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Park de Bruxelles - finding my running habit

Monday, May 25, 2015      5 comments

Living in Brussels, I'm still on the quest to re-establish my sports habits. Running was so easy and fun Gleisdorf, Austria - 500 m from my door I was in some forest with pine trees, among the apple fields, or took my bike for as long as I ... Read more

Fitbit Surge short term review for SparkPeople users - Should you buy it?

Saturday, May 23, 2015      10 comments

After about two weeks of use, some thoughts about the Fitbit Surge. If you were thinking about investing in the Fitbit Surge, especially if you are a regular Sparkpeople user, here's my advice. In short, I find it as a great tool motiv... Read more

My triple challenge for the supermarket

Sunday, May 17, 2015      8 comments

In my intent to load up our "fruit corner" for the week, yesterday I made an interesting triple challenge for myself in the supermarket. 1. Buy only fruits and vegetables, but then from that, as much as I want. 2. Use a shopping cart ins... Read more

Why target 7.5h sleep per day?! Isn't it 8 hours?

Sunday, February 01, 2015      4 comments

I grew up with the mantra 8h works, 8 rest, 8 having fun. There's even a song about it, making us to remember those old times, which keeps on rhyming in my head still. https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=rvVAex4r0_8 ... Read more

How I track sleep

Saturday, January 31, 2015      5 comments

Recently, I started to track my sleep with SleepBot. For about two years now, I record every morning how much I have slept that night. However, I didn't really look at the data systematically, just once per twice a year. With SleepBot, I immedia... Read more

Streets of Brussels

Wednesday, January 28, 2015      5 comments

Since first of 1 Dec 2014, I work in Brussels. Great city! I can recommend to visit, if you are nearby. So new work, new place, new life - new habits to develop for sports. I loved in Austria that going out to the nature was so e... Read more

Tips to stay healthy during the holidays?

Monday, December 22, 2014      2 comments

Hi All, Christmas is just a few days away. What I notice this year that now I approach to the holidays with much less stress about eating and exercise. I used to think about as a big challenge to overcome, but I developed so many good ... Read more

How long do you meditate per day?

Thursday, December 04, 2014      7 comments

Recently I started my meditation habit really consistently. I do it both in the morning and in the evening, about 20 minutes each. When it is a rush, I only do 10 minutes, and when I have a lot of time and motivation for it, I do 2 x 25 min... Read more

Good exercise, good sleep. Simple!

Monday, November 03, 2014      4 comments

Yesterday, I had a great day full of exercise, biking, walking, swimming. And in the morning, I woke up refreshed, after a full night of sleep. I noticed this already - when I exercise consistently, and am sufficiently "tired", I sleep... Read more

How was you attitude towards exercise today?

Sunday, November 02, 2014      7 comments

After having a pleasant rest and a decent walk yesterday (Saturday), we had plenty of energy with my wife to get moving. She suggested to explore the swimming pool close to her workplace, which added some extra fun to our exercise. I consis... Read more

A walk can go a long way...

Saturday, November 01, 2014      7 comments

I always do ten minutes exercise a day, no matter what. My fallback exercise is a brisk power walking for 10 minutes, which I do for the sake of exercise, not just walking around. Although, it doesn't burn a great deal of calories, it keeps me o... Read more

Follow these tips to succeed in the Fall 5% challenge

Monday, October 13, 2014      12 comments

In my last blog post I asked about suggestions for the 5% challenge. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=5782962 Thanks a lot for the answers! Here are the key ideas from you: ... Read more

Fall 5% - how to make the best of it? TIPS NEEDED!

Friday, September 19, 2014      10 comments

Hi 5% challengers, Daisy team, and all, So on Saturday we start again the 5% challenge, for two months. Now I'm in maintenance mode, but still I like to be part of it, as it helps me stay on track. I would like this time to make t... Read more

Rain & Cycling - How do YOU cope?

Thursday, July 31, 2014      5 comments

We're having a wet summer here in Austria. As a consequence, more often than not, I get wet when I go for a ride. It used to be that rainy weather meant that I skipped exercise on that day. Not any more! Now I have a strategy to 'rain-proof' my ... Read more

Bike tour in Slovenia (pictures) - burn calories like a train...

Thursday, June 26, 2014      15 comments

Last weekend we had a 4 day holiday in Austria, and we visited a friend in Prevalje, Slovenia, near the Drava river. We had been there last year with the bikes, so it was an easy decision to go by bike again. It's surprising, how much easi... Read more


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