Foam rollers 101

Foam rollers 101

What is foam rolling anyway?

Foam rolling also known as self-myofascial release is a massaging practice. The myofascial release itself has been used by therapists since forever but to do this yourself you will need some help in the form of a foam roller. The point of the practice is in a long dragging force. The release of the force should help with immobility and pain by relaxing contracted muscles, and improving circulation. It’s not as great as having a professional do it but it’s good. Really good.

Which is why i highly recommend it to everybody who regularly exercises. It helps preventing injuries and promotes recovery time, which also means you can do more workouts in a shorter period of time and thus get better more quickly.

Vitamin C smoothie

Vitamin C smoothie

Even though cold season should officially be over by now I’m still battling one and i have been for about two weeks now. So I thought it was about time to put an end to it. With a delicious overdose of vitamin C.

This is what i put together:

pineapple
strawberries
carrot
orange
lemon juice

During and after pregnancy fitness

During and after pregnancy fitness

I’ve always been a very active person. I even worked out througout all the nine months of pregnancy up until the due date, but I stopped for the 10 days I was overdue. So after my son was born I felt horrible. Not looked horrible, felt horrible. Sluggish, weak. Mostly because of the 10 overdue days spent lying around and the two weeks after my C-section during which I could hardly move. So I was very eager to get back in shape. Exactly 7 weeks after the delivery, on the day I had my first check-up and was cleared to start working out, I did my first pull-up.

Bedtime tea

Bedtime tea

Let’s start small with a tiny evening rituals that i love. Tea.

Most of us are tea drinkers. From childhood morning drinks to lemon infused flu remedies. But there’s more the the world of tea than that.

I discovered real tea sometime in high school. Up until then the idea of putting milk into tea seemed ridiculous to me. But i had to try at some point. And i loved it immediately. Thus began my love for black tea and from that tea in general.