2015 Diet and Fitness Trends
Posted: Jan 07 2015
Raise your hand if you remember sweating to Tai Bo! What about moving and grooving to Zumba? If there’s one thing we know about exercise it’s that just like in fashion, fitness trends come and go.
Now that 2015 is here, we were wondering what the next fitness craze was going to be. So we turned to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) for their annual workout predictions survey, which has proven to be spot on year after year.
So drumroll, please! Taking the top spot in 2015 is body weight training, which means that instead of using equipment, you’re relying on your own weight to tone and strengthen. So long to pricey gym memberships or investing in at-home machines, this year all you need is yourself. As the ACSM points out, it’s back to basics with squats, push-ups, lunges and pull-ups.
Click here for some moves you can do right in your own living room.
And be sure to fuel your body properly. According to US News & World Reports, for the fifth year in a row, the diet du jour is the DASH diet. This approach to eating was developed to lower blood pressure through proper diet.
So what exactly is the DASH diet? It encourages you to eat whole grains, lean proteins, lots of produce, nuts and low fat dairy products. It also doesn’t eliminate entire food groups, including sweets and wine. Score!
It does, however, require that you eat foods high in potassium, calcium and magnesium while keeping your sodium intake down.
Check out the DASH diet here.