It seems that every year there are new trends in diet and exercise. 2016 is proving to be no exception, and in addition to new technologies, there also seems to be a back-to-basics tendency in both what we should be eating, and what we should be doing to stay fit.
Here are ten fitness trends to look out for in 2016:
1. Bone Broth
Expect to hear a lot this year about this easy to make broth made from bones (beef, chicken, and/or lamb) boiled together with some apple cider vinegar and celery stalks. It’s rich in collagen, vitamins and minerals, and many claim that it helps with digestive problems.
2. The Ten Minute Method
“I don’t have enough time to workout” is not going to fly as an excuse in 2016. The YouTube channel POPSUGAR has loads of easy-to-follow workouts that effectively burn calories while targeting different muscle groups, and won’t take more than 600 seconds of your time.
It is estimated that at least one in five adults suffers some form of irritable bowl syndrome. Liquid probiotics are the solution that more and more adults are turning to in order to keep their guts in check, with the company symprove leading the way.
4. Fitness Wearables
Running watches are going to be huge this year, and TomTom, Polar, Garmin, FitBit, and Microsoft all have new models in 2016.
5. Steel Push-Up Bars
As the rise of cross-fit has shown over the past few years, you don’t need to work with anything more than your own body weight if you want to be lean and strong. One of the best body weight exercises is the push-up. It’s a classic.
So the push up is nothing new, and neither are push up bars. Still, they make this exercise more effective and easier on the wrists. If you don’t have a pair of push-up bars yet, maybe 2016 is the year that you change this.
6. Martial Arts
Not only is martial arts training incredible cardio, it also teaches practical self-defense skills. The popularity of MMA has lead to increased enrollment in martial arts classes, even among adults. This trend is expected to increase even more in 2016, with the Israeli martial art Krav Maga and Tae Kwan Do being two of the most popular.
7. Working Out At Work
More and more office buildings and co-working spaces are understanding that people want to exercise on their breaks. Some spaces even have rock climbing walls. If you’re looking for a new work space, you may want to consider one of these options.
8. The Sirt Diet
If this is the first time you are hearing about the ‘Sirt Diet’ it certainly won’t be the last. A sirt rich foods activate proteins called sirtuins which speed up weight loss and prevent cell death under stress. These foods include kale, turmeric, walnuts, green tea, dark chocolate (at least 85 percent cacao), black coffee, and red wine.
9. Sugar Is On Its Way Out
The anti-sugar sentiment has been growing in the popular conscience for a while now, but 2016 will be the year that it breaks to the forefront. In many ways, sugar is the new fat.
10. DNA Tests For Fitness
Want to know what foods suit you best? Is there a workout routine out there that’s best for you? There are companies that claim they can tell you the answer to these fitness related questions and more, and they only need a swab of your saliva.
One such company is DNAFit, and they have already been hired by Premier League football teams.