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Saksun Wellness 2018

I love sunny and warm places. So each year I mostly go south e.g. to the Southern Europe, but when I have to go to The Faroe Islands (Family) then one of my favorite places on Earth are actually there. It is the magnificant SAKSUN in the North of The main island, Streymor in the Faroe Islands.

When you have parked the car, there is a very nice 3 km walk along the river, pass the inlet and then you get go the fantastic valley next to the ocean.

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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Torshavn Training 1 2018

I love to do all kinds of exercises everywhere I go. I guess I am a trainingfreak. I am obsessed with that fitness feeling in my body.

Now I have arrived to my third home. Torshavn in The Faroe Islands. Everytime I come here I just want to climb these lovely mountains close to the North Atlantic Sea.

Join me on my training this calm cold morning in Torshavn.

Fresh cold air this morning around 10 degrees. Perfect for a challenging run and crossfit.

In the video below you can see some very good exercises for your back.

When you run on these very slippery and rough rocks you really have to concentrate all the time. One mistake you can be very sure of an unpleasant injury.

Here it goes up and down all the time. The perfect interval training.

Remember your push-ups. Perfect full body exercise and the view is fantastic.

This was a quite demanding crossfit training on my first day in The Faroe Islands. Hope you enjoyed watching and got a little inspired to go for it yourself where ever you are in the world.

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

 

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Benefits from the Ocean

There is a saying: “Only a fool, does not fear the ocean”. Well I would not say that I fear the ocean anymore, but I have deep respect for it. I live close to the ocean and I use it several times a week. I love doing different linds of exercises and running at the beach and I swim as often as I can.

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Once I really did fear the ocean. You know the deep blue sea, not knowing what is beneath you, and the fear of drowning.

The ocean has helped me to overcome this in a long process where I have forced myself to feel comfortable in the water, in swimming pools and in the ocean. I have learned breathing techniques and how to hold your breath and diving pushing your limits. It all is about learning to relax and convincing yourself that you can do it and it is all right.

It´s all about knowing and sensing,

relaxing and overcoming,

pushing and doing

Swiming and diving is just good for your mental and physical health. If you are not comfortable with it. Start the process. It is a fantastic journey inside of you.

Tine Simonsen Halds billede.

It is a process you alone can start, and you alone can work with and finish in the end.

Tine Simonsen Halds billede.

Tine Simonsen Halds billede.

Do it for yourself. It is a long journey that you will never regret.

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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Multi Exercise Series 2

The Headstand-Swing

This serie is inspired by yoga too. It is the headstand (in my version) combined with leg and armswing and a waving push-up. Hope you like it and will enjoy your training with it. It is good as a morning starter. Decide how many times you will do it. I do it 5 times each morning.

If you don´t enjoy training when you do it, then you appreciate life more when you are done. I love both.

 

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Brian

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WiseMovement Health and training day 1

Hi there. Time for action.

You are responsible for your health, so do good things for yourself.

I hope I can inspire you with this ordinary day in my life. This is what I do every morning except point 6 – 8. You have to have variaty in your training to train different kind of things in your body and also break patterns that will easily accur in each and every ones lives.

  1. A liter of water with fresh squeezhed lemon and ginger.
  2. 5 min. Morning meditation
  3. 5 min. stretch series
  4. A handfull of almonds, a handfull of hazelnuts, a handfull of walnuts, 2 fresh dates, a banana, a half avocado, two cups of fresh filtered coffee.
  5. 20 min. of mental and outfit preparation
  6. 5 min. sandbag warm up
  7. 1 km warm up run.
  8.  4 x WiseMovement Circle Crossfit series after 1 km run in between.
  9. 20 min. of stretch in every used muscle.
  10. Breakfast: Broccoli, Kale, garlic, onions, fish cake and blackcurrant, tomatoes, cherries, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, rosemary, spearmint, and basil from my garden and a liter of water.

Sorry about the headless guy ;o). But it is not headless meditation. Focus on deep breathing and the same time feeling Mother Earth below you.

Stretching is very good for your body in the morning.

The last stretching exercise “pick apples” is in the right place ;o)

The next video is warm up with the sandbag. You must have a sandbag. It is just perfect training.

Now I am ready for the 1 km warm up before I begin the very hard training of WiseMovement Circle Crossfit series as you can see below.

After each of these stations I run 1 km with different kinds of run. Backwards, sidewards with armswing and crossing legs, high speed, low speed and up and down stairs. Then I am ready to do the circle crossfit again. This I will do four times this day.

After this it is time for the muscle stretching and 1 km slow run home for the breakfast. Well earned…..don´t you think ;o).

I wish you the best training. See you soon. More healthy :o).

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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Multi Exercise Series 1

The Burpees-Halasana

Multi exercises are good because you activate and train all different kinds of muscles in your body. This is a healthy dynamic way of doing a great thing for your body.

