Better than vacation? Combined active holiday and nature holiday!

By Marina Aagaard, MFT. Photos: Henrik Elstrup and Marina Aagaard Active holiday on Fehmarn? That is a "Yes" from me. Physical activity and nature.  As in Natura, an EU-funded initiative that promotes outdoor exercise and activities by the Baltic Sea. ...Friday. It's raining. No big surprise. The Danish summer weather has been exceptionally bad this year, with more rainfall than …

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Classy Caribbean: Cool Cafe and Cuisine, Cartagena, Colombia

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Café del Mar. Superb lounge and dance music. Ibiza? No, Cartagena, Colombia.  A trendy city with lots of flavor ... Alcohol is unhealthy. That said, I traditionally enjoy a single piña colada when on holiday. The world's most fattening drink. This time it got out of hand and I had three of these fitness-destroyers this week. …

Time travelling for body and mind: Riga, Latvia.

By Marina Aagaard, MFE On a very recent four-day trip to Riga, the capital and largest city of Latvia (696,600 inhabitants), a birthday present from my husband, I kept fit mainly by walking the streets for hours and hours; when you are interested in architecture and design, there is a lot to see in Riga, …

Cruise Holiday At Sea Day: Senses Go Overboard

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Baltic Cruise Day 7: At Sea (again) At sea all day, all night, what a delight. The calming view of the sea, the gentle rocking of the ship ... and chefs catering to your dinner desires: Cruising is sense-sational: See, hear, touch, smell and taste it.  The Baltic Sea (415,266 km²) is located between Central …

Journey of The Day: Wellness Isn’t Far Away!

By Marina Aagaard, MFT First fitness: A morning jog with the dog. Then wellness: A visit to the spa down the road. Mindbody activities go together for balance in life. Work can wait. Thanks to a friend I get an opportunity to go to the spa right now. So I go from a 'construction site' …

Top 20 Tips: How to Slim Down and Up Your Health With NO Dieting

Af Marina Aagaard, MFT Are you as healthy and toned as you want to be? If not, here are 20 proven methods for improving health, wellness, fitness and body composition. In the early days of the New Year morale and willpower is high, however, after 4-6 weeks motivation drops. So be ready with new strategies! …

Breakfast and Lunch is Brunch! Too Munch?!

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Brunch! Brunch! Brunch! Is It Too Much? In my continued search for performance enhancing 'supplements' – diet and lifestyle measures for improving happiness, quality of life and performance at work, leasure time and sports - I keep on testing eating my way through different kinds of foods and meals. Even a sunday …