Fitness and Exercise: Yoga versus Not Yoga?

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Too difficult, too time consuming, too strange? Yoga versus not yoga? It doesn't have to be either or. Yoga can be a lifestyle or it can be a frequent or less frequent supplement in your training or sports regimen - adapted to your personal needs. So the choice is not difficult: …

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 …

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 …

Wellness Travel Around Cyprus: Sun, Sea and Some Serious Sightseeing

By Marina Aagaard, MFT. Photos: Henrik Elstrup and Marina Aagaard A beautiful and interesting place for a holiday: Cyprus. Take a tour around the country, check out the coastline, walk, swim, dive or surf, hike or bike in the mountains. And of course visit Pafos, the former Roman capital, on the UNESCO World Culture Heritage …

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 …

Wellness adventure: Venice, Italy, a sight to see … a.s.a.p.

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Recently I went to Venice for the fourth time (#1 business, #2 romance, #3 holiday, #4 business and pleasure). Even though I have visited more than 400 cities, Venice – without a doubt – is the most amazing and fairytale-like city I have ever seen. I can recommend visiting this special city as soon …

Fitness wellness trip: Hamburg, Germany.

By Marina Aagaard, MFE A holiday speeds up mental and physical recovery, så recently after a hectic september 'fitness season' start in the beginning of october I went on a weekend mini-Holiday in Hamburg once again. No workouts for two days, but plenty of walking exercise and sight-seeing. An interesting city and recommended for a Holiday break. Hamburg, …

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 …

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. …

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