So what fitness favorites will 2015 will take over in spring and summer 2015? The top ten calorie-burning, total body conditioning crazes for the new year work with hectic lifestyles, promote safe training and encourage fun while working out.
1. Maximum workout with short recoveryIf you've put down the hand weights and you're practicing pushups and squats, you're already on board to be a trendsetter in the training world. ACSM ranksbody weight trainingin the top fitness trend spot.
- Minimal to zero equipment used
Just doing loads of sit-ups won't work all your abdominal
muscles - you need to work upper abs, obliques and lower abs to get a
six-pack. It is important to follow an exercise plan that concentrates on the
entire abdominal region. Working the muscles in your torso, hips and abdomen
will give you improved balance and stability, and also help protect you
against back problems.
A six or eight-pack is actually
only one single muscle - the Rectus Abdominis. The muscle is divided into a
grid by tendons - three horizontal and one vertical.
Actionable Tip:Today is a big first day. Set your
weight-loss goals, calculate your calorie level and make a grocery list
so you can stock your home with healthy food.
How to Get StartedCalculate your daily calorie level:
essentially comes down to calories in vs. calories out—and out has to be
greater than in for pounds to come off. Our meal-plan wizard will do
the calculation for you and help you pick a meal plan that’s right for
you. Or, to find out howmany calories
you should be aiming to eat each day, try this formula: [Your weight x
12] – 500 = Your daily calorie goal.
The Think yourself Thin Diet
Your mind is a powerful tool and is more than capable of learning
new habits, like making healthy eating and lifestyle choices.
You can break patterns of behaviour, such as snacking because you
are feeling stressed or upset. You just need to learn how to re-program
yourself, such as learning to reward yourself with something other
than food. You have the power to feel good about yourself and take
control of your eating, and to enjoy a healthy relationship with
It Just Keeps Going
The holiday season consists of nearly two months of celebrating, says
Bartlett, with goodies appearing in homes and offices at Thanksgiving
and continuing until the beginning of January.
"By Christmas, most of the plans to eat less and exercise more have
dwindled, and it's easy to gain a significant amount of weight, even
seven to 10 pounds," she notes. One way to monitor your intake over
time: Keep track of your daily habits and set weekly goals around food
intake and exercise.
Tips for a Thinner Thanksgiving
Enjoy the holiday feast without the guilt -- or the weight gain.
While you might think it makes sense to save up calories for the big meal, experts say eating a small meal in the morning can give you more control over your appetite. Start your day with a small but satisfying breakfast -- such as an egg with a slice of whole-wheat toast, or a bowl of whole-grain cereal with low-fat milk -- so you won't be starving when you arrive at the gathering.
"Eating a nutritious meal with protein and fiber before you arrive takes the edge off your appetite and allows you to be more discriminating in your food and beverage choices.