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Lumen for Apple Watch is here: Track fat burn from your wrist
September 13, 2021 1K views
Lumen for Apple Watch is here: Track fat burn from your wrist...
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Lumen and Keto: What’s the Difference?
March 19, 2020 21K views
Today, ketogenic diets are skyrocketing in popularity because they shift the body into a state of fat burn....
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Celebrating Women’s Day with Lumen
March 10, 2020 1K views
On March 8th, the world marks International Women’s Day, celebrating the achievements of women worldwide. To help mark...
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Metabolic Flexibility and the Freedom of Choice
January 27, 2020 1K views
It is all about keeping the balance Homeostasis is a fundamental principle in biology that represents the essence…...
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Bite-sized exercise – Why it improves your metabolism throughout the day
May 02, 2021 1K views
Bite-sized exercise, also known as ‘exercise snacking’, is the act of doing small chunks of movement throughout the day. See how it improves your metabolism....
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Menstrual Cycle, Hormones and Metabolism
August 12, 2020 2K views
Your menstrual cycle has an impact on every aspect of your life. It can influence how you are…...
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What’s the Connection? Metabolic Health and Inflammation
July 10, 2020 1K views
Are you metabolically healthy? Metabolism refers to the chemical reactions that produce or consume energy in the body’s…...
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Lumen’s Accuracy Proven in Study at SFSU
May 10, 2020 1K views
Lumen’s accuracy has been validated in a new study with San Francisco State University (SFSU). This study examined…...
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Can Your Metabolism Impact Your Immune System?
March 30, 2020 1K views
The immune system consists of a complex network of organs, cells, and molecules that protect the body against…...
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Why Your Brain and Metabolism Need Good Sleep
January 15, 2020 1K views
The impact of a good night's sleep on your brain and your metabolism may be greater than you thought. Here's what the research says....
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3 Ways Sleep Impacts Weight Loss
November 20, 2019 1K views
Feel like you’re doing everything right during the day but still haven’t been able to lose as much…...
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5 Factors That Affect Your Metabolism
September 08, 2019 3K views
Metabolism is a tricky thing. It’s not as simple as “eat a certain food” or “run a 10k every…...
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How to regulate blood sugar with fat burn
May 19, 2021 16K views
According to the World Health Organization, obesity and diabetes are among the most prevalent metabolic diseases, affecting more…...
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How to de-stress your metabolism in 5 steps
May 01, 2021 2K views
Learn how to de-stress your metabolism through our 5 tips....
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Can you overcome metabolic syndrome with Lumen?
October 27, 2020 1K views
Metabolic syndrome is characterized by a group of five risk factors, where a number of these risk factors…...
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Intermittent Fasting with Lumen
September 30, 2020 1K views
Intermittent fasting has been in the spotlight and gained popularity over the past few years. In fact, Intermittent…...
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Fueled By Lumen: American Warrior Ninja Jessie Graff
April 14, 2020 1K views
American Ninja Warrior and professional stuntwoman Jessie Graff has partnered up with Lumen to understand how to fuel…...
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Eleonora from Italy: Lumen Stories
April 13, 2020 1K views
When Eleonora from Rome received her Lumen device, it was the first day of lockdown in Italy. For…...
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The Key To Dieting: Behavioral Change
December 08, 2019 1K views
One third of Americans are on a diet right now. We’re trying to get “healthier,” but why isn’t it working? It’s not for lack of trying, but the most popular approaches aren’t cutting (literally) the pounds....
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The Psychology of Mindless Eating
December 08, 2019 1K views
The average person makes 200 food related decisions every day, most of them subconscious. That’s one every 7 minutes! Mindless eating is the fastest way to derail your diet and nutrition goals....
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Why metabolism is the secret to post-pandemic health
August 02, 2021 1K views
Learn what Lumen users did to stay in shape and burning fat during the pandemic....
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How Lumen users are sleeping their way to a healthy metabolism
August 01, 2021 1K views
How does sleep impact our metabolism?...
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Intermittent fasting re-examined: Can you fast too much?
July 05, 2021 4K views
The Lumen data team explores why you may be over-fasting according to 1 million metabolism measurements....
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Why HIIT is the highway to fat burn
June 16, 2021 3K views
At Lumen, based on 1 million metabolism measurements we see that HIIT workouts lead to fat burn more efficiently....
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How our Garmin integration sparked impactful behavioural change
May 29, 2021 1K views
Here are 5 ways Garmin users who integrated with Lumen are hacking their metabolism more optimally....
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How to drink mindfully this summer according to Lumen nutritionist Ulrike Kuehl
July 06, 2021 1K views
How to drink mindfully this summer without overdoing the carbs according to our Lumen nutrionist....
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Dr. Will Cole: ‘Lumen helped me reach metabolic flexibility faster’
June 30, 2021 1K views
Dr. Will Cole is a leading functional medicine practitioner, IFMCP, DNM, DC, and best-selling author. He consults people around…...
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Caffeine and Metabolism
October 07, 2020 2K views
Caffeine and Metabolism For most of us, coffee or tea in the morning is a must. So much…...
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Intermittent Fasting with Lumen
September 30, 2020 1K views
Intermittent fasting has been in the spotlight and gained popularity over the past few years. In fact, Intermittent…...
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Intermittent Fasting: Fad or Fact?
June 29, 2020 2K views
What is Intermittent Fasting? Intermittent fasting (IF) is a variety of eating patterns, where no calories are consumed…...
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Making Your Nutrition Last
March 24, 2020 1K views
Due to recent events, you might be spending a lot more time at home than usual. Maintaining a…...
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Green Tea Can Boost Your Metabolism Research Reveals
January 08, 2020 2K views
What is tea? Believe it or not, tea is the most consumed beverage in the world after water…...
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20 Nutritionists to Follow in 2020
January 08, 2020 1K views
The new year is here, and with that comes plenty of resolutions to change or improve your diet…...
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What are Macros? The Building Blocks of Your Diet
November 13, 2019 6K views
What are macros and what do they do? In every diet and for every weight loss goal there…...
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What Happens When you Eat Carbs?
September 11, 2019 1K views
Your body relies on three sources of energy: carbs, fats, and proteins, and each have a different function…...
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Can Lumen Really Measure Metabolism?
September 11, 2019 1K views
External and independent studies conducted at top institutions conclude that the Lumen device’s ability to accurately measure the…...
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Lumen Shown to Track Metabolic Changes
September 08, 2019 1K views
Lumen has been shown to accurately reflect the gold standard in measuring metabolic fuel, and it has also…...
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Working (Out) From Home? Lumen Coaches Weigh In
March 22, 2020 1K views
During times like now, it seems nearly everyone is working from home. But just because you’re at home,…...
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Working Out Your Metabolism
February 10, 2020 1K views
We exercise for a number of reasons: to build muscle, lose weight, reduce stress, or maybe even to…...
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Not a Professional Athlete? Rethink the Sports Drinks
November 20, 2019 1K views
Would you bring soda to drink at the gym? Probably not, but depending on the beverage you’re choosing…...
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Should You Fast Before a Workout?
September 08, 2019 1K views
You may think that consuming a snack before a workout is a must, but is that actually the case? The answer depends on your goals....