Why exercising outdoors is the best

I love exercising outdoors. Since I moved to Tel Aviv, I haven’t been in a gym or studio. I run, walk and practice yoga outdoors. Preferably with a view on the Mediterranean Sea. It makes me feel good and I feel energized afterwards, especially after sitting inside working at my desk all day long.

Research suggests that outdoor exercise might have even more health benefits than a trip to the gym. Here’s some of the best benefits of working out outdoors. Read More

10 amazing health benefits of drinking coffee

I absolutely love coffee. It’s not even so much about the caffeine boost. I crave the smell of a freshly brewed coffee, especially in the morning. Coffee is the world most famous beverage with over 400 billion cups of coffee consumed every year. Coffee is derived from coffee beans which are roasted, ground or dissolved in water. The main component of coffee is caffeine. Other compounds found in coffee are carbohydrates, lipids, vitamins and minerals (see also www.buzzle.com/articles/nutrition-facts-for-coffee.html). A normal cup of black coffee only contains about 2 calories. Read More

Where’s my water? – 10 important health benefits of staying hydrated

Pouring Water

We all know that drinking water is important for our body. Water makes up for about 50 to 70% of our body weight. It doesn’t take much for the body to become dehydrated. A loss of 1.5% of water can already cause mild dehydration. Dehydration does more to you than just making you feel thirsty. It can cause serious health effects ranging from loss of appetite, nausea, difficulty concentrating, dizziness and fogginess to headaches, impaired physical performance, increased weakness and more. In the hot and dry desert of Israel, I had to learn this the hard way and my first hand experience taught me how important it is to prevent dehydration. Got to keep drinking that water! Read More