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Practical and down to earth: how to combine a busy lifestyle with a healthy lifestyle.. while having FUN

Break Time

As you have noticed I havent written anything but a column in the Dutch expat journal since months. No worries, I’m still alive and kicking, just very busy with other things in life I also love doing..

Like some fitness-guy once said: “I’ll be Back!”

Oh and here’s that column (all tho a bit late to share it here; I almost hear sleigh-bells ringing):

The Snackbar Renaissance

 

XJess

(and I know who that guy is)

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4 keys to a happy diet

I believe there are a few fundamental keys to a good, ‘happy’ healthy diet, and instead of repeating myself so often, its time for me to finally write them down here. So here goes the summary. I will get into details in separate new posts. Stay tuned for more!  Continue reading “4 keys to a happy diet”

Weekend! -Healthy Wines!!!

Winebottle workout
Winebottle workout

Which is the better wine to drink; red or white? Why?

And does ‘organic’ make a difference?

Read on and have great weekend!

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The HUNGER Games

Should we ’embrace hunger’ to meet our fitness goals?

(is that really a question?)
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Going DUTCH -the healthy way

The Dutch Secret

With so much lycra around these days, stylish looking racing bikes, runners, power joggers and Organic supermarkets popping up like ‘paddenstoelen’ (toadstools) you’d think the whole country is on a health kick.  Continue reading “Going DUTCH -the healthy way”

AweSummer Smoothies!


Some recipes are just too good AND good looking to keep from the world(wideweb)….

Presenting: THE BERRYCADO BLIZZARD

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Are Men from Mars & Women from Venus?

Is fitness an unisex sport? Or should we differentiate between men and women concerning the types of gym classes and/or weight training exercise?

The main goals of every gym-user is to wave off fat and tone the muscles, isn’t it? So can’t we just train on the same planet?

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Weekend! Let’s talk Water!

“Water? Surely she meant wine and wodka..” -You got me, of course that’s what I mean too. Weekend, Wine, Wodka AND WATER!

 

Mick Jagger in 'State of Shock'
Mick Jagger in ‘State of Shock’

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Fit Pregnancy -part1

preg ww‘Easter’ comes from ‘Ishtar’ and she was the Mesopotamian Goddess of sex and fertility (ok and war. and love. hmmm). So a post about pregnancy & fitness seems to fit in with Easter. Well… kind of..

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WINTER IS COMING… (starting this weekend)


How to ‘survive winter’. Saving wintertime and energy: it’s all about your hormones,  immune system, thermostat, food, exercise, sleep and (sun)light.

 

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4 reasons to be an off-roadrunner

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Meep meep, MUD!

Off road running should be any runners favorite (apparently, a lot of professional marathon runners practice off-road. – I’ve done my homework ; ) ). And here’s why:

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Savory FlameCookies!

Fame cookiesForget the heavy calorie pizza-bombs, I bring you the next best thing: Healthy, Lean, Light Flame Cookies! Good as a snack, for lunch or dinner.

-lean-healthy-spelt/farrow wheat-fast (20 minutes)
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LMFAO!

Why so serious? Don’t be. Laugh more. And then some!

laughing ass off

 

 

Here are some facts about laughing your ass off:

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New look

Hey all,

Times are changin’. Well my life slowly is. It motivates and inspires.

(as from today I’m also studying to become a personal trainer!)

Felt it was time to change the look of this blog along with the rest. So here goes!

-under construction till the end of the week tho-

Thats all for now, have a great day!

"Believe you can & you're halfway there"
Just me at my favorite gym: Fit2000 The Hague

That lil’ Pill..

Bitter PillInstead of stressing about wether the next thing you’re about to put into your mouth is free of poison/chemicals/’Monsanto voodoo’ and if it’s organic, sugar-free, lean and healthy; it might be an idea to first of all think about the smallest, tiniest daily female consumption…

Seriously; we read about one healthscare after the other. Yet the tiniest thing that possibily has the largest effect on our body and mind (in comparison to anything else you take on a daily base) seems to be totally ignored.

-That lil’ Pill!

(men, don’t stop reading please)

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