One of the top New Year’s resolutions we mostly hear about is fitness; of course when the new year comes in, many plan to lose weight, get in shape, and just overall seek better health behaviors. According to NY Daily News, the experts in the health and fitness business are predicting some of these health and fitness trends listed below.
The hardest part of losing weight and staying in shape is to stay with it and continue on a good regimen. Oftentimes, hot fitness trends will help in this case because some can be fun while getting in shape. The keys to staying with a program is to maybe get a partner, take it slow, make it fun, and when you feel you’ve fallen down; don’t beat yourself up, just get up and get going again. I will be talking about the top health fitness trends in multiple stages as more information becomes available; therefore, this is just part one of the top health and fitness trends.
Here are some of the hottest health and fitness trends to look for in 2013.
Fitness and Diet Apps – In 2013, we will more likely see more fitness and diet apps. According to Abiresearch, they saw 38 percent of the smartphone downloaded apps were that of some type of health app and are predicting to see the fitness app market grow from $12 million in 2010 to $40 million by 2016. Therefore, over the next three years, we may see nearly a billion downloads. Depending on the effectiveness of these apps, we may also see doctors recommending apps to their patients. One example of a great app is Loseit.com. This app will track your food, calories, activities and etc. This app has gotten a lot of buzz, it’s free, and easy to download to your cell phone or tablet.
Self-Monitoring – This takes us to one of those apps we talked about are becoming such a craze. This type of monitoring will keep track of your day-to-day activities. You can track what you eat, your moving activities throughout the day, and your sleep. If you get the right app, you’ll be able to monitor your progress and download the data into a spreadsheet so you’re able to analyze your progress. A great example of a self-monitoring app is the Nike + FuelBand a great app for self-monitoring.
Workout Classes Go Mobile – Yes, some of your favorite workout classes are going mobile, whether it’s through a fitness studio, gym membership, or a popular celebrity fitness guru teaching the class. Just think; this is great because it’ll allow you to pull out your iPad, lap top computer, or tablet anywhere you are to get your favorite exercise in with your favorite instructor or classes. If this is something you feel you’re interested in looking into, you can start at 24HourFitness.com to see which fitness studios or gyms may offer these types of mobile services. This type of mobile service is really great for those who may travel a lot or for those who simply prefer to work out in the comfort of their own home.
Good luck on all your health and fitness endeavors, you owe it to yourself and you deserve to feel great and get the best health possible.