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Thinking about New Year´s Resolutions?

Here is a post I wrote last year about New Year´s resolutions and why I think they won´t work.

Have you come up with any New Year's resolutions this year? If not, it is totally okay not to do them. In this post I will explain why it is so. I think the most common/favorite resolutions have to do with losing weight, eating healthier, trying to distress or slow in life in general. I have a thing or two to say about slowing down. As you know, I got very sick this fall (you can read it in here), and as a result, suddenly I had a lot of time to think about life. It was a bit funny that somehow my life changed from being very busy and organised to being not busy at all. I have to say that at first it was hard for me to slow down because I am the kind of person who doesn't just sit around, instead I get things done. Period. But now I was in a place that I didn't have a choice. This pneumonia made me to stop everything and forced me to slow down. (Honestly, it was a real effort to…

Detox - Heal Your Gut/ Suolisto kuntoon ruokavalion avulla

Want to heal and nourish your body from the inside out? Our gut is our second brain and the condition of your gut will affect your whole well being. Did you know that unhealthy gut microbiome can make you sick? Many diseases are linked to your gut microbiome. I designed Detox- Heal Your Gut programme so that you could set your foundations for life long health. Below you can find more information about these. First in Finnish and then in English.
Suolisto kuntoon ruokavalion avullaTässä valmennuksessa saat:
· suolistoa hellivän terveellisen ruokavalion (ilman kaloreiden laskemista) · yksinkertaisia ohjeita, joiden avulla saat terveemmän suoliston · syödään normaalia arkiruokaa · kesto 4-6 vkoa tai voit jatkaa pidempäänkin · terveellisiä ja suolistoa helliviä reseptejä (suolison tasapainottaminen tapahtuu ravinnon avulla) · vinkkejä suoliston bakteerikannan tasapainottamiseen · vinkkejä tehokkaaseen detoksifikaatioon · lisäravinne suositukset (ei välttämättömiä ohjelman aikana)
Tämä valmennus on t…

This Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner and for many people it means time to relax and enjoy Christmas treats. Despite of my body's reactions to gluten and dairy, I have celebrated my Christmas in a quite traditional manner eating all the traditional Christmas foods, such as carrot and turnip casserole, rice porridge, various types of cheese and plum quark. However, after enjoying these meals, as you can assume, I have not felt so good. Thus this year I have considered to change this. Why give yourself stomach ache and bloating just for the sake of holidays? Previously when we had Christmas lunch with someone else's house I didn't want to "offend" anyone, so I ate what was served. Having said this, this Christmas will be different because we decided to stay at our house.  So accordingly, we will serve our "own" menu which will be suitable for everyone. I was thinking about preparing ham, some healthy salads, salmon, potatoes and some casseroles for my son.…

How to Add Cross Training to Your Workouts

Time for a workout post. This time it is a guest post edited from here.


Dedicated training is something to be admired. Many athletes strive for the ability to get up and get out every single day whether it’s for a specific race or event or even, simply driven by a goal. Often that can mean adhering to a training plan based on both repetition and incrementally increased difficulty–monotony and overuse be damned. But you may get hurt. Or plateau. Or experience a disruption in your training schedule. These can all be detrimental to accomplishing a goal. Then there’s also that inevitable boredom of doing the same training day in and day out. You swear that footprint on the trail was yours from yesterday. Here, we’ll detail the science behind cross training, how to work it into your schedule, and some new exercises to try. Your main sport will thank us. Simply put, cross training is training in another discipline in improve your main sport. The options are almost limitless–runners can stren…

Self-care series (2): 12 Tips to Do It

This is the second part of my self-care series. Before reading this one, check the first post here.
 Below are tips how to practice more self-care. Choose to implement one new idea every new week and you are on a good start!
❤ Go cloud watching.

❤ Do a mini meditation.

❤ Do one thing today because it makes you happy.

❤ Do a mini-declutter: recycle four items from your wardrobe.

❤ Unplug for an hour. Ignore your phone and internet.

❤ Plan yourself a pampering day. Book a massage, a hairdresser or a manicure.

❤ Take a bus ride. Watch the scenery and enjoy the road.

❤ Put your favourite tune on and boogie.

❤ Be still for 5 minutes. Just sit down or lie down and breath.

❤ Get 15 minutes of sun.

❤ Have a good laugh.

❤ Take a power nap: 15 to 20 minutes is enough.

As December is a bit quieter time in blogs in general, I will skip one week and be back to posting on my Christmas holiday. I hope you also slow down a bit for Christmas. Enjoy a warm cup of tea, burn candles and listen to Christmas carols ?…

My View on Health

Holistic Health
My view on health is holistic. I believe in treating people as seeing everything from many perspectives. Wellness is a sum of the following things: sleep, rest, nutrition and exercise. If you want to feel good and healthy then you need to have enough rest, eat nutrient dense food and exercise on a regular basis. If you succeed in every area then you will feel great. On the other hand, if you are constantly sleep deprived you cannot expect your diet to fix everything. In addition your thoughts influence the way you think. If you are on a positive mindset then you will experience more positive outcomes. Positive thinking is very important to your health. Your mind is a powerful thing. Never expect anything less. Lastly, the relationship will have an impact on your health as well. Surround yourself with positive people who will support you on your way to a better health.
Gut Health Your gut is your second brain. Did you know that 80 % of your immune system is in your gut…

Blogging for 1 Year+ Top Ten Nutrition Posts

It´s my blog´s anniversary. I have been blogging for a year now. How times fly.. When I started this blog, I thought that I would write about anything relating to wellness. However, now there has been a slight shift in my posts as I have been studying more about nutrition. Currently I am continuing my education as I am studying to become a functional medicine nutrition adviser by ProHealth. 
As I started to write my blog I was doing it for the fun and I wanted to share my knowledge in health. Now I really enjoy other things relating blogging, such as taking pictures, thinking about photoshoots, planning post ideas, finding and reading interesting researches and I have set up my own business Jennikatja. Now I can offer help for even more people. Taking good care of your health is the most important thing you can do to yourself.
Because of the anniversary and the fact that nutrition intrigues me even more, I decided to post my top ten nutrition posts. Hope you enjoy reading them!


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