What to drink while exercising

Drinking water during the work out is important in order to stay hydrated. But is there another option to water and what should you drink before and after exercising? Here is how to get it right.

Tabata training: effective workout for people in a hurry

You barely have time to go to the gym because of your daily business and your leisure activities? If you want to reach good training results in a short period of time you should try the current trend training Tabata: a quick, intensive training for everybody who only has little spare time.

Hiking: A great autumn activity

Summer is coming to an end and you are looking for an autumn activity? With its spectacular colours and refreshing temperatures, autumn is the perfect time for a hike.

Stand Up Paddling: first steps for beginners 

Stand Up Paddling is one of the hottest summer trends. Not only that it is a lot of fun, it is also a full body workout. Check out our beginner’s guide to Stand Up Paddling. As you can already imagine by its name, Stand Up Paddling is carried out by standing on a long surfboard and using a paddle to proceed. It is a perfect workout for the whole body, as it improves your core strength, cardio fitness, balance and flexibility. Stand Up Paddling works best on flat water like lakes, calm oceans and rivers.

A quick workout for in between times

Think that exercise takes up too much time? Not if you have a quick workout that you can do in between times! Something you can easily do while travelling or during your lunch break. All you need is your own body weight. Eric tries it out.

Sport without pressure – the pleasure of exercise

“I’ll never be as fit and sporty as other people anyway, so there’s no point in even starting.” Sound familiar? Get rid of this negative attitude and discover the joy of sport without the pressure to perform! Even professional athlete Eric knows that the main purpose of sport is to have fun.

Nordic Walking: how you do it right

Nordic Walking is a wonderful sport for beginners. Although the risk of injury is low, the correct Nordic Walking technique is important to achieve success in training and to avoid overloading. With these tips, it’ll work!

Ice skating: Tips for staying fit in winter

Ice skating is a wonderful endurance sport that enhances cardiovascular fitness and at the same time helps to build powerful muscles and develop coordination. The great thing about it is that almost everyone can venture onto the ice and with a little practice and guidance can soon even do a few laps.

Jogging during the winter – is it healthy?

What about this time of the year? Is jogging during the winter good for your health or should you exercise indoors instead? If you like being outside in winter and feel fit and healthy, we have some running and training tips for you.

Fight back pain with Pilates

A favorite exercise among fitness-enthusiasts and celebrities, Pilates is the ultimate workout for toning muscles and achieving a long, lean physique—but there’s more to Pilates. Researchers have shown Pilates may also be the ideal exercise for easing chronic lower back pain.

Swim for life – Water workouts beat running and walking

Getting to the finish line first is usually a good thing — but not when it comes to your life span! If you want to stretch out your years as long as possible, you may want to hit the pool this summer. Amazing research shows swimmers beat both runners and walkers in lowest rates of mortality.

Walk your stress away

Picture yourself on a white sandy beach, in a field of colorful flowers, or atop a lush green mountain. Chances are you’re feeling more relaxed already. Nature has a way of evoking calmness and easing stress, and research has suggested taking walks in a natural environment may be beneficial to overall well-being.

Pump up to slim down with weight training

When it comes to staying slim, cardio exercise tends to get most of the attention. The good news is that you may not need to log endless hours running to keep your waistline from expanding. In fact, research from Harvard University suggests weight lifting could be the most effective way to keep trim around the middle – but don’t discount cardio’s benefits.