The past few years saw people from all over the world take a greater interest in health and fitness. This is evident in the surge of diet trends, workout routines, and the number of gyms going up in cities everywhere.
Some argue that this interest in health and wellness is a fad that will come to pass eventually, but studies actually prove otherwise. Experts disagree, however, saying that all the workouts like CrossFit, yoga, and biking are more than just fads—there is enough evidence to suggest that people are making a permanent change in lifestyle and hope to maintain it for the years to come.
People have become more active and aware about the state of their health, based on a survey conducted. Some experts believe that the reason behind the greater focus on getting and staying fit is in the technology that supports people to take action.
Better Health: There’s an App for That
Apps have certainly made it easier for people to stay on top of their health. From applications that function like digital pedometers to those that constantly track heart rate or the number of miles ran within a given time allow people to focus on physical fitness.
Exercising to Make Up for the Lack of Physical Activities
Most people assume are quick to assume that the prevalence of smartphones and tablets have led to stubborn and sedentary lifestyles, but people are actually taking it upon themselves to go to the gym or engage in recreational activities outdoors. For example, in the Philippines, mountain biking is one of the activities that saw a resurgence in popularity. This is thanks in part to organizers promoting the scenic landscapes of the archipelago by way of cycling.
Diets to Match
More than just exercise, people everywhere are also observing certain diets to help in their goal of losing weight and staying fit. Paleo, Volumetrics, Weight Watchers, Blood Type Diet—these are just some of the many programs used by people to stay in shape.
The road to fitness may be a long and difficult, but keep in mind that a change in lifestyle is the first step to better health and wellness.