Do you eat fish at least 2 times a week?
No? Then you're not the only one! The WHO estimates that more than 70 percent of the population suffers from an omega-3 deficiency. Yet the intake of omega-3 is extremely important, as it has many effects on our health.
What many people do not know is that the balance between omega-3 and omega-6 is significant. These two are among the essential fats that we must consume in our diet, since our bodies cannot produce them on their own.
Are you full of positive energy and have consistently power for an active everyday life?
If so, that' s fantastic!
But unfortunately, the reality is often quite different: Many people suffer from lack of energy, especially in the colder, grayer seasons.
The problem is that we often notice that we don't have enough energy when it's already too late. We realize that we need to change something in our routines when we are already suffering from low energy and fatigue.
That' s why we recommend you to be proactive and make sure that your body and mind are not lacking anything in your everyday life.
Get 8 tips on what you can do to keep your energy level up.
After a long and dark winter, the sun's rays finally begin to lure Finland out of their homes.
Finnish winter is over!
The highlight of spring is Vappu, celebrating the beginning of spring.
Vappu is celebrated in both Finland and Sweden. However, the two countries celebrate it with different traditions and on different days. Typically, Swedes celebrate their Walpurgis Night on April 30, while Finns celebrate it on the 1st of May.
We'll tell you more about what exactly Vappu is, where it originally comes from and how Finns traditionally celebrate it.
Did you know that vitamins don't work properly without minerals?
Yes, minerals are essential for the activation of vitamins.
Our body functions properly only when vitamins and minerals are taken in a sufficient amount and balanced ratio and cooperate with each other.
Nevertheless, many people make the mistake of focusing only on carbohydrates, fats and proteins in their eating habits. Minerals are often forgotten. Since minerals are not a source of energy, introducing them in our diet is often forgotten.
Yet their presence in the human body is essential!
So that this mistake does not happen to you, we give you in this article all the facts about minerals that you should know!
When we look at ourselves in the mirror in the morning, we usually don't see any difference in our face compared to the day before. But when we look at old photos of ourselves, we immediately see how young and different we looked back then. And unfortunately, it is not only the external changes that occur with the years, but there are other side effects from aging: more aches and pains, poorer memory, less resilience, vitality and mobility.
Did you know that in Japan they drink coffee before a nap? And in oriental culture, people regularly cleanse their soul with steam baths?
Every culture has it´s own beauty and health tips. Fortunately! Because that way we can learn from other cultures and then integrate health tips into our own daily lives.
Many tips may sound strange at first, but if you investigate a bit closer, they all have their benefits and justifications.
We have put together a small selection of beauty and health tips from 5 different cultures.
We can officially say “spring is in the air”! With all its beautiful smells that we longed for during the long winter months - especially this year.
One thing is for sure: this year we are more in mood for spring than ever before!
Are you feeling the same way?
But before we rush headlong into spring with all the enthusiasm we can muster, let's prepare for it and use it to leave old habits in the past and make room for new ones.
We give you 5 tips on how to perfectly prepare yourself for spring.
Do athletes need more vitamins?, Which nutrients are best for athletes?, How can athletes enhance their performance?
These are questions that we frequently hear from our customers. In today's blog post we want to take a closer look at the recommended supplements for athletes and their benefits for health.
We´ll also cover some nutrition myths and other interesting facts connected to athletic health.
Here at AAVALABS women have always played an important role. In fact, more than half of our international team members are currently women, and many of them are holding key positions.
Today we want to celebrate all of the wonderful women in the company. We asked some of our team members what inspires them in their day to the day life.
Did you know that a vitamin B deficiency often goes undetected?
The main reason for this is that the symptoms are often mistaken for normal health problems and many people are not even aware of the factors that can lead to an increased need. In addition, it can even take ten years or more before the first symptoms appear. For example, a supposedly healthy plant-based diet can lead to a vitamin B12 deficiency if critical nutrients are missing.
In this blog post we will show you why the group of B vitamins is so important for our health and when it can be useful to take vitamin B supplements in addition to a balanced diet.
The year 2020 was largely determined by the Covid-19 pandemic. Almost everywhere in the world, people had to severely restrict their normal lives and forgo hobbies and leisure activities.
Given the major changes, it's no surprise that there is a clear international trend toward health, fitness apps , innovative fitness equipment and immune-boosting products. In this blog post we wanted to take a closer look at some of the most important trends to watch for in the coming years.
Having trouble sleeping?
A study conducted in 2015 looked at sleep patterns among adults in 16 of Europe's countries and discovered insomnia being a widespread problem. In Poland about 31% wrestled with insomnia symptoms like difficulty falling asleep, waking in the middle of the night, or tiredness during the day, followed by Hungary (28.1%) and France (28%).
While researchers suspect that the discrepancies between the countries might stem from cultural differences of how “sleep problems” are defined, the numbers are still surprisingly high.
That means that up to one third of a nation sleeps poorly, at least occasionally!
Here are some simple steps that you can take to improve your sleep.