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Absurd health advice

Here are the most absurd health tips I’ve picked up over time that I enjoy myself.

They’re akin to watching action films, but you don’t need to take a winter swim or eat something you can only buy online from a far off pacific island with unstable postal deliveries.

Cold baths have become fashionable and I’ve have tried them, but they’ll never be a favourite for me. So I researched the effects of cold baths, and sure enough, I found that the biggest positive effects can also come from a nice warm bath.

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So, in light of health advice that is trending right now, some of the following advice may sound absurd or even surprising:

  1. Take warm baths.
  2. Eat when you’re hungry. If you’re not hungry, don’t eat. The lack of hunger is usually because you have something in your system that you can metabolise. When you’re hungry, you’ve burned, and it makes sense to take in some new and fresh fuel.
  3. Crave something. Teach yourself to crave something specific. We are very quick to fulfil our needs all the time and sometimes it becomes a habit to do certain things that we may not need to do, such as eating at certain times. Give yourself time to notice if you need to run again, or maybe you just need to go for a walk, if you’re really hungry, or if what you’re craving is a specific food such as meat or something juicy or something very spicy or very mild.
  4. Taste your food and eat things that taste good, because if you eat a vegetable porridge that you think tastes terrible, you’ll still be hungry for something that tastes good afterwards, and you might end up overeating.
  5. Healthy food is absurdly – in this day and age of online sales of the strangest foods and supplements from near and far – the food that is where you live. In Denmark, this means a wide variety of ingredients from land, forest, field, trees and sea.
  6. Drink, water, coffee, tea ad libitum. It counts as liquid, and when it’s pure tea, coffee and water, it’s calorie-free.
  7. Drink wine. I know when I don’t want to drink and therefore it’s balanced. I don’t drink wine or alcohol (anything with percentages counts here) when I’m tired, stressed, in pain, sad, worried or dealing with unresolved dilemmas, because in those cases it would exacerbate an already negative situation. That’s why I only drink wine and alcohol when I’m fresh, calm, well-functioning, happy and in balance. I can also just drink one glass of wine alone.
  8. Watching an exiting film or seeing something magnificent in nature, art or a completing a physical challenge excites your nervous system and that means it can also then calm down, which is healthy.
  9. Looking other people in the eye. Going a whole day without eye contact or contact with angry eyes that quickly flicker away is bad for your mentality, and what’s bad for your mind is bad for your health.
  10. Fortunately, hugging is making a comeback after the coronavirus. Without hugs we can become terribly skin-hungry or even lonely, so be generous with your hugs because they benefit both parties in the hug, and know who you can and can’t hug.
  11. Carry yourself with pride and commitment, as if the very act of standing or walking matters. The alternative seems to be head down in your mobile phone or more or less free-falling forwards, neither of which is good for your body or health.
  12. Illness can teach us something, and when it strikes, because sometimes it does, try to learn something about your own health through your illness. Why did you get sick, is there a pattern, is there anything you can do to prevent it from happening again?
  13. Consume words spoken or written by someone you trust but are not obligated to, such as a family member, partner or friend. Words from a teacher, a mentor, a coach, a pastor who says something sensible – that you may have heard before or could even work out for yourself – are absorbed better, and we put them to good use when we receive it without the close relational relationships.
  14. The last piece of health advice is not particularly absurd, but a down-to-earth offer for you to attend the following event I’m organising for free:

Open group classes – for those with a subscription or wanting a subscription

For all of you who have a subscription to Neuromuscular Workout ONLINE, I have organised an outdoor group workout before the summer as a gift for you.

For those of you who don’t have a Neuromuscular Workout ONLINE subscription yet, you can get one month of free training and the outdoor community class if you sign up online before 15 April 2024 and use the code HelloONLINE at the checkout.

You can learn more about the Neuromuscular Workout ONLINE membership here:

Sign up to Neuromuscular Workout ONLINE >

The date for the class is:
19 April 2024 at 15.30 – 16.30

Our meeting point will be at:
Neuromuscular Workout
Zinnsgade 4
2100 Copenhagen Ø.

Here you can leave a bag, and here we can have a glass of cold water or wine and a small snack when we return from the workout.

The workout is for everyone:

We will go to Østre Anlæg where we will do a stretching session, then some of you will do some standing exercises, while others either walk, jog or run a lap, the length of which depends on your fitness level.

We will do a bit of strength training along the way and finally some relaxation before heading back to Zinnsgade 4 at 16:30.

From here we can hang out over a drink and a snack until 17:00.

There will be plenty of opportunity to ask me questions about training and health.

Sign up for the open group class, by sending me an email at:

Unfortunately, there are no showers and changing facilities are limited, but I can promise you that the atmosphere will be great 🙂

Malou Deichmann

Malou Deichmann

Malou Deichmann is a Danish training specialist. She is the founder of Neuromuscular Workout and operates a training facility in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she works with private clients.

Malou Deichmann

Malou Deichmann

Malou Deichmann is a Danish training specialist. She is the founder of Neuromuscular Workout and operates a training facility in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she works with private clients.

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