How to get vitamin D without risking excessive sun exposure.

Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones. In Finland we get most of our vitamin D from sunlight exposure from around late May to the end of September. Find out how to get enough without risking sun damage. We need vitamin D to help the body absorb calcium and phosphate from our diet. These minerals are important… Continue reading How to get vitamin D without risking excessive sun exposure.

How much water do you really need when you hit the gym?

Staying hydrated while exercising is very important, especially during the hotter months when we tend to lose more water by sweating. The best way to hydrate our bodies is to drink water, as it helps to prevent dehydration. It’s difficult to overstate the importance of water in the body: it helps our cells to function… Continue reading How much water do you really need when you hit the gym?

How to Stop the Self-Sabotage.

Self-sabotage occurs when your logical, conscious mind (the side of you that says you need to eat healthily and save money) is at odds with your subconscious mind (the side of you that stress-eats chocolate and goes on online shopping binges). The latter is your anti-self — that critical inner voice that seems to hold… Continue reading How to Stop the Self-Sabotage.

Do Calming Teas Really Work? Here’s What to Know Before You Sip

Tea has become a standard meal companion in everyone’s diet and its benefits have been widely known for millenia. Stress too, has slowly become the silent and often ignored malady in the life of the 21st century human. While the latter one is an issue that comes from deep within our cells and that we… Continue reading Do Calming Teas Really Work? Here’s What to Know Before You Sip

How to effectively nurture body and mind?

Breakfast set. Black baguette toasts with fresh strawberries, honey and mascarpone cheese on dark grunge table surface, top view

We hope you are having a peaceful transition into the spring months! While the marmoreal white, creamy, snow textures still garnish the Finnish landscape, the rest of the world seems to already start experiencing the warmth and vibrant temperatures that come along with a newborn sun. Although the world seems to go on autopilot when… Continue reading How to effectively nurture body and mind?

Variety – Key to a balanced diet

A healthy lifestyle goes hand in hand with a balanced nutritional plan. To have a wide variety of fresh food is of equal importance to exercise regularly. Dieting could be a sustainable process if you get your goal specific calories (and follow your macronutrient ration; more about that in our other article). The magic formula… Continue reading Variety – Key to a balanced diet