Bucket list trip: Sun, Sand, Star Wars and Sahara, Tunisia

Af Marina Aagaard, MFT Tunisia offers sun, sand and sea, wellness, in large amounts, but also very diverse cultural experiences. From great architecture from many ages and many rulers to traces of monumental human mindlessness and from awesome landscapes to depressing human-scapes. Last week I went on a late summer vacation in Tunisia, al-Dschumhūriyya at-Tūnisiyya, the northernmost country …

Fitness wellness travel: Stavanger, Norway

By Marina Aagaard, MFE A small holiday is also a holiday. And a holiday facilitates recovery and performance; this means fitness. If there is no time for a real holiday, you can create your own look-alike (e.g. transform a work trip or an extended weekend). In this case a mini-cruise to Norway.Last weekend I took the super ferry …

Lisbon Travel and Transportation: Cars That Make Me Smile

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Cars That Make Me Smile ... for one reason or another ... petite, funny, surprising, colourful, ancient, oldschool cool or just cool (or even subzero cool as in Top Gear's rating of cars and supercars). What does cars and smiles have to do with fitness? Well, smiling is healthy and good health (wellness) is …

Spring break: Lisboa, Portugal

Marina Aagaard, MFE Well, well, well. A very busy start-of-year teaching schedule leaves no time for long trips or vacations. Uhhh uhhh, uhhh, what to do? If I want to see something new? With time and money too few ... Seek out a destination not too far away. Find cheap travel offer. Find friend(s) to visit. …

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 …

Activity Holiday: Skiing in Stöten in Sälen in Sweden

By Marina Aagaard, MFE. Photo: Henrik Elstrup (aka husband) First all that ski fitness, then the reward: A skiing trip, albeit a small one. Activity holidays are great and activity holidays with skiing are even better. Stöten, the northernmost part of the popular Swedish skiing area Sälen, boast “best skiing in Sälen”, when it comes to …

Wellness and Health at Sea: SPA Ahoy

By Marina Aagaard, MFE. Photos: Lars Horn, Baghuset. This blog is about fitness and wellness at home and on the move, it is about everything, which betters the health and performance of me ... and you. It is not only about high-intensity training, buzz word of today, but also all the other actions, remedies and …

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 …

Bitten By a Bad Bug? Walk Around the Block

By Marina Aagaard, MFE So it is that time of year ... summer holiday aka recovery period is long gone. It is getting cold and the cold is getting you (me). Or worse: You are bitten by a bad bug or caught by a feverish flu. A sorry scenario: Too sick to eat, sleep and …