Fit in fitness to lower Breast Cancer risks
Updated on 04 October 2016

Thousands of breast cancer cases could be avoided, if we simply embrace an active lifestyle. The pain of chemotherapy, the uncertainty of its recurrence and its many psychological effects make it a dreaded disease. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the region’s leading fitness experts at Fitness First are sharing some insights on what you can do to reduce your risks.

Be the first line of defence when it comes to Breast Cancer. Make way for lifestyle changes such as going alcohol and smoke-free, eating a balanced and nutritious diet and conducting self-examination tests. But controlling your weight through a fit and active lifestyle is most important because it can reduce breast cancer risks substantially. Your optimum weight could differ vastly from someone else’s, which is why it is essential you talk to your doctor, a nutritionist or a fitness-trainer to understand how best to keep your weight in check.

Fitness First experts recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate activity per week. This can be broken down into 30 minutes of exercise 5 times per week. To set the ball rolling, you could start off with these simple activities:

1. Brisk Walking - Walking and brisk walking can do wonders to your weekly fitness routine. Try and increase the number of times and amount of time you walk daily. For 30 minutes, try a combination of walking, brisk walking and jogging, adjusting your pace depending on energy levels.

2. Cycling - Dedicated cycling tracks and community parks allow us ample opportunities to jump on the bike. With minimal equipment and little planning, cycling is the best way to help you deal with your energy-spend and calorie-burn. Combine it with a fitness app or your very own MYZONE belt to track your progress and keep the momentum going.

3. Zumba/Aerobics - Dance to the beat and let the moves do more good to your body than just lifting your spirits. 30 minutes of Zumba or Aerobics three times a week will do wonders for your immunity, strength and overall fitness. That’s not all, a Zumba and Aerobics group class provides extra motivation and lets you enjoy the competitive feeling with like-minded people.

4. Water Aerobics/Swimming - Dive into fitness with swimming. If you need more action, then an expert led water aerobics session is where you’ve got to be. With no pressure on your joints and a full body workout, swimming and water aerobics are one of the best fitness routines to take up.

5. Body Weight Training - A variety of push-ups, squats, lunges and jumps are waiting to be explored. Speak to a Fitness First expert and discover which body weight exercises you can include in your fitness routine.

Fitness First has been committed to Breast Cancer Awareness for many years now with their annual adrenalin pumping session of Zumbathon. This year’s ’Party in Pink’ is happening on the 23rd October at Fitness First Meadows.

Go ahead; get active and stay healthy.

Call 800 FITNESS (348 6377), visit www.fitnessfirstme.com or log on to www.facebook.com/fitnessfirstme.

