3 Trends That Will Make You Jump on The Exercise Wagon
No matter how you feel about trends and fashion, sometimes there’s a reason for all their popularity – especially when it comes to fitness. We’re warming up for summer with a look at the trendiest workouts and gadgets on the market in 2018 so that you can stay up to date on what’s good for your body and how you can enjoy your exercise even more.
#1 HIIT: High-Intensity Interval Training
If we had to crown one of these trends as deserving of all the attention it’s getting, HIIT would certainly be the winner. Not just because it is such a good workout and actually able to reverse the aging process in your cells – interval training is, in general, mentally light and consequently much easier to talk yourself into.
It involves bursts of maximal effort, typically a minute or more, followed by a shorter period of less effort. The idea is that, by the time you explode back into the high-intensity part, you’ll have the energy to give it everything you’ve got.
Just remember not to make the low-intensity longer than the high-intensity; you don’t want your heart rate to drop back into resting mode as it will be much harder to get back into it again.
For a proper challenge, get yourself some proper shoes and do your HIIT outdoors. Have a look at these comfy Jordans 1 and follow through by using tech to track your exercise.
#2 Wearable Technology
When you want to get serious about your workout goals, it’s time to let technology take over. Fitness trackers, smart watches, and heart rate monitors are super popular and for good reason; by estimating your steps, sleep cycles, standing time, calorie burn, etc, you’ll get a comprehensive picture of how you’re getting on.
Needless to say, you don’t actually need it and you’ll surely keep burning calories regardless of any fitness tracker – but it just makes your workout routines so much more fun and, of course, motivates you to keep going.
Check out a handy comparison of the latest trackers in this article to guide you through the jungle.
#3 Bodyweight Training
Your bones will thank you for choosing bodyweight training over lifting weights, at least when you’re heading into your 40’s. There is more to this than being a bit lighter on your bones and joints, though, as bodyweight training is incredibly convenient and can be modified to work for any fitness level.
Plus, even better, you don’t have to buy expensive equipment – simply roll out your mat and get started.
There are a lot of different types to choose from and you may want to try yoga, holding a simple plank for a long minute, or make use of what your primary school gym teacher taught you by perfecting a push-up.
Fashion and trends may come and go, but when it comes to fitness you know it’s trendy because it actually works.