Category Archives: Wellness

Running together apart – Rotterdam Marathon training

It was a great idea to run our long run of the week together. 13 Bergse Runners (including 1 on a bike) gathered at Martien’s & Irme’s house in Hilversum to run 26 km together. We are training for a combination … Continue reading

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What will your pension bring you? Really?

The headline in our (Dutch) newspaper ‘Pension Cut Expected’ attracted my attention this morning. The pension funds should be better now? No, in contrary. Roughly half of the (big) pension funds in the Netherlands (compulsory contribution, collective arrangements) are expected … Continue reading

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Archery in the woods, shooting animals

Yes, we did it! In Dutch, we say: shoot a billygoat (een bok schieten) – which means that you have done something stupid. But we did it, today, in a clever way. We took some arches and arrows and shot … Continue reading

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The value of regional produce

On one of our trips to the UK, a friend of us, involved in the Artisan Food Trail made us aware of the Essex Food & Drink Festival which was held on the grounds of the characteristic Cressing Temple Barn. … Continue reading

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Win2Lose Before the Holiday Season

The summer season is approaching rapidly. The time most people enjoy getting a tan on the beach. But how do you look like in bikinis or for men, in swim suit? Most people don’t want to look like one of … Continue reading

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Discussion on lap bands for children

In the US, the FDA is likely to approve the application of lap bands for kids of 14 years and older. This is a kind of ring placed around the stomach so the kid feels full quicker and eats less. … Continue reading

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Spicy food contributes to burning fat?

The Dutch edition of Runner’s World reported that spices like chillis may accelerate the metabolism and make you feel ‘full’ faster. They may thus contribute to the battle against kilos. The nutrient capsaicine makes your mouth feel burning when eating … Continue reading

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Nail Salon Workers Affected by Chemicals

In the US, advocates are urging for regulation of the chemicals use in nail salons. Nail polish, dyes and hair straighteners are not always labelled properly but the ingredients can be harmful and cause problems such as cancer, birth defects … Continue reading

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Relation Between Sleep and Performance

Lack of sleep may lead to poor performance, is a conclusion that often is assumed and also research shows this. The researchers of the medical faculty of Harvard think that unless sleep deprivation doesn’t make the headlines, it contributed to … Continue reading

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Heavier partner accepted with higher income

A Spanish research has shown that heavyer partners are compensated in likeness when they have a higher income. This can compensate the weight of a potential date. The higher BMI can be compensated if the partner earns about 4 dollar … Continue reading

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