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Fitness First is a global brand that originated in the UK. Backed by over 17 years experience, the fitness chain has grown into a network of over 380 clubs, with over 1 million members in more than 15 countries worldwide.
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Journeys taken by taxis has grown to their highest level compared to previous years
The ice show will be held on 6 and 7 January 2023 at Coca-Cola Arena
The festival will be held from 15 December to 29 January 2023
The event will be held on 24 November
The singer will perform on 8 October at the Coca Cola Arena
Get ready for an exciting long weekend because Dubai has thrilling events, activities, concerts, musicals, and more to ensure you're thoroughly entertained.
A free yoga event will be held on Wednesday, 21 June at Danube Sports World for International Yoga Day
Enjoy an active break with these fun things for kids to do this summer.
Dubai-ites brace yourselves, Tunes DXB is back by popular demand, offering an impressive line-up of live music during the Dubai Shopping Festival.
Amazing events to make this weekend a fun one!
Prepare for an unforgettable musical journey as the legendary American R&B group Boyz II Men, comprising Wanya Morris, Nathan Morris, and Shawn Stockman, return to Dubai on 28 April.
The event will be held on 14 October at City Walk
The market will open to the public from 13 October
Make this weekend a fun one with these amazing events
Winter has begun, and with the onset of winter, Dubai’s most loved open-air VOX cinema is back with a cool new look! Now called Vox Moonlight, it's on the rooftop of Galleria Mall on Al Wasl Road, where all the action is happening.
If you're looking to make the most of the upcoming weekend, Discover Dubai has you covered with the ultimate guide to all the events happening in the Emirate. 
The new season will offer new attractions, shows, shopping offers and food concepts
Fill your weekend with all the activities and enjoyment!
Dubai-ites, brace yourselves - the UNTOLD music festival is all set to make its Middle East debut in Dubai from 15 to 18 February. The four-day music festival will feature talented artists on the scene and these artists will light up the stage.
The Hatta Honey Festival is back for its eighth edition, running until 31 December. Launched by Dubai Municipality, the five-day festival supports the beekeeping industry in Dubai and the UAE.
Marvel enthusiasts, brace yourselves for the ultimate experience! You are in for a treat with an extraordinary opportunity to dive into the Marvel Universe like never before
Make this weekend a fun one!
Time to make the weekend interesting!
Great events to enjoy this weekend!
The Dubai Esports and Games Festival will come back for its third edition from 19 April to 5 May. Presented by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment, the DEF 2024 edition aims to offer an extraordinary lineup of events.
Top things to do in Downtown Dubai, DIFC, Business Bay, Al Meydan and Dubai Design District
One of the biggest and most popular Sufi singers in Pakistan and globally, Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, is set to perform in Dubai on Friday, 29 December 2023 at Coca-Cola Arena.
American comedian and podcaster Andrew Schulz will perform on 22 October at Etihad Arena, Yas Island
Fun activities for the last week of the month!
Dubai-ites get ready to be spooked as Dubai Parks and Resorts is all set to turn into a haunted wonderland from 30 September for six chilling weeks.
Delight in laughs with Angelo Tsarouchas, Kate Barron and Stephen Carlin!
Exciting events to check out this weekend
The show will feature live entertainment, aerialists and special effects and lighting
The festival will run in the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood from 15 to 24 March
The show will be held on 3 September at the Coca Cola Arena
The renowned American rapper and singer Denzel Curry will perform on 12 October at Bla Bla Dubai
The exhibition will be held till 30 October
The festival will be held till 16 October
From laughter shows, concerts and more, there is something for all to enjoy!
Time for some festive fun throughout December!
Another week, some more activities
Discover Dubai has curated the ultimate weekend guide, ensuring you experience the best of entertainment and excitement in the Emirates. 
The singer will perform on 21 December at 8pm
Now that Iris Dubai will be moving back to its Meydan location tonight, 5 October, we can tell you for sure that you wouldn’t be running out of things to do anytime soon.
Exciting news for Marvel enthusiasts! It's time to dust off your capes and masks because the Marvel Universe LIVE is bringing iconic superheroes like Spider-Man, The Avengers, and Guardians of the Galaxy to Dubai.
The firework show will be held at 10pm at Dubai Festival City Mall
The musical will run from 3 to 12 October at Dubai Opera
The Coldplay concert will be held on 4 February, with the Queen showcase held on 3 and 4 March
Take a look at some of the different staycations you can try in Dubai and across the UAE.
