A journey towards a healthy and happy You

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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Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

By: lifesum July 19th, 2019

Peel and cut the carrots, potatoes and onion into smaller pieces. Add water, vegetable cube and the veggies in a casserole under a lid and boil for 10 minutes or until soft. Mix smooth with..

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Vital Nutritional Advice for Every Developmental Stage

By: Femi A-Williams July 19th, 2019

0-6 months There’s a huge amount of growth at this stage. Fortunately, the nutrients babies need can easily be found in breast milk, which is why a lot of experts recommend breastfeeding until at least..

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5 Fun Summer Food Trends

By: Femi A-Williams July 19th, 2019

1. Healthy mocktails This sounds nuts, and we get why. We’ve all heard of mocktails, but healthy too? It seems too good to be true. The good news is that it’s not. Mover ‘booch, it’s..

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Must-Have Summer Workout Gear

By: Femi A-Williams July 19th, 2019

1. Dri-fit shorts When you workout, you sweat, naturally. The tricky thing with picking the right workout gear is making sure that you opt for clothing that won’t soak you in sweat, weigh you down..

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5 Surprising Things That Could be Stressing you out

By: Jhady Arana July 19th, 2019

1. Major life changes Positive or negative, big changes in life can easily become a source of stress. It’s important to be able to identify when your life is. Changing in a big way, and,..

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5 Ways Stress Affects Your Body

By: Femi A-Williams July 19th, 2019

1. Lack of sleep Stress causes something known as hyperarousal; where there is an imbalance between sleep and wakefulness. This can make it hard for you to fall asleep, and hard for you to stay..

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Here’s How to Deal with Stress

By: Femi A-Williams July 18th, 2019

1. Talk to someone about it The most important thing is to talk to someone about it. Whether it’s a therapist or a trusted friend, not being alone or trapped in your head is important…

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How to Manage Summer Workouts

By: Femi A-Williams July 18th, 2019

1. Water + electrolytes We all sweat when we workout; that’s a given, but in the summer when it temps rise, it takes a lot more sweat to cool us down. Your sweat isn’t just..

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6 Healthy and Refreshing Summer Beverages

By: Femi A-Williams July 18th, 2019

Healthy cucumber lemonade Who knew lemon, honey and cucumbers could pair so well together?  This recipe from The Busy Baker is a great cocktail alternative that will keep you hydrated and satisfy your cravings for..

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How to: Weight Loss and Travelling

By: Femi A-Williams July 18th, 2019

1. BYO Snacks Pack your snacks. This is harder if you’re going on a longer trip (e.g. more than a week), but if your trip is short, then this is easy. Start by packing fruit..

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This is What to Eat for Healthy Summer Skin

By: Femi A-Williams July 18th, 2019

To fight heat rashes We get hear rashes because our sweat glands are blocked so that sweat can’t reach the skin’s surface and evaporate. The result is inflammation that leads to a rash, which is..

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5 Tips for Better Summer Hikes

By: Femi A-Williams July 18th, 2019

1. Find a trail worth hiking This can be tricky. If you’ve got outdoorsy friends who hike a lot, they’ll likely tell you what the best spots are, and how difficult or easy they might..

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7 In-Season Foods and How to Eat Them

By: Femi A-Williams July 17th, 2019

Between June and July, there are a great number of in-season foods available for nutritious, delicious summer meals. Here are just a few: Asparagus This crunchy green is the perfect addition to some poached eggs..

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Rice Cakes and Eggs

By: lifesum July 15th, 2019

Boil or fry your eggs just how you like them (tips, if you’re always on the go, boiled eggs are excellent to prepare in advance). Spread the cream cheese on top of the rice cakes..

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Mango Smoothie

By: lifesum July 15th, 2019

Add the quark/yogurt, mango and banana into a blender and mix until smooth. Add some water if it needs thinning out. Stir in the chia seeds and it’s ready to serve!

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All you Need to Know About Nutrition and Recovery When Practicing Endurance Training

By: Kajsa Ernestam July 15th, 2019

Why is nutrition fundamental for optimal recovery?  Lack of recovery, both in terms of resting from exercise, and poor meal timing and unbeneficial food choices post-training, can have a detrimental impact on your recovery. Planning..

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This is Why Proper Recovery is Important for Exercise

By: Femi A-Williams July 15th, 2019

Post-Workout Recovery There are a number of different things that you need to pay attention to when it comes to your nutrition for recovery. Here are the top priorities: Fluid and salt balance – you..

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Hitting the Wall

By: Erik Lindqvist July 15th, 2019

IMore than two-fifths are hitting walls Recent studies shows that more than 40% of runners “hit the wall” during a regular marathon and that males, people with no preparatory runs and training distances above 20..

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Tuna Pasta

By: lifesum July 15th, 2019

Pour out the water from the tuna cans. Finely chop the red onion and fry it with olive oil in a frying pan. Add capers, tuna, olives and tomato sauce, and let it simmer for..

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Carb-loading: Tips for Marathon runners

By: Erik Lindqvist July 15th, 2019

The technical stuff The concept of carb-loading is quite simple; first and foremost it’s based on the fact that glucose/glycogen are the primary and most efficient fuel source as exercise intensities reaches near threshold levels…

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