A journey towards a healthy and happy You

Purple Sauerkraut

By: lifesum October 2nd, 2019

Peel and grate the cabbage, beetroot and the ginger. Add the ingredients in a bowl, add the salt and scrunch the mixture with your hands for a couple of minutes. Put the ingredients in a..

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Lifesum Becomes First Health App to Integrate Insects

By: lifesum October 22nd, 2018

This was once a reason to send your food back in outrage. Now it’s the latest culinary revolution, said to benefit your health and help the planet. And we’re getting involved. As of this month,..

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Actually, exercise is about more than fitness

By: lifesum May 29th, 2020

1. Exercise is about confidence For a lot of people, exercise helps to build confidence. For those who feel like they aren’t capable of much, it’s a good way to see real results in short..

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Healthy baking: recipes that are good for your mind and soul

By: lifesum May 28th, 2020

1. Banana bread Everyone’s doing it – why can’t you? To make a healthier (and honestly, far more filling) loaf, the key is starting with dual-purpose ingredients. This recipe from Erin Lives Whole uses flax..

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This is how to do self-care on a budget

By: lifesum May 26th, 2020

1. Start with exercise Believe it or not, your body needs exercise in order to feel good. It doesn’t have to be anything too intense, it could be a simple as a few stretches, a..

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No equipment at home, no worries: how to workout without all the ‘gear’

By: lifesum May 22nd, 2020

Instead of a dumbbell Use a heavy book, laptop, cans, your baby. Lighter dumbbells (3 lbs – 15 lbs) are typically used in pairs for high-rep upper body exercises, like overhead presses, lateral raises, and..

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These are the exercises you should do to boost your endorphins right now

By: lifesum May 19th, 2020

Exercises which you enjoy the challenge of Which exercises have you done which challenge you mentally to push yourself? It could be something like rock climbing, where you need extreme mental focus in order to..

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How to protect work-life balance when working from home

By: lifesum May 15th, 2020

Use time to make boundaries It’s easy when working from home to find yourself getting up to throw the laundry in, or finding yourself texting more than usual. Try and keep the same boundaries you..

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Here’s what to do if snacking is sabotaging your diet

By: lifesum May 14th, 2020

Drink more water A lot of the time, snacking is a reflex because of boredom. Curb your boredom. Try this: Have a glass of water, and wait at least 10 minutes. If you still feel..

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What you need to know about working out from home vs at the gym

By: lifesum May 12th, 2020

It’s better because there’s no one else to throw you of The noise and distractions of the gym; the tv, the people, that one guy who grunts loud; all of those are gone when you’re..

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Sustainable eating in practice

By: lifesum May 8th, 2020

Limit food waste According to the USDA, as much as 30-40% of the food supply goes to waste. Taking responsibility as a consumer is therefore vital, not only for the environment but also from an..

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The stress and nutrition connection

By: lifesum May 8th, 2020

What is stress? Stress is often described as how the brain and body act in response to any type of pressure or challenge (2). Just like everything in life, it is all about finding the..

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Connecting with others through food

By: lifesum May 8th, 2020

Humans and meals George Simmel, a sociologist & philosopher from the 1800s-1900s, said that meals symbolize how humans differ from animals – animals eat, but only humans participate in cultivated meals. He also said that..

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5 Creative ways to get outside the house for workouts

By: lifesum May 8th, 2020

1. Head to the driveway Take your yoga mat and jump rope, get them on the ground in your driveway, and work out! There’s no reason why you couldn’t take your typical body weight workout..

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Cook now, enjoy later: 5 things you can make and eat twice

By: lifesum May 7th, 2020

1. Chicken First you make chicken… Thoroughly season a whole chicken, cover it in an oven-safe dish with high sides, and let it cook in its own juice. Serve with veggies and roast potatoes! …then..

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Here’s exactly what you need to work out from home

By: lifesum May 5th, 2020

Level 1 Yoga mat To be honest, even the necessity of this is debatable. The purpose of the yoga mat is to provide a soft surface for push-ups, mountain climbers, and any exercises where you..

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How you can change the way you eat in just 30 minutes a day

By: lifesum May 4th, 2020

1. Plan your meals Don’t roll your eyes. Do this once or twice a week, and it will take 15 or so minutes. Use the Lifesum app to help you find recipes you can make..

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Alternative workouts for those who hate the gym

By: lifesum April 29th, 2020

1. Boxing Throwing a punch is both therapeutic and a great HIIT workout. Harvard University mentions these among some of the benefits; better posture, stronger core and upper body, and good aerobic exercise. You can..

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Organic foods: what you need to know

By: lifesum April 28th, 2020

What does organic mean exactly? Organic farming refers to the way the farmers grow produce and raise meat. The overall intention of organic farming is to improve soil quality, reduce pollution, provide healthy livestock habitats,..

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Kid-friendly dinner recipes

By: lifesum April 27th, 2020

Crockpot chicken taco bowls Any meal you can make in a crockpot that will feed a crowd is a good meal to have in your back pocket. This one from Fit Foodie Finds is gluten..

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How to pick the best time of day for working out

By: lifesum April 24th, 2020

Pros of morning workouts 1. Get it out of the way The battle begins and ends when your day has barely even begun. All you have to do is get up, pull on your gym..

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3 alternative milks and their pros and cons

By: lifesum April 22nd, 2020

Almond milk Made by: Soaking the nuts in water overnight, blending them with water, salt, and any other additions, and then straining the mixture. Nutrients in a cup (store-bought) 39 calories 1 g of protein..

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