Expect These Trends to Hit your Fitness Regime in 2018

Fitness trackers were everywhere in 2017.

In fact, the global revenue crossed over 2.5 billion US dollars in 2017. Though it wasn’t a sharp rise as compared to 2016, still the figure was large by any means. By 2022, the sales are expected to hit $3.3 billion marks.

Technology has certainly made our lives simpler but it has also resulted in our physical efficiency to go down.

As per WHO, nearly 650 million people worldwide were obese in 2016. More people in the world die each year due to obesity than underweight, it added.

These numbers for fitness trackers are encouraging in this regard. People are getting conscious of their health and fitness.

Yoga, exercising, group training were very popular in 2017. I predict 2018 to be equally happening.

While some of these trends will continue, new ideas will emerge to the fore –

1. Use of Fitness Gadgets & Devices will Soar

Online and physical stores would remain flooded with devices like smart glasses, electrical toothbrushes, virtual reality fitness games, besides many others.

Working out would be simpler using EMS gadgets. These devices help in activating muscle fibers for faster recovery and gain.

Controlling and handling these devices is easier too. One simply needs to install an app on his smartphone and he is good to go.

Infrared saunas are already in trend. Detoxification and weight control are no more managed by diet and early morning lime juice. These infrared devices do it for you, using special infrared lighting heat.

2. Shift to Organic Food

According to a press release on TechSciResearch, the global organic food industry is set to grow by 16% in the next 2 years.

The trend can largely be attributed to growing health concerns and recognition of organic food benefits, besides several other factors.

Organic foods, not only comply with organic means of farming but also regulate the use of pesticides and fertilizers.

In most countries, producers are required to be certified before they can label their product as organic. In addition, these foods are relatively expensive.

With that said, a standard of living has improved too. People are earning more than they did in the past. Modern-day generation doesn’t hesitate to spend extra if they are getting their money’s worth.

2018 would see more of such trend.

3. More of Biking & Cycling –

Most of us complain we don’t get enough time for daily exercising. And rightly so, modern day routine is such.

But it’s good that we are cycling and biking more than ever.

By 2022, the global bicycling market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.7%, says Report Linker.

Netherlands and Denmark top the list of countries where people prefer cycling over other means of transport for daily commute. Other nations aren’t behind either.

Growing awareness about traffic problems, environmental concerns and lifestyle diseases can be largely attributed to it.

In fact, cycling is commonly known as ‘Green Transport’ today. Since it doesn’t rely on natural resources and uses regenerated energy, it is easily the most sustainable means of transport.

Obviously, nothing scores over walking for a liveable means but cycling saves us on time and that’s an edge. 

4. Drinking Goes Intelligent –

Prolonged use of alcohol and in excessive quantities can be bad for your health. But if you drink in moderation, it isn’t, says Mayo Clinic.

In fact, teetotalers and people who never admired hard drinks, also tend to prefer these over their regular cup of tea.

Modern-day drinkers have gone smart. They know their limits. Alcohol percentage, brand, quality – these are all important to them.

Another encouraging aspect is they are not hard-nosed for having hardcore spirits all the time. They love wine and beer too, which are relatively lighter on alcohol.

In fact, wine is taken in huge quantities around the world. Did you know Americans consumed nearly 31.8 million hectolitres of wine in 2016.

5. Growing Veganism

The movie ‘What the health’ made waves last year. Kim Anderson in his voyage to veganism revealed how animal foods and products were exposing human health, leaving them vulnerable to illnesses and disorders.

I am not saying I am an expert or an advocate to Veganism but what I mean here is, Veganism is rapidly growing across the globe.

People have started recognizing health benefits of staying Vegan. In US alone, veganism has grown 500% since 2014.

While nutrition experts continue to debate what’s healthier for a diet, growing veganism is sure to alleviate environmental health hazards and promote sustainable ecosystem.

6. Healthy Diets & Green Habits to Stay

We have been using certain foods for ages, not because we like to pass on the customary food baton to our next generation but they have been proven for their wonderful health properties.

Not just in 2018, superfoods and recipes would be preferred in the years to come.

For instance, chocolate offers numerous health benefits. People are realizing this. The age-old notion of chocolate contributing to obesity and other health issues is slowly fading away.

Dry fruits, dark greens, Avocados, there are over 100 other superfoods which are renowned for being extremely rich and nutritious.

In addition, more people would imbibe green habits, including walking, dancing, aerobics and nature gazing.

Timely eating, healthy diets and meditation would steer our regime to healthy living in 2018. Take my words!

Author – Jenny Travens

Jenny is a creative blog writer who has many passions and interests. Health and wellness is one area where she likes to contribute as much as she can. In the past, she has written for top blogs including Blackpaint & others.