Many lifestyle interventions are anti-inflammatory and are rather simple in their nature. It comes down to covering basic human needs. Meeting one’s nutritional demands for proteins, energy-giving complex carbs, healthy fats such as omega-3 and omega-6, vitamins, and minerals. Finding a training program that will challenge you to build a stronger body – not just … Läs mer

Short Facts Name: Birgitta Lundgård Age: 79 Years Lives in: Mora, Sweden Education: Elementary School, Swim Teacher Professional Career: Optometrist Assistant       1)      How does a week look in your life? How many times per week do you exercise? In what sports do you engage?   My daily exercise I get from taking … Läs mer

Meet the US Army Sergeant Ron Smith. Ron served in support of various missions within the United States, Iraq, and Germany, but was forced to retire early due to a traumatic brain injury. Here is his story about how he started exercising, his remarkable improvements and achievements, his injury, and how he recovered by being … Läs mer

In this interview we meet another colleague from my running club ”Hamburger Laufladen”. Miriam Kwasny title herself as runner and triathlete. She is 52 years old, started running when she was 46, and now she aims to be on the international podiums in Triathlon.       Miriam enjoys training a lot, or put in Miriams wording – I Train … Läs mer

Annika Krull and I both run for the running club ”Hamburger Laufladen”. However, I have to admit that Annika is substantially faster than me, and I envy her efficient running stride. It looks so easy when she runs, and still she runs so fast.   Recently, Annika finished the German Half-Marathon Championships with a new personal best of … Läs mer

American and Swedish researchers have recently provided proofs that physical activity increases the capacity of the brain. Factors such as our capability to concentrate on our tasks, our capability to memorize, and our creativity have been proven to be enhanced by regular physical activity. The findings have been published in the book ”Hjärnstark” by the Swedish psychologist and medical doctor Anders Hansen.   … Läs mer

Den här veckan kommer längdskidåkerskan Maria Rydqvist ut med sin bok om ”Kvinnor, Idrott & Manliga Ledare”. I boken delar Maria med sig av egna erfarenheter och upplevelser, men det är ingen självbiografi och den handlar inte bara om skidåkning. Det är en reflektionsbok med fakta om frågor som berör allt från en flickas utveckling till … Läs mer

  Mitt första möte med Nisse Renman var vid sångstunden under Svenska Kyrkans barntimmar i Hamburg. Vid ett tillfälle hade jag med mig mina vetenskapliga texter som jag i vanlig ordning aldrig blir klara med i tid. Det väckte Nisses intresse och han bad mig hålla en vetenskaplig predikan vid en Familjegudtjänst i kyrkan. Titeln … Läs mer

Short Facts   Name: Juliet Champion Sport: Runner (from 1000m to Ultra Marathons) Born: 1979 Education: Primary to University (Communications and radio journalism) Work Experience: Civil servant in England     Juliet is really a CHAMPION!     I got to know Juliet when I was running beside her during the winter cup series here … Läs mer

My motivation for changing my eating habits are always high directly after the New Years. But changing habits takes a lot of effort and needs great motivation. We more or less all know what healthy foods are, but still we all tend to have certain cravings. I know for example that my running should sometimes … Läs mer