, where they successfully stayed solid fi th in the overall edal table with two days le t for the games. Three gold medals, one silver and one bronze were Bahrain’s harvest on the 13th day of the games, which kept them on top of Arab countries with 21 medals in total (12, 5, 4). POWERUP | JUNE 2017

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FITNESS

SECRETS TO STAYING FIT THIS R AMADAN The holy month of Ramadan is a time for worship and contemplation for Muslims worldwide. While it is the time for a stronger family and community ties spiritually, fasting during this period can be physically challenging and can be mentally draining.

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emember, it is always important to take care of your health even during Ramadan. Most people think they would i ediately be fitter during this period, but more often than not, the opposite happens. Here are five tips to help you eep your fitness during a adan

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UPDATE YOUR ROUTINE

Naturally, your routine will change during this period. You would prefer to get up well before sunrise to have an early morning meal so you also need to ad ust your fitness ti ings. Plan your day, allocate a time comfortable for you to work out, whether it is right before Iftar, after Iftar, or before or after Suhoor.

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NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF RIGHT NUTRITION

A well-balanced meal of protein, carbohydrates and good fats is most likely to sustain you throughout the 15 hours of fasting. Proteins such as eggs and fish or eat, you can include nuts such as almonds, carbohydrates such as sweet potato and fats such as avocados.

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STOP OVEREATING

Overeating is what normally happens after fasting. People overeat without thinking of the consequences. It is one reason many people gain more weight during this month. Try not to have too much sugar. A rapid rise in your blood sugar level will lead to an excess of insulin released into the blood. It gobbles up the glucose, and a few hours later you may begin to feel sluggish.

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HYDRATE. HYDRATE. HYDRATE.

Watch your hydration levels. Dehydration during Ramadan can be one of the biggest issues. As you are not drinking or eating throughout daylight hours, it is easy to become dehydrated. With summer temperature rising, you need to have an effective plan that will ensure you have enough uids in a hour period. Make sure you have enough water to drink before you begin your fast for the day. Don’t drink too much in one sitting.

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YOU CAN STILL EXERCISE DURING RAMADAN

While you don’t want to overdo exercise, you also don’t want to lose muscle mass. It is recommended to work out for a minimum of two times a week, if not more. Any form of exercise is advisable from lowintensity cardio sessions to light weights strength and conditioning and body weight exercises.

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AIM TO MAINTAIN AND NOT TO GAIN

While fasting, you don’t have to aim to i prove your fitness. our goal must be simply to aintain how fit you are. Some say that if you do not exercise at all during the month of Ramadan, you could go back to the state o fitness you were in our months ago. Your diet during Ramadan is very important with a key point being for you to eat your normal number of calories.

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NUTRITION

BREAKING YOUR FAST: THE BASICS Ramadan can be a great time to improve your health and wellbeing, provided you do it right. There is only a relatively shor t time each day to eat and drink and provide your body with the nutrients it needs. Follow these top tips to keep you and your family healthy this Ramadan.

CHOOSE FLUID RICH FOODS AND DRINKS AT IFTAR tart with low- at, uid-rich drin s such as water, il , laban, ruit uice or s oothies. hoose uid-rich oods li e ruit, vegetables, yoghurts and soups. It will help to replace the uids lost during the day.

HIGH FIBRE INTAKE hanges in eating habits and lac o uids can lead to constipation. onsu e high fibre oods such as whole grains, ruit, vegetables, beans, lentils, dried ruit and nuts.

DATES ates are a great way to brea the ast as they provide natural sugars or energy, contain inerals and a good source o fibre. hy not try other dried ruits such as apricots, figs, raisins or prunes

CUT OUT THE REFINED CARBOHYDRATES AT SUHOOR uring uhoor you want to continue to choose uidrich oods to ensure you are

hydrated or the day ahead. This is also the ti e to choose high fibre, low glycae ic inde oods or energy such as oats, uinoa and whole grain granary bread or brea ast cereals.

JULIANNE DICKENSON UK registered Dietitian and Fitness Instructor Member of the British Dietetic Association and The Health and Care Professionals Council UK

DON’T BREAK YOUR FAST WITH HIGH CUT OUT THE SALT SUGAR OR FATTY alt sti ulates thirst, so it s a good idea to add less salt FOODS onsu ing a lot o high at, deep ried and sweet oods will leave your digestive syste in distress and help you to pile on the pounds. Try to ba e oods in the oven or air ryer instead o deep rying and reduce the sugar and oil in traditional recipes.

and avoid eating a lot o salty oods li e pic les, processed eat, cheese, salted nuts or canned oods.

REDUCE CAFFEINE a eine is a natural diuretic and sti ulates water loss. Avoid e cess tea, co ee, chocolate, cola and energy drin s.

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NAS SER 10 C ONTINUE S All the sports enthusiasts’ gaze is squarely fixed on the matches and the atmosphere of the spectacular Nasser 10. The finest squads from across different sporting fields of the country will compete against each other. Mark your calendar and prepare yourself because you are in for a fantastic and an action-packed series.

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n today’s world, whether one agrees with it or not, the growing interest in sports during the past years has tremendously increased. The Nasser 10 takes place annually to encourage athletes to continue experiencing the joys and benefits o sports.

FULL SPORTS FESTIVAL

HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al hali a, epresentative o is a esty the ing or harity or s and outh A airs, hair an o the upre e ouncil or outh and ports, resident o ahrain ly pic o ittee, confir ed that his

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third edition o the Nasser bin a ad a adan ports a e Nasser is di erent this year. The event began ten years ago as a ootball tourna ent, but turned into a ull sports estival three years ago, eaturing a line-up o a or sports, including tea sports and individual ga es. The competition was brought out uniquely and marked its 10th anniversary in a stunning style. hai h Nasser conveyed a message to all the coaches, players, technical sta involved in Nasser 10, stressing The competition was out and marked its th anniversary in a stunning style. hai h Nasser conveyed a message to all the coaches, players, technical sta involved in


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Nasser , stressing the i portance o not compromising sports spirit during the tourna ent s events.

PARTICIPATING TEAMS

The tea s ust ta e part in the ootball competition in a way that meets the aspirations o seeing the tourna ent eatures incredible per or ances. The sixteen teams participating in the cha pionship which ic ed o will continue during the holy onth o a adan. The need to adhere to the rules and regulations governing the tournament will contribute to creating an ideal sports atmosphere.

THE SERIES CONTINUES

Nasser 10 Football Tournament was launched at the hali a ports ity tadiu with two ga es. The competition started with the match between a estic ars and urnas ollowed by the ga e between title holders Victorious, and Suqoor started the season. The our tea s are in roup 1. Led by HH Shaikh Nasser, Victorious was tipped the avourites to win bac -to-bac titles and had a s ooth start to their campaign. The team was coached by ahraini national coach, Ali owhar, while their co petitor u oor Al ahrain was trained by ahraini national coach, Mohammed Sa’ad hali a. ahraini coaches coached the other two tea s, a estic ars and urnas. Meanwhile, Hawar team was crowned cha pions o the each olleyball ha pionship. The tea consisted o Mohammed Yaqoub and Ali Marhoon

Nasser10 is different this year. The event began ten years ago as a football tournament, but turned into a full sports festival three years ago, featuring a line-up of major sports, including team sports and individual games.

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DID YOU KNOW? ENGAGEMENT THROUGH SPORTS ALWAYS GIVES VALUABLE LIFE LESSONS. COMPETITION TEACHES PEOPLE TO DIG DEEP AND FIND RESOURCES. IT GIVES PEOPLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX. EVEN THE PRESSURE TO WIN OR SUCCEED CAN INSPIRE MORE IMAGINATIVE THINKING AND INSPIRES TO DEVELOP ADDITIONAL SKILLS. IN THE END, IT ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO GREATNESS AND EVERYBODY WINS.

who de eated ana a Tea in the final atch. The latter co posed o assan Aqeel and Ali Haroona. International olleyball ederation representative r a on isar witnessed the event. Awali team won third place in the ha pionship. “From day one we sought to win the ha pionship, and we are happy or our achieve ent, said awar players, Mohammed Yaqoub and Ali Marhoon a ter receiving their edals. They added, e played a great atch. a ter receiving their edals. e played a great match.”

