All posts filed under: FitTrends

Stay Hydrated -Stay Happy

Staying hydrated throughout the day is essential for our overall health and happiness and yet I find this one of the hardest things to do. We mostly reach out for water only when we feel thirsty and even then juice, coffee, tea often replace what our body actually needs – pure water. Understanding why water is just so good for us helps with motivation and creating water drinking habit. It has been proven to be great for the skin, helps body regulation and brain function improve blood flow and oxygen flow to your brain, helps with weight loss and even mood. The list goes on and on. So, what is one to do in order to make drinking water part of a daily routine? Get a cool water bottle of course! This always motivates me. When it comes to a water bottle I want it to be: Light Wide enough mouth so that I can add ice cubes Washable Environmentally friendly and friendly to me (BPA free) Have great insulating properties Durable Leak free …and last but not least …

Changing The Name Of The Game

The classic way to exercise is: Step 1: Choose a fitness method Step 2: Choose a gym and become a member. It’s expensive you say? But surely you will be there at least 3 times a week and it will be worth it in the end! Step 3: Persevere. Results will come…of course they will Gyms have been banking on this for a long time, often forgetting what their customers want hence a lot of gym goers feel locked in their monthly subscription and often achieve very little with their workout. I have tried this, many times, with different gym chain and failed miserably. I have watched many of my friends try this and fail as well. There is a long list of reasons why such approach to fitness does not work which I will not bother even typing. Many of us live quite a busy life filled with commuting, bad days in the office that affect our mood, good days in the office that also affect our mood, even sometimes feeling bored or stuck in …

Smart Fitness – Looking Beyond The FitBand

Whenever we mention fitness and technology the first product that comes to mind is a fitness band. But there is more to fitness and technology that sits outside wearables and can equally help improve our body fitness levels and support a healthy lifestyle. Here are 3 gadgets that aim to do exactly that. Smart Mat This clever  mat is a great example of how fitness and technology team up to help not only learn but also improve and master. As Yoga has become the GoTo exercise for many it is only surprising that SmartMat has taken so long. So what is it? SmartMat is just like any other yoga matt you roll up and carry but just a little but smarter. It ‘tracks, improve & perfect yoga practice by learning a user’s position and suggesting incremental improvements through their progression toward a Perfect Pose ™.’   All it takes is to dock a smartphone or tablet to the SmartMat and you have a personal yoga trainer at home. Tellspec – Beam your health up  Counting calories …

Top 10 Workout Trends for 2015

Every year, for the past 9 years, The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has announced its annual fitness trend forecast based on survey responses from thousands of fitness professionals. Here is how they see 2015 when it comes to the most popular workouts: Body weight training makes its debut in the spotlight at the very top, taking over from last year’s newbie HIIT.  Its popularity comes mostly from the fact that it is perhaps one of the cheapest exercise options around and it is extremely versatile and effective. No equipment is needed just tenacity and commitment. Burpees, push ups, squats, bear crawls all of these will be your best friends if you opt in for the top trend in workouts. High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) slips down to second spot after ruling 2014. As its name implies, it is based on alternating short bursts of exercise followed by a short period of rest or recovery. Even though an average HIIT session usually last less than 30min it is extremely intense. One of the most common drawbacks when …