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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3 reasons why you can’t exercise your way out of a bad diet

By: lifesum January 16th, 2020

1. You won’t burn enough calories Have you ever eaten an entire pizza worth around 1000 calories and justified it by telling yourself you’ll go to the gym to work it off the next day?..

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6 pre/post workout recipes that will help you improve your performance

By: Emil Lim January 9th, 2020

Early morning: Have something small before training (i.e. a banana, rice cakes, or a smoothie). Make sure you fill up afterwards with a proper breakfast. There are plenty of delicious breakfast recipes in Lifesum’s recipe..

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Banana bread

By: lifesum January 9th, 2020

Set the oven to 350°F / 175°C. Mix the oats and flour with a blender or with a stick blender. Add 3 bananas and the eggs, mix until combined. Pour the mixture into a bowl, add..

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Recovery after different type of sessions/ races

By: lifesum January 8th, 2020

1. Long-distance running and carbohydrate stores Long-distance running means you exercise at a low intensity for a long duration. In this case, it’s not so vital to restore the body due to acute loss of..

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Everything you need to know about sports drinks and gels

By: lifesum January 8th, 2020

1. Why should they be necessary? Not only do sports drinks contain both salts and carbohydrates, they also help restore fluid balance. Consuming sports drinks is especially important if you exercise/compete in warm climates or..

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Turkey Patties

By: lifesum January 8th, 2020

Set the oven to 390°F/ 200°C Slice the potato into wedges, add to a sheet pan with half the amount of oil and bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes Slice the leek and mix..

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Importance of carbs when running

By: lifesum January 8th, 2020

1. You need carbs to perform There is often a misconception that carbs make you gain weight and as a result some people avoid them. But, if you’re a runner, it’s vital you consume carbs..

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How a nutrition strategy will increase your performance

By: lifesum January 8th, 2020

1. Perform better with loaded carbohydrate layers In addition to getting energy from eating carbohydrates directly, we can also get energy through our stored carbohydrates. We can store about 80-120g of carbohydrates in the liver..

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How to stay hydrated for training and racing

By: lifesum January 7th, 2020

1. How much fluid is lost during exercise The harder and longer you train, the more fluid is needed during and after a workout. However, it can be difficult to measure optimum fluid levels as..

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Plant-based for endurance training

By: lifesum January 7th, 2020

1. Protein – an important aspect to consider There is often a preconception amongst people that it’s difficult to get protein from a plant-based diet. But, it’s absolutely feasible if you take a strategic approach. ..

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General nutrition tips for running

By: lifesum January 7th, 2020

1. Adjust carbohydrates according to length and intensity Carbohydrates are your main source of fuel therefore, running without can make it difficult to perform. The higher the intensity, the more carbohydrates are needed. However, too..

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The 7 best diets of 2020 and why they work

By: lifesum January 7th, 2020

Best diets to maintain weight Maintaining a good diet is all about creating long-term habits. That means having a diet that is easy to adapt to in the beginning and relatively easy to maintain on..

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5 ways to maintain a healthy diet without getting bored

By: lifesum December 19th, 2019

1. Get inspired We often hear that people find it hard to keep things interesting when it comes to eating clean. It’s really easy to master only a few healthy recipes and continue to eat..

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How to boost your health with a sugar-free diet

By: lifesum December 16th, 2019

What’s the difference between added sugars and natural sugars? Sugar is often added to foods to get a sweeter taste, but can also be added for texture or color, as a food preservative or to..

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All you need to know about the Paleo diet

By: lifesum December 16th, 2019

Where does the Paleo Diet originate from? As previously stated, the origin of the Paleo diet derives from the Paleolithic era, or Stone Age, which is why it can sometimes be referred to as the..

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Your ultimate 2019 fitness friendly gift guide

By: lifesum December 10th, 2019

Under $10,000 Definitely indulgent, wonderfully luxurious, but also, pretty hardcore. Book the special person in your life a week long stay at The Ranch in Malibu. For $8,900, the recipient of this generous gift will..

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Why paleo is a great option for you

By: lifesum December 10th, 2019

What the heck is it? The paleo diet gets is name from the paleolithic era – a time period somewhere between 2.5 million and 10,000 years ago. It is believed that around this time people..

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How a sugar detox can help you

By: lifesum December 10th, 2019

1. Banished belly fat You know how your gut just seems to not go anywhere, despite all the exercise and all the diets you’ve tried? Blame sugar. High consumption of sugar actually triggers your body..

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This is why you should work out with a personal trainer

By: lifesum December 10th, 2019

1. They’ll help you feel more confident in the gym When you’re new to working out, it’s very easy to feel intimidated walking in. Lots of machines, lots of muscly people who seem to know..

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Let’s talk about alcohol and the holidays

By: lifesum December 10th, 2019

1. Sparkling Cranberry Kombucha If you’re willing to try a dry new year…at only 55 calories and with just 10g of sugar, you’ll be hard pressed to find a festive drink as light! This takes..

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