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CYCLING

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here are more cars on our roads than ever before and with the current health drive that is happening in Bahrain, hopefully, more bikes too. Bikes and cars can coexist harmoniously, but an attitude towards safe cycling and considerate driving is something that must be nurtured within society with conscious purpose. I have cycled in many countries. Despite practising safe techniques and learning to ride defensively, I have still seen several near misses, and crashes that could have been prevented with better awareness of cyclists. It is the active populations’ job to combat this contention by cycling considerately, within the parameters of the law, and by driving with sympathy and consideration to more vulnerable road users. Cycle Safe Bahrain is an initiative by PowerUp and TriLife to spread awareness to cyclists and motorists on how to share the road safely. Cycle Safe aims to keep you and your fellow road users to be as safe as possible on the roads. It intends to engage stakeholders in enabling cyclists of all levels the ability to cycle safely. Its aim is to focus, improve, educate and amend infrastructures to include safe cycle lanes on Bahrain roads in the future.

ADVICE FOR DRIVING AROUND CYCLISTS H AV E R E S P E CT F O R H UM A N L IF E The first and ore ost consideration when driving around cyclists should be of their vulnerability. Cars are scary. They are big and fast and can kill an unprotected cyclist instantly. A bike and a car are in no way equal in size or potential on the road. It is easy to forget when driving urgently, that the cyclist you pass is a mother, a father, a daughter, a son, a husband or a wife. They are humans, not an obstruction.

AC K N OW L E D GE T H E CYC LI STS ’ RIG H TS TO R I DE A bike has as much right to use the road as a car. The notion that they don’t pay road tax or road maintenance tolls is absurd most cyclists also drive cars. A cyclist does not damage a

road like a motorised vehicle and have a smaller impact on tra fic and pollution levels. If a cyclist is on the road as opposed to a designated cycling lane - it won’t be out of choice. They would prefer to be out of the presence of tra fic. erhaps they are en route to the designated cycle lane. Maybe the lane is badly constructed. Maybe people are walking on it. Perhaps it ends abruptly. Cycling lanes are great provisions, but their existence does not mean a cyclist has fewer rights to be on the road.

room to accommodate this distance, then wait till there is. If you were to stand a metre away from a fast moving car or a train - you might get an impression of just how scary the speed of large movement feels to an unprotected body.

LOOK B E F ORE YOU E XI T V I A YOU R DRI VE R S I DE DOOR Texting while driving has been shown to be more dangerous than drunk driving. The more vulnerable a road user, the more dangerous the effects of driver phone use. It is basic road safety not to use your mobile on the road. Phones and the distraction caused by them kill many cyclists every year.

DO N OT U S E YOU R M OB I LE Texting while driving has been shown to be more dangerous than drunk driving. The more vulnerable a road user, the more dangerous the

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effects of driver phone use. It is basic road safety not to use your mobile on the road. Phones and the distraction caused by them kill many cyclists every year.

B E WAR E O F THE RI G HT TUR N Be aware of cyclists you have passed when you are turning right. A cyclist may be moving faster and heading straight on your inside and may still have road priority. Pass with consideration and anticipation of your next turn.

B E WAR E O F THE F RON T LEFT TUR N AC ROS S A R IDER Sometimes it’s hard to predict the speed of a cyclist when the driver is turning across the into tra fic. I in doubt, the cyclist has road priority, so wait. Some bikes travel as fast as some cars and won’t be expecting a rogue car crossing their forward path.

GIVE 1.5 METRE TO PASS A CYCLIST

AC K N OW LE DG E T HE BE N E F ITS OF A CYCL IN G N AT I ON There are lots o benefits to other people cycling such as less pollution, a healthier workforce, one less car on the road, increased productivity through health, decreased obesity rates, and hospitalisation for the nation.

A LLOW S PAC E Give 1.5 metres to pass a cyclist. If there is not enough

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CYCLING

ADVICE FOR CONSIDERATE RIDING AROUND CARS WE A R B R I G H TS A ND LI G H TS Although it may seem arbitrary in the heat of the day and clear weather, many drivers could not see cyclists as a cause of accidents. Choose bright clothing and use a ashing light and re ectors on the seat post even in the day. There is never any harm in appearing more visible when riding a bike. Cars appreciate the endeavour cyclists make to be more visible to them.

C H O OSE RO U T E S WI SELY Ride on safer, quieter roads with cycle lane or a hard shoulder whenever possible. Limit riding outside to particular times of day not heavy orning tra fic or evening rush hours. Planning and knowing your route also minimises the risk of being caught unaware on unsuitable roads.

WE A R I D ENTI F I CAT IO N In the horrendous instance of a road accident, an ID bracelet and a phone are vital in calling for help. Hospitals may need proof of insurance before admission and relatives need to be able to locate their missing rider in pressured traumatic circumstances easily.

CYC LE DEF ENSI V E LY Anticipate cars and pedestrian movement. Learn to improvise for the worst driving error and be positively surprised.

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PHOTO CREDIT: DELLY CARR Fast is best left for race day or uninterrupted road stretches, not busy metropolises or twisty, tight roads nearer the city.

S IGN A L W ELL I N A DVA N CE Let drivers prepare to anticipate your actions and directions as early as possible. Indicate turns and signal when you must move out of the road for an obstacle.

CYCL E W IT HI N YO U R CA PAB I LI T I E S Don’t take risks on the road. It is not safe for the rider or nearby drivers. Operate within your safety zone. Don’t ride tri-bars in high winds or tra fic i it s not within your capabilities. Skills will develop in time but should not be rushed at risk of safety.

CYCL E W IT H OT H E RS Cycling with a group increases your visibility to other road users and increases drivers’ accountability. It is important to be courteous to other road users when cycling in pelotons.

“Bikes and cars can coexist harmoniously but an attitude towards safe cycling and considerate driving is something that must be nurtured within society with conscious purpose.”

Ride no more than two abreast, single out if a car is waiting behind to pass. Do not jump lights or stop junctions. Good cycling habits impress as much as bad cycling behaviour can demean all riders cause. Be an advocate for safe and considerate riding.

M A KE EYE C O NTACT Make eye contact when possible with drivers at junctions and lights. Thank cars for following safe practice on the road - even if it is the law. Optimising human communication, however subtle, works in dissipating impatience and intolerance.

KN OW YO UR BIK E Keep your bike well maintained and serviced. Loose bars and bolts present are a danger not only to you but all other road users. Know how to change an inner tube and tire on the side of the road in case of puncture and carry spares with you. Embracing your capability and skills as a cyclist induces higher confidence and respect ro all around you.


TRAIN WITH THE FITTEST ATHLETES ON THE PLANET


EQUESTRIAN

C OUNTRY PRIDE His Majesty, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa together with the representatives of the Kingdom of Bahrain attended the largest outdoor premier event in the United Kingdom, the Royal Windsor. The representatives have showcased their world class quality and skills. The participation reflected the developed level of the endurance sport in Bahrain as well as the kingdom’s progress in various economic, trades, cultural and sport fields.

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he Royal Windsor is the time of the year where the public would get the privilege to access the private grounds of the castle. It hosted different equestrian sporting events such as international show jumping, international dressage, and international carriage driving.

BAHRAIN ROYAL ENDURANCE TEAM His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin HHis Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President of Bahrain Olympic Committee, Captain of the Bahrain Royal Endurance Team, praised the support of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to the Bahrain Royal Endurance Team e bers during the fi th oyal

Windsor Endurance Race. Hi Majesty, the King’s presence and keenness to watch the race were a source of motivation for all the participants in the race to give their best to compete for the title of the event. Ali Al Subaie had a successful debut in the Royal Windsor Endurance Show, where he finished first in the contest. e finished the event in seconds. “Al Subaie is one of the emerging talents we have, and he proved his quality and skills in this major event. We are in constant search for young talents.” HH Shaikh Nasser concluded.

BAHRAINI-UK RELATIONS The UAE jockey Ahmed Saif Al a roui clinched first place in the race. Bahraini Royal Team horse rider Mohammed Abdulsamed and horse rider Shaikh Rashid


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bin Dalmouk Al Maktoum came second and third, respectively. His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa met Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and UAE Vice-President, Prime Minister and Dubai Ruler HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum at the Endurance Village of the Windsor Great Park. The meeting was held on the occasion of HM King Hamad and HM Queen Elizabeth’s attendance of the international Royal Windsor Horse Show. His Majesty the King welcomed Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and expressed thanks and appreciation to her for inviting him to attend the annual show, pointing out to the two kingdoms’ rich heritage and cultures. HM King Hamad also met the Duke of York, HRH Prince Andrew, former UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, Lord Astor, Minister of State for Europe and the Americas at the Foreign and o onwealth fice, Sir Alan Duncan, and Commander Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, General Paul Nanson. HM the King reviewed with them the long-standing and friendly Bahraini-UK relations and their steady progress in various fields.

