To grain or not to grain?

In an interesting article from Novomed, dr. Hashim Seedat – an expert in integrating the healing arts, focusing on the importance of nutrition, exercise, homeopathy and acupuncture – states that a lot of people don’t realise the true impact of grain on our body and overall health. “Grains are best described as small, dry seeds that grow…

Corporate wellbeing for a decent price

It’s not difficult to understand: more engagement of your employees leads to higher productivity. It’s as easy as that. Let it just be that more engagement is exactly what Herculean provides, based on a unique, holistic approach. Hercules Academy ensures guaranteed results in terms of wellbeing and engagement. Wellbeing is so much more than facilitating…

Recipe Citrus Honey Tart

Do you know Basmaty? It’s an online cooking platform founded by Alia Adi full of healthy and delicious recipes from the Middle East. Here’s the recipe for the famous Citrus Honey Tart.   Special equipment: A 22 cm diameter springform pan, a mandoline Ingredients Crust: 250 g (1¾ cups) all-purpose flour 2 tbsp. cornstarch ¼ tsp. salt 170g…

15 reasons to drink lemon water

Some healthy food habits are so extremely simple that we actually have no excuse whatsoever not to adopt them. Take lemon water for example. It takes less than 5 minutes of your precious morning time. Just squeeze half a lemon in lukewarm water and drink it. If you love the taste feel free to add more…

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…

7 things that will happen when you start doing planks

One of the most inspiring blogs on lifestyle and productivity nowadays is LifeHack. For our team it’s a very useful source for tips to help improve all aspects of our lives. One of their bloggers, Szabo Laszlo, an expert in nutrition, exercise and supplementation, posted an article on the effects of planking, on your physical and mental…

Burn-Out: causes

On Friday 4 September, Hercules Academy organized an information session on burn-out, in collaboration with KBC and UNIZO, the Belgian entrepreneurs organisation. The topic ranged from the causes of burn-out to the different phases and treatment of the syndrome. It was quite amazing to notice the reactions from the audience. Every single person in the…

Preparation tips for a field day filled with sports

Is your Hercules Trophy getting near and are you looking for some last-minute preparation tips? Look no further. Our Herculean coaches will support you with some extra tips to run the extra mile: Sabine Appelmans (ex-champion in tennis and now health coach) gives you a tip on nutrition on a sports day. Gella Vandecaveye (former…

Corporate wellbeing is not a band-aid

Have you noticed it? There’s definitely a new, positive trend in the field of Human Resources: Companies are taking employee wellbeing more seriously since some time now. It’s good to see that a lot of organisations are trying to figure out the right solution to combat rising health issues. So far the good news. The sad…

Do or Die

2 weeks ago, a young 28-year old man  died while he was running the Brussels 20K marathon and several people needed to be hospitalized on the same day at the same event. Why ? Because of dehydration and heart failure. Your heart is like an engine. And if your engine is under extreme pressure it can explode just like any…