Health Expert Series 1

Everyone has a different opinion about health and what it means to them. I am starting this monthly series to open up the discussion about what health means to you and maybe to learn from other people and their point of views.

This month I am starting with myself. I have interviewed myself and you can find the answers below. Every month I will interview a new person that I think has something interesting to say about health and what it means to them.

I hope you will enjoy this series and will participate in the discussion. Health affects us all, also you! This is a subject you should have an opinion on 😊

Here we go:



Name, age, occupation: Anne Louise, 35, Holistic Health Coach & Boxercise Instructor

What does health mean to you?

Health, to me, means being happy and feeling good about all areas in my life. Everything from eating the right foods and exercising, to having healthy relationships and the right career needs to be in balance before I would call someone truly healthy. I need to be happy with myself on the inside and on the outside

How do you achieve this level of healthy?

I try to eat healthy and exercise regularly. But this is not enough. I constantly work on self-development and try to improve areas in my life that I am not happy about. I clean up my toxic relationships. I find ways to handle stress and to get a good night sleep! If I find that a job or project is draining my energy, then I need to find a way to change it. When you come home from work, you should feel happy and energised! If you feel down and drained, then maybe the job you’re doing is not right for you!

Why is it important to be and live healthily?

I think it’s important to feel good in your body and to be able to live life to its fullest every day. I think too many people settle in life and don’t know that life could be so much better if they changed a few things. I don’t ever want to settle in life. What’s the point of living, if its not going to be a good and happy life?

Finally, I think it’s important to live healthy to prevent disease and aches in the future. We are getting older, and older, but what about quality of life? When I get old I still wish to take care of myself and to be active. In old age, I want to be self-sufficient and I believe by living healthy now I up my chances of that happening.

Why are you an expert?

I started my student career in nursing school and though I quickly found out that this was not my calling, I still learnt a lot about health and disease-care. Thereafter, I studied biotechnology engineering, where my main focus was how nutrition affects the body. In other words, I studied what happens in the body when we eat and when we change what we eat. Finally, I studied Health Coaching, where I learnt over 100 dietary theories and studied the world’s top health and wellness experts. My education has equipped me with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and prevention.

I now work as a Health Coach, where I help my clients find balance in their life and teach about how nutrition and lifestyle affects health and overall wellbeing.

What is your top health tip?

Health can mean so many things and the important thing is to find out what it means to you. How do you feel good in your body and what needs to happen so you become truly happy and well balanced in your life? You are important! Remember that and always be kind to yourself and others!

Do you want to be part of my Health Series? Please email me. I would love to hear from you!

Did you know…

…that there is a best time to drink coffee?

Apparently drinking coffee right after you wake up is not a good idea. Scientists now say that the best time to drink coffee is 1,5 hours AFTER you wake up.



Nature’s way to wake you up in the mornings is to produce lots of cortisol while you are sleeping and once your eyes hit the light, the cortisol is released into your blood. Cortisol is among other things a stress hormone and kick-starts your metabolisms.

If you therefore drink your coffee first thing after you wake up, it won’t have the best effect because you are already approaching your maximal level of alertness naturally.

It is therefore recommended to drink the first cup of coffee 1,5 hours after you wake up to allow levels to decrease. Levels peak again between noon to 13h and between 17:30 to 18:30.

Remember if you are a bad sleeper, you shouldn’t have coffee in the afternoon or evenings. I have one cup in the morning, usually just after I wake up. But maybe form now on I will wait a little. Although it will be hard at first!

When do you drink coffee? How many cups? Does it have the effect you are looking for? Let me know in the comments below. 

If you need help deciding how much coffee is good for you or help to make better food choices, then don’t hesitate to reach out to me. We can schedule a FREE initial consultation to discuss your health and lifestyle to determine how I can best support you in achieving your goals. Book now.

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