FiTS wins German Design Award 2019

Who is FiTS? A team of some 20 passionate and offbeat individuals in the heart of Mannheim, Germany. We speak six different languages, but share one goal – helping people get and stay in shape, without requiring them to become fitness fanatics.

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Fact-checking the 15 most persistent nutrition myths

Nutrition is an important issue that affects us all. But do you sometimes feel that there is such a flood of information on the subject that you can hardly keep up? In this article, we debunk the 15 most persistent myths about diet.

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Matcha – What makes this superfood so special?

What’s this bright green wonder drink that’s been growing in popularity in recent years? It’s matcha, an extract of tencha, or the green tea leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. Because matcha is carefully processed from the whole leaf, a large share of the beneficial nutrients remains intact. For this reason, special health benefits are ascribed to the drink – from boosting the immune system to slowing the aging process and assisting with weight loss.

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Does that hold water? A look at the most popular myths about staying hydrated

Sixty to 80 percent of the human body is made up of water. So it makes sense that it’s important to drink a lot of it. Keep reading to learn more about the myths surrounding our water needs and why excessive amounts of water can even be dangerous.

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How to change your behavior and make it stick – Six tips

Change isn’t easy, especially when it comes to behavior. Perhaps this experience sounds familiar: You’ve resolved to develop a healthy habit, like getting more exercise, but somehow it just won’t stick. What does research tell us about lasting behavior modification and why doesn’t it work when you put pressure on yourself? The answers are in this article.

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Boost your wellbeing with positive body language

Head up, shoulders back, and you feel better right away. Body language has been proven to impact on our sense of wellbeing. You’ll find out why in this article – as well as how smiling affects you physically and how to use this to your advantage.

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FiTS at the ISPO – Our impressions from the world’s leading trade fair for sports professionals

February was an exciting month for us, and not just because we celebrated the one-year anniversary of FiTS for iOS. We also attended the ISPO Munich, the world’s largest trade fair for the sports industry, and managed to prevail over almost 400 other applicants to secure a spot in the Digitize area. And we didn’t just deliver a convincing pitch to win second place in the Brandnew contest, which recognizes promising newcomers in the sports sector. No, we experienced something even better…

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One-year anniversary of FiTS for iOS – A roundup of the new features

Following the successful release of the Android version of FiTS in December 2017, the excitement started to grow again in our team at the beginning of February 2018. Our second “baby” – the iOS version – was about to be launched. After we rigorously tested the app during a joint #wirfitsen session, it was time for the big day, February 15. FiTS has been available in the App Store ever since then.

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Why does exercise help fight stress?

Let's say you had a stressful day and are looking forward to a comfortable evening on the couch so you can decompress.

That's all well and good, but as we will explain below, exercise is a more effective way to combat stress. So you should probably get in a workout before you veg out in front of the TV.

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A little guide to help you say “no”

When you want to set priorities, you’re going to have to say “no” sometimes. And it’s not an easy task if you like to keep things harmonious, are someone who has a habit of agreeing with everything, or enjoy helping people.

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