Fad diets and mindless exercising is out, and globally, people are now adopting ways to eat smart, be mindful and stay functionally fit. We give you a lowdown on a few of the top trends.
Liquid meals and juicing are a rage — be it designer juices, cold-pressed drinks, blended breakfasts or health-packed smoothies. The best part is that people are going in for the juicing trend at home and coming up with their own preservative-free blends.
Demand for a daily dose of green
Opting for outdoor workouts has caught up. There are zumba, parkour, yoga and exercise drives being held out in the open. Our municipal corporation has also installed a lot of gym equipment in municipal gardens all over the city. This connect with nature, according to studies, works on the brain areas associated with pleasure, empathy and love.
Mindfulness is about being in the present and intentionally accepting and focusing on each moment without being judgmental. It alleviates not just psychological but also physical problems. Being mindful while eating means choosing your food, being aware of its colour and texture and chewing it well while you taste each morsel. This helps in digestion, controlling your weight. And also, you enjoy your meal better.
Exercises with a twist
Gone are the days of boring workouts. Fun exercises like aqua zumba, surfboard fitness, hula hooping, parkour, balle barre exercises are gaining popularity.
Technology that is wearable is a hot trend — the use of calorie trackers, step counters or pedometres, sleep monitors and mobile apps that can monitor your activity and give you actually statistics and status of your fitness and wellness.
Source- The Times Of India