Valtellina Vertical Tube Race: My story – before, during and after

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Il chilometro più duro al mondo. The world's toughest kilometer: 2700 stairs, roughly 158 floors. 500 altitude meters. An ultra stair running race ... the elite runs up, many walk up and some even crawl to the finish line. Valtellina Vertical Tube Race, held in the Italian mountains of Lombardy, Montagna in Valtellina, …

Fitness and wellness travel: Budva, Montenegro

Af Marina Aagaard, MFT Summertime is holiday time. Holiday travel dreams are plentiful, however, in order for them to come to life, the travels dream should be affordable; research is needed. Earlier this year I attended a holiday and travel show and got a tip. Montenegro is becoming a 'new' European destination for summer holidays …

3 Excellent Exercises: For Ski Fitness or Slimming and Six-Pack

By Marina Aagaard, MFE On your way out of the door for a skiing holiday and have given up on getting in shape, because you think it is too late … or you are getting annoyed with your January fitness program, because your six-pack is nowhere in sight? Either way, these three super exercises are …

How to Get Fit? Take Your Pick: Top 20 Fitness Trends 2014

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Every year newspapers, magazines and blogs forecast the fitness trends for the coming year. Almost all quote ACSM, American College of Sports Medicine, who conduct an international survey and publish a Fitness Trend Top 20. On the basis of their survey ACSM determines, what is trending right now, and also what …

Airport Wellness

By Marina Aagaard, MFE An airport is a special place; either you see just a glimpse of it rushing through or you have plenty of time, no rush, because your itinerary dictates a longer stay. In that case, apart from plenty of shops, normally there is an abundance of cafes or restaurants, where you can …

Airport Fitness

An airport is an interesting place to be, though it is a time stealer. To me to travel is not just about the final destination, but very much the sensations of the journey itself; the hustle and bustle of airports, ports and stations, to watch people of many nationalities with very different looks and attitudes …

Dear F W World follower, a personal message for you

Dear Fitness Wellness World follower, My first 'personal post' with some information for you. First of all a sincere thank you for your interest and your connecting with me and this blog. As a blogger newbie it is great to meet other bloggers. And I strive to find the very best pieces of information about …

111 Excellent Reasons for Exercising: Choose Life and Fitness

By Marina Aagaard, MFE You already know, that fitness is good for you. But not just that. Fitness exercise is fun and it works: There are all kinds of fitness exercise for both sexes, all ages, all levels and in  many forms; one and one fitness, two and two fitness, group fitness, soft fitness, hard fitness, indoor fitness, …

Habit Change: Fitness And Wellness: Start Now With These 3 Steps.

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Habit change is not all that easy, because your habits of the last 10-20 years do not just disappear in 1-2 weeks. With the right strategy, however, it is possible to: Build healthy habits that last Maximize wellness and life quality Perform and feel better Get fit (in and out of …

TV and Fitness? Turn That TV Off!

http://youtu.be/vVg2GMyqGac By Marina Aagaard, MFE Is TV healthy or unhealthy? Some research suggests that too much TV viewing is connected with physical inactivity and poor health? Why is it then, that there are more and more TV's in health clubs? Is it really necessary with more news or more soap during your one hour of …