The award winning comedian is appearing for one night only on 25 March
The musical show will be run from 13 to 15 May
Are you missing travelling and exploring new places? Even with us being confined to our homes, you can still keep discovering new places through complimentary virtual tours arranged by digital platform Google Arts and Culture.
Enjoy a spectacular show this National Day
The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, the biggest celebration of stories and ideas in the region, is set to come back from 31 January to 6 February 2024 at the Intercontinental, Dubai Festival City.
Enjoy sales up to 90% off from 26 to 28 May
Things to check out this weekend
The event will be held from 16 to 18 December
The event will be held on 20 May at Zero Gravity
This year's edition will run from 1 to 6 February
Special shows will be held at Dubai Festival City at 7.30pm and 8.30pm with the Russian flag on display at 9.30pm
Discover Dubai has your guide for the best things to do. Don't wait! Bookmark now and get ready for some weekend fun!
The UNTOLD music festival has kicked off its Middle East debut at Expo City in Dubai, marking a historic moment for the city. Running for four days until 18 February, the first day witnessed over 40,000 music enthusiasts gathering at the venue.
Get ready for an amazing tour this July with Adam Bloom, Red Richardson and Michael Fabbri
Discover Dubai has put together the perfect guide for you. Keep reading and start making your weekend plans today!
From enjoying live concerts at Coca-Cola Arena to watching WrestleFest DXB and comedy shows, here are some fun things you must do in Dubai over the weekend of 8- 10 September.
The lineup for the August Selfdrive Laughter Factory will feature Ryan Cullen, Karen Bayley and Nick Page
The three day festival for all things music, fashion, visual arts and sports
The event will be held from 18 to 20 March
The shows will be held on 4 and 5 March in Dubai and from 10 to 12 March in Abu Dhabi
The year 2023 is almost over, and if you're still figuring out your New Year's Eve plans, consider ringing in 2024 at Global Village
Circle 13 December on your calendars because Dubai Bling Season 2 is hitting the screens, and you absolutely don't want to let it pass you by!
The festival will run up to 30 January 2022
The five shows will be held from 5 to 7 May at the Coca-Cola Arena
The sale will now run a week later from 7 to 16 April
The hub will run from 1 April to 21 September
Time to kick back and enjoy the weekend
The concert will be held as part of the Eid celebrations on 28 April at Coca-Cola Arena
Get ready, Dubai! Brace yourselves for another incredible performance as Tom Grennan, the chart-topping, multi-BRIT Award nominee, is set to take the stage at The Agenda in Dubai Media City on 24 May, 2024.
It is time for the long Eid holiday fun!
The 90-minute show features 23 artists performing their signature dances
Dubai-ites brace yourselves! One of the biggest pop stars in the world, Ed Sheeran, is all set to perform in Dubai next year.
We cannot keep calm, as UNTOLD music festival is just two weeks away. The full artist lineup is yet to be revealed, the day-wise schedule is now available, adding to the anticipation for an unforgettable event.
UK comedian Michael McIntyre is making his way to Dubai for a one-night-only show on 13 January 2024 at Coca-Cola Arena
If you want to make the most of your weekends in the emirate by enjoying events, live shows and more, Discover Dubai has got you covered with the ultimate weekend guide.
The August tour will feature Nick Guerra, Lisa Curry and Jack Jr
Make this long weekend a fun one!
Fun activities to try over the weekend
Delight in unending giggles with a great lineup of Mike Marino, Laura Hayden and Robby Slowik
Enjoy endless fun throughout the summer at Dubai Summer Surprises
The event will be held on 4 November
Central Cee and Jorja Smith will headline at the event
The festival will be held for three days from 8 to 10 December
Guinness World Records has cited Dubai Holding's Hatta sign with the tag of “Tallest Landmark Sign”.
Get ready for a December full of fun and festivities in the UAE! As 2023 winds down, the UAE is buzzing with amazing concerts, shows, and events that promise a good time.
The artist will perform on 27 March
Dance the night away on 25 February from 9pm to 2am
Dubai is hosting its inaugural Japan Culture Con, providing an authentic experience of Japanese culture in the heart of the emirate. Japan Culture Con will take place at Burj Park in Downtown Dubai from 10 to 12 November. 
Top things to do in Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT), Emirates Living, Jebel Ali, Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR)
The race will be held on 16 July and 20 August and offers a 2.5km and 5km course
The festival runs until May 2023
Events to enjoy yourself this weekend!
Spend the weekend with amazing activities around Dubai!
The Halloween celebration will run from 20 to 31 October
The festival will run for ten days from 12 to 21 May
