5 Ways I keep Lent Healthy & Exciting

February 20, 2018

Healthy lent for me is exciting, it’s a healthy fresh start for my body and mind. This holy period allows me to create healthier habits that last beyond these 40 days.  Also I find it amazing that during these 40 days many people are capable of controlling their cravings and committing to a different lifestyle whether it was food or habit related. Even though it may get tough, pushing through will do wonders to your soul!  

Worried about giving up meat and chicken?

If you are giving up meat and chicken and worried about your protein intake this one’s for you! The most obvious substitute is fish such as salmon, tuna, shrimps etc. Even though there are many fish in the sea it doesn’t mean it’s the only source. During lent you’re gonna learn to love legumes! Chickpeas, lentils, beans and peas are the heart of many healthy dishes. Explore new recipes and you’ll find yourself loving them 365 days a year!


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Best Christmas Gifts in Lebanon for the Fitness/Nutrition lover!

November 30, 2016

We present to you the best Christmas gift in Lebanon this season for the yoga, fitness and nutrition lover.

As November ends, the festive season slowly unfolds itself with all the twinkle and glitter.  Christmas is getting nearer; and this means it is time to take out your Christmas tree and start thinking about getting your beloved ones a gift that they will cherish all year long.


Well think no longer.  With our fabulous range of gifts, you can not only wish your beloved ones a Merry Christmas, but also a Healthy Happy Christmas!


This year we have an expanded selection of gift ideas to cater to different tastes that you can check out below:


  1. Jawbone UP2/UP3/UPmove fitness and activity tracker


These latest fitness gadget/bracelet are as stylish and tech-savvy as trackers get.  Whether you’re on the run or sound asleep, these trackers will generate incredible insight on your activity to fulfill your fitness goals.


We currently have on stock different colors of UP2 + UP3 + UPmove and are selling a limited amount at a better price than many of our competitors.


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6 Steps to a Healthy Ramadan

June 11, 2016

Fasting in Ramadan, is it healthy or not? Well, it depends on what you put in your body! Even though Ramadan is a spiritual month, it is a great opportunity to  also benefit your body. Fasting, if done correctly, can decrease your risk of heart disease and diabetes, boost your mental health and help you break addictions. 

This post is written by Rola Ghaddar, US registered Dietitian and Nutritionist at Healthy Happy Us, a nutrition and sports diet center in Lebanon.



How to do it right? It is very simple, follow these 6 steps to help you stay healthy and happy this Ramadan. 


Step 1- Stay well hydrated 

It is very crucial to avoid dehydration during Ramadan. It will make you feel tired and dizzy, it can also lead to constipation, headache and dry skin.  And trust me, you don’t want that in Ramadan. Make sure you drink at least 8-10 cups between iftar and suhoor.

8-10 cups of water are crucial in Ramadan

8-10 cups of water are crucial in Ramadan


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Breastfeeding in Lebanon: Let’s Stop the Violations!

March 02, 2016

Breastfeeding makes the world healthier, smarter and more equal! According to a new Lancet series, the death of over 800,000 children and 20,000 mothers can be prevented only by BREASTFEEDING, not to mention the US $300 billion of economic savings. 


So, What About Breastfeeding Rates? 

The breastfeeding rates in many countries around the world including Lebanon are declining decade after decade. Studies in Lebanon showed that only 14.9% of infants are being exclusively breastfed until the age of 6 months. Whereas the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding until the age of 6 months and starting solids after that while continuing breastfeeding until 2 years or above. This means only 1 out 7 women in Lebanon are exclusively breastfeeding until 6 months. Now that is a low rate! 


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6 Lebanese Proverbs to say: Healthy Happy Independence Day!

November 22, 2015

As Lebanon celebrates its Independence today, we bring you some Healthy and Happy advice inspired by some deeply rooted Lebanese proverbs:


مجدرة ولبن، عافية على البدن   – Mjaddara with yogurt is good health to the body


Mjadara Healthy Happy Us

The quintessential Lebanese dish! Regardless of whether it is blended, made with bulgur or with rice, Mjaddara is a vegetarian dish with great nutritional value. It contains carbohydrates, proteins and with a side dish of yogurt, it really is “good health to the body.” Lentils provide a great source of fiber – 100g of Lentils provides the average adult with 122% of their need. This number is even higher if it is made with bulgur! Which brings me to the next proverb:


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On World Diabetes Day, we ask: How is Lebanon Doing?

November 14, 2015

Saturday, November 14 is World Diabetes Day. We’ve gathered the 5 facts you should know about this disease:

  1. There are 3 types of Diabetes:
    Type 1, common in children.
    Type 2, the most common type and is associated with being overweight or obese and usually occurs in adults. The rates of type 2 diabetes in children is on the rise.
    Gestational, specific to pregnant women and puts them at a higher risk of Type 2 diabetes in the future.
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  2. Diabetes Mellitus is 4th of Lebanon’s top causes of death and research shows it’s on the rise! YOU or someone YOU LOVE may be at risk!

    WHO Publish Date: May 2014

    WHO Publish Date: May 2014

  3. A study in Lebanon showed a strong association between a diet high in refined grains (pasta, deserts, white bread, breakfast cereals & desserts) and fast food and type 2 diabetes.

  4. The same study showed that people who follow a traditional Lebanese diet high in olives and olive oil, fruits and vegetables, low fat dairy, traditional Lebanese dishes and whole wheat bread are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

  5. The most common symptoms of diabetes type 1 and type 2 are:
    • Urinating more often than usual, particularly at night
    • Feeling very thirsty
    • Feeling very tired
    • Cuts or wounds that heal slowly
    • Blurred vision caused by the lens of the eye becoming dry


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