GLOBAL RECOGNITION The Royals watched the International Endurance Race, held at the Windsor reat ar over kilometres. Cordial talks with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid on Bahrain’s excellent relations with the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, proved the long-standing ties based on mutual respect and joint coordination at all levels. Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa and Dubai Crown Prince Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum both clinched the first place in the race. The International Equestrian Federation approved the oint first place. is Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa expressed sincere appreciation to the Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport (SCYS) and President of the Bahrain Olympic Committee Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, and the First Deputy Chairman of the SCYS and President of the Bahrain Athletics Association, Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa for their efforts to develop the equestrian and endurance sport, praising

“Al Subaie is one of the emerging talents we have, and he proved his quality and skills in this major event. We are in constant search for young talents.”

the role of BREEF in this regard. HM the King hailed the landmark results and championships achieved by Bahraini riders. Which, he said, has consolidated the kingdom’s position in such a sport in all the international gatherings, noting that participation in such world co petitions re ects the advanced level of the endurance sport in Bahrain, and proves Bahraini riders’ determination to raise the kingdom’s status at various sporting events. His Majesty the King emphasised the paramount importance accorded by Bahrain to the Royal Windsor Horse Show and its keenness to contribute to its success by effectively participating in its various contests.

HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa

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Born To Light Up The World

P A R AT R I AT H L E T E

O N E O N O N E W I TH S H A I K H A A L SHA IBA In a hundred different ways, Shaikha Al Shaiba has stunned people not only in the sporting community but the whole of the Kingdom of Bahrain. This jewel of a woman has reminded everybody that people of all shapes, sizes and abilities can participate in sport. She has moved many to put themselves out there and start on the path to achieving their dreams. She served as an inspiration for growing within her craft as an athlete she aspires to be. Her smile not only lights up the room but it surely lightens up the world.

NOT YOUR TYPICAL ATHLETE

IT ALL STARTED WITH A GOAL

Born in 1983, Shaikha Al Shaiba lost her arm when she was 18 months old. It was a medical error, and she grew up with it. Like any other hu an being, it was di ficult or her to accept this condition in the beginning. As a child, she became confused especially when she would see other kids who had two full arms. It was not something Shaikha learned to live with comfortably. Some kids would make fun of her. But she reminded herself, life must not go on. This must not hinder her from what she aspired to become. She used to wear a prosthetic arm until grade 6 but at that age; she acknowledged the fact that she doesn’t have an arm. “I needed to step up and live my life like any normal person,” she said cheerfully.

Shaikha’s journey began when she decided that she wanted to be fitter and stronger. Throughout her e periences, she finally figured out she can do everything. “I would surprise myself sometimes. I realised that I had to live my life without limits. I discovered a lot about myself too. I learned that I love to challenge my capabilities in doing things I thought I wasn’t capable of,” she explained.

I would surprise myself sometimes. I realised that I just had to live my life without limits.

TASTE FOR ADVENTUROUSNESS You can tell her story through the things she does as well as through the things she does not do. She would rather not sit still in spite of her condition. For instance, she has always loved sports since she had attended school. She used to take part in running, swimming and jumping hurdles with ying colours. It s learning to adapt that is among the lessons she hopes to pass on to others. When asked about her goal she replied, ”My primary goal will be to remind others that no amount of disability should stop you from being the person you wish to become.”

TRAININGS hai ha trains five ti es a wee o cross fit which includes cardio. Without exceptions, she would do the entire workout with the group. She also added running after her training to increase her stamina. She recently included swimming and cycling to her workout routines.

ON PROVING HER UNIQUE CAPABILITIES

hen hai ha first joined a gym, the instructors would assume that she should be more careful. This led to putting her apart when the workouts were tough. “Given my case, they were deeply concerned about possible injuries which can take place. I took it offensively, and if I would be honest, it really hurt my feelings when the instructors would ask me to step aside in class. That was my greatest challenge. I wanted to show the world that nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude,” she recalled. In just a short amount of time, Shaikha had encouraged other people to love every single

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part of them. “There should be no doubt of self-worth. Self-respect and selfconfidence in whatever you choose to do should be absolute. I believe that this will empower and serve anybody. Even if we are a bit different than others, this should not get in the way of loving our one-of-a-kind sparkling unique self,” she explained passionately.

IF SHAIKHA CAN DO IT, THEN YOU CAN DO IT

I ve oined. I was scared at first because I didn’t want to be a burden to anyone or to feel left out. One of my friends, Eman Norruddin encouraged me to join their team ‘The Burpee Dozen’. This was just a start. I would surely do more,” she said excitedly.

WHAT’S NEXT?

For Shaikha, the sky is the limit. You should watch for her next move as this woman is just full of surprises!

hai ha ust finished the Spartan Race Bahrain 2017 (Super) and she couldn’t be any prouder. It was definitely one of the memorable races

I wanted to show the world that nothing is impossible if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude.

WORDS OF ADVICE FROM SHAIKHA Disability is not when you have a missing organ, it’s when you stop and limit yourself. Accept yourself. Love yourself. Feel special because you are special. Believe in your capabilities. Never ever underestimate yourself.

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THE BIGGER PICTURE Bahrain is now a fast-becoming hub in sports setting a new world standard in providing sporting entertainment and a lifestyle destination. Brave Combat Federation has taken this impressive complex where the Kingdom reached tremendous national and international recognition. This Ramadan, the fighters reflect on the importance of spirituality and faith in their MMA journey.

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rave Combat Federation, the largest MMA promotion in Asia has announced a social action plan for Ramadan. The Bahrain-based mixed martial arts promotion features fighters who are committed to the Islamic faith. The organisation stressed its commitment towards the faith and interests of the Muslim fighters. The action plan involves activities for social responsibility and solidarity.

OBSERVING THE HOLY MONTH

The ninth month of the IsThe ninth month of the Islamic calendar is dedicated to spiritual reflection, solidarity and devotion. Ramadan is a period where Muslims around the world reflect on their faith, their mission on this planet and find opportunities to practice

solidarity. The voluntary fasts are made to cleanse the soul and practice empathy for the less fortunate. The MMA fighters do not fail to keep these in mind despite rigid training regimen and tough physical training. “The month-long journey of fasting and prayer encourages spiritual growth, reflection, and compassion for those who are less fortunate. We intend to raise awareness regarding the message of Ramadan and to reflect the message of solidarity through our actions. This month, we request our athletes to elevate themselves from worldly problems and focus on the bigger global picture. Brave Combat Federation has been investing in social responsibility, and we are committed to contributing to the creation of a better future for the world,� explained Mohammad Shahid, President of Brave Combat Federation.


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MAKING A GLOBAL IMPACT

Brave Combat Federation has collaborated with the charitable cause of Arthur Lader. Arthur suffered from a rare disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). Brave Combat Federation lend a helping hand in ensuring his medical expenses are covered. Brave staff visited him after Brave 3: Battle in Brazil, to deliver a check with all the proceedings from box office tickets for the event being invested in his treatment. Elias Boudegzdame, having crowned as the Featherweight champion king after his victory at Brave 4: Elias finds this Ramadan a special time to reflect on the sacrifices and remain thankful while relishing a successful year in his career. As he prepares to defend his belt for the first time against Brazil’s

Lucas Mineiro, Ramadan is more important than ever for the champ who has the opportunity to be thankful for his accomplishments inside the Brave cage while looking forward to his next challenge.

“THIS MONTH, WE REQUEST OUR ATHLETES TO ELEVATE THEMSELVES FROM WORLDLY PROBLEMS AND FOCUS ON THE BIGGER GLOBAL PICTURE.”

MOVING FORWARD

Brave Combat Federation couldn’t be more thankful for an incredible year. The organisation is coming close to its first anniversary. With less than two years since it was established, Brave already held six events, in Bahrain, UAE, Brazil, India and Kazakhstan and had reached out to over 500 million people worldwide. “We are grateful for what

we have done so far, but we are looking forward to the future. This is a time of reflection as Brave has made it a mission to take mixed martial arts all over the world, to teach its benefits and to help fighters have a chance to shine on the biggest stage in MMA. That is what we want to continue doing for the second half of the year and beyond”, commented Shahid.

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This Eid, visit the serene island of Maldives. Relax on the pristine shores, take a dip in the clear blue waters or explore the Indian Ocean’s breath-taking coral reefs on your own.

