(yes that last part was Baymax)
On this blog I offer my personal views on a healthy lifestyle. Any advice is based on personal experience, opinions, and research – it shouldn’t be considered medical advice.
The author of this site encourages you to consult a doctor before making any health changes, especially any changes related to a specific diagnosis or condition. No information on this site should be relied upon to determine diet, make a medical diagnosis, or determine treatment for a medical condition. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice.
If you attempt any workout provided by this blog, you’re doing so at your own risk.
All images and text on my blog belong to me unless otherwise stated, and may only be used with my permission.
Embedded posts (from twitter, instagram, vine, youtube, giphy etc.) belong to the original poster.
This one gets its own special little header, because transparency is very important for me.
All posts will always be 100% my own honest opinion and text. I don’t accept guest posts or pre-written content by brands – but you might see a guest post from a blogging friend once in awhile.
When a product is gifted, I will refer to them as so (marking them ‘courtesy of’ or ‘c/o’), and I will always disclose when a post is sponsored, contains PR samples or similar to maintain an honest relationship with you, my readers.
I only agree to write about products/services I like, fits the blog and can bring value to you, my readers. I’d never pretend to like something just to earn a few $. My blog is my baby and I want to take good care of it – I don’t want to waste time writing about something I don’t enjoy and you don’t want to read.
That’s why I actually decline about 95% of offers that come my way.
If there’s something I know I’m not going to like, I won’t accept it for a review.
It’s important for me that it’s a win-win-win situation: For you, me and the brand – I want to provide value for everyone. It might surprise you, but there’s a lot of work involved in running a blog – sponsored posts are a way brands compensate a blogger for the time and work they put into writing, photography and promoting a post, not paying a blogger to lie. I mean, everything here is available to you 100% free. Not to mention the cost of servers, hosting and other tools that’s necessary to keep the blog running. I hope this can help you see things from my perspective.
Affiliate links are sometimes incorporated into posts to monetize links. With affiliate links, I get a tiny % if you decide to purchase something through an affiliate link on my site. The products do not cost more with affiliate links, and it’s completely up to you if you want to buy a product I mention on this site. I’m not paid to place affiliate links, I’m signing up for these programs on my own accord – and therefore only chose to link to content that I adore and would recommend anyway. I also join affiliate programs because in some cases that allow me to share the shop’s images without breaking copyright laws.
There are a few bloggers who gives all of us a bad rep. I’m just as much a blog reader as a blogger, and I know it’s essential that you can trust the blogger when it comes to working with brands.
If you ever have a question about any of this, or feel like I’m not being transparent enough, please email via the form onthis page.
While I’m not a big fan of link dropping in comments I will allow them IF the comment is relevant to the post or the discussion. If your comment is only a link, or says something like ‘nice post – here is my blog’ etc it will be treated as comment spam. I’m the judge of what is and isn’t spam. The best thing you can do is keep your comments helpful, engaging and on topic and you won’t have a problem. I use ‘no follow’ tags in comments anyway – so you will not benefit in an SEO sense by doing it either legitimately or spammily.
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