The thing about workouts is that they do tend to get boring and repetitive after time. Whether you workout at home or in the gym, cardio and weightlifting exercises are a standard part of most people’s fitness regimes, along with perhaps yoga sessions and spin classes. However, there are always new fitness trends that gain popularity and eventually become the fads that everyone wants to try.
2022 may be the year to try some innovative ways to improve and spice-up your workout routine and actually make it work out better.
Here is a guide for new fitness trends that may give you ideas on how to keep your workout fresh throughout the year:
1. High-intensity interval training (HIIT)
Have you been running for a long time but not getting the results you deserve and desire? Do you skip a workout session because you just don’t have enough time? Then why not try HIIT? High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is an ‘interval training’ method comprising short, high-intensity bursts of speed with slow recovery periods of mild activity. It may be a good way to reap the benefits of aerobic and anaerobic training by changing your workout intensity. (1)
Benefits of HIIT
The findings of several studies have shown the following benefits (2)(3)
- May support cardiac function
- May boost exercise capacity
- May help manage inflammation
- Improves the quality of life
2. Plant-Based Diets and Supplements
The desire for a healthy lifestyle may motivate people to switch their non-veg diet to vegetarianism. So they may prioritize fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains, and botanicals to eat.
These plant-based diets and supplements are rapidly gaining popularity in the US and even Europe as they are entirely free from animal products. The use of alternative medicines is rising in countries like America and Europe, where conventional western medicine is practiced.
In the early 90s, 28 percent of women over 60 years old used to take calcium supplements. Almost a decade later, the graph for such an age group of women taking calcium supplements has grown to 61 percent. (4)
3. Fitness Wearables
Fitness wearables may become helpful tools for those aspiring to stay physically active. From teenagers to adults, the number of people using these wearables is growing every day. You may find several brands in the market that have come up with wearables that have unique features and functions, and look great too. The popularity of such wearable technology among folks is continuing to rise dramatically (5).
4. Intermittent Fasting and Clean Eating
There are many ways of practicing intermittent fasting, but the two main approaches are – distinct eating and fasting periods. You eat nothing or very little during fasting, and when your eating window is open, you may eat whatever you want. Intermittent fasting regimens have significantly gained popularity in the past few years. People believe that these diets are easier to follow than traditional calorie-restriction approaches (6).
If you still follow traditional and age-old workout methods and want to transform them, try these fitness trends to keep your body moving and working all day. Don’t limit your fitness regime to just exercise. Health can be achieved and maintained in several different ways. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay on top of trends! To maintain your healthy weight you may want to sign up for the SuperFood WeightLoss Accelerator Program. This is a customized way to help you achieve a healthy weight and help fulfill your nutritional needs. Remember, your healthy weight is not just a number.
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1. Blackwell, James EM, et al. “Short-term (< 8 wk) high-intensity interval training in diseased cohorts.” Medicine and science in sports and exercise 50:9 (2018): 1740. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6133203/
2. Ouerghi, Nejmeddine, et al. “Effects of high-intensity interval training on body composition, aerobic and anaerobic performance and plasma lipids in overweight/obese and normal-weight young men.” Biology of sport 34:4 (2017): 385. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5819474/
3. Ito, Shigenori. “High-intensity interval training for health benefits and care of cardiac diseases-The key to an efficient exercise protocol.” World journal of cardiology 11:7 (2019): 171. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6763680/
4. Manohar, Nivedha, et al. “Evaluation of Herbal and Dietary Supplement Resource Term Coverage.” Studies in health technology and informatics 216 (2015): 785-789. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4801024/
5. Henriksen, André, et al. “Using fitness trackers and smartwatches to measure physical activity in research: analysis of consumer wrist-worn wearables.” Journal of medical Internet research 20:3 (2018): e110.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5887043/
6. Barnosky, Adrienne R., et al. “Intermittent fasting vs daily calorie restriction for type 2 diabetes prevention: a review of human findings.” Translational Research 164.4 (2014): 302-311. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24993615