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perience the e otic ora and auna o enya. n oy adventure-filled sa aris in Masai Mara National Reserve and game drives near Nakurulake.

REFRESHINGLY SRI LANKA

From tea plantations and pristine beaches to colourful bazaars, treat yoursel to ri an a s finest delights this Eid. Experience their most famous fine dining in sea ood restaurants by the lagoon.

ISTANBUL IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA

Visit Istanbul and experience life in the cultural capital of Turkey, this Eid. From historical monuments to old souqs, treat yoursel to Istanbul s finest delights this summer.

COLLECT MOMENTS IN PRAGUE

A fairytale-like city with cobbled streets and stunning architecture, this Eastern European place is loved for its quirky counterculture and vibrant foodie scene.

OMAN IS FOR THE NATURE LOVERS

Take this break to escape to the cooler climes of neighbouring Salalah, which is lush with green valleys as the Indian monsoon sweeps across the busy port of Oman.

DISCOVER JORDAN

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FITNESS

DE ALING WITH SHOULDER PAIN Athletes and active people who perform weight training have a good chance of developing shoulder pain sooner or later. What can we do to prevent it? We’ve consulted an expert to share some of the exercises that will guarantee the best results.

LUIS FIALHO

Personal Trainer Fitness First Juffair Mall

INTERNAL ROTATION ou need to position yoursel perpendicularly to the band attachment anchor. Place your arm at your side, raise your forearm until it’s at 90º angle to your upper arm, and rotate your hand toward your body. Control the tension on the band until you reach your starting position.

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any people suffer from shoulder pain. This pain is typically caused by weakness o a specific oint. The shoulder oint is a relatively delicate oint. It is attached to the bone only by a cartilage in the clavicle. Its co ple ity needs attention to strengthen and develop all the musculature surrounding the shoulder properly. Neglecting a muscle group will increase the probability of in uries. One of the best methods to avoid instability is to strengthen and improve a group of muscle called rotator’s cuff. Each muscle works in con unction with the others on this muscle to provide a harmony of motion, in maintaining the shoulder stability. Which will eventually reinforce in preventing in uries.

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REMEMBER These exercises are for educational and informational purposes to relieve and help deal with shoulder pain. It should not be used in place of an individual consultation or examination or replace the advice of your health care professional and should not be relied upon to determine diagnosis or course of treatment.

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PULL/ LOW ROW

Attach the band(s) to a handle or somewhere with anchor at chest height. Position your arms close to you and raise your forearm until you have a 90º angle to your upper arm. Push the handles on a straight and parallel line with the oor until you stretch completely your arm. Return to starting position controlling the resistance.

Opposite position to the previous e ercise starting point. ou start the e ercise with both your ar s stretched and holding the elastic band with some tension on it. Bring the band in tight to your body squeezing your shoulder blades. our elbows should be always close to your torso. Return to starting position controlling the resistance.


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you re passionate about hydrosports, tre e ports has all the essentials. From the most advanced e uip ent to highly ualified instructors, the e perience will surely redefine su er or you.

E X TREM E SP O RTZ TR AINING I N TH R EE STAG E S

STAGE 1 The basic trainer board by Zapata called the legand consists of a jet ski connection that fits in place o the et s i steering nozzle to allow the jet ski power to be diverted via a 18-metre hose to the yboard unit. The two no les under the yboard provide upward thrust, the ore gas your instructor provides on the s i, the ore thrust the guest receives. With starter training package for guests between g and g, the yboard will y up to our etres, and with orward speeds up to ph, initial training takes place at 1 to 2 metre and progresses. The yboard will allow you to per or stunts within ew hours na ely dives, dolphin dives and twists.

STAGE 2

The - et sidewinder is the second stage. This is the natural progression and provides the e perience yer ull independent oot control. This is the board o choice or instructors to per or ydrosport shows.

STAGE 3 or stage training, the guests can select ro the overboard or etovator. The hover board is e actly as it states. The same as the skateboard on the ‘back to the uture ovie . This allows guests up to g to ove across the sur ace o the water at p and with the li t o a oot allows up to five etres in height. This one is or the e perienced wa eboard un ie who wants to y higher and longer. The e pert instructors can balance at 2 meters for over half a ilo etre and per or stunts that de y gravity. For more information: Extreme Sportz Tel. +973 39777702 / 77170034 info@beaucraft.bh Instagram : @extremesportzme www.extremesportz.me

TI P S TO HEL P YOU THROUG H YOUR F I RST F LYBOAR D ING E XP ERIENCE 1 FALLI NG

Persistence here is the key! As it s your first ti e, e pect that you ight all. o not worry because the instructor will not li t you high on your first ti e. ou will need to inutes o trying, and eventually, you will grant yoursel the eeling o reedo ying.

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osition your eet as i you are standing on the ground, loc your nees, do not bend the and eep your bac straight with ar s rela ed by your side. hen you are ight ready, give a thu bs up to your instructor, and it will all begin. nce you are out o the water, push your toes down to go orward and pull your toes slightly bac to stop and go up. Never go bac wards on your first ti e.

3 T UR NING

Turn your head toward the direction you wish to go, drop your shoulder and lean on your leg with the opposite leg bent slightly. The student should rotate around the et i and eep a sa e wor ing distance o etres ro the et s i. I the hose beco es ully e tended, you won t gain height.

4 F LY ING H IG H

At a safe distance from the jet s i, eep going orward at the speed that it also eeps li ting you up do not stop your ove ent orward because otherwise, you ight start going bac and lose control o the board . our yboard instructor only allows students to y high i it is sa e to do so.

5 INJUR I E S

Always listen to your instructor while he is preparing you or your first ight. ince the beginning o yboard, there have never been any serious in uries, and especially i you listen and wor together with your instructor on your first ight, you are also going to be one o the luc y ones to en oy it and get addicted to ying. The instructors have years o e perience in teaching yboard so that you will be in sa e hands. POWERUP | JUNE 2017

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You may think this style is the new kid on the block, but Mitts Bros brought a different approach to training when it comes to mittwork. In other words, they did not just adopt the technique, but they have introduced a new approach. Find out what mittwork is all about and why adding bits and pieces to an existing discipline made it way cooler.

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For more information: Mitts Martial Arts Bros @mittsmartialartsbros

oach Yaser and Coach Ali grew up watching Jackie Chan movies and have always been martial arts fans which made them interested in the technicalities of each movement. They decided to get involved in various martial arts and sports, from boxing to Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu, Wing Chun, gymnastics and callisthenics. On their journey, they stumbled upon a great Mitt Master Martial Artist named Chi Tao Li who gave them a great deal of knowledge of the mitts which he learned from Roger Mayweather. Mittwork is a progressive discipline that you can keep developing to be better. The elements of different arts such as Kali, Wing Chun, boxing, and kickboxing can all be associated with MittWork.

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THE MITTS BROTHERS

The Mitts brothers teach Cuban style boxing, world class techniques and strategies for boxers including Mayweather counter punching combinations. They teach the lost art of counter punching. The program teaches boxers, how to hit without being hit. When most people think of boxing, visions of devastating right hands or left hooks come to mind. There is another side of the sport that even seasoned coaches sometimes neglect - defence. Both basic and advanced defensive manoeuvres are outlined and demonstrated allowing one to hit without being hit. These techniques focus on developing aster re e es, decreasing reaction time, and revealing hidden talents within each person through the use of punch mitts. Mitts Martial Art Bros’ training variations are what separates the ordinary boxer from the EXTRA-ordinary one. The mittwork just got better and

stronger with the Mitts Bros’ style. The mittwork is excellent or re e es, counter and defence which is the most important aspect of learning in this type of sport.

MITTS MARTIALS ART BROS’ MITTWORK COMPARED TO THE TRADITIONAL MITTWORK

The technique is done in a perpetual motion without any breaks, just moving non-stop. This helps creates muscle memory. It becomes a reaction instead of a thought process and then reacting - it beco es a re e action. It doesn’t just look pretty and cool, it works! There are lots o odified techniques one can do with the mitts You can do this for fun while enjoying learning more and more each day. You can even have fun with your family and friends for it is intellectually stimulating.

INTERESTING FACTS There are lots of modified techniques one can do with the mitts You can do this for fun while enjoying learning more and more each day. You can even have fun with your family and friends for it is intellectually stimulating. The Mitts Martial Art Bros got certified by Coach Rick who trained Naseem Hameed, Amir Khan, and other famous sports personalities. They rank 6th and 7th in the world to be certified at this level.

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PADDLE ON Connect with nature, become at one with the outdoors and don’t miss another day of sun and adventure!

