The health and fitness industry has grown substantially with people’s needs to follow healthier, more active lifestyles. And with this increase in interest, trends within the health and fitness industries are ever-changing and growing.
In 2018, we predict a dynamic shift in people’s health interests; changing from merely following diets, trying to lose weight and hitting the gym a few times, to a more healthy lifestyle orientated approach. Instead of having a few healthy habits, we are changing to adopt an overall healthy lifestyle, and with that, experimenting with natural, organic food and products, plant-based diets, and more holistic living trends.
Here are our health and fitness trends for 2018:
Less dieting and more healthy meals. We are ditching diets and changing our eating habits to a more sustainable, maintainable plans.
At-home and bodyweight workouts
We are spending less time in the gym and instead, resorting to calorie busting, high-intensity, do-anywhere workouts.
Less meat, more plants
Plant-based and vegan diets are set to be a mega-trend this year with more people switching to meat-free foods.
Fit for a purpose training
We are changing our training goals from merely exercising to look good, to working out for a purpose, like being fitter, faster or stronger or training for a marathon or competition.
Wearable technology continues to increase as more people realize the need to track their workout productivity and fitness levels.
It’s no longer enough to just exercise – we are spending a lot more time on improving our mental, emotional and spiritual wellness and overall health than ever before. We are more aware of what we put into our bodies, so consuming organic food and using natural products are the way to go.
Outdoor fitness activities
Why would you want to exercise indoors if you could be outside? Park runs, hiking, cycling, outdoor fitness events, boot camp – these are all activities were resorting to instead of being stuck indoors.
Disconnecting from the hustle and bustle and spending time improving our overall health and wellbeing is a top priority – the popularity of wellness retreats are therefore increasing.
Environmentally conscious living
With an increase in interest in global warming and its effects, we are becoming aware of our environmental impact, and we are making changes to our lifestyle accordingly.
There’s no doubt that the interest in health, fitness and wellness is growing and with that, more people are committing to healthier, more active lifestyles.
What do you think will be the most significant health, fitness and wellness trend of the year?
Author: Mariska du Plessis
Mariska is the editor of Fitness Magazine, Bootcamp Instructor, Writer, Photographer and Wellness Blogger.
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