I t'll soon be January, and we're sure that you all are full of optimism that you'll, at last, be able to get your act together. We're all setting personal goals for the upcoming year. For most of us though, a new year means a better fitness routine and a better living style. And by that, it means sticking to the same old routine of food prep, diet management, and decision-making like people before us have tried.
Here's the catch: the fitness business, like all nice things, is always changing. It can be hard to choose among the current trends for working out since so many new ones have been developed. We are here to help! With advancements in technology and science, we've been able to educate ourselves better. We now know better than ever what's good for us and how it can be achieved in easier ways.
Here's all you need to know about the past and current trends for working out, especially during the year of the pandemic.
Looking backward is always a good place to start while looking forward to new trends. The year 2021 was marked by uncertainty and unavailability; two factors that shattered your fitness goals and came in the way of setting a routine. Health took a backseat when gyms shuttered and people's livelihoods were jeopardized, but that is no longer the case for, at least some time until the Omicron wave hits.
As our societal requirements change, fitness experts and consumers alike have welcomed new fitness trends and techniques in their lives. We all have evaluated the role that being fit plays in long-term health and our everyday lives.
While putting in place a robust training program has been challenging, the tide is turning. As we enter the new year, the potential of exercise as a kind of escape is growing in popularity, providing a glimpse into the future of fitness everywhere around the world.
Exercise will most likely continue to be used as a treatment in the remainder of 2021 and also through 2022. Following the 2020 lockdowns, people have realized the importance of staying active, both physically and mentally. It would not be wrong to term it as a "fitness craze". And predictions have it that it could grow in popularity in the coming year as well. We anticipate seeing many of the fitness developments from 2020 continue to endure, evolve, and gain popularity throughout 202.
Regardless of how the pandemic plays out, the fitness world has been irrevocably changed. Here are the top fitness trends to watch in the coming days.
In the lockdown, technology has led many of us to spend too much time glued to our screens, both big and little.
While there is no evidence that excessive screen time harms vision in the long run, some people may find staring at a display for hours on end every day exhausting. Our eyes get tired and often start hurting. One of the current trends for working out is working out our eye muscles. The simplest way to do that is to first glance up, then gaze sideways left and right, and then finally downwards and repeat this exercise 10 times after intervals. Not only does it help to relieve muscular tension around the eyes, but it also gives our eyes a break from continuous strain.
Squint and release is also a great method for working the eye muscles and is getting very popular.
With people's attention spans and work schedules becoming increasingly strained, it's no surprise that workouts that can be done quickly –like short bursts of High-Intensity Interval Training- are becoming increasingly popular among the current trends for working out. These exercises are very effective and handy as they do not take a lot of time and yet help us keep fit.
Cycling has so many benefits; it helps people to exercise, offers them a sense of independence, and allows them to travel further than they might on foot, allowing them to escape their neighborhood which can be very helpful at times. Cycling is one of the current trends for working out because not only does it help in burning calories, it can also offer an escape from our tiring and monotonous everyday life especially during the quarantine when everyone's locked up. The good thing about cycling is that it's an activity that you can perform while keeping the SOPs in mind.