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addle Sport Marine hosted the Paddle Festival for the second time around in the Kingdom of Bahrain. There were approximately 55 participants who joined the competition which was an increase from the first estival held last year. This means that more people find the e perience a greater source of enjoyment. The fun race which is suitable for everyone is the best way to give the opportunity for people to join in the sport. According to Hussain Bader, organiser of the event, the ultimate goal is to promote the sport to get more people interested in taking part. It also aims to grow the paddling sport in the Kingdom. “The event was indeed a success. This festival was more than I expected. The increased number of participants means that the word is already spreading. At the end of the day, the most important thing is that people had a fun friendly environment. The big smiles on everyone’s faces say it all”. Watch out for the third instalment of the festival this coming October.

The race was amazing! It was my first time and I can’t wait for the next one. Mohammed Khalil Yousif

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WHY PADDLESPORT? 1. The answer is the experience. When the body works in unity with the board, the silent glide is the constant reward. 2. It has a rhythm that the rider becomes at peace with ever ything around. It is also meant fitness and fun! 3. It is a fun filled way to be outdoors with all the benefits of fresh air and exercise.


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THE ROYAL GOLF CLUB earn a new sport this su er by playing gol . The club has highly ualified instructors who will make the sport unintimidating even for beginners. They have different programs dedicated to both adults and kids. Member and non-members are both welcome to try the courses out.unintimidating even for beginners. They have different programs dedicated to both adults and kids. Member and non-members are both welcome to try the courses out.

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WHAT IT TAKE S TO WIN We may have watched the races the Team Bahrain Merida took par t in, but in reality, there is a lot that goes on ‘ behind the fame’ of a professional cycling team. It may seem like all glitz and glamour, but bringing the athletes to their best state involves tonnes of discipline and hard work. As the team progresses, we offer you a sneak peek of the life of some of the world ’s best cyclists. See the work that goes into travelling to compete in the world ’s most famous races.

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assionate cyclists and fans can’t escape from the exciting atmosphere surrounding Giro d’Italia. It is the toughest race set in the world’s most scenic place. But have you ever wondered what happens behind these famous races?

THEY CHANGE HOTELS EVERY SINGLE DAY The logistics of moving the entire team to different hotels is a complex task. The Team Bahrain Merida has a designated person responsible for the daily arrangements of hotels for the staff and riders. In races such as Giro, the geographic location of each stage is far, thus, making it impossible to stay in one place. The assigned staff ensures that this transition is effortless for the team. As soon as the riders and crew put their suitcases in the team’s truck, their baggage gets transported

directly to their next hotel room. He will then check in the bags to the hotel and give each member essential information, such as room numbers and where their key is. Voila! The team can head on to their rooms without the hassle of checking in!

THEY MUST FOLLOW EVERYTHING IN THE SCHEDULE The team has their full schedule planned out. This program is crucial to the success of the team as each second counts. It is compulsory for the team to follow the program by the book. It contains all the essential details they require each day. Everything is impeccably well-organised that there is no way that one won’t know what to do. The staff sees to it that the things to be done are all properly communicated. It’s also interesting that nobody ever goes late. If the call time is 10:45, expect that the


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“You can’t imagine the effect of Giro until you have experienced it yourself. There were media representatives from Bahrain who could not believe what was happening. ”

team will be there at 10:30. Tardiness is not tolerated and being on time is imperative as every second count.

THE PHENOMENAL GIRO The 100th edition of Giro did not disappoint and was extra special this year. The race started during a workday in Italy, but the place was all packed with people. “It didn’t look like anybody was working. Most business establishments were closed. You can’t imagine the effect of Giro until you have experienced it yourself. There were media representatives from Bahrain who could not believe what was happening. We told them what to expect, but the experience blew their minds when they saw it live. It was fascinating” said Kolja Koracak, Brand Director of Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team. One can easily feel the passion of fans who are all screaming and dancing. Italy has some

of the world prettiest roads too, so the spectators were in for spectacular views while cheering for their favourites.

THE MASCOT: FALCO! Team Bahrain Merida launched their official mascot named ‘Falco’ during the Giro d’Italia. The idea behind the mascot was to increase their fan base. Unlike the other teams who already have a solid

fan base, Team Bahrain Merida is still new. They chose something that would cater to the kids because no other teams prepared something for them. After the presentation, Falco became an instant celebrity. Every child in Italy knows him now. The kids would want to go near Falco even though their parents were rooting for another team. Smart move!

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ON THE MOVE The staff plays a vital role in the races. Without them, it will probably be chaos.

MECHANICS They check everything related to bikes. They are the ones who prepare the bikes the night after the stage and still double check everything in the morning before the stage. They prepare two bikes for each rider.

THE HOSPITALITY BUS The team’s hospitality bus is an exclusive hangout area for the riders and their I guests. ith a first-class service, this particular bus has a kitchen inside with tables for dining and two hostesses. The bus is where the meet and greet happens especially for the guests. The VIP guests also have the chance to interact with the riders and get the full experience.

THEY HAVE A DESIGNATED COOK

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They massage the riders after the race. They prepare drinks and protein bars. They also go to the area called the ‘feed zone’ in the middle of the stage to give the riders a bag of food.

PUBLIC RELATIONS The PR’s duty is to take photos that would be used in Team Bahrain Merida’s website and writes a report post-race about the riders - the day’s review, and the next day’s preview. Medical

MEDICAL

The rider’s diet is fundamental to their performance during a race. Hence, Team Bahrain Merida has an appointed cook specialised in the sports industry to serve healthy food for the riders.

The medical team is composed of one doctor and one osteopath. Injuries rarely happen but their presence is important to provide the riders with expert advices and experiences.

THE BIG FAN BASE OF VINCENZO NIBALI

The team’s bus drivers who are very skilled are not just drivers. They also see to it that the bus is always clean to receive guests.

Vincenzo Nibali is the third most famous athlete in Italy. Whenever he would go out, it was like Michael Jackson was there because of many screaming fans. They would sing songs for him, and all were eager to get his autograph. It came to a point where he needed five people to escort him to get to the starting line on time.

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BUS DRIVERS

SPORTS DIRECTORS The sports directors have direct communication with riders during the race where they talk strategies with the team. They update wind speed, road differentials, and motivation speeches to keep the riders going.


LET’S LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER Cycle Safe Bahrain will be seen appearing around the Kingdom over the following months. It is an initiative by PowerUp and TriLife to promote safety and awareness for cyclists and motorists sharing the road.

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THE LONG HOT SU MMER People often tell you that summer is the time to get outside and be active. Well, that is something debatable especially when it comes to the summer in the Middle East. But can you still stay fit and active? Of course you can, with just few things in mind.

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ummer heat can be dangerous if you don’t take the proper precautions. Our summer is not like any other because ours are long and unbearable even at night. If you want to know how to train in the summer, you probably think Google has the answer. However, let me tell you that what Google blurbs out is something that is NOT for you, or for people who stay in the Middle East. Our summer varies from bits of advice talked about online. I found this out once when I was staying in Los Angeles back in 2005. Once the temperature went down, my wife and I thought it would be a good idea to purchase a grill so we can enjoy BBQ on our apartment’s balcony. So I went to buy one only to find out that all the grills have been taken back to the store! The reason was simple, while we use our winter to enjoy BBQ, they do it in the

summer! So word of advice, the only thing you will grill this summer is yourself if you don’t pay careful attention here. The nights are shorter, and the days are longer and much hotter. Before even working out your muscles, you would have already lost al ost all your uids. eplacing your uids is something good, however, losing them and suffering from dryness is not healthy at all. What you should do is focus on two key areas this summer for your training: uid retention and uscle burn. Admit it, sometimes, the sensation of feeling the muscle burn can be addictive. But if we do not shift our training accordingly, we will not feel this sensational burn because we will get drained way before we reach that level as we train outdoors all the time. Therefore, balancing indoor and outdoor training

is extremely vital, with a little tipping the scale towards indoor training.

What you should do is focus on two key areas this summer for your training: fluid retention and muscle burn. In order to retain your uids, you will have to either be outdoors either before

DR. SAQER AL KHALIFA

President, Bahrain Triathlon Association and Assistant Undersecretary for Youth Authorities and Centres of Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs

sunrise or late at night. Warning! Our summer sun is not to be tested at all. Indoor training can be at times interesting. For outdoor lovers, there are ways to emulate outdoor training indoors. There are many tools available today in the market for runners and cyclists. All you need is a bit of investment in this equipment. If you want to know what to do, you can find assive information online, except, what you should search for is ‘How to train during the winter.’ What the West suffers in the winter from extreme climate is something we can learn from for our summer. The good news is that their extreme outdoor unfriendly climate is longer than our summer. There you go, it is not that complicated. Just focus on what’s important. Stay hydrated and do not incorporate your winter program during the summer. Stay safe!

