The Biggest Fitness and Health Trends
Lifestyle choices are making it more common for people to develop chronic, debilitating illnesses or face increased mortality rates. Statistics show that obesity is on the rise in America year after year. There are many information drives and health-oriented campaign that target the public with the goal of encouraging healthier lifestyle choices and better food choices. As one health trend after another was introduced, people who desire to live healthier lives were offered many options. 2014 is fast approaching. We are now looking back at the top three fitness and health trends of 2014.
For economic and environmental benefits, local food production is a good option
There has been much discussion about the many benefits of buying locally grown foods this year. This includes buying groceries, including meat, fish, at the local farmer’s market. This involves planning your daily menu according to the season’s fruits and vegetables. Locally produced food is good for your health. Locally produced foods are also more friendly to the environment and better for the local economy. The raw ingredients are kept fresh and high quality because they aren’t transported long distances and don’t have to be handled too often. The nutrients are more beneficial to the end user. Locally purchasing gives consumers the security of knowing that the food they eat is safe.
Superfoods for longer life and better health
Experts agree that superfoods provide more than just essential nutrients and vitamins. They can also prevent potentially fatal diseases like hypertension, diabetes mellitus and cancer. These foods reduce depression risk and encourage a stress-free lifestyle. These aren’t foods made in labs. These foods are common supermarket food that is “nutrient powerhouses,” especially when they are eaten raw.
What are the health benefits of superfoods? Instead of taking drugs, superfoods can lower your risk for many health conditions. These superfoods are delicious and affordable. They also have no side effects unlike other food supplements, which can cause long-term adverse effects. Nutritionists highly recommend these superfoods for their nutritional and protective properties.
For health-conscious adults, functional fitness programs
Functional fitness was the most popular workout program of the year. It is a simple approach that combines strength training for specific muscles with more generalized fitness programs. This program is especially appealing to older adults because it improves one’s ability to do daily activities. The program can help you build strength and balance, as well as promote weight loss.