Last-minute gift: Mandalas – coloring pages for adults

Mandala coloring less stress

Coloring pages for adults are super hip. In fact these colouring books are flying of the shelves. It doesn’t matter where the shelves are located. The Indigo bookstore on Marine Drive in North Vancouver. Save on foods also on Marine Drive. The vegan Buddha Full Cafe in my neighbourhood. Six of Amazon’s top 20 books […]

Sitting is the most unhealthy thing we do and killing us

Sitting: The most unhealthy thing we do You might want to stand up for this. Sitting is the most unhealthy thing we do, considered the new smoking and killing us, even if we train for a marathon or exercise regularly. Bummer. An article from TIME magazine warned us: “Your workout may not mean a lot […]

Angkor Wat International Half Marathon: Race report

Angkor Wat International Half Marathon on Dec 07, 2014 If I would be interested in what? Seriously? I guess your partner really regards you as a serious runner, when he constructs THE annual vacation around a race. So of course I was super excited, when he pointed at his computer screen with the announcement of […]

Cross fit workout with 58? Why age is no excuse.

Cross fit workout is anti aging

Why haven’t you tried a cross fit workout yet? Admit it. We all love great excuses. Especially the ones that keep us from exercising and getting sweaty. Great excuses also save us a lot of money, which we would otherwise spend on laundry detergent, shampoo and conditioner or new running shoes. Excuses are awesome. And […]

26 Reasons why you should learn to swim like a pro

learn to swim, float, pool, water

Holy dolphin! Who would have thought that athletic swimming requires such coordination? From my occasional self-testing experiments I know that a dive from the pool deck gone wrong can result in enormous back pain. Or that a self acquired front stroke can resemble the paddling of a dog in the water. Well, whatever. Until a […]

22 Things you can do to get your butt moving

Exercise, Activity, move your butt

“What makes Olga run?” by Bruce Grierson is a book I recently enjoyed reading. It’s about a 90-something Track Star Olga who lives in Vancouver (*) and what she can teach us about living longer, happier lives. Let me quote: “…. The difference in health benefits between sitting stock-still and walking across the room to […]

Can you be healthy without being fit?

Fit and healthy are two separate things Can you be NOT fit and healthy at the same time? When you hear the word fitness you might immediately think, please spare me your advice in regards in participating in sporting activity. I have no time. I hate sport. I always was terrible in sports. I just had […]