Hiking in Thailand? Not possible for me!

My fitness level improved a lot this summer, and I expected to keep this upward trend going. Then I decided to visit a friend in Thailand with my travel points… The weather in Thailand is hot and humid These are far from ideal walking circumstances for me. I have quite severe lymphatic edema and can’t … Read more

Getting back in my walking shoes

Remember my proud post with my results after 3 months training for a real hike? How I recovered from long-covid, got fit and lost some weight? Well, that was great. But then I got Covid again… Omikron this time. I was quite ill, in bed with high fever for almost two weeks. But it wasn’t … Read more

Walking for Health Benefits – my Results after 3 Months

In early October 2021 I was completely fed up with my low energy level combined with numerous health issues, so I decided to create a personal training plan* to get fit. I have been walking daily for health benefits since then. The results of my first 3 months of healthy and helpful habits are way … Read more

Does walking help with depression?

Yes, it does. The good news: you don’t have to go for a run. Walking improves your mood. To make the best of your walks while battling depression, I share some tips and ideas about your surroundings, your company, your goal setting and overall self care. This way you can optimize the positive effects of … Read more

Is Walking Good for Weight Loss?

Burning calories while walking sure helps to lose weight. But for most people, just walking as a work out isn’t enough for sustainable weight loss. Let me tell you why. Walking is excellent cardiovascular exercise, if done right Brisk walking for half an hour is effectively burning around 150 calories, depending on your weight, your … Read more

How can I use Hiking as Exercise?

This question popped up in my head a few months ago, while feeling desperate with my own exhaustion and my painful legs. The gym was closed due to the Covid-19 lockdown, and I was literally out of breath in 2 minutes. I didn’t even make it to the grocery store, let alone the beach – … Read more