Spring has sprung and people are making some big changes with spring cleaning, new outfits and looking to change (or start) dieting and exercising. The new season brings sunnier days, seasonal fruits/vegetables and travel plans. People have been or are beginning preparations for taking and keeping the the right steps to live a healthier lifestyle. An app called Lifesum is a digital health company that is offering a holistic approach to health management.
Lifesum is a Swedish-based app with over 35 million users worldwide and has over 4 million users in the United States. The app is currently offering diet plans like keto, clean eating and vegetarian. They also offer weight loss plans along with macro and net carb tracking. Healthy recipes that can be made at home will be providing users the opportunity to create personalized nutrition plans.
New additions to the app include:
Comprehensive Apple Watch App: It allows participants to view detailed readings of their carbs, protein and fat intake for the day. Users can freely access their meal records and log water intakes without unlocking their phone.
Insect Calorie Tracker: Benefits of eating insects have been found to include that insect meat is rich in amino acids, minerals, healthy fats, sugars and containing a high concentration of vitamins B and K. The eating of insects has been publicly endorsed by celebrities like Nicole Kidman, Mark Cuban and Salma Hayek.
Artificially Intelligent Image Recognition Tool: Allows users to snap a photo of their meal and the app will recognize the ingredients.
Lifesum was awarded Apple’s app store App of the Year in 2013, 2014 and 2015. The app was also ranked Top Health app and Top Calorie Counting app in 2018. The app is not only popular in the United States but is also considered the most popular food and calorie counter app in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy and Russia.
The Lifesum Health app is currently available to download for both the App Store and Google Play. The app’s food and exercise diary is free to use and $3.33 to use premium options. If you would like more information you can visit their website at www.lifesum.com. You can also stay up to date with them by following them on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.