Health Expert EJ Okolo on Fitness & Nutrition

EJ Okolo is a fitness trainer at Train Elite in Philadelphia. As part of the Lifeway IG Live Self-care Sessions, EJ energizes the Lifeway community with his high-intensity workouts and passion. His career in fitness began in high school sports and he’s enriched his personal training career by studying health science and exercise physiology at […]


Black Lives Matter

Lifeway is more than just a kefir company. At the heart of our business is the mission to help people lead healthier, happier lives. We recognize that racism is a public health crisis, and feel it is vital that we all help lift and heal our communities, especially those that have long been impacted by […]


Gut Health and Sleep

A good night’s sleep is often easier said than done. Insomnia or a bad night’s sleep can affect our daily well-being and even be detrimental to our health. While relaxation techniques, changing up our bedtime routine and limiting screen time before bed are great ideas to improve sleep, perhaps the secret of a good night’s […]


Ways to Support a Healthy Immune System

With the heightened awareness surrounding how to prevent illness, we’ve rounded the best ways to strengthen the immune system and fight off infection. Get The Sunshine Vitamin, Vitamin D:  Vitamin D is a unique vitamin that can be produced by our body with exposure to ultraviolet lights.  However, cloudy and cold days or the risk […]


Self-Care Practices for Immunity

Right now, the kindest thing we can do is stay home to prevent the spread of illness. Trust us, we understand that the idea of social distancing is overwhelming and scary, which is why we suggest a few self-care practices to relieve your anxiety and show yourself love while you’re safe indoors. Use this time […]


Probiotics, the Microbiome, and a Strong Immune System

Importance of a Balanced Microbiome Our immune system is top of mind with sick season in high gear. We know that 70-80 percent of the (immunoglunlin-producing) cells that make up the immune system are located in the gut, making it the body’s largest site of immunological response. Therefore, when our microbiome is out of balance, […]


Check In On Your Gut Health

Join us on a gut health journey. For the next five days we have a series of self-care activities planned that are simple, fun, and designed to help you prioritize your health and wellbeing. Share your progress each day with #GutCheckIn. We can’t wait to see your photos and hear all about your week. Day […]


Hemp: Superfood Spotlight

Hemp. This is a plant that has quite a controversial association. It tends to leave the one thinking about marijuana rather than plant-based plastics, treeless paper, fabric, and healthy cooking. However, within recent years, we have seen the rise of hemp being used in the fashion and culinary worlds, giving people the opportunity to see this plant in a new light.


5 Things To Do Instead of Watching the Big Game

Across the nation, football fans are gathering at sports bars or hosting parties at home to watch the big game. Sure it’s a favorite American holiday for sports fans, but some of us are just not into it. If you fall into the latter crowd, go ahead and treat yourself to something you actually want to do today. You can always catch the highlights tomorrow. Here are five things to do that don’t involve football.


21 Days of Kindness #BeKind21

Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation recently announced the launch of its second annual 21 Days to Be Kind Challenge. The challenge encourages young people, families, employers, teachers, and community members to build habits that foster kindness and promote the strength and wellness of their communities. Inspired by the idea that habits are formed by […]