Luisa Heenan

Luisa is an Australian qualified personal fitness trainer who is also currently studying nutrition. She has been in Japan since 2007 and founded her health and fitness blog, Glow in Japan, to inspire women to enjoy active living and healthy eating in Japan. She loves experimenting with healthy recipes, traveling abroad to the beach, and sharing a good cappuccino with her husband or friends.

Articles By Luisa

Recipe: Healthy Valentine’s Day Chocolate Hearts

This time of year, stores all over Japan are overflowing with Valentine's Day chocolates. Unfortunately, most of what's available is highly processed and contains loads...

February 10, 2015 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Recipe: Healthy Christmas Pudding Balls

With all of the festive celebrations, dinners, parties this time of year, many of us tend to overindulge in food, especially at the sweets table....

December 8, 2014 | Food & Drink

Japanese Superfoods: Nukazuke

We can gain so much knowledge and inspiration from some of these amazing Japanese elders on their traditional diet and way of living. One excellent...

September 9, 2014 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Japanese Superfoods: Natto

It has been dubbed the “Japanese Vegemite” due to its pungent odor and particular acquired taste. However, unlike my motherland’s breakfast favorite, Vegemite, natto deserves...

August 5, 2014 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Japanese Superfoods: Shichimi

The Huffington Post put shichimi togarashi on its list of 14 foods to add to your diet in 2014, but the Japanese have been onto...

June 23, 2014 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Japanese Superfoods: Miso

Although the rest of the world may have jumped on the kale, coconut oil and raw cacao obsession of “super foods,” we are so lucky...

May 20, 2014 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Recipe: Carrot, Ginger & Miso Soup

With the chilly weather, I find myself craving warm and healthy soups to make sure I’m getting lots of vitamins and minerals to keep any...

February 24, 2014 | Food & Drink

Bikram Yoga Heats Up in Tokyo

With avid devotees such as Jennifer Aniston, Madonna, Lady Gaga and Beyonce, Bikram Yoga was bound to eventually make its way to Japan. It has...

February 11, 2014 | Health & Beauty

Acupuncture in Tokyo with Edward Obaidey

Eastern medicine and holistic healing plays a big part in my philosophy on ultimate health and wellbeing. Edward Obaidey’s clinic in Sangenjaya focuses on acupuncture,...

February 4, 2014 | Health & Beauty

Snow Fitness in Japan

Each winter when the temperatures drop, some people jump for joy, as it means one vital thing—the ski slopes are open! Japan has some of...

December 31, 2013 | Health & Beauty

Recipe: Healthy White Christmas

This is a delicious, healthy version of White Christmas that is not only gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free, but is filled with...

December 23, 2013 | Food & Drink

Buying Natural and Organic Foods in Japan

More and more, our foods and personal products are becoming tainted with strange ingredients and preservatives, which are difficult to pronounce even in English. Throw...

December 17, 2013 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

The Mighty Avocado

It has been dubbed the world’s most perfect food. Rich, creamy, delicious and green, the humble avocado is a renowned super food that is as...

November 26, 2013 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty