We are fun in the front, meets buttoned up data and science in the back. We’re building an Artificial Intelligence to empower you to live your favorite lifestyle with insights about your body only you can take charge of.
We count calories — but as a reference. So we decided on apples and hamburgers in our SUPA App. An apple is roughly 100 calories and a hamburger is 500. And nachos are delicious.
SUPA is blurring the boundaries between dance, entertainment, sports and health to get you SUPA activated. So we’ll be gathering intel and are using our secret SUPA lingo. Here is an excerpt from our internal files for SUPA Squad only!
What is a heart rate zone anyway?
Your heart rate is one of the best indicators of how hard your body is working and heart rate zones help determine the intensity of the workout and make you aware.
SUPA’s visual color code in the SUPA App helps you to know in which zone you are just by glancing on your phone. But at SUPA we empower you to look at your heart rate zones over time — so you get to know your body. If you can do it with your body, you can do it better with SUPA!
ZONE 1: SUPA blue
ZONE 2: SUPA green
ZONE 3: SUPA yellow
ZONE 4: SUPA orange
ZONE 5: SUPA red
- Robert A. Roberg, Roberto Landwehr: The Surprising History of the “HRmax=220-age” Equation, Journal of Exercise Physiology, Volume 5 Number 2, May 2002
- Martha Gulati, Leslee J. Shaw, Ronald A. Thisted, Henry R. Black, C. Noel Bairey Merz, Morton F. Arnsdorf: Heart Rate Response to Exercise Stress Testing in Asymptomatic Women, Exercise Physiology, Volume 122, Issue 2, July 2010
SUPA Power: Daily Heart Wear
Ok, so you’ve gotten your heart broken. But let’s not have that happen literally. Strengthen your heart and all this is behind you. Also, you’re just looking better when your heart’s in great shape. Get your glow!
Heart rate and surfing? Well, I (the original SUPA Squad member) hate the treadmill, but I love surfing. Turns out it’s a pretty amazing way to do some cardio! http://www.theinertia.com/health/why-surfing-is-one-of-the-best-cardiovascular-exercises-you-can-do/
SUPA Power: Run like Flash
Pro-tip: don’t use it on the treadmill. SUPA runs best outside. The AI uses GPS to map where your run took place, your best mile time, your gain in elevation, the heart rate zones you hit, and the sensors can better compute external environmental factors when we run outside. Or dance. In the street.
What’s a SUPA PING?
SUPA PING is our way of letting you know what’s up. Today we call it a push notification or message. Aw, but in the old computer days we used to ping a server. Ping is so SUPA! And well, we love the 80s. You get a SUPA PING after your workout. It might say “Shedding some weight. Yippee!”.
SUPA & Hydration
Did you know that the human adult body consists of up to 60% water http://www.webmd.com/parenting/features/healthy-beverages#1 and when athletes push themselves they lose 6–10% of body weight in sweat loss, which can lead to dehydration. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2908954/. Hydrate yourself and keep your skin glowing!
Dancing for exercise!
Fun fact: Hip Hop dance moves engage the glutes and definitely get your heart pumping http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/a-z/dance-for-exercise.
Music and sports!
SUPA believes in the healing powers of music and set up a Spotify playlist. But we won’t be SUPA if we’d be digging deeper into the science behind it. So according to the British Health Science Academy music can enhance your athletic performance https://thehealthsciencesacademy.org/health-tips/music-can-enhance-athletic-performance/ and PBS asked the same question http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/can-music-make-you-a-better-athlete/. But can music be medicine? http://www.apa.org/monitor/2013/11/music.aspx.
Itching to move? Don’t just sit.
Having back problems? Feeling sad? SUPA wanted to know why and found https://www.washingtonpost.com/apps/g/page/national/the-health-hazards-of-sitting/750/?tid=a_inl illustrating the health hazards of sitting.
We’ll be gathering more intel. Stay tuned!