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SEASON-ENDING ULTIMATE TRACK EXPERIENCE Bahrain International Circuit ( I hosted the final lti ate Track Experience of the season. The Clio Cup drive gave motorsport fans an exciting look at the racing capabilities at one of the world’s most famous sports cars. This Renault-manufactured mean machine features a 1.6-litre Turbocharged engine. It can

OPEN TRACK NIGHT Motorsport fans witnessed the ultimate track experience passenger rides. Open Track Night gave participants a chance to take their very own cars or motorbikes for a drive along the world-famous Sakhir desert facility. Friday’s Open Track Night adhered to the highest of international safety standards, although participants were still able to push their vehicles to their very limit. It was truly an action-packed night to remember.

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HYUNDAI’S NEW-GENERATION AZERA MIDDLE EAST LAUNCH Hyundai has unveiled the Middle East version of its All-new Azera large sedan, offering buyers a car that is not only bigger and significantly ore advanced than the model it replaces. Designed and engineered as the carmaker’s top-of-the-range passenger sedan, the sixth generation of the Azera is longer, wider, and taller than ever before, and offers even higher levels of comfort and equipment. On global versions, its top-line engine will be a 3.0-litre V6

generate up to 220bhp and 6,000rpm, and it has a paddle shift racing gearbox and an FIAspecification roll cage and seats. Meanwhile, the drive in the Radical SR1 provided the ultimate adrenaline rush. The SR1 featured an RPE-Suzuki 1,340cc engine which can generate 185bhp. It has a six-speed sequential transverse gearbox, it can go a maximum speed of 138mph, and it launches from zero to 100kph in 3.6 seconds.

delivering a maximum 261 metric horsepower (PS). For Middle East buyers, however, the Azera will come with 3.5 litres and 290 PS (286 HP) as standard, matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission. “The Azera has been very successful for us in the Middle East, and Global Headquarters in Korea has recognised the particularly high importance of the model in the region,” said Mike Song, Hyundai’s Head of Operations for Africa and the Middle East.


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JAGUAR LAND ROVER COMPLIMENTARY AIR CONDITIONING CHECK-UP CAMPAIGN

NEXT GENERATION CONNECTED CARS Volvo Cars have announced a close partnership with Google to develop the next generation of its award-winning in-car infotainment and connectivity solution based on Android, offering access to a wide array of apps and services. The partnership promises to revolutionise how Volvo customers engage and interact with their cars. The extensive catalogue of popular Android apps – developed by

Google, Volvo, or third-party app developers – will offer connected and predictive services in and around the car. “We are making a major strategic step with the Google partnership. Google’s platform and services will enhance the user experience by enabling more personalization possibilities, while Android will o er increased e ibility ro a development perspective,” said Henrik Green, Senior Vice President Research & Development at Volvo Car Group.

Euro Motors announced the launch of the latest campaign: complimentary Air Conditioning Check-up for all Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles more than two years old. Jaguar Land Rover presented complimentary AC servicing opportunity, thereby giving customers complete peace of mind during the summer months. Elaborating on the advantageous campaign, the General Manager of Euro Motors, Mr Paul Yates said, “With the heat of the summer intensifying, we believe that it is vital for our customers to get their air conditioning checked and serviced to ensure absolute peace of mind throughout the entire summer season”.

THE KEY TO A NEW START BEGINS WITH RENAULT RAMADAN OFFERS Y.K. Almoayyed & Sons, exclusive dealers for Renault vehicles in the Kingdom of Bahrain have introduced exciting Ramadan offers this year that gives all customers an extra value. Some of the price points for this Ramadan feature the entire Renault range with the Renault Koleos starting from BD8295/-, Renault Talisman starting from BD 7295/-, Renault Megane starting from BD 5400/-, Renault Captur starting at BD 5595/-, the Renault Duster starting at BD 5295/- and the Renault Symbol starting at BD 3995/-.

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C A R C U S T O M I Z AT I O N

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C A R C U S T O M I Z AT I O N

CAR CARE TIPS Check and change the oil. No single step will help an engine last more than regular oil and filter changes. Flush the cooling system and change coolant once a year. A 50-50 mix of coolant and distilled water will keep the cooling system in good shape and prevent corrosion and deposits from building up inside the cooling system.

BENEFITS OF NANO CERAMIC PROTECT As a result of the connection of molecules preparation on a painted surface in a tight web, it crystallises and creates a resistant and durable protection layer. High-quality products are focused on long-term conservation of individual elements, including the attractive appearance of the vehicle. With driving conditions here in Bahrain and the Middle East, Nano Ceramic Protect offers the customer a level of protections against everyday nicks and scratches a vehicle may encounter while driving on the roads. It provides a protective layer against grime, dirt and other aspects of nature that may cause your car to become dusty and dirty. It creates a hydrophobicity effect where dirt and grime are quickly washed away due to their inability to fir ly stic to the cera ic layer of protection. It has high temperatures resistance, no vulnerability on corrosion or oxidation, resistance to che ical co pounds in uences, deep and rich in colour, high paint glow, and covering does not submit to was (it can be removed only by paint polishing)

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CERTIFIED INSTALLERS OF NANO CERAMIC PROTECT Opening its doors in 2013, HiEnd Automotive, started by Mr. Gilbert Younes, is one of the best Car Customization shops in Bahrain. i- nd is the only certified installers o Nano era ic rotect, a first o its kind in Nano Ceramic Technology, in the GCC. Nano Ceramic Protect is a surface protection product that deals with paintwork protection, such as upholstery and glass. The structure of the products is based on high standards of nanotechnology. The Nano Ceramic Protect products owe a hardness certificate, which is an attest that certifies the highest protection coverings endurance.

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NUTRITION

THE FASTING AND THE FIT

100% MICELLAR CASEIN OVERVIEW

If you’re an athlete who trains hard, then you know the value of supplementing your diet with high-quality protein. Protein can help you recover faster and get stronger. While many athletes do a great job of consuming enough protein during the day, they overlook one of the BEST times for muscle growth and recover y—night time. The exper ts say you can still maintain your fitness during the holy month, that’s right.

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uring your eight or more hours of sleep, your body can go catabolic—meaning that it starts to break down muscle tissue. That’s why the smartest athletes address this problem by eating the right protein before bedtime.

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LABRADA 100% PREMIUM MICELLAR CASEIN PROTEIN This is a slowly digested milk protein that is high in muscle building amino acids, making it perfect for nighttime use or any other time that you need a protein that will “stay with you” for several hours. So how does it work? Casein in its micellar form has a unique molecular structure. It forms a “gel” in our stomach as it reacts with gastric uids. Consuming micellar casein before bedtime elevates muscle building amino acids in your bloodstream for

GLUTEN FREE prolonged periods of up to 7 hours, thereby allowing your body to repair and build muscle tissue while you sleep. Labrada’s Casein Protein packs 24g of high-quality casein in each serving, which provides over 5 grammes of naturally occurring branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), which are critical components of muscular recovery and growth. Labrada Casein Protein also contains 5 grammes of Glutamine and

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HAVE A SPA-TASTIC DAY Make time for a little R&R during the Holy Month at the VIE Lifestyle Lab. Take a time off and experience this precious haven and you’ll no doubt be looking forward to experiencing it again next time.

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Personalised massage therapies from different parts of the world, designed to soothe aches and pains, reduce muscle tension and stress, using potent natural oils.

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Professional treatments aimed at making the client FEEL and LOOK younger with a powerful combination of nature and science. Using natural plant-based, antiageing products combined with the latest cutting-edge facials, we aim to reduce wrinkles, lift and tone skin and restore a youthful glow to your complexion.

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REVITALIZATION

Fast, safe and healthy weight loss and total body detox programs of 3 to 30 days, including colonic hydrotherapy, detoxification diets, exercise, herbal/mud/ seaweed wraps and reflexology.

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Become immersed in a calm setting while enjoying the spa treatment. Reenergise your mind and body guaranteed to help you regain the balance and focus needed for a healthy life. No stress, no hassle, this is just what you need.

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Skin renewal VIE Ramadan Retreat

A 90 minute Luxury spa package which includes 30 minute full body scrub infused with gold elements followed by a 60 minute Relaxing Massage.