In this exercise I have combined the traditional Burpees with the yoga Halasana.

Burpees and the Halasana lookes like below:

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Now I am going to show you how. You may be a little stiff in your body like me, better or worse, but by the time you will be more flexible, if you work on that too.

And remember the grass is not greener on the otherside ;o). It is your choice, how green your grass is. I am working on that, you can see.

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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Improve Your Body Image NOW

What do you feel when you look in the mirror? Gratitude? Acceptance? Contentment? Or disappointment and shame?

Poor body image is an issue that many of us struggle with. It doesn’t matter how many articles we read that tell us it’s what’s on the inside that counts; standing in front of a harshly-lit changing room mirror can make us feel defeated.

All of this leads to unrealistic expectations of what we should look like, dress like, and act like. As technology advances and we’re more connected than ever, it seems that self esteem — especially of millennials — declines. Recent studies show a definite link between social media usage and low self esteem. It’s way too easy to fall down a rabbit hole on Facebook or Instagram. You can be on your feed and next thing you know you’re on your ex-boyfriend’s sister’s best friend’s page wishing you had abs as great as hers.

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Despite what we may believe, nobody’s perfect! Women and men in magazines are groomed, and photoshopped to match society’s preference. And let’s not forget that the “ideal body” changes constantly with the trends. Think about it. In the ‘90s, Kate Moss was the archetype of the “perfect woman” — fairy looking features and an extremely skinny figure. Did anyone think heroin-chic was healthy? Now, the tables have turned to favor “thick” women with generous curves, a la the Kardashian family. Following beauty fads can be exhausting and dangerous.

Comparing ourselves to others is the root of all evil when it comes to negative body image. Every single one of us is beautiful in our own way, and yet we are always looking at others and coveting something that they have and we don’t — or think we don’t have. We look at ourselves and think that we aren’t good enough the way we are. Why is it so hard to just accept ourselves?

Because body image, how we do and should look, envelops us.

Our first assessment of people is based on how they look. Advertising preys on self-doubt, encouraging us to perceive a problem (our body size, skin tone, dress sense) and then gratifyingly provides the solution (weight loss and muscle toning programs/equipment/food-like-substances, make-up/cleansing regimens/spa treatments/laser clinics… and clothes. Lots of clothes).

And we can be so cruel. To ourselves and to others, with a particular, special focus on women. It doesn’t matter if you’re fat, skinny, muscly, soft, hairy or bald… there is a brand of body shaming to fit your type.

Determine if you have a negative body image. You may already know if you have a negative body image, but there are some simple criteria that may help you if you are unsure. Ask yourself the following questions to determine if you have a negative body image:[2]

  • Do you perceive your shape in an unrealistic way?
  • Do you think that only other people are attractive?
  • Do you think that your body size or shape is a sign of personal failure?
  • Do you feel ashamed, self-conscious, and anxious about your body?
  • Do you feel uncomfortable and awkward in your body?
  • If you answer yes to any of these questions, you may have a negative body image.

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Culturally, we have this perverse notion that poor body image is a sign of modesty. It’s not. And people, especially women, who accept and appreciate the way they look can be perceived as narcissistic. They’re not.

Feeling badly about the way we look can be a devastating blow to our overall self-confidence, affecting multiple aspects of our lives. Which is why it is important to re-frame the way we view, think and talk about our bodies.

The following are 10 tips that helped me get over my body shame and start genuinely appreciating this life vessel I inhabit. None of them, I repeat, none of them, involve taking a mirror selfie in a bikini.

With 90 percent of collegiate women and 80 percent of collegiate men not liking what they see when they look in the mirror, you can probably imagine that I get asked the question: “How can I improve my body image?” on a fairly frequent basis. I do teach the Psychology of Eating, after all, and body image is a topic we cover extensively.

Here’s my answer: While there is no one way to improve your body image, a combination of any of the following may help:

and one more thing. Exercise regularly and eat healthily. Working out and setting goals can help you feel great both physically and mentally. A balanced diet is key, as well. That being said, you shouldn’t compulsively over-exercise or obsessively count calories. It’s tough to balance, but try to focus on the internal benefits of a healthy lifestyle rather than the external ones.

What you resist, you become. Fighting against yourself and loathing your body only stimulates more neurochemicals that keep you spinning your wheels. The exciting thing is: you can change. Change your mind, change your life. How? Make the decision to shift your thinking and your emotions will follow.

My final word on the matter is that positive self-image is a habit, not an attribute. I don’t always feel great about every aspect of the way I look, but if I’m feeling less than supremely confident, I pull my shoulders back, hold my head up and fake it ‘til I make it.

How do you feel about your body? Do you have any additional body-positive tips to share?

I can help you in this matter. Together we will kick ass.

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Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

 

 

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