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Climbing to the top!

Publicerad 2014-03-16 17:56:20 i A fit, healthy body is the best fashion statement,

“Bouldering isn't really a sport. It's a climbing activity with metaphysical, mystical, and philosophical overtones." 
- John Gill
 
 
 
                              
                              
 
 
Yesterday I went to the Bricks and Walls climbing center in Copenhagen. Apparently it's the biggest in Northern Europe and built last year. It was really cool and fun! I must say. I have been wanting to do it for a while and now the time was right. It was an awesome experience and I can say I am definately doing it again!
 
For the first time in my life, I tried bouldering which is basically climbing without a harness and you blimb both vertically and horizontally but not so high. If you fall, there are matts to fall on. I also tried climbing on a 12 m wall in a harness. It was fun but what was really amazing was that I conquered my fear of heights. I know, it doesn't sound very impressive but trust me, it is quite high when you start getting to the top! I was a really great feeling to get to the top twice! Go me!!!!
 
Climbing involves a combination of technique, grace, strength in core, legs, arms and fingers but also involves a sort of interesting problemsolving thinking and focus. It demands a very interesting combination of mental and physical strength that appeals to me. And Im seriously contemplating signing up for a beginners course!
 
I definately recommend it!
 
Really cool!
 

10 great reasons to practice Pilates

Publicerad 2014-03-13 14:33:00 i A fit, healthy body is the best fashion statement,


'Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. In order to achieve happiness it is important to gain mastery of your body.'

– Joseph Pilates (founder of Pilates)

 

Everyone who knows me well, knows that I do Pilates as a regular workout routine about 3-4 times a week as a minimum. I love it! It started in the Spring of 2005 when I bought a Winsor Pilates DVD and tried it at home. I was amazed how I shortly started feeling strong and toned and I began to see positive physical changes in my body. I knew I had found my thing!

Pilates gives me energy, tones me, increases flexibility and it’s simply the best workout for me. Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to regular health fitness and that’s great but I can tell you a little more about why I think Pilates is so great. Maybe you will be inspired!

Besides the above: improves muscle tone by using your own body weight and stimulate metabolism, Pilates also improves flexibility by using stretching flowing movements. It is also very energizing because it increases blood circulation and oxygen to the brain. Improves posture by strengthening the core and abs as well as back the so called “power house”. By improving your posture you will also improve your balance through Pilates. Doing Pilates also sharpens out mind by focusing on our body and the movements we do. It requires full concentration. Pilates also releases cortisol, stress hormone that usually builds up overnight in our bodies, so doing Pilates in the morning may have a relaxing effect on our system and we sleep better. There are also some anti-aging benefits of practicing Pilates: the age of our body is in direct proportion to the age of our spines. If our spinal health is not well and we are stooped and weak in the core then we will look much older than we actually are. With Pilates you will realign and correct the spinal imbalances by strengthening the core muscles that support the spine. In turn you will stand taller, look trimmer, and be happy! This all relates to a young person. It also decreases back and joint pain and is easy on the body, and it is a lot of fun! You can use a lot of aids such as small and big balls, hand and foot weights etc. when you practice Pilates.

The great thing about this fitness routine is that if you have some pain or restraints then you can adjust the positions accoring to your own needs. Moves can be modified based on your abaility and comfort level. That is why pilates is for everyone, young and old. I definately recommend everyone to try it once. maybe you will be hooked too!

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome to my blog! I am a Raw food & a plant based diet enthusiast from Sweden, living in Copenhagen. I grew up partly on only eating raw food, having parents that were way ahead in the 80s. I mainly eat a plant-based diet because I want to nourish my body, have clarity in my mind, my soul and my heart. I'm into the pureness of whole foods, health and positive living. I believe the best thing you can do for yourself is to listen to your own body and eat what makes you feel good and happy. My personal approach to vegetarian and raw food is to keep it simple! Back to basics. In this blog I share information and tips for inspiration on physical, mental and emotional health.

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