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If you’re anything like we are at InVite®, you’re always looking for the latest from the health and nutrition world. Workouts can get boring pretty easily, especially if it’s the same workout over and over. And Pinterest can only provide you with a few different exercises for each of the letters of your name. Here are the hottest health and fitness trends to look out for in 2018.
High Intensity Interval Training
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) publishes new fitness trends in the Health and Fitness Journal each year. This year, HIIT workouts or high intensity workouts top the list. HIIT sessions usually only last for 30 minutes or so and requires short burst of high intensity exercises followed by a slow recovery period. Here’s an example – sprint as hard as you can and then walk, alternating back and forth, each in one minute increments. They’re definitely time-saving and new research says it is an effective method for burning fat. But, because of the level of intensity, this exercise has a higher rate of injury so be careful with how hard you push yourself.
Muscle recovery is a very important post-exercise routine. Muscle recovery supplements like Whey Protein can help you recuperate quickly, while protecting you from further injury when you work out next.
Skin care products to protect again Free Radicals
Well&Good reports skin care products that protect you from the tech world and pollution will reign supreme this 2018. “Everyday your skin goes to battle with the environment. UV rays, pollution, blue light from laptops and harsh ingredients do a number on skin – which is why the next wave of skin-care products is working to support it in the modern world.” The good news is that InVite® has been way ahead of this trend. Check out our free radical-protecting skin care line now >>
The ACSM defines group training as a workout of five or more people led by an instructor. This year, group training is high on the list and includes activities like boot camps, boxing, cycling and rowing. Signing up to exercise with a friend has been shown to increase your motivation and help you reach your fitness goals faster, as you push each other to work harder than you would on your own. So, grab a friend and take a class!
Self-care is simply practicing personal healthy habits that are crucial to how you function. Self-care practices can be different for everyone, but their benefits have been shown to help each individual with focus, mood, and stress relief. This year it is more important than ever. As technology advances quicker than we can image, we forget to put our phones down or close our laptops and enjoy the moment. Read more about self-care, when burnout and stress takes over >>
From FitBit™ to Apple Watches, technology is keeping up with fitness trends faster than we can comprehend. Activity trackers, smart watches, and heart rate monitors are now a staple for most gyms. If you’d like to see your results calculated by the number, you may want to check out wearable technology.
Vision Health Supplements
Supplements supporting vision health have been around for years (trust us, we know!). But they’re more important now than ever. Think about how much time you spend looking at your phone or computer screen. If you’re like us, its more than five hours a day.
Cell phones, televisions and computer screens emit blue light. Light from our screens can also cause digital eye strain and can affect the body’s circadian rhythm, our natural wake and sleep cycle. Dr. Khurana, MD, spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology explains, “During the day, blue light wakes us up and stimulates us. But too much blue light exposure at night form your phone, tablet, or computer can make it harder to get to sleep.” A Harvard Medical School study found that blue light exposure at night suppressed melatonin production for about twice as long as gren light and shifted circadian rhythms by twice as much.
Click here to find out how to protect your eyes from stress and blue light >>
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Have you tried any of these health and fitness trends? Share your story in the comments!