Fitness and Physical Activity: How to burn the most calories (table)

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Which exercise burns the most calories? A typical question along with: Can you lose weight by cleaning your house? There are formulas and calculators online, that allow you to calculate your  own numbers. Alternatively, have a look at this table. In 2004, the Harvard Heart newsletter contained a table of energy consumption for three …

Holiday fitness: Get Fit, Keep Fit or Boost Your Fitness

By Marina Aagaard, MFEHoliday fitness? A hot topic right now. So here are five fab methods for fitness and exercise on your holiday; for the super exerciser, the recreational exerciser or the (almost) physically inactive ... Get fit on holiday Not fit or healthy at all? Then this is for you: You have to start somewhere …

5 Tips for Smarter Workouts: Avoid Injuries Due To New Years Resolutions!

By Marina Aagaard, MFE On the 1st of January you are full of good intentions and New Years resolutions, which often revolve around getting into better shape … however a 0-100 mph start after a relaxed Christmas (season) often results in physical and mental overload and injury come February. There are smarter ways to do it. It …

Slimming sensation: 100 % guaranteed weight loss with the 7:0 diet!

Af Marina Aagaard, MFT Another one? Yes, I know, what I am thinking, but what do you think??? First there was the 5:2 diet and a multitude of 5:2-ripoffs, then cleverly came the 6:1 diet and just now the 4:3 diet. Oh no, what is left .... oh yes, my brand new 7:0 diet! What is …

Weekend Wellness Walk: Get Up, Get Out, Get Well

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Easter time is holiday time for some. If time and money is tight, a day trip or two to a place near you, preferable one you have not visited before, is an o.k. holiday travel substitute. As always it is good to grab the chance of getting some free exercise; going …

Day Trip: Gone-Away Lake Walk

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Sometimes you do not need to travel very far to come a long way away from home... This weekend I went for a walk in three different areas of the neighbourhood; in the woods, at the beach and, especially interesting, a new walk by a hidden, spooky lake ... Suddenly, I …

Saint Valentine’s Day Hug and Kiss: It is Healthy and a Bliss!

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Today is the day, when lovers express their love for each other, and a liturgical celebration instated around 495 AC; a day named after the Roman priest Valentine. Valentine, later Saint Valentine of Rome, continued – in spite of the laws against marriage of Christians – to marry soldaters; this unfortunately …

Have A Merry Christmas: Christmas Food and Fitness Strategies

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Christmas is not just Peace, Joy and Happy hearts … it is also nice food and sweets. Accept this as a good thing. Abandon all worries about overeating and gaining weight. Instead: Be smart, prepare and stay in shape. A green Christmas Heart on the fireplace. Per Braendgaard Myth calendar 20/24 (quote): Myth: It …

Neighbourhood Nature Watch: A Fall Wellness Walk

Marina Aagaard, MFE In between working and travelling there is time for a little home time. Not home time on the couch, but daily dog walks for fresh air inhalation and basic movement. It is physical fitness activity with a low level of intensity, but a high level of wellness, mindfulness and mental benefits. Everyone should go …

Wellness Tour: Let Your Five Senses Travel

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Stay fit and well by seeking new sensory experiences; this stimulates the tactile organs and the brain. You do not have to travel around the world; every day you can experience something new, if you want to: Be mindful and proactive. Let your eyes, ears, nose, mouth and skin 'wander'; keep …