Archives for November 2013

(The benefits of) guilt free chocolate eating

chocolate syrup and  cake sweet dessert foodFor the lovers of chocolate, a study that was recently published in the Appetite journal may be interesting, because it has something to say about guilt free chocolate eating.

If you habitually guilt-trip yourself over eating your favorite treat foods, it may even help you let go of your guilt. [Read more…]

Exercise-number one priority?


What do you mean, I have to get off this couch tomorrow?!

There are many things that are necessary for our mental and physical well-being. Food, sleep, water, shelter, human relationships, and movement (“exercise”) are some of them.

They are our top priorities, even though we probably don’t pay them much – or any –  attention unless we have trouble acquiring enough of them. [Read more…]

All-in-one salsa: fitness benefits of salsa dancing

salsaIn the three months I’ve taken salsa classes, I’ve come to the conclusion that salsa is (almost) an all-in-one form of fitness. In my opinion, everyone should dance salsa or some other Latin dance. 🙂

I’ll explain why.

Fitness benefits of salsa dancing

Like one of my classmates put it, before she started the course, she thought that we would do a little bit of dancing. That was an understatement of the century. 🙂 After the first 90 minutes of salsa I was drenched in sweat, could barely control my feet and was having FUN, FUN, FUN. [Read more…]

Leo Tolstoy and the power of now

leo-tolstoy-quoteI created an inspiration graphic from a Leo Tolstoy quote that is so obviously true and yet something I (and probably you) keep forgetting.

When I first read it in a book I jumped right out of my couch and started working on my project. [Read more…]

Which values guide your pursuit for fitness?

keys to the heartFor some time, I have been immersed in the process of clarifying my life values. While I was doing it, it occurred to me that I could probably benefit from clarifying the values that guide – or would ideally guide –  my pursuit for health and physical fitness.

After thinking about this for a while, I ended up with the following set of values (in no particular order): [Read more…]