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Running to walking sticks

10412933633_3f3b3fc0d3_zA lot of my colleagues run. I keep seeing running statuses of some friends on facebook. Some of them do marathons. My students are picking up on the reoccurring hype too. The municipality of my city is targeting the youth nowadays to join in with the (highly sponsored) city-run.

I should be happy. It’s great how people grow enthusiastic in any field of sports. And I want my students to exercise, live healthy.

But I’m not sure about running.  I’ve learnt running isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and I have toned down on it. I love running but not how it tends to turn me into a ‘Corpse Bride’ and how it will make me use a walking stick in 20 years or so.

So I’m not going to stimulate my students to jog or run. Not without informing and advising them thoroughly.

A bit like what I trying to do here now..

Please do run. But be informed and keep your balance, baby! ; )  Continue reading “Running to walking sticks”

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The importance of having gym buddies (for all shapes & sizes)

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People that don’t train usually don’t want to hear about your workout.  I do get blank faces whenever I start about it, all enthusiastic. At my second sentence I usually notice the “I really don’t want to hear about this, but I’m trying to look interested”-face; so I end it with a  “….in short: it was good!”. All good, I get it totally. But I do really enjoy ALSO having friends around me with who I CAN share ‘gym talk’ with. It’s fun and motivational too.

I’m realizing ‘the joy of shared interest’ is probably even more important for people with tougher ‘fit-goals’ to reach. People trying to seriously lose weight when others around them don’t have weight problems. Sure, all will be happy for you when you lose pounds. But probably wont get how hard it truly is to reach your goals (and stay there).

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Bad Ass Breakfast? -try quinoa and amaranth

QuinoaThere are so many reasons to avoid refined sugars, saturated fats and ‘fast carbs’ (for health and weight loss). Trying to avoid them will make you realise you find them in nearly every (packaged) product.

And if you don’t eat bread and prefer to keep the egg-breakfasts to the weekends like me, you’ll wonder what IS a good breakfast. We can’t live on only fruit.

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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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Inspiring!

Student to teacher: ” Miss, I decided to stay away from crisps and sweets! I lost 9 kg! Tell me I’m COOL miss, haha!”. Wow, how good to inspire, while being inspired!

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