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Fit through the winter!

The head is off. The first weeks of 2024 are already upon us. The perfect time to check in on your good intentions. Are they going well, and also important: is it still fun? With these tips and advice, you will come through the winter refreshed, fit and happy.

Don't lose sight of those good intentions!

Dough bread as a healthy base

Mo Sadaat and his wife Sahar Atta sell 100% sourdough breads in their Bakery Together. Good for the stomach and intestines and suitable for people who want to lose weight. "Actually it's very simple," explains the inspired baker. "Our breads contain no bad things like sugar, butter, milk or other unnecessary additives like bread improvers. It takes about 15 hours for a loaf to be ready with us. But then you have a good bread; a healthy base and tasty with all kinds of dishes. It also fits nicely into a diet. A colleague of ours lost ten kilos with wholemeal spelt bread.'

Bakery Together has no less than thirteen different types of sourdough breads in its assortment ranging from multigrain for breakfast to special ones with raisins, almonds, olives and much more. Fortunately, delicious and healthy go excellently Together!"

Bakery Together, Front Street 292b
Bakery Together - bread and pastries

Healthy living is how you do it

"Vitamin C and D as an extra supplement to healthy eating is always wise at this time of year," says the branch manager of health store Holland & Barrett. "The demand for vitamin D, to support the immune system, is always high in winter." Vitamins and supplements are only a fraction of the health specialist's offering of only natural products. Start detoxing to get rid of waste products? The colleagues at Holland & Barret are happy to offer advice.

"This can easily be done with, for example, one of the many teas or products with milk thistle in them to support the liver's cleansing action. Have a nice herbal tea to drink a little less coffee or use a natural sugar substitute instead of sugar. Or bake yourself a healthy cake with one of the many flours we sell. This is how you get one step closer and closer to a healthier lifestyle."

Holland & Barret, Statenplaats 8-10

Start the day with Finn's smoothie bowl

Ingredients Finn's delicious smoothie bowl: yogurt, strawberry, pomegranate-apple, banana, raspberries, blueberries and Mel's granola.

Mel's granola: In a bowl, mix to taste oat flakes, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and chopped nuts. In a saucepan over low heat, melt 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 2 tablespoons agave syrup, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 2 tablespoons water. Pour this mixture into a bowl and stir well. Spread the granola on a baking sheet (with baking paper) and bake for about 20 minutes in a preheated oven at 150 degrees. Blend the pomegranate and strawberry with the yogurt in the blender. Fill your prettiest bowl with the yogurt and garnish with the granola and fruit.

Finn's, Blauwpoortsplein 13
Smoothiebowl Finn's

Doing sports outside

Running is excellent in one of the Dordrecht parks, National Park de Biesbosch, Nieuwe Biesbosch or go for a run in the (historic) city center. You can also go to several places for strength training. Do work-outs with your own body weight and visit one of the calisthenics locations in the Leerpark, Wantijpark, Weizigtpark or the Sterrenburgpark. In Wantijpark, the trim track with 17 machines is a nice free fitness alternative to the gym. In the playground in the Overkamppark, across the street from the Sportboulevard and the hospital, there are also some calisthenics machines with which you can do fine exercises.

While you're there: also take a walk through the beautiful Dubbelmonde Park next door. Who knows, you might even come across the Scottish Highlanders. After all, a walk also gives you a lot of energy.

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