Top fitness and wellness trends for 2016

NewFitnessTrends_0116 Just the other day, I was thumbing through my Parks & Recreation catalog looking for a good exercise class to join for the New Year. I’m always ready to try something new, as it keeps me motivated. I was surprised to find so many different kinds of yoga classes — yoga fusion, yo-pi, yoga nidra, even doga (yoga with dogs), my favorite! With options like these, it’s hard to come up with an excuse not to exercise.

Well, fitness never goes out of style, though there are certain fads that come and go. We researched the popular fitness and wellness trends for the New Year. We hope these inspire you to try something new. If you are part of our Fit Club community, you may want to incorporate one or more of these into your routine. Learn more here.

Intense fitness programs. These incorporate eating plans, goal setting and healthy behaviors along with high-intensity fitness. These programs focus on your lifestyle as a way to achieve measurable results, like muscle gain or lost inches.

Meditation. More and more people are meditating together in order to improve their health, focus their mind and just relax and have fun. Gathering for meditation is becoming as commonplace as the beloved happy hour.

Infrared saunas. Sitting in one of these may help promote natural healing. Infrared light has the ability to penetrate human tissue, which in turn may produce anti-aging health benefits. 1

Dandelion coffee. Dandelion coffee is actually a tea that is made out of roasted dandelion root. It tastes and looks like coffee, but is caffeine-free. Many people are replacing their cup of Joe with this healthy alternative. 1

Wearable fitness devices. Digital activity trackers now include belts, bras, shirts, glasses, even jewelry. Learn more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/wearables/fitness-tracking-wearables-ces-2016/

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). Do the words “Tabata,” or “Insanity” mean anything to you? If not, you might want to look into HIIT. These workouts pack a powerful punch in minimal time and involve short bursts of high-intensity activity followed by short periods of rest.3

Adaptogens. There are plants that can help the body adapt to stress and handle it in a healthy way. Adaptogens are drawing more attention of doctor’s who are in their potential to improve issues related to health. Genesis PURE’s Moomiyo Edge, a product in the GPS line, is designed to help support you during rigorous workouts. It combines moomiyo extract, an adaptogen, with an array of other adaptogens such as golden root, reishi, cordyceps and codonopsis to boost your workout performance and help improve recovery time.*

Bodyweight Training. This is always trending, as it’s easy to do just about anywhere. The simple act of walking uses your body weight. You’ve heard of planks, calf raises, lunges, squats, burpees and push-ups … all of which are beneficial forms of bodyweight training.

Functional Fitness uses strength training to improve balance, coordination and endurance to enhance someone’s ability to perform activities he or she may do in daily living.3

Sound bath. This involves lying or sitting in a room with others while the instructor plays various instruments, including the didgeridoo, harmonium, heartbeat drum and Tibetan singing bowls. The resulting sound waves are thought to bring peace, heightened awareness, and relaxation of the mind, body and spirit. 1

So what do you think? Do any of these inspire you to try something new? Is there a trend you know about that we did not mention?

Something else you should consider, if you haven’t already, is Genesis PURE’s Fit Club, an inspiring community of fitness-minded people. Here you’ll discover fitness tips and support, share challenges, and win great prizes. Join Fit Club today by visiting the Genesis PURE Facebook page.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

1http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/01/07/hottest-fitness-trends-2016.html

2http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jill-s-brown/top-fitness-trends-for-20_b_8620856.html

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