Hi, my name is Katja
and I am a health and fitness enthusiast who is also a researcher in the field of social issues. I have been lifting weights for over 7 years and got inspired by popular fitness culture. But, I always felt there had to be more to living a healthy life than going all-out in the gym everyday and living on chicken, rice and broccoli and protein bars.
That is why I’m excited to explore the world of health and fitness further, getting to know different cultures of health that we can learn from and different perspectives on ‘being fit’. After all, health comes not only in different sizes, but in different colours, traditions, tastes, and so on.
The idea behind this blog is studying the way health is approached by different people and in different cultures. Kind of like an anthropologist. Hence the name, health-ropology! I have a masters degree in intercultural communication and try to apply my knowledge in this area to the domain of health and fitness.
On the blog, I post about tips, experiences and advice, and food, keeping in mind and exploring different perspectives and traditions. I hope to help you get further in your fitness journey and to inspire you to open your eyes to new and alternative approaches to living a happy & healthy life!
Disclaimer: I am not a certified trainer, dietitian, or doctor. I can only share with you the experience and knowledge that I have gained over years of training and learning about health and fitness, and personal preferences and recommendations. You should consult with a professional before making drastic changes to your exercise and/or diet.
See you on the blog!