We met Markus Emerich on the Surfing Medicine International Conference in Biarritz two years ago. As an ENT Doctor, he was impressively exhibiting two scientific posters and was eagerly visiting all of the lectures. His just-married wife Charlotte was accompanying him and they were traveling with their most beautiful balsa-wood longboard, a wedding gift. As there weren’t as many waves as we would have wished for, we didn’t share a large amount of time in the water. But during several talks and drinks it became obvious what a cool person he is: literally sharing a great passion for surfing and medicine, traveling and having a good time with good people. Needless to say Charlotte was at least equally charming.
As a landlocked, hard working doctor, those passions could not roam freely, so the young couple had a plan. The plan was: Traveling around the world to get as much surf as possible, being a Surfdoc and meeting great people along the way.
For many of us (Northern-hemisphere-inhabitants), winter is kicking in soon. That means: Surf in cold water, go on surf vacation somewhere or take a winter break. To stay fit during that time, do these 8 exercises regularly and you won’t find yourself starting from zero when you will be surfing on a more regular basis again and you will keep your fitness for the challenges of the cold water season.
Especially if you are bound to go surfing during vacation only, you should use and train your muscles and coordination to get the most out of your holiday and to prevent injuries.
Avocados really are a wonder of natural nutrition and should be part of your healthy diet. If they are already: congratulations! If they aren’t yet: start treating yourself regularly to different variations of Avos – as a drink, in the salad, on the bread, you can even grill it. Here are two of my favorite and very easy suggestions how to enjoy your beloved Avocado.