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Top Wellness Trends for 2018: What are the Best Trends for Health and Fitness this Year?

So, you've probably noticed...

Top health and fitness trends for 2018 are vying for our attention, like crazy, all over social media!!

But, it can be so hard to know which ones are just fads and which will have legitimate value and staying power well into the future...

but here are a few of the top health and fitness trends for 2018 to pay attention to, that will likely be the most helpful to keep you energetic fit and healthy this year and beyond...

What are the Top Fitness, Health and Wellness Trends for 2018?

1-  Intermittent Fasting-  What is Intermittent Fasting?? Currently one of THE most popular phenomenons in the fitness and wellness communities, Intermittent fasting is simply alternating periods of fasting and eating.  There are many methods and schedule options for Intermittent fasting, my favorite being combined with a Nutritionally supported fast or 'Nutritional Cleansing' which consists of 5-6 shake days followed by 1-2 fast or cleanse days.  Read more about Intermittent Fasting here to learn more about the various health benefits, schedule options and some tips to get the most out of your Intermittent Fasting.
2-  Fusion Fitness -  Fusion fitness blends various workout styles such as Tabata and ballet barre for a fun way to mix up your traditional workout routine.  Look for a fusion fitness class at your local gym, online or various workout DVDs that you can do at home.
3-  Nutritional Cleansing-  Another of the top health and fitness trends for 2018 will include a movement towards more nutritional cleansing to rid the body of unwanted toxins that prevent the body from releasing unhealthy fat.   Global Cleanse Day is coming up and people all over the world will be celebrating the practice of cleansing for general health and well-being.  Learn more about Global Cleanse day here.
4-  Digital Fitness Technology-  In 2015, wearable fitness trackers such as the FitBit were on the top of everyone’s holiday wish list. In 2018, the trend will continue as people use apps such as IsaLife and wearable trackers to motivate themselves to exercise, monitor their health and share their success with family and friends via social media. As technology improves, people will want to upgrade and improve, investing in new fitness gadgets and products because they’ve already learned the benefits of integrating these products into their daily lives.

5-  High-intensity interval training (HIIT)-
HIIT has been around since the early 20th century but is becoming more and more popular with the mainstream today. Consisting of short periods of high-intensity bursts of exercise separated by a short rest, HIIT allows you to exercise more efficiently in a shorter amount of time, (often 30 minutes or less). Because of the variety and short time, HIIT is perfect for anyone that gets bored easily and people are more likely to stick with it.   The benefits include burning more calories in a shorter amount of time and an increased metabolism throughout the day so you burn more fat!  Score!!  A popular style of Hiit that I love is called, 'Tabata': Each exercise in a given Tabata workout lasts only four minutes, but it's likely to be one of the longest four minutes you've ever endured. The structure of the program is as follows:
  • Workout hard for 20 seconds
  • Rest for 10 seconds
  • Complete 8 rounds
You push yourself as hard as you can for 20 seconds and rest for 10 seconds. This is one set. You'll complete eight sets of each exercise. Here's a fun 30 min tabata-style hiit workout:

6-  Prevention Focus- Another trend and movement in health and fitness during 2018 and beyond will to be focus more on wellness to prevent sickness and on natural health solutions rather than on medicine or chemicals (whenever it can be avoided).  
7-  Fitness and Weight Loss Accountability Groups-  Another of the continuing Top Health and fitness trends in 2018 with be in social media groups to help people stay Energetic Fit and Healthy.  Accountability groups are a great way to help people feel encouraged and stay on track with their fitness and weight loss goals.  
(Use this tracker to help you stay on track of your health and fitness progress this month, friends!
Something I do on my calendar as well is to write down how many minutes I worked out that day and what I did to help me remember and to stay motivated!)
8-  Focus on Self-Education and Nutrition Awareness- More and more people are taking the initiative to get educated on the importance of wellness, fitness and nutrition.  Rather than just taking someone else's word for it, there is a growing trend to learn more about how to be Energetic Fit and Healthy for life!

9-  Yoga, Pilates Hybrids-  Another fitness trend carrying on and expanding into 2018 will be the hybrid workouts stemming with roots in both yoga and pilates such as the newly popular Piyo workout which combines elements of pilates, yoga, strength and cardio.  Piyo is definitely a new favorite of mine in addition to ballet barre workouts! ;)
10-  Online Workouts-  Continuing and growing in 2018 are also online workout routines and channels such as on youtube.  There are so many growing and popular fitness personalities and companies that have free workout videos that you can do at home.  

Some to check out would be:
Next, stay on top of all the Top Health and Fitness Trends for 2018 and get daily motivation and encouragement to get and stay Energetic, Fit and Healthy for Life by following me, Emily Stoik, on my fitness fan page on Facebook:  
*Get your 30 day Nutritional Cleansing and Fat Burning System here to start out the New Year with a clean slate and make way for a more Energetic Fit and Healthy Body!*

And be sure to share any of your tips or favorite fitness and health trends you're excited about for 2018 in the comments below!

To your Health!

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