With a 6 day holiday you have time to enjoy a well-deserved break
The concert will be held on 11 March 2023
The festival will be held from 12 to 22 May
The band will perform in Dubai on 9 June, 20 years after their last performance here
Mini golf at Mini World is offering a free game until Tuesday, 7 November. The 18-hole mini-golf course provides adventure and fun for individuals of all ages.
The LOADED live concert at The Irish Village in Al Garhoud will see performances from Dodgy, Toploader, Stereo MC and Fun Lovin' Criminals on 4 November
Watch as stunning fireworks light up the sky
Are you looking for something exciting to do in Dubai over the weekend? Look no further! Discover Dubai has got you covered with its ultimate guide to the best events in the city.
Get ready for the weekend!
Fun activities for the weekend!
Let the weekend fun begin!
Top things to do in Jumeirah 1,2,3, Beach Road, Al Wasl Road, Umm Suqeim, Al Sufouh, Palm Jumeirah
Cityland Mall, the world's first nature-inspired family-friendly shopping spot, has teamed up with Spacetoon, a top family content provider in the Arab region, to bring you the Cityland Dubai Toy Festival.
The event will be held from 8 to 13 March
Get ready to make the most of the new month!
Here's to an amazing weekend!
If you're looking to kick off the new year by attending exciting events, Discover Dubai has you covered with its ultimate guide.
The exhibition will run till 30 November
Get ready for three amazing days of deliciousness and entertainment!
The multisensory experience will be available to the public from 23 September
The exhibition is on from 11 to 15 May
If you are planning to make the most of your weekend in Dubai, Discover Dubai is here with its ultimate weekend guide. 
The concert will be held on 4 November at Coca-Cola Arena
A comedy show without getting off the sofa
Cinema Akil is set to host Italian Film Week from 9 to 15 June
Dubai Parks and Resorts, the Middle East's premier theme park destination, is gearing up to enchant families with a spectacular fireworks display at Riverland Dubai, beginning on 27 January, 2024.
For yoga enthusiasts in Dubai, Discover Dubai recommends the ultimate experience at The Green Planet Dubai. They have introduced 'Yoga at the Rainforest', a 60-minute live streaming yin yoga and meditation session.
Top things to do in Sheikh Zayed Road, 2nd of December Street and Al Satwa
The concert will be held at Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Stadium on 22 October
The tournament will be held from 8 to 16 December
The 'Shape Of You' singer Ed Sheeran is all set to take over Dubai on 19 and 20 January at The Sevens Stadium on Al Ain Road.
Enjoy watching movies and Ramadan markets this year
Amazing events to enjoy the weekend
Time for some laughs with the Laughter Factory!
Time for some weekend fun
And you won't be disappointed.
Dubai-ites get ready to dance 'Gangnam Style' as the South Korean sensation and K-pop idol PSY is all set to perform in at the UNTOLD Dubai festival.
Dubai residents, brace yourselves for an electrifying December as global superstar Sean Paul and iconic rapper T.I. are ready to perform at Coca-Cola Arena on 30 December.
Time to get up to some fun this new year!
Art lovers, get ready to celebrate art in Dubai since the iconic Art Dubai is coming back for its 17th edition on 1 March. It will be held at Madinat Jumeirah and feature new commissions and premières by internationally recognised artists.
The IWBF Wheelchair Basketball World Championships is running now until 20 June and is free to attend
The event will be held on 20 April at Pure White at Dubai Harbour
Bebe Rexha, the Grammy-nominated American pop icon, will not be performing at the UNTOLD music festival at Expo City in Dubai. 
Dubai-ites, get ready to party, sing and dance as the most anticipated musical event, UNTOLD Music Festival, is making its Middle East debut at Expo City Dubai from 15 to 18 February, 2024
Brilliant events to check out this weekend
Fun events to enjoy this weekend
Sean Paul is all set to perform at Dubai's Coca-Cola Arena on 21 October. The Grammy-award-winning artist will be performing for one night only, and tickets are on sale now at Coca-Cola Arena's website.
Jubin Nautiyal, the renowned Indian playback singer with his enchanting voice, is gearing up to mesmerise the city in a magical evening of melody on 30 December.
Time to have fun for the weekend
Watch comedians Andrew Ryan, Liam Withnail and Radu Isac perform!
Roxy Cinemas, renowned for its premium cinema experience in Dubai has announced a memorable New Year's Eve celebration at its luxurious The Beach branch in JBR, with a special movie adventure.
The event will run from 8 to 11 June at Coca-Cola Arena
DSS is returning for over nine weeks of amazing sales and entertainment
Dubai-ites, brace yourselves; the emirate is all set to get its first-ever Dhai Dubai light art festival at Expo City Dubai. Yep, you read that right! The Dhai Dubai Light Art Festival will illuminate Al Wasl Plaza from 26 January to 4 February.
Amazing events to enjoy around the UAE this September
Fun things to check out this weekend!