Improves blood circulation and oxygenation Reduce the appearance of cellulite Body Detox Muscle relaxation

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NUTRITION

BEAT YOUR PERSONAL BEST VITAMINS AND SUPPLEMENTS FOR TRAINING AND RACE DAY

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ost athletes strive for a well-balanced diet, but even conscientious eaters can miss out on key nutrients.The foods and nutritional supplements that you choose can significantly a ect your physical activity when you are training as a weekend warrior, a body builder or if you simply want to lose a few extra pounds!Read on and discover some supplements that can help achieve your activity goals.

PROTEIN

Whey To Go

ENERGY SUPPORT

Solgar D-Ribose Powder DEALING WITH JOINT PAIN

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FOR RACE DAY

MetRx Power-packed protein bars are a great tasting way to fuel up on demand. MET-Rx’s Chocolate Fudge Deluxe Protein Plus bar is packed with 30 - 32 grams of protein, offering helping hand in maintaining lean muscle mass and an active lifestyle.

Solgar7 brings together bio-active nutrients that work to create a fast acting approach for occasional ‘tweaks’ and joint stresses brought on by exercise, sport or physical activity With increased mobility and e ibility, olgar can help you to pursue the activities you love and get back on track…fast!

D-ribose (ribose) is a natural five-carbon sugar that is present in every cell of the body. Ribose is a crucial component in the energy process because it makes energy compounds and keeps them in cells. Research has shown D-ribose’s positive effects on heart support, muscle support, and tissue energy synthesis. D-Ribose may be particularly useful for athletes who are exercising extensively and depleting energy reserves.

OVERALL FITNESS AND WELLNESS

Spatone Iron is an essential mineral for carrying oxygen around your body, helping maintain energy, normal cognitive function and a healthy immune system. Intense training lowers iron levels and in turn may lead to a reduction in performance and increased fatigue. Since exercise decreases iron absorption, for athletes, we recommend taking iron supplements several hours before or after exercise. ALL PRODUCTS LISTED ARE AVAILABLE AT NASSER PHARMACY

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Whey protein is a key constituent in the diet of sportsmen and women and those who like to eep fit and active. hey has the highest biological value (bioavailability) of any protein and comprises an a ino-acid profile that is almost identical to skeletal muscle. For both endurance and strength athletes, the ingestion of whey protein after training is associated with quicker recovery andimprovements in training.

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Let’s SPICY Chili Nachos and Cheese

What a wonder ful time to live, no need to give up treats! We’ve found something that can satisfy your cravings guilt-free. Check out these per fect treats especially this Ramadan season.

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iscover popcorn the way it was meant to be, to make you blissful! Let’s popcorn took popcorn into a whole new level. It has taken steps further than anyone else. It is the first local company in Bahrain providing customers with unique ‘mushroom” gourmet popcorn. Aside from observing the American standards, the popcorn is locally prepared with its own secret recipes. It is committed to the best quality of each popcorn kernel, highest quality ingredients and healthiest cooking methods. Who wouldn’t go crazy happy about this stuff?

Salt and Vinegar

Craving for that great taste and good fun rolled into one snack? This is a crowd favourite! A unique combination of air popped popcorn with vinegar and salt which tastes divine.

WHAT MAKES IT DIFFERENT? All flavours are air-popped (Oil-Free), which maintain the maximum nutrition facts for each popcorn kernel. It is the popcorn that doesn’t taste like a popcorn!

SURPRISING BENEFITS OF POPCORN REGULATES BLOOD SUGAR LOWERS CHOLESTEROL LEVELS IMPROVES DIGESTIVE PROCESS PROTECTS AGAINST OSTEOPOROSIS PREVENTS CANCER

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This flavour is perfect when your grumbling tummy demands that you feed it while watching your favourite movie. Bringing the taste of Mexico to Bahrain, this will leave your taste buds wanting more!

Let’s SWEET Let’s SALTY

Diet Caramel Coffee

Kettle Corn

The Diet friendly caramel Coffee with 70% Less calories, 70% less everything. Indulge in this shiny golden brown caramel with strong Italian coffee aroma.

The finest mix & melt popping corn with the right amount of salt and pure organic sugar. It leaves a thin shell of salty sweetness goodie.

Vanilla Cream

Enjoy the rich vanilla whipped cream taste coating air popped popcorn. This is a must try for ice cream lovers but healthier this time.

Let’s SPECIAL Coco-stachio

If you’re a fan of dark chocolates and pistachio, then you’ve found your match. This golden caramel dipped in dark chocolate and tropical coconut is sprinkled with roasted pistachio to satisfy your palates.

Digestive Nutella (Ninja)

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This is a flavour we all love, nutella! This air-popped popcorn and caramel has a hint of nutella dipped in peanut butter coated digestive biscuit.

Tamrya - Dates Tamrya is the name from the wonderful past, mixed with the trendy present. Dig in to these healthy air popped popcorn coated with light caramel and gourmet dates.


NUTRITION

WE HEART HEALTHY CHOCOLATES This is not a drill. We repeat, this is not a drill! You can actually enjoy chocolates without so much of guilt. What makes this product stand out from the rest? Well, dig in and let us tell you more.

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are Chocolates is the ultimate comfort food with a twist. It is a home-grown brand ethically produced chocolate bars. ith a total o eleven avours, it is y li ate certified, gluten- ree, non, and co es in biodegradable pac aging. any o the avours are vegan. None o the chocolates contain e ulsifiers or artificial additives which makes this a healthy pleasure.

Nutritional info per 100g (1 full bar of chocolate)

MILK CHOCOLATE WITH HA ZELNUTS

DARK CHOCOLATE WITH LEMON, GINGER AND PEPPER

An irresistible creamy milk chocolate with whole roasted hazelnuts where you can’t help but take more than one square because the taste is so dreamy.

If you are the type of person who loves spicy chocolate, this one is made just for you. It’s completely different from anything else you’ve tried.

CALORIES

CALORIES

607 kcal FAT

DARK CHOCOLATE WITH COCOA NIBS The superfood bar! This one is for the health conscious. It’s high in antio idants, avonoids, magnesium, and so much more!

CALORIES

DARK CHOCOLATE WITH CARAMEL CRUNCH AND SEA SALT If you love salted caramel, then you have to try this as it brings out the avour to another level!

CALORIES

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FAT

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CARBOHYDRATES

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PROTEIN

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TIPS FOR ENJOYING BARE CHOCOLATES In baking, replace the packaged chocolate chips in your favourite cookie recipe with chopped Milk Chocolate and you will definitely taste the difference in quality. Similarly, the white chocolate, 55% dark and 71% dark chocolate flavours are all excellent when used in making cakes, brownies, etc. For more information: Bare Chocolates @barechocolates

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RECIPE

DR REEMA MAZEN OTHMAN Clinical Dietitian Symmetria

CHICKEN CURRY UNDER 500 CALORIES

INGREDIENTS:

Eat healthily without having to skip your favourite foods. Prepare chicken curr y at under 500 calories and is ready in less than an hour. Check out this simple and delicious recipe.

1 teaspoon ginger zest

500 g chicken breast without skin and cut as desired Medium onion Century pepper (to taste) 2 garlic cloves 2 tsp curry ½ teaspoon nutmeg ½ tablespoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon Hill 2 teaspoon zest a lemon

ENERGY

168

KCAL

PROTEIN

26.5

2 tbsp lemon juice ¾ cup yoghurt ½ cup water ½ cup of coconut milk

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Pinch of salt Tablespoon olive oil

HOW TO PREPARE

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Smashing Style SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS NOWADAYS DON’ T ONLY NEED KEEP UP WITH THE BEST SKILLS; THEY NEED TO BE IN THEIR BEST SHAPE AND STYLE AS WELL. LET ’S LOOK AT WHAT ’S HOT IN THE WORLD OF TENNIS FASHION.

The Lacoste Novak Djokovic collection is a line of per formance products that fuse functionality with style. All the collection items were engineered from materials handpicked for their quality and per formance. Ever y detail is geared towards comfor t: ergonomic stitching prevents chaffing while the cuts bring about ease of movement. Novak Djokovic’s signature is printed on the left sleeve of the polo shir t whose graphics are inspired by the lines of a tennis cour t. Var ying touches of blue, white and red challenge the plain background to bring about a relaxed and quintessentially French style. White or black shor ts come to complete the silhouette. POWERUP | JUNE 2017

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FA S H I O N

SWIM FOR A CAUSE : TE MANA O TE MOANA Vilebrequin s’engage auprès de l’association «Te mana o te moana» oeuvrant pour la protection des tortues marines en Polynésie française. Le Studio Vilebrequin dessine pour l’occasion un costume de bain dont une partie des ventes sera reversée à l’association. Nouvelle édition disponible à partir de Février 2017.

