The year 2019 is nearing its end and 2020 is dawning but if there is one topic that would make the world sit up and take notice, anytime and any day is ‘fitness.’ Being fit and healthy gained prominence over the last decade thanks to growing awareness and the importance of leading a happy and disease-free lifestyle.
Being fit is not confined to those battling chronic ailments, senior citizens anymore. The year 2019 witnessed quite a few changes in the world of fitness and workouts – many trends gained popularity, popular myths have been busted and new habits got inculcated into our daily lives.
To know how 2019 defined new meaning to ‘being fit’ and what we can expect in 2020, read on the most popular trends.
For many fitness enthusiasts’ weekends are not for lazing around or for jaywalking anymore. The year 2019 witnessed a lot of teaming up over health reasons be it for long-distance cycling, plogging, jogging or working out together. It has become a trend of sorts to pool in friends, colleagues from the office, family members into a group, plan and train together for motivation and better results. If you don’t have friends and family to join your fitness journey, do not fret. Check out various online groups and choose the one that suits you in 2020.
Wearable Fitness Gadgets:
When fitness trackers and smartwatches hit the market a couple of years back, they became an instant hit. Over the years, these wearable fitness trackers transformed into many avatars and are now quite advanced. Wear it on your wrist, wrap it around the arm and just sync it to the apps on your mobile, these wearable gadgets keep a track of your number of footsteps taken, heart rate, breathing pattern, sleeping hours and would even caution you if you have loaded your body with calories. In the year 2019, these gadgets became quite affordable and gained wide acceptance and in 2020, we can look forward to much more sophisticated versions of these fitness trackers. Also Read: Wearing A Fitness Tracker? Here’s How To Get The Most Out Of It
HIIT, The Super Hit Workout:
HIIT or High-Intensity Interval Training is nothing new but for all these years it was meant only for serious athletes. A HIIT workout has gained popularity due it to its uniqueness of doing high-intensity workouts with short breaks. All you need is 30 minutes to practice these intense bouts of exercise and you can do it at the convenience of your home, without much equipment. So, what are you waiting for? Move your furniture around in 2020 and make some space at home for a HIIT workout and to burn calories instantly.
Certified Nutritionists and Fitness Professionals:
With so many myths about the workout and diet plans doing rounds, the demand for certified nutritionists and fitness professionals has gained tremendously in the year 2019. The interactions with your nutrition can be in person, online conversations where you get nudged into eating healthy while working out with fitness professionals have shown tremendous results. Exercising in the presence of your personal fitness advisor will keep you motivated, determined and the positive changes in the body become quite palpable within a few days. In 2020, sign up with a certified nutritionist and a fitness professional for that extra special attention. Also Read: How To Wake Up Motivated For Morning Workouts
Yoga & Meditation:
If there is one concept that will never lose its sheen in the world of health and fitness, that’s undoubtedly yoga and meditation. Yoga is already a quite popular workout while meditation techniques too are being lapped up by those looking forward to aligning inner soul with body both for physical and mental health. Many myths and misunderstandings about this ancient form of fitness practice were widely busted in 2019 and we hope 2020 too will make yoga and meditation quite popular.