16 May 2010
Obstetrics and in virtro fertilization consultant Dr. Sharif Basha Seif has said that the majority of religious institutions, including the Orthodox Church and Al-Azhar University, permit the use of fertility treatments for married couples...
11 May 2010
The current heat wave hitting Cairo is an announcement of the summer's arrival. Understandably, some Cairo residents spend their weekends on the beaches of the North Coast or Red Sea. Those who cannot leave the city might want to spend...
27 Apr 2010
The first report to include comprehensive data on adult tobacco consumption in Egypt has been prepared by the Ministry of Health, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics, and the World Health Organization.
26 Apr 2010
The pumping season has arrived: this is the time of the year when everyone suddenly remembers that the summer is almost here and they need to pump it up stat for those fast approaching beach vacations.
As a fitness instructor, I know that...
21 Apr 2010
"It's a leadership thing," one female client says, leaving a fitness studio after a cardio class. "Men hate to be told how to do anything. They always assume that just being a man gives them the right to be a leader. How do you expect them...
09 Apr 2010
For those of you who want to lead a healthy lifestyle and lose weight but cringe at the thought of ditching the mouth-watering chocolate bars and the calorie-packed take-out food, be assured, you can get used to anything, including super...
21 Mar 2010
At 9:30 AM this morning, I took delivery of the juices that were going to feed me for the first day of my Urban Cleanse--and, hopefully, thoroughly detoxify my body. In the bag I was given, I found four products: three kinds of juice in...
18 Mar 2010
Crowded streets, pollution and busy jobs can all add up to serious stress. Fortunately, there's an all-too-easy way to calm yourself down: simply breathe.
The Maulana Azad Center for Indian Culture (MACIC) in Cairo teaches Hatha Yoga...
11 Mar 2010
I have been living in Cairo for the past two and a half years, and unsurprisingly, the combination of street food, pollution, noise, and little sleep has worn me out.
So when I came across the “Urban Cleanse” five-day program...
04 Mar 2010
A kickboxing workout is high-energy and strenuous. Amr Shinawy leads his class through a kick warm-up and then a sparring and kicking routine. Shinawy pushes his students to follow form and prepares them with a series of stretches,...