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…

Getting Beach Ready in 3 Weeks

I have 3 weeks left before I will be on my beach holiday. I am super excited about it! I am sure you feel the same way about your upcoming summer holiday! Sun, sand, naked feet and bikinis. Bikinis. There we go. Most of us probably want to look their best in it and wear…

Why Your Body Needs Rest Days

Have you heard someone say “Rest day? Where is my rest muscle and how do I train it?”  or “Rest day. Aka thinking-about-the-gym-all-day.” For some, rest days are really hard. I am sometimes one of those people. Working out at the gym, doing circuits, spinning or Muay Thai training makes me feel so good that…

Why Weight Is Not Relevant

You’re probably here and reading this because you googled “why am I not losing weight although I’m on a diet?”. Am I right? Now, let me tell you why it doesn’t matter what the scale tells you. And believe me, I know what I am talking about. I have gone through more plateaus and weight…

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions Going

It’s the beginning of February and my guess is that a lot of people have or are just about to give up on their New Year’s resolutions. I totally get that. How many times have I barely made it through two weeks with my effort to get fit, eat better, stop smoking, do exercise. For…