Health and Weight Loss

Yoga. My new addiction.

Yoga. My new addiction.

20 Feb, '172 Comments

Yoga was one of those things that I thought house-wives and mystics would while away their time in. The images I saw on the internet certainly supported this view. It’s no surprise that I veered away from Yoga. I’m a healthy and strong individual dedicated to an all-round gym experience, through this hard work, I […]

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The creep of weight gain

The creep of weight gain

23 Sep, '160 Comments

I’ve let myself go over the past couple of months and my weight has been creeping up. Well, I’ve been on holiday for a couple of weeks to Scotland and it was a bit stressful at work the last few months. Note that I’m not beating myself up for this. This is nothing to the […]

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What is depression?

What is depression?

3 Jun, '160 Comments

Not many people understand depression, including me. I found this on TED that might contribute to a better understanding. Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world; in the United States, close to ten percent of adults struggle with the disease. But because it’s a mental illness, it can be a lot harder […]

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No Sweets October

No Sweets October

12 Oct, '152 Comments

Here’s a commitment I made: To me, October = No sweets / no cakes / no biscuits / no chocolate month. Allowing myself one fruit a day. Just because. Anyone fancy joining me in this quest? Posted by Mahmood Al-Yousif on Thursday, October 1, 2015 No sweets October. How does that grab you? Doable? I honestly […]

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No sympathy for fat people

No sympathy for fat people

26 Aug, '152 Comments

None. Because I was one and know from my own experience that the solution is in one’s own hands – and mouth – and no one else’s. Brutal. Honest. And true. So stop your whining and just get on with it. Let me tell you how I got it done. Determination Commitment Sacrifice, and A vision […]

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Body signals, and why I should have listened to them

Body signals, and why I should have listened to them

1 Jul, '143 Comments

What I thought was simple enough muscle strain due to the half-marathon I completed in Athens in May, and is fixable by physio therapy, turned out to be a lot more severe! A couple of weeks after my return, I thought to finally listen to my body signals and go see a specialist. I consulted […]

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The first 10k run experience

The first 10k run experience

7 Mar, '141 Comment

On a chance discussion about my new new self with my friend Karla Solano one day, I mentioned that I’m enjoying running. For the first time in my life, I could actually run an uninterrupted 30 minutes at a respectable pace on the treadmill. Me being me, I wanted to go to the next step […]

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Weight Target Reached

Weight Target Reached

14 Oct, '1314 Comments

Starting from 116.5 kgs on 9 June 2013, I’m at 91 kgs today. That’s a reduction of 25.5 kgs in weight – or 56 lbs or 4 stones for those still holding on to past glories 😉 I’ve also gone down from wearing size 48″ trousers to 36″. Not too shabby! The regime I followed […]

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Pigs Flu Jabs Inaugurated in Bahrain with Minister

Pigs Flu Jabs Inaugurated in Bahrain with Minister

8 Nov, '0911 Comments

Our Minister of Health Dr. Faisal Al-Hamer together with top “influencers” including businessman Farouq Al-Moayyed, ex-MoH undersecretary Abdulaziz Hamza and a bevy of other personages too were the first to be given the H1N1 vaccine in Bahrain.

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