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THE REWARDING BENEFITS OF FASTING

For Muslims Ramadan is a holy month, honouring the period when the first verses of the Quran were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by the angel Gabriel. Allah says: “The month of Ramadan in which the Quran was revealed, a guidance for humanity, and clear (signs) for guidance and judgment…” During Ramadan, Muslims are supposed to read the Quran more often, abstain from eating, drinking, …

EMERGENCY PLAN FOR THE BRIDE

Your wedding date is set and your are on cloud nine. But your are also running from one rehearsal to the other, organising flowers, talking to the DJ and the photographer. Your were planning to lose some more pounds but instead you are putting on due to all the stress! Here is your emergency plan to be the fit bride you always wanted to be: …

NOAH’S BIRTH STORY

Let me start with the most important thing: my birth was less painful and much shorter than I thought it would be. Maybe the fact that in the first one everything had ended up in a nightmare called Cesarian and that I under no circumstances wanted to have another one, made me take the pain more easily. But I also have to say that I …

5 THINGS TO CHANGE BEFORE NEW YEAR

1. Less stress. Whether eating to fill an emotional need or grabbing fast food simply because there is no time to sit down or prepare something healthy, a stressed-out lifestyle is rarely a healthy one. I have learned to say No and my life became so much easier ever after. I don’t meet with people I don’t really care for anymore and I don’t commit …

6 TIPS FOR PEOPLE WHO HATE TO WORK OUT

There are people who love sports since their childhood. I am definitely not one of them. When my parents took us to the mountains, I pretty much only liked the pic-nic part of the adventure. I had nightmares before every swimming lesson because I was scared of the water and was ashamed of my retro swimsuit (which with after sight was very cool by the …

ADOPT, DON’T SHOP!

Usually I write about fitness and nutrition but I believe that happiness is an overall concept. If you eat clean and train your body, that will energise you and make you feel good about yourself. But there is also the emotional side to it: being kind to other people and animals will not only make you a better person, but you will also get so …

100 REASONS TO BE FIT

to kick ass to play hide and seek without being out of breath to feel self confident when walking through the restaurant in that tight dress to look better naked to tell the shop assistant that i am a size 36 not to be the boring girlfriend who is on a never ending diet to be in the best shape ever to feel dynamic and …