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Did you know about the step length?

Did you ever think about your step length? If you use a pedometer, then it is important to set the step length correctly. Step Length is the distance measured from the heel print of one foot to the heel print of the other foot. For walking the average is 2.2 feet for a woman and 2.5 feet for a man. Eliud Kipchoge’s, world record holder in marathon, average cadence is around 185 steps per minute with a stride/step length of 1.90 meters. This means he took a total of 22505 steps during the marathon. A normal runner needs more than the double. There are differences between step lengths for walking and running. When you run you make a longer step, but you need less steps. So when you go for a run or for a walk with your friend, then you can´t compare the steps, because they may be different. That’s the reason why some pedometers automatically calculate your steps by learning from your activities. That’s the best way to have the exact steps and …

Drink enough water in summer!

Water is very important for the proper functions of our body. Dehydration, especially in summer causes a lot of cardiovascular problems. The human body is around 60% of water. If we loose 2% over sweating, it can be 20% less performance. We have 7 important tips for your about not getting dehydrated in summer, when you make your steps wherever you spend the hot days. During intensive exercises and when you are sweating you should drink enough. It´s recommended to drink around 2 liters every day and even more when you do some intensive workouts. Do not just drink water. Your body needs to get filled the minerals to help it balance out and recover after intense exercises. You can make the Electrolyte on your own. Just mix 1/2 l green tea or normal water with 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon magnesium powder and 1/2 cup of 100% fruit juice. Your thirst is tells you when you should drink. When your total water content goes below a certain level, thirst kicks in. The better way …

5 tips to get your 10,000 steps per day

1. Take the stairs At work, at home anywhere. Track the flights with your fitness tracker. 2. Park far away When you park in the back of the parking lot, then you make additional steps. 3. Take the long way Take the longest route in office or at supermarket to get more steps. 4. Get off the bus one stop earlier Your body will be thankful if you walk sometimes instead of sitting in public transport. 5. Walk and talk Business call can also be held during walking.

Why should you make 10,000 steps a day?

Fact is, that exercising improves your health. In this context you can often hear about the 10,000 steps a day. What is behind this magic number? Exercising is good for the body Regular exercise reduces the risks of many diseases. The heart begins to work more efficiently and the risk of heart attack is lower. The cardiovascular system is working more economically through training and stress hormones get reduced.  Regularity make it happen For a health benefit it is very important to exercise regularly. Ideally a mix of endurance, strength and mobility. A minimum of 30minutes each session and three or four times a week would be fine and helps you to lead a healthy lifestyle. What about the 10,000 steps? The number of steps depends very much on your goals and your activities. If you are fairly active then you can set your daily step goal higher. The average American walks 3,000 to 4,000 steps a day. There are studies which say that taking fewer than 5,000 steps a day on average can increase …