Dubai-ites get ready to party as the Winter Music Fest is all set to return for its second edition. After drawing an impressive crowd of over 12,000 fans last season, Winter Music Fest Season 2 is gearing up for a spectacular comeback in Dubai.
The UAE stands out as one of the few countries with apps catering to nearly every need. Here are 15 apps you should download to ease your life as a UAE resident.
Get a chance to win free tickets on purchase of the 330ml Coca Cola special edition cans
Dubai Parks and Resorts has announced an impressive New Year's Eve spectacle. Everyone, including UAE residents and visitors, is welcome to witness a spectacular laser show and enjoy family-friendly fireworks on Sunday, 31 December. 
Exciting events taking place around Dubai!
Spend the weekend the right way!
The venue will be open from 8am to 1am during Ramadan
The event will be held on 27 February
Get Ready For The First World Padel League In Dubai!
Watch amazing fountain shows with the stunning Dubai skyline
Events to check out this month!
Dubai’s longest-running comedy night has announced a new lineup for October with three international acts taking the stage at different venues across the city. 
Create some great memories for New Year's
Delight in an amazing concert on 22 September at The Agenda, Dubai Media City, with two iconic boybands, A1 and 911
Kylie previously performed at the resort's grand opening in 2008
Get ready for unlimited fun!
After a successful relaunch last year, Taste of Dubai is returning in February and will be held for the first time at Skydive Dubai.
The festival will run from 15 December 2021 to 29 January 2022
Comedian to make his Dubai debut in March.
Michelin-starred restaurants to feature at the return of one of Dubai's favourite events
Spooky Planet, The Green Planet's outdoor Halloween extravaganza, will transform the indoor rainforest into a Halloween wonderland from 6 to 31 October. 
The concert will be held on 20 November
The show ill be held on 5 May at 2pm at Galeries Lafayette Atrium
Famous British Indie pop band Bastille is all set to perform in Coca-Cola Arena on 1 November 2023. Tickets for the concert start from Dhs 199 and goes up to Dhs 350.
Time for some fun activities over the weekend
Dave Crane is coming back to Dubai with his iconic 'The Dave Crane Comedy Stage Hypnosis Show' on board the iconic QE2, located in Port Rashid. Tickets start from Dhs 99.
Get ready for a great tour filled with loads of laughs!
Make the most of the festive season with family and friends!
Tine to kick of the three day weekend with some fun!
Indian singer Neha Kakkar is making her way to Dubai for a one night only concert on 22 October at Coa-Cola Arena
Exciting events to be a part of this month!
The event will be held from 29 October to 27 November
The concert will be held on 12 December
Time to get ready for some weekend fun!
No plans? We've got you covered!
Enjoy the matches while the kids stay entertained!
Fun events to check out in Dubai!
The American rock band KISS will perform as part of their final 'End of the Road' world tour on 13 October at Coca-Cola Arena
Fun things to do this week.
The lineup for the Coke Studio Live extravaganza has been unveiled, promising an unforgettable night for music enthusiasts.
Michael Jackson tribute star Ben Bowman will perform amazing dance routines and songs by the King of Pop on 17 December at Coca-Cola Arena
The event will run from 31 March to 9 April at Sound Stages, Dubai Studio City with up to 90% off on various books
Make the most of the weekend!
The singer of 'Young, Dumb and Broke' is now scheduled to take the stage in Dubai on 2 March 2024, at the Coca-Cola Arena.
The show will be held on 26 December at Sofitel Dubai Downtown
Here are some fun things you can do with your family.
Coke Studio fans, it's time to unite and glee in excitement since the highly-anticipated second edition of Coke Studio Live is all set to take stage at Coca-Cola Arena on 25 November.
The shows will be held from September until November
The set will run from 5pm to midnight on 22 April
The 11th edition of Etisalat MOTB kicks off today, running from 5 to 14 January 2024. As the flagship alternative of the Dubai Shopping Festival, this free-to-enter event at Dubai Design District (d3) is a hub of creativity and design.
Make this weekend a really fun one!
Awesome events to enjoy in Dubai!
Enjoy a funny show this month!
Anuv Jain, India’s buzziest Indie-pop sensation known for his back-to-back successful singles, is all set to take centre stage in Dubai on 3 February 2024. 
The concert will be held on 19 February on the Main Stage
His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council officially opens Dubai Sports World, which offers over 40 courts and pitches for multiple sports, that runs until 10 September
Things to check out this weekend!
Amazing festive markets to check out for all your winter needs!
Experience the vibrant culture of Japan in the heart of Dubai at the Museum of the Future with Salt Camp's Japanese festival.
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