Vilebrequin is joining forces with the french polynesian organization «Te mana o te moana» to protect the future of sea turtles. Vilebrequin Studio has released an exclusive swimsuit, of which part of the sales will be donated to the charity for every swimsuit sold. New edition available in Febuary 2017.

"ZEN" IS THE NEW COLLECTION FROM VILEBREQUIN. WARM AND RADIANT SHADES, CLEAN AND ETHEREAL CUTS, BALANCED SILHOUETTES AND SYMMETRICAL MOTIFS THAT SEEM TO WASH OVER THE BODY… EACH PIECE IN THE COLLECTION WAS DESIGNED TO PROMOTE A STRONG SENSE OF SELFCOMMUNION AND HARMONY WITH OUR NATURAL SURROUNDINGS. POWERUP | JUNE 2017

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Active Look: On The Go The Milkshake jacket and long legging are designed to keep the active women always in style. This outfit is per fect for the colder months, as well as a great base layer for outdoor spor ts. Popularly worn when travelling for a comfor table put together outfit. Jacket Garment

Legging Garment High waistband for full shape and coverage when working out Squat Proof these leggings do not go see-through when bending over Front hidden inner pocket for a handheld free workout Flat Seam stitch for anti-chafing Made with premium fabrics to keep your garment looking brand new even after multiple washes The hidden words of affirmation in the Milkshake leggings are: Agility, Energy, and Determination. For more information: Tru Active Tel. +973 33942621

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High neck soft collar keeps your body warmed up when exposed to changing temperatures. Half zip available to cool your body after your workout. All seams are flat seamed for total comfor t and stretch. Thumbholes to prevent sleeves from rolling up, and to keep hands warmer during outdoor activities. Leaving your fingers exposed to regulate body heat and dr y up the sweat.


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THE BE ST OF R AMADAN FA SHION C OLLECTION THE RELEASE OF RAMADAN-INSPIRED COLLECTIONS WITH A SERIES OF GLAM STARTING FROM STYLISH SHOES, JEWELRIES AND BAGS ARE PERFECT GIFTS FOR YOUR LOVED ONES THIS SEASON. HERE IS OUR ROUND UP OF SOME OF THE BEST COLLECTION PIECES WHICH WILL MAKE YOU SHINE AT EVERY GATHERING ON YOUR CALENDAR. IN FACT, YOU WILL SURELY WANT TO WEAR THESE ALL-YEAR ROUND!

The collection is available at Dune London stores in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain. The price for the collection ranges from AED 349 to AED 899.

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CHARMING CHARLIE THE UNIQUE EVENING HANDBAGS IN A WIDE RANGE OF STYLES, COLORS AND FABRICATIONS PERFECT FOR MATCHING TO ANY OUTFIT. THE STUNNING ASSORTMENT OF TEX TURED CLUTCHES, BEADED WRISTLETS AND SHIMMERING MESH CROSS-BODIES ARE PERFECT FOR A SPECIAL OCCASION. THE MIXED METAL JEWELRY AND HAIR ACCESSORIES ARE AVAILABLE IN SILVER, GOLD, OR STARDUST AND FEATURE DELICATE PEARL AND RHINESTONE DETAILS. A WIDE RANGE OF EYE-CATCHING BRACELETS, RINGS, NECKLACES AND EARRINGS ARE PERFECT FOR TURNING HEADS.

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NETFIT TECHNOLOGY ENHANCES FIT AND SUPPORTS BY COMBINING A HIGH GRADE ENGINEERED NET WITH FORM-FIT TING BASE MATERIALS. WITH NET TED MESH, USERS WILL NOW HAVE COMPLETE CONTROL AND VERSATILITY OVER HOW THEY LACE UP.

From the track to the gym, to the street, the innovation teams at PUMA have developed five different lacing options using NETFIT Technology to help provide guidance, but the possibilities to lace are endless. The five lacing systems include: Standard Lacing: for runners who need minimal suppor t; Stability Lacing: for runners who need additional medial suppor t Wide Foot Lacing: for runners with wider feet that need extra room Narrow Foot Lacing: for runners with narrow feet Heel Suppor t lacing: for runners who prefer a tighter fit around the heel.

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Hublot’s Big Bang Meca-10 Magic Gold watch has won first prize in the “Best of the Best” categor y at the Red Dot Awards.

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TECH GEAR

WHEN BEAUTY AND TECH COMBINES What happens when technology gives the beauty and health industry a makeover? You get the best and most futuristic products on the market any of us could hope for.

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epetitive acute percussion therapy relieves uscle tension, nots, spas s, aches and pains. assage helps release trigger points, increase blood ow, rela uscles and gain a greater range o otion. Ideal or use on areas such as a nec , bac , legs and eet.

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GROOMING

HAVE A PERFECT HAIRDAY THIS SUMMER Summer is here and our hair gets easily damaged and dried by the sun. Who says you can’t have that perfect hair day? One of the stylists from Elie & Jean talked about the essentials to make every day this summer the best hair day ever. ALWAYS USE A CONDITIONER AFTER YOU SHAMPOO If you don’t condition and only shampoo, it will make the hair look a bit fluffier. Sulfate-free shampoo should be used especially this summer.

NEVER LEAVE THE HOUSE WITH WET HAIR Whether you air or blowdry, make sure it’s completely dry and seal it with an anti-frizz serum

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USE THE RIGHT BRUSH TO HAVE THE PERFECT BLOW DRY A brush with dense, uneven bristles gives a smoother blow dry. The brush needs to grip the hair and generate enough tension or the end result won’t be as smooth.

SHOWER WITH LUKEWARM WATER We all love to take a hot, steamy shower, but this is not

the best thing for hair. When the water is too hot, it can strip the essential oils from your hair and scalp. This leads to dryness, which can lead to an itchy scalp, and can leave your hair looking lackluster.

TRIM YOUR HAIR ONCE A MONTH The best looking hair is always the hair that is freshly trimmed. By trimming your hair on a regular basis, you can help eliminate split ends and potential frizz.

AVOID WEARING HATS AND PONYTAILS If you wear a hat or a ponytail that’s too tight, you could be causing damage to your hair.


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THE BEST SALON EXPERIENCE UNIQUE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE The customer experience is what makes this company stand out. Aside from their good looking and stylish staff, they are all highly qualified to take care of your crowning glory which garnered the customers’ loyalty.

HAIR TREATMENTS BY TIGI TIGI HAIR REBORN This is designed to rejuvenate hair and return hair to its natural, youthful best.

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BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT It is known to be the most effective treatment. Through the use of innovative and breakthrough bonding technologies, this improves the health and condition of the hair by creating a protective protein layer around the hair shaft to eliminate frizz and smooth the cuticle.

THEY KEEP CUSTOMERS INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS The staff keeps the customers involved and informed during the service delivery process. This makes the customers less anxious and mitigates unpleasant surprises. The stylists regularly informs the customer beforehand what he would do, gets the customer agreement along the way and explains again at the end what he did.

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MOBILE APPS

Thanks to your smartphone, there are beauty resources available and more reliable than ever! They couldn’t be any easier to utilize too. Here are some of the latest apps forward-thinking women are going to love.

Stash Beauty

Beautycraft

A DIY beauty app full of natural beauty recipes for making face masks, cleansers, body scrubs, bath soaks and bath bombs. It also has a natural beauty Ingredients A-Z, listing their benefits. The step by step guide features quick and easy to follow recipes with great pictures.

You can sync this app with the products you use, and it keeps track of when you’ll run out of products, notifying you when it’s time to re-up. You can also access different shops from a number of popular beauty destinations including Sephora, Drugstore and Nordstrom and buy from any combination of them with one quick checkout.

Makeup Guru

From celebrity photos to tutorial videos, this app allows you to take the latest beauty trends into your own hands! The app takes celebrity makeup and creates user friendly tutorials that you can use for any everyday or special occasion look.

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Beautylish

Whether you are looking for tutorials for a super smoky eye, or the famous Kim Kardashian contour, this is your one-stop-app! Not only can you watch videos and fill your online cart with beauty products from product lines like Urban Decay and EOS, but it’s also a vast community where you can review products and chat with other beauty addicts.


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