Health? Beauty? Sauna!

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Top Tip  Enjoy a Finnish sauna, alternate baths hot and cold, it supercharges your body, mind and soul; boosts skin and looks; look youthful, not old ... One visit to the sauna and you too will be sold!  Being ½ Finnish (½ Danish) it is only natural, that I am a …

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Fitness: Use It Or Lose It … Fast!

By Marina Aagaard, MFE I am sometimes asked the question: How fast do I lose fitness? The short answer is: Fast! The full answer to "how fast" depends on who, what, how ... and nice to know: Not all is lost! Read this and get five tips to maintain fitness.  How fast you lose fitness, detraining, depends on …

WOD: Design A Super Workout Program

Fitness Workout of the Day Programming (Aagaard, 2012) By Marina Aagaard, MFE How to Design A Better Workout? Of course you can design your workout of the day without prior planning or periodization. However, if you really want to progress and make the most of your workout time, then it makes more sense to create …

Periodize: Perfect Your Short-term Plan

Week plan, microcycle, example (Aagaard, 2012) By Marina Aagaard, MFE Top Tip  First a super workout, then of course recovery.  A nice mix of work and rest, wouldn't you agree? That's the way to maximize results for all to see and avoid fatique, overtraining, stress and injury. In periodization the long-term plan, the macrocycle, and the …

Touch, Touch! Feel Much …

Touch, Touch ... your sense of touch is an important one ...  'Feel' much more and feel more alive, more healthy ... and perform better. By Marina Aagaard, MFE Top Tip  Right here, right NOW: Give yourself a pat on the back, plus a good rubbing, from lower legs to head and 'six-pack'. Massage and …

Free n Fresh for (Skin) Fitness

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Health, fitness and performance is also about: Keeping your body - and skin - 'ventilated', fit and healthy. Give your skin freedom and fresh air and feel fitter (anti-aging). Top Tip  Your skin is the 'largest part' of you, set it free, let it breathe and feel brand new. Not much …

Hot n Cold Water for (Skin) Fitness

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Health, fitness and performance is also about: Keeping your body - and skin - vibrant, fit and healthy (anti-aging). Give yourself a treat: Invigorating baths for improved recovery and instant wellness Top Tip Hot-and-cold water in the tub or the shower* increases circulation and wellness for many an hour, removes wrinkles, fatigue …