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Fitness, Health, Motivation, Training

9 surprising benefits of cold showers and how to make them a habit

Having cold showers every day was one of my new year’s resolutions. In the beginning it was definitely hard to have a cold shower, or at least a cold splash at the end of a hot shower every day. But in the end the cold showers were absolute worth it.

Here are my top 9 benefits of cold showers why:

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Fitness, Motivation, Training

How to become a morning person

Until a few months ago I was not a morning person at all. I would get up fairly late (at around 8 a.m.) and be at the office by 9:30. I would work out in my lunch break or in the evenings.
But then I changed cities and jobs and working out at lunch time was not an option any more. I had to work out in the mornings if I wanted to get in my training in as planned. My only option was to transofm myself into a morning person.

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Everyday Hero Michael Law: how to run the fastest Marathon dressed as a star

I first met Michael Law in March 2017 when I joined Adidas Runners London in preparation for London Marathon. At this time he was preparing for his Guiness World Record for the fastest Marathon dressed as a star, which he held until January 2018.

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Why you should try a new sport in 2018

2018 is round the corner, and while I am already finalizing my goals and challenges for next year, I also plan to try new things like a new sport.

And to get you on board I have written a series of blog posts that I will publish over the next few weeks. Maybe there is also something in there for you to try in 2018.

There are three main reasons why I challenge you to try a new sport next year.

New impulses for your training routine

Your body needs to be constantly challenged to improve and get better. Trying out new sports and activities is great to mix up your training routine and give your body new impulses. Mixing up your routine is detrimental for your progress, and trying out a new sport can help you with that.

Once you start and get your first delayed onset muscle soreness you will know that you used muscles you have not used in a long time.

It will challenge you mentally!

Trying out something new always means leaving your comfort zone. Sometimes more, sometimes less. But by trying out a new sport there is always a chance that you will fail or not be good at the sport. Maybe it also means getting over your fear of heights or cold.

By stepping outside your comfort zone and trying a new activity you will get over that initial fear. You might or might not like the activity, but you already became a different person just by trying.

Trying a new sport is social!

Getting all your friends together for a new, fun activity sounds amazing? It absolutely is. You will laugh at each other’s fails, and celebrate each other’s progress.

Even if you don’t have any friends to do it with you, a new activity is a great opportunity to meet new people.

Are you planning to try a new sport in 2018? Let me know in the comments below.