A brand new year is here, and so are some brand new mobile apps!
HeiaHeia apps for iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone are here to help you in keeping fit – in a fun way! Read more about the apps and how to get them.
These apps will also help you with the following HeiaHeia Guide for an Active Life, 2014 Edition.
Your 5 steps to an active year:
1. Re-enjoy the past
How was 2013 for you? Did you do what you wanted to, did you achieve your goals – and most importantly, did you get those feel good experiences when exercising? Check out your stats for 2013 to re-live your highlights! You can also print out your stats page and hang them on your wall, or fax them to your mother, if she’s not yet on HeiaHeia! ; )
2. Set a goal for 2014
Exercising is much more fun and productive, when you have a goal! Your “big goal” for the year can be an event, to reach a certain plateau in kms or miles, or to lose weight. Even more important is a weekly goal – consistency is the key to wellness – that weekly goal is what helps you get off the couch on moments of weakness!
HeiaHeia helps you in setting your goals and rewards you for reaching milestones. We strongly believe in positive rewarding as a source of motivation!
3. Cheer for your friends
Be open about your targets and your friends will cheer for your progress. That in turn makes it it more probable to reach your goal – a public promise sticks!
Cheering has become a lot faster and more fun with our new apps.
4. Sports as collectibles
Routines are good for you! But… routines are also bad for you. While consistency is the most important thing in wellness, doing the same things the same way week in, week out will eventually be a dead-end: Your physical condition will cease to develop like it used to, you’ll become more prone to injuries, and your mind becomes numb.
The cure: Remember to have versatility in your exercises! Try different kinds of exercises in your most common sport types, preferably with a raising trend in intensity, and lighter recovery weeks every month. Also, do try completely new sport types every now and then – your HeiaHeia feed is the perfect place to look for instructors among your friends! HeiaHeia will award you with medals for the number of new sport types you have collected under your belt.
5. Most important: Smile!
The difference between success and failure can be that you are actually pushing too hard! Especially in the beginning of a program, you should take it one step at a time and enjoy each little achievement. Find activities that are fun to you, or find ways to turn dull things into fun ones – music, friends, and gear are the usual suspects here. Always remember that the most important thing in sports is to bring a smile on your face – many times it comes after the exercise! ; ) Some people get it by finishing an ultra-marathon, others get it by walking around the neighborhood pond and listening to music, some people get it by collecting colorful icons on each sporty activities – all of them are winners!
Have an active year!
- The HeiaHeia Team