Diets Don’t Fail

I have written a lot about weight loss. Mostly because it’s the number one topic that people want to talk to me about when they’re discussing their health and fitness goals. Also, because I have experienced serious weight loss myself. And last but not least, because there is so much AWFUL and outright wrong information…

How to Create Habits for a Fit and Healthy Life

It’s been a while since my last blog. I mean to write more often as I love writing and I am passionate about health and fitness. But somehow I just couldn’t find the time, peace and quiet in the last few weeks to sit down and write. You may know this feeling - there is…

Flexibility Training – How Much Do We Need?

You’re probably thinking why does she blog again about flexibility training? Hasn’t she just written about yoga practice to improve flexibility? Yes, I have, but this time I want to point out some interesting research about the benefits of flexibility training and how much time we should spend doing it. And no, I don’t mean…

Yoga at Home

As most of us are locked down at home to a greater or lesser degree, many are keeping up their workout routines by exercising at home. Even if you don’t own any equipment like dumbbells or squat racks, there are endless varieties of exercises available that use only your bodyweight. I myself do mostly bodyweight…

Tips to Start Exercising at Home

I don’t know about you, but I am a total creature of habit. I love my daily routines. I like when my days - especially weekdays - follow a pattern. I get up at the same time, I have the same amount of coffee, do the school run, do my workouts at the gym, groceries…

Why You Should Keep Stretching and Start if You Haven’t Yet

Be honest - are you stretching after every workout? I certainly am guilty of neglecting to stretch more often than not. I am usually in a rush to get changed and drive off to take care of daily business. However, I regret it afterwards - I have tightness in my shoulders, back and I really…

Mental Benefits of Exercise

In my last blog I talked about the physical benefits of exercise. And I did not address weight loss on purpose. Exercise is usually recommended to people who want to lose weight (actually they want to lose body fat as explained in my blog about why the scale is not a good gauge of success).…

10 Physical Benefits of Exercise

In my last week’s blog I talked about a different approach to weight loss by focussing on your health first. A healthy weight is the result of a healthy body. In this framework, exercise is not a means to an end - exercise is not a means to lose weight, but rather part of a…

A Working Approach to Weight Loss

It’s probably no surprise that I see the topic weight loss come up all the time. I write a blog about fitness and I follow a lot of people on social media that are active in the “fitness universe”. I am passionate about fitness and nutrition and read books and articles about it daily. On…

How Do I Choose the Right Gym For Me?

A friend of mine is looking to join a gym and asked me how to choose one. I think that’s actually a great question and she’s probably not the only one who isn’t sure how to go about it. So let me give you some tips here. First of all, if you are asking yourself…