Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) has launched a user-friendly mobile application, building on the success of its “step into health” programme.
The new “step into health” app measures how many steps a participant takes during daily routines and will also monitor their athletic performance and compare it against the average healthy standard of 10,000 steps a day.
The app has already proven to be popular, attracting around 2014 users since its launch a fortnight ago.
Ranging from 16 to 58 years, app devotees have walked a cumulative total of 906,070 steps, the equivalent of 615km.
The new app provides users with a number of innovative features intended to assist in monitoring fitness levels.
Besides counting steps and measuring distance, it also calculates calories and the amount of fat burnt.
The app then downloads these results onto the programme’s website, where participants can monitor their overall performance and achievements.
The application, which is the first of its kind to feature both English and Arabic languages, has been designed to have no noticeable effect on a phone’s battery life, allowing walkers to complete long-distance exercises.
It can be downloaded onto all iPhone IOS 5 and Android 2.3.3 devices via www.stepintohealth.qa/Registration.aspx Participants will receive an email with a membership number, username, password and a link to download the application.
Once activated, the user can format the app’s settings and language preference.
The new app provides users with several advantages and unique features, allowing them to monitor their athletic progress closely by utilising motion sensors to count a user’s steps.
Therefore, walkers are advised to either carry their phones in their hands or pockets while using the app to ensure an accurate step count.
The “step into health” programme is one of AZF’s many health initiatives that aim to engage members of the community in long-term, self-administered health programmes.
These initiatives rely on moderate daily activity routines, such as walking 10,000 steps or more, which can be done in a recreational, non-competitive context.
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