The year is coming to an end, and many people find themselves making promises to get in shape and lose the weight. If you’re one of those people, you may have tried this before. Oftentimes, weight-loss and fitness resolutions can fall through only a few short months into the new year, especially if you don’t have a plan in place for achieving your goals. Instead of letting past discouragements keep you from making a commitment again, try getting help from these trends in the fitness world:
- Wearable technology — It’s not solely built for those fitness geeks who pound the pavement every day near your house. Several companies producing wearable technology have a range of options available for every stage of the fitness journey, including those who simply want a visualization of their current level of activity. You can even track your sleep!
- Body-weight training — Not only is this method of exercise a great start for people with excess weight, but it’s a trend among many others at varying levels of fitness. Your body provides a great balance for you to work with and against to lose weight. Plus, you don’t have to purchase a lot of equipment to do these exercises (e.g. squats, pushups, and pull-ups) in the comfort of your own home.
- HIIT — High intensity interval training (HIIT) may be a new trend, but the training for athletes has included it for years. This now popular form of exercise is versatile, effective, and efficient. And you can start HIIT right away. You may not start off getting a lot of reps in, but pushing yourself each time you do a routine will help you get better and shape up.
- Strength training — Contrary to popular belief, women can do strength training and not bulk up. Using weights can help men and women burn more calories and build muscle, which is leaner than fat. Strong is now “in,” and building your strength can help reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease, and also fight obesity. Be sure to start with light weights to begin and soon you’ll see your strength grow as you upgrade to heavier weights.
- Personal training — Instagram and Twitter are full of people willing to dish out their fitness tips and secrets to losing weight and adopting a regular exercise routine. Following these accounts can help you learn how to better do an exercise move or get answers to your questions about nutrition and how often to work out. In addition, many gyms are now offering free or discounted personal training sessions when you first sign up for a membership. Look into this and take a tour of the gym you are considering so that you can ask questions and learn more about how you can benefit with a personal trainer.
These top five fitness trends were identified by the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) annual survey. In addition, they found two more trends in the fitness realm, including foam rolling and yoga. For more information about the final two trends or the ones listed above, visit Health.com.
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