How Often And For How Long Do I Have to Work Out?

As a personal trainer I get this asked a lot: “How many times a week should I work out and for how long?” I understand why this is such a common question. After all, we are all busy and want to spend our time as efficiently as possible. So unless you are a gym junkie,…

Fit and Strong with Hiking

As you may already know, I live in the desert. But with temperatures well over 50C in summer and a long school holiday, I spend the summer break in the Swiss Alps. And as you also may know, I am a big gym junkie and I love my spin and weight sessions and Muay Thai…

11 Tips for Health, Happiness and Balance

Here is my ultimate list of tips on how to lead a healthy and happy life. Eat Clean Eating clean is a widely used expression these days and it means different things for different people. For me, eating clean means avoiding processed foods and foods which cause a negative reaction in my body, such as…

The Importance of Balance

Balance is an essential component for a healthy life. You need it for activities in your daily life, such as carrying heavy loads, picking something up from the floor, getting out of a chair and going up and down stairs. Balance is not only important for elderly people to reduce the risk of injuries from…

Why Calorie In – Calorie Out Does Not Equal Body Fat

I read a book a couple of weeks ago that I think has a lot of potential in terms of changing our perception of why and how we gain or lose weight. The book is by Dr. Jason Fung and the title is “The Obesity Code”. As we all know, we are getting more overweight…