fitbit alta hr review

On the fence about buying a FitBit Alta HR? Or any type of fitness tracker? Then this blog post is for you. I still remember my first fitness watch. It was a warm summer morning, I was wearing a bright green t-shirt and my new stylish pixie haircut. I was ready for a morning run and started the activity on my also brand new Microsoft Band. And then I waited… and waited… and then left the house and waited a bit more. Finding the satellites on that tracker was a pain, and it got worse over time. Other than that, the watch was a beautifulRead More →

hitchin hard half marathon blog title

At the beginning of this year, Andreea and I have pinned down a big dream of running a race in Hawaii. We found the perfect marathon and half-marathon combo on the Kauai Island on 2 September. Perfect, because we could make it the celebration of Andreea’s 30th birthday. Where to climb? If you don’t know already, the Kauai marathon has a particular challenge for the average runner: elevation. Even though it’s a road marathon, the course climbs to some of the island’s peaks. With over 2100 ft total climb, it takes the marathon runner to some impressive views. However, this race is “only” the finalRead More →

OrganiCup review blog title

OrganiCup is offering a free cup to one Green Zen Fit reader, so check out the post to know more! This week was World Environment Day, so I decided to talk about something that can have a positive impact on our planet. In August 2016, I declared myself a minimalist. Part of the decision was for the environment, but a big part was for my own sake. I wanted to have more space, to spend less money and less time on activities that don’t bring value to my life. One of the first things I did was replace disposable items with reusable ones. Think aboutRead More →

healthy choices for breast cancer prevention blog title

I’m currently reading “How not to die” (UK/US)* by Dr Michael Greger. I’ve talked about the book before in this blog post back in February, and it’s one of those books that you read with a pen and notebook. I’m learning a lot, and I recommend you get yourself a copy no matter if you’re an omnivore, vegetarian or vegan. The book is full of science-backed claims about the relationship between food and disease. Surprise, surprise, plants are winning. I’ve already devoured the information on heart disease, diabetes, liver disease, kidney disease, brain disease and different types of cancer. But when I reached the chapterRead More →

thriva review home kit for blood test

Who’s had a busy life lately and started eating chaotically? Raises hand. Who hasn’t had a health check in more than a year? Raises hand. Who’s too busy to schedule a blood test? Raises hand. Or Who’s done some healthy changes in their life and wants to check how the body responded to them? Lowers hand in shame. If you raised your hand at any of the questions, read on, because I tested the Thriva blood test kit from the comfort of my own living room to check how my body’s doing after a few months of… dealing with life. My last check was inRead More →

moving on a narrowboat

A few days ago we paid rent for the last time. Because we bought a narrowboat. And on June 15, exactly 5 years since we moved to the UK, we’ll jump aboard to start a new chapter of our lives. Becoming minimalists In the summer of 2016, we decided to adopt a more minimalist lifestyle. We started like everyone else – decluttering our home. We documented everything on the blog, so if you want to read how that went, start here. A simpler home made our lives simpler too. We noticed that the less we have, the less we worry and the less we careRead More →

make time for self-care and relaxation techniques blog image

It’s the final week of April, which is Stress Awareness Month. If you missed any of the previous posts, here’s what we talked about on the blog and on YouTube: Week 1 – One tip to reduce stress Second week – Time management and productivity tips to get things done Week 3 – A 20 minute Yoga practice for relaxation Today, I’m listing the top 5 relaxation activities that research shows you use and love. And then, I’m going to give you a 4 step formula to make time for them in your life. Because consistency is what makes them effective. Top 5 relaxation techniquesRead More →

yoga for relaxation

April is stress awareness month and one of my favourite relaxation techniques is Yoga, of course. Join me on the mat for a quick 20 min yoga for relaxation practice to stretch hips and shoulders, the muscles that hold most of the tension we build up during the day. If you missed any of the previous posts for April, here’s where you can catch up: How to reduce stress. My top tip Time management and productivity tips Don’t want to play the video? Here’s the list of the poses, hold each of them for 5 breaths. Yoga for relaxation poses Seated side bend, both sidesRead More →

time management blog title image

Before the beginning of the month, I sent out a survey to know what you need me to talk about the most when it comes to stress management. The responses are anonymous, but I can share some statistics with you and here are two questions that showed surprising, or maybe not surprising but eye-opening results. For the question “On a scale of 1 to 10, how stressed do you feel right now?”, the most popular answer was 7, and no one answered 0, 1 or 2. Sad. And for “What stresses you out the most?” the two winners, with 67% of answers each, were moneyRead More →

how to reduce stress

April is Stress Management month on Green Zen Fit, so make sure you stay tuned for the next few weeks when we explore how to cope with stress, how to reduce stress, relaxation techniques, and simply put – how to be happy. Use this form to subscribe to our email list, and you’ll get weekly emails from me, plus some freebies as soon as you hit that button. Prefer video? Catch this episode on YouTube! And give it a thumbs up or subscribe for support! <3 This week I want to talk about one tip I have, a mindset shift that’s helped me be happierRead More →