It’s that time of year again. The time where we dig out our workout clothes, dust off our weights, and declare that 2018 will be the year where we will get fit. Fitness trends and the number of people focusing on their health has been on the rise over the last few years. There has been a resurgence of different popular diets which everyone seems to be jumping on board with (think paleo!). The usage of supplements has also gone up, and today, you can find a health supplement for just about any health condition as well as added nutrients to boost your health such as omega-3 and turmeric. Check out more Research Verified reviews for further information about the use of health supplements and their benefits when chosen correctly.
The number of ways to get fit has gone up dramatically too. No longer are you limited to boring classes at the gym that target your abs, bum, and thighs – the options today are much more exciting and there are much more to choose from. Below we have listed some of the fitness trends that are expected to be hot in the new year.
We all watched the movie The Little Mermaid and imagined these mythical creatures swimming out in the ocean as we played on the beach as kids. Maybe we even wished we could have our own set of fins and join them on adventures out in the deep, blue sea. Well now you can! Well, wear your own set of fins at least. Sporting mermaid fins for a fun water workout is one of the latest fitness trends to hit our shores. This is a great way to combine sport and fun as you learn to glide through the water kicking with your fin. More advanced classes may also include different tricks with your fin and even some synchronized swimming moves.
HIIT, also known as high-intensity interval training, is not going anywhere this year. As this form of working out has shown to provide many weight loss and fat burning benefits, this is one trend that is sticking around. The idea of this type of exercise is to alternate bursts of high-intensity exercises with low to moderate-intensity exercises. This has been shown to be more beneficial than just a regular cardio workout as you are burning more energy. This will also boost your metabolism for the rest of the day (and even up to 48 hours after), giving you longer-lasting fat burning benefits.
While home workouts certainly make things easier, group exercise classes are becoming much more popular. They make working out fun and they also help keep you motivated as they offer a type of support system. You are all pushing through it together so to speak. And there are many different classes that you can join – Zumba, bootcamp, pole dancing, TRX classes, pilates, water aerobics – to keep things fun and interesting.
Yes, tracking is still the order of the day which really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. These trackers are no longer just for counting how many steps you have walked on any given day, but they also analyze your health overall to make sure you are meeting your health and fitness goals. They keep track of your heart rate and sleep, and some can even pick up on certain health problems such as sleep apnea.
As people are becoming more intune with their spiritual side and their mental health, yoga is a popular workout that just keeps growing. Originating in ancient India, this form of exercise has expanded to include other forms of exercise. For example, aerial yoga includes performing yoga moves while suspended from the air supported by a fabric hammock. This offers increased flexibility and muscle strength as you are working harder to keep yourself supported. And it’s fun too!
So as we head into 2018, why not give some of the above a try? Make this coming year your year for fitness.
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Sarah is a financial reporter, focusing on technology, national security, and policing. Before joining Daily Telescope she worked as a staff writer at Fast Company and spent two years as a foreign correspondent in Turkey. Her work has been published in Al Jazeera America, The Nation, Vice News, Motherboard, and many other outlets.