Exercising tops money for more happiness

It is commonly known that money mostly makes life easier, but won’t necessarily make you happier. Researchers from the Yale and Oxford universities state to have proven that exercising has a greater contribution to mental health than your financial status. The research that has been published in The Lancet, investigated more than 1,2 billion Americans about their mental and physical health.

The risks of menopause and how to prevent them

In an interesting article published on the website of Novomed, Dr. Anna Sepiolo writes about the mistake in assuming that coronary heart disease (CHD), the number one killer worldwide, is commonly regarded as something that afflicts men rather than women. CHD may occur later in women than in men on average, but it remains the biggest killer…

Wakey Wakey, Rise and Shine! The benefits of waking up early.

Waking up early has something magical. The fresh smell of the air in the morning, the fresh breeze in your face and the silence, makes it that way. It gives you a feeling of freedom and freshness. If you would tell me a year ago to wake up every morning at 6.30am, I would kindly…

Am I heading for a Burn-Out? Part 4

More and more, today’s state of mind is one of working until you drop. Feeling tired or plain unhealthy, is taboo. You’ve got to finish your work first, right? As soon as our career becomes our first priority, we start to neglect our health. No wonder that we’re fueling a burn-out driven society. Instead of easing off…

Am I heading for a Burn-Out? Part 2

More and more, today’s state of mind is one of working until you drop. Feeling tired or plain unhealthy, is taboo. You’ve got to finish your work first, right? As soon as our career becomes our first priority, we start to neglect our health. No wonder that we’re fueling a burn-out driven society. Instead of easing off…

Corporate Wellbeing BASF

Every week we concentrate on one of our customers and how they achieve happiness in their organization, how they keep their employees motivated and how they concentrate on corporate wellbeing. Which actions do they take to accomplish these goals? Today we’ll be taking a look at BASF, the world’s largest multinational chemical company. BASF takes good care…

8 Workout Tips for People with Diabetes

Having Type 2 Diabetes means that you have too much glucose in your blood either because you don’t produce enough insulin to process it or because your body doesn’t use insulin properly. Exercise is safe—and highly recommended—for most people with diabetes, including those with complications. Along with diet and medication, workouts will help you lower blood sugar,…

Six Tips To Staying In Tip-Top Shape During The Summer Months

Summer can play havoc when trying to look your best but here are six tips to help you stay cool, refreshed and in control. Don’t burn With temperatures reaching over fifty degrees during the peak summer months in Dubai, applying sunscreen should be a no-brainer, yet many feel that they are invincible to the sun’s…

In-flight tips to avoid thrombosis

2 years ago, we lost a dear friend (and Hercules crew member) who died unexpectedly of a deep vein thrombosis after a 6 hour flight. Although I had heard about the risks and the importance of doing some exercises during the flight, I must say that her sudden death wasn’t only a shock, but also…

Exercising During The Summer Months

The thought of exercising during the summer in the UAE makes most of us hot and bothered, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Summer shouldn’t be a deterrent when it comes to exercising in the fresh air, provided you stay hydrated. It’s important to keep moving during the high temperatures and a sport such…

Best preparation tips before exercise

Not everybody does 12 sports on 1 day. That’s why we give our participants some useful tips before coming to the Hercules Trophy. Our Herculean coaches have decades of experience in sports, nutrition and wellness. Feel free to use this advice for any exercise or sport activity. NUTRITIONAL TIPS FROM SABINE APPELMANS “Although you may…

What can you do about weak ankles?

The ankle is possibly one of the most important joints in the body when it comes to stability and mobility. The ligaments provide much stability for the joints and also ensure that the bones connect seamlessly with each other. Muscles are joined to the bones through tendons and provide for movement. A good balance is…