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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CEO letter to users

By: lifesum March 27th, 2020

In addition to the resources we already provide in-app, like our diets, meal plans, and water tracker, our nutritionists, registered dietitians, and chefs are diligently working (at home) to help you navigate nutrition during this..

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Simple ways to stay healthy

By: lifesum March 19th, 2020

Sleep – at least seven hours Sleeping enough every night is very important for recovery and staying healthy. Research has shown that those who slept less than five hours are 4.2  times more likely to..

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Healthy prepping and cooking at home

By: lifesum March 17th, 2020

At the supermarket  First, before heading to the supermarket, write a shopping list of all the groceries you’ll need. This will make it easier when you’re at the store and guarantee nothing is forgotten. Buy..

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Frozen food: nutritious and convenient

By: lifesum March 17th, 2020

Freezing food Freezing is one of the most important methods of food preservation used today. The freezing process is used across every food group, for items like fish, meat, vegetables, fruit, and berries (1) (2)…

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How to find healthy foods with a long shelf-life

By: lifesum March 17th, 2020

The importance of eating balanced:  When filling up your pantry, people tend to buy a lot of the same type of foods. In order to have a well-balanced diet, aim for having a variety of..

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How to snack better

By: lifesum March 16th, 2020

1. Go for variety Grabs nuts and an apple, or jerky and some carrot sticks. Basically, you don’t want just one macronutrient represented. Typically, with snacking you’re needing something that will a) keep you full..

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Simple diet shifts you can make to lose weight

By: lifesum March 13th, 2020

1. Know what you eat This probably sounds stupid to you, but the truth is by the end of the week, and in some cases by the end of the day, a lot of us..

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Answering some of your workout questions

By: lifesum March 11th, 2020

How often should you work out? There isn’t a minimum necessarily, but the CDC recommends either 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity 5 days a week, or 25 minutes of more high-intensity activity 3 days a..

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How to run in spring

By: lifesum March 9th, 2020

1. Take care of your allergies Living with a runny nose is no fun, running with one is far worse. If you have a go-to allergy remedy, now is the time to use it. If..

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Some of the best full body workouts

By: lifesum March 6th, 2020

1. Row That’s right, we’re starting with a machine. Rowing is low-impact, doable at any size and weight, and targets both your upper and your lower body (which is why it’s so exhausting!). It’s been..

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The intestine microbiota

By: lifesum March 5th, 2020

The gut microbiota The intestine, with its microbiota, is one of the largest organs in our bodies. In a healthy adult, there are around 1013-1014 microorganisms living in the gut (1). It is quite tricky..

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Just a couple ways to have better self-care

By: lifesum March 4th, 2020

1. Check in with yourself You know how you ask others how they’re doing, do you ever stop and ask yourself? Taking even just a minute at the end of every day to evaluate your..

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You’re probably dehydrated

By: lifesum March 2nd, 2020

1. Set a liquid goal How much you need to drink each day depends on a vast number of factors, including your weight, your salt intake, the amount you sweat, and the amount you exercise…

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Are you drinking too much alcohol?

By: lifesum February 28th, 2020

The dietary guidelines listed by the CDC state up to one drink a day for women, and up to two drinks a day for men. Now obviously we can’t speak for everyone, but there are..

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The beauty of checkpoints for your exercise routine

By: lifesum February 25th, 2020

1. Don’t feel like you have to make them numerical A checkpoint can be developing a skill, working out more often, or for longer, doing one more set when you feel like you’re at the..

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5 practical ways to make mornings better

By: lifesum February 20th, 2020

1. Do not underestimate comfort Ever had one of those mornings where you mentally fight yourself on getting out of bed for a good long while because it’s so freezing outside of your bed that..

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How to pick your gym

By: lifesum February 19th, 2020

1. Where is the gym located? Do you have to make an awkward u-turn to get there? Is it on the opposite side of town to everything else you usually go to? You probably want..

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Easy ways to boost your energy levels

By: lifesum February 18th, 2020

1. Get the right amount of sleep This is the most obvious and likely the most beneficial tip on this list. Unfortunately, you can’t really hack your way to better energy levels – the truth..

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This is why you need to know your body type

By: lifesum February 14th, 2020

1. Endomorph Endomorphs are the curvier, fuller figured body type. They tend to store more fat and can have slower metabolisms. For this reason, it’s best for endomorphs to eat diets that help them maximize..

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What you need to know about accountability and working out

By: lifesum February 11th, 2020

1. It can take different forms For some of us, it can literally be going to the gym with someone else, so that if for any reason we don’t show up, there’s someone who notices…

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