2017 is almost over.
So….are you eating better? Are you working out better? Do you have a physique you are proud of? If not, then perhaps one of these top health and fitness trends will help put you back on track. Here 5 of the top health food and fitness trends of 2014.
Eating clean is nothing more than another way saying “eating healthy.” Still, from pro bodybuilders to an 80 year grandmas have utilized clean eating to get their health back on track. The basis of clean eating is more fruits and vegetables and cutting back on meat, processed foods and limit alcohol consumption. In other words, eat a well-balanced, natural diet. This health food trend is probably the one that would benefit most people.
“Gluten-free is the way to be.” This mantra is the one many health enthusiasts are currently bellowing. And they may have a point. The word gluten comes from the Latin word for “glue”. Gluten is a sticky substance found in wheat, barley (and malt, which is made from barley), rye, kamut, bulgur, and spelt. With over 3 million Americans suffering from Celiac disease, an autoimmune disease that causes stomach cramps, diarrhea, bloating, skin rashes, and other allergic symptoms after consuming gluten, it seems feasible to jump on the gluten-free train.
Not only that, approximately 18 million Americans are gluten sensitive; therefore, they can exhibit similar allergic symptoms as those with Celiac disease. I predict more people will be getting aboard the gluten-free train.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) allows you to buy fresh produce grown locally by regional farmers. Operating with the help of a community, CSA offers membership to get a “share” of vegetables from a regional farmer. In other words, you pay to help the farmer produce the vegetables. In turn, you get vegetables delivered to a drop-off location in your neighborhood. The cost of membership varies depending on your geographic location. For more info or to find a CSA near you, click here.
Go to the gym digitally
From personal training to group fitness programs, services you can receive at your local gym are being made available online. More and more fitness professionals realize that the world is shifting towards a more digitalized way of living. Therefore, they are offering their services via internet. So if you desire a personal trainer but rather not leave home, then hire an online trainer.
Are you busy or never have time for a 1 hour gym workout? Well now there are express workout programs specifically for you. From Tabata-style classes to workout DVDs (e.g., P90X) are offering workout routines that last as little as 10 minutes. So no more excuses when you can work out express!
Those 5 health food and fitness trends will help you get into better shape as we approach 2018.
If you have been having issues eating healthy, I suggest try one of those popular health food trends to get on track.