Second Best in Europe: Aarhus, World’s Smallest Big City, Denmark

By Marina Aagaard, MFE. Photo: Henrik Elstrup Aagaard Aarhus, second city of Denmark, and also a so-called second city sight-wise; when everybody has seen Copenhagen, where to next? And now also second on the Lonely Planet Best in Europe list. That's okay. The town where I was born and raised, Aarhus, on the peninsula Jutland …

Dream Travels and Travel Dreams: Top 10 Most Beautiful Places in the World

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Travels, Best in Class, is the headline of a section in the local newspaper, today. It contains lists of best things related to travelling. It takes a travel fan, me, less than 250 milliseconds to open this section. The first list is about the most beautiful places in the World. American …

Week Visit or Weekend Trip? Flensburg, Germany

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Exercise should be followed by recovery and longer stints of exercise ought to be followed by longer periods of recovery e.g. in the form of a holiday ... if there is no time for a real holiday, maybe a couple of intensive days off will do the job. Luckily my parents invited …

Happy New Year 2015 to You and Your Loved Ones

Dear fitness and wellness fellow fan, blog follower and reader, Now, by the end of this year 2014, I am happy, that this is a fitness blog. Throughout the year there have been lots of positive news of even more good things, which exercise and healthy living does to your body and mind: Within the World …

Are you serious? Haven’t got a bucket list yet? You should!

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Life and mood can be 'lighted' by a "bucket list" with inspiration and motivation. I have one myself and recommend it: A list little or large, modest or ambitious, free or costly (start saving); some sort of agenda to remind you to live life here and now, this is your chance! Bucket …

Fitness wellness super hike: Preikestolen, Norway.

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Took a trip to Norway this weekend to do a group exercise workshop in Sandnes near Stavanger. Hubby suggested a morning photo outing, which turned out to be a bucket item list, which I did not know I had to have ... Preikestolen or Prekestolen, or Preacher's Pulpit or Pulpit Rock, …

Travel Dream. Dream Travel? In Your Dreams?

By Marina Aagaard, MFT If you can dream it, you can do it, says my husband, and no point in aiming too low either, he adds! As it is, he has overcome many seemingly impossible tasks just by believing it could be done, so he should know, what he is talking about. So be it: …

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 …

Fitness and Wellness: Return to Sculpture by the Sea

By Marina Aagaard, MFE It is brilliant. A fusion of nature, art, architecture and fitness and wellness. I have been. I have been again. And I am going again. To see, hear, touch, feel and taste Sculpture by the Sea. Aarhus University has already offered running seminars to this open air exhibition. I have done my own …

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' …