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How do you stay healthy and fit? Interview with Dorota Pawlak

'TFD (The First Drop) logo on fitness bag' photo (c) 2009, Pete Bellis - license: Hello everybody! I am so happy to see you here!
Remember I promised to continue the series about staying healthy and fit? Today I am publishing the story of Dorota Pawlak. Would you like to know more about Dorota's experience? Then read further ;-)

To stay fit and healthy I start every day with a short yoga practice. Twice per week I also do yoga in a class in my local school. Apart from that, I am a big fan of biking, so I ignore all 4-wheel vehicles and move around my town by bike only, which is nothing extraordinary in the Netherlands, where I currently live. To the category of sport I need to add swimming as well: I’ve been training it since my early childhood.

Another aspect of a healthy lifestyle is healthy food. I became vegetarian 10 years ago and I avoid fast food, processed food, harmful E-numbers, microwaves and other magic tricks. This makes cooking more time consuming, but at least I know what’s in every meal and make sure it’s valuable.

For a more healthy and peaceful lifestyle I got rid of a TV about 7 years ago and I see only the
upsides of this decision: more time for valuable activities, such as reading or exercising and limited exposure to mass culture or advertising.

Finally, to stay fit and healthy I make sure my body gets enough rest. That’s why I sleep around 7-8 hours per day and plan enough time for relaxation after a long day of translating and various business related tasks.

Dear Dorota, thank you so much for sharing!

Dorota Pawlak is an English-Polish and German-Polish translator specialising in IT and localisation of video games, websites and software. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, practicing yoga and
reading or explores the world through photography. You can find her online at her website, Twitter
or LinkedIn.

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