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The stem and mother of exercise: weightlifting (or better: lifting and yoga)

post bbI want to focus on different types of exercise/work outs on my blog. All have their benefits and all can be fun to do for different reasons. All have pluses and minuses. But I figured it’s best to start at the stem before focusing on the branches, as I do with all the topics I wrote about up to now (I have to start somewhere, right?). Continue reading “The stem and mother of exercise: weightlifting (or better: lifting and yoga)”

Body Image –a very interesting topic.. and a new chapter

"Venus at a mirror", by Rubens (1577-1640).
“Venus at a mirror”, by Rubens (1577-1640)

Body Image..  While blogging I realized how body image is a very important topic between the themes of Diet and Fitness. With ‘body image’ I mean a lot of things: how we see ourselves, how we get influenced by the judgment of others upon ourselves, how commercial industries influence us, movies, celebs, barbies (but do they? ; ) ) –the list can go on and on. The influence the outside world has on our own views of how we see ourselves in the mirror is a popular topic for discussion.. and moral high grounds. It has been for a very long time Continue reading “Body Image –a very interesting topic.. and a new chapter”

Gluten (-free diet?)

The after dinner dip. Too much gluten?
The ‘after dinner dip’; Too much gluten?

We Europeans are starting to catch up with the U.S.’ anti-gluten hype; I’m noticing more and more people are interested. Over here, the gluten-free diet has been associated with health freaks (and of course people with gluten allergy), but word is spreading the gluten-free diet is the way to energetic health and weight loss (making it more popular). But is it, really?

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