Workout ideas for getting in more steps in summer

Workout ideas for getting in more steps in summer

Summer is just around the corner, and this finally brings us more opportunities for outdoor activities. We are looking forward to spending more time in nature and getting fit while doing so. There are many great ways of how to get in your steps while spending time outside. We collected some of them. Have a read and pick your personal favourite(s). 🙂 1. Hiking  Summer is the perfect time for exploring new trails or rediscovering known ones in your surroundings. The height difference that you cover will help you burn some extra calories and the view that awaits you once you reach the top will more than reward you for all your efforts.  2. Running up hills Running up some hills is a wonderful way for exercising outside and building your fitness and strength. It’s enough if you take about 20-30 minutes once per week to do this exercise. Plus it is also a great way to get ready for any 5k (or more) runs you want to participate in. 3. Walking in your neighbourhood …

ABS Home Workout StepsApp

#abstraining – Perfect ABS for Summer 

Summer is coming and with it also the bathing season. Who wouldn’t like to have a flat belly for the open-air pool – possibly even with some abs showing?

 Of course for a toned belly it doesn’t only take the right exercises, but also the right diet. In this article however, we focus on the belly exercises, which bring you closer to your goal – a flat, toned belly. 

With some practise we are sure you can do all of these belly exercises. 
Let’s go! 1. Leg Raise 
 1. Lie down on your back and place your arms next to your body. Keep your legs together, lift them up and stretch them towards the ceiling. 2. Slowly lower your legs – just with the traction of your abs. Hold your back firmly on the floor and try not to make a hollow back. Slowly lift up your legs again. Hint: You can also perform the exercise with only one leg. (Single Leg Raise) Repeat 10 times.   2. Cross Crunch 1. Lie down on …

Does a pedometer count exactly? StepsApp Pedometer App

Does a pedometer count exactly?

A pedometer is a very practical tool for daily fitness motivation. With the right app, you can turn your phone into a simple and beautiful pedometer. But does ist count correct at all? Cell phone in your pocket, and the pedometer automatically records your steps in the background! For the necessary motivation, you can set goals and will be notified when you should be more active. The clear evaluation shows how you have improved or on which days you have taken more steps. But does a pedometer count exactly? How does a pedometer count your steps? A pedometer app, for example, uses the built-in sensors of the phone to count the steps. The basis for counting steps is the so-called pedometer, which registers and analyzes the corresponding movements. Your steps are determined on the basis of this data. The accuracy of the sensors always depends on the sensor quality in the phone. The latest phones have very, very good sensors that can distinguish exactly what counts as a step and what counts as another vibration. …

Set you step length manually in StepsApp Pedometer App

Manually Set Your Step Length

How to adjust the step length in StepsApp StepsApp uses your Phone built in sensors to automatically calculate your distance. If you have the feeling that the distance is not correct, you might consider setting up your step length manually. Watch on YouTube how to set your step length manually. How to set up your step length manually Open StepsApp Go to Settings  Tap on the Body Measurements cell Find the cell “step length” and adjust your own step length. Also watch how to Start your workout on Apple Watch with StepsApp We at StepsApp help you to reach your goals. Because every step counts! So start to import your activities from other devices now! * StepsApp Pedometer App – Step Counter and Walking Tracker * StepsApp turns your phone into a simple and beautiful step counter. Just put your phone in your pocket and off you go. Visit our Website – StepsApp

Running short sleeved or long sleeved?

Feeling shivery or sweating – How do you run better?

The question for the ideal clothing and body temperature when running arises quite often. Is it better to go for a run short sleeved and risk feeling a little cold, or long sleeved and being sweaty? The basics: Feeling shivery or sweating? When you ask athletes for the most suitable dress for training you will often hear “a little chill” at the start of the training is good. And that’s correct.Slight shivering can be counterbalanced with a bit more physical stress. It’s important though, that you don’t sweat too much during your training sessioni. For our body it’s worse to sweat than to freeze, because fluid loss when sweating affects your performance stronger. You shouldn’t be too cold While freezing slightly is no problem for our performance and body, it’s important to be careful not to cool down too much. If it’s still very cold outside, a short sleeved T-shirt and shorts are not the best choice. In the cold blood circulation is reduced, which is why tendons, joints and sinews can be injured. In succession …

What makes a good steps counter? StepsApp

What makes a good steps counter?

With many different pedometer apps and step trackers on the market, it can be difficult to know what to look for when picking a step counter. Following, we highlight some features that should be included in a good pedometer. Maybe this helps in finding the right one. Features of a good pedometer SimplicityA simple pedometer design makes it easier to overview tracked steps- and other data. Our brain is wired for simplicity, because it makes things easier to understand and process. Integrated calories trackingCalories tracking is an essential element of a good steps counter. With it it’s easier to stay on track – especially when you’re using the pedometer in your weight loss plan. Integrated distance trackingAfter taking a walk or going for a run, you’d like to know the distance you’ve covered. With an integrated distance tracking tool this is easy and it complements calories tracking very well. Option to set a personal steps goal A simple, yet useful feature of a good pedometer. By setting a personal daily steps goal, staying on track …

Fit for swimming in summer StepsApp

Fit for swimming in summer

Summer is already in the starting blocks and we are looking forward to the fresh and cooling water. Fun in the water is guaranteed and one or the other will also be active in sports and swim a few lengths. Swimming is an effective cardiovascular workout. We have summarized how you can prepare yourself ideally for swimming in summer. Swimming is a holistic and complex sport. Therefore, in addition to swimming technique, endurance and strength should also be trained. Endurance training for swimming If you are in the water for a longer period of time, then your basic condition is crucial so that you do not get tired. The best way to improve this is by endurance training. 30-45 minutes three times a week are enough to create a good basis. To be motivated, it helps to count your steps and use a good step counter. Strength training Swimming is largely a matter of technology. But you also need strength to stay in the water. The following exercises are a solid basis for strengthening the …

Side Rotation Full Body StepsApp Workout

5 Minutes Full Body + Endurance Workout

Side Rotation in standing for a full body training. The sides of your core are just as important as the front. Here is a great exercise that target the obliques muscles, the sides of the core, the arms and also legs. It’s a kind of full body workout with an endurance part. Watch our video on YouTube for knowing how to do the Side Rotation Workout perfectly! Start standing, elbows bent and arms raised  Now move your body to one side and stretch your back leg, Arms stay raised and the eyes are forward and follow the movement Move dynamically to the other side in the same position Tip: The workout is also perfect for endurance. For example, you can train 10x 1min and always take a 15sec break in between. Important Always ask a doctor for advice if you’ve had any related injuries to prevent strain. * StepsApp Pedometer App – Step Counter and Walking Tracker * StepsApp turns your phone into a simple and beautiful step counter. Just put your phone in your pocket and off …