Making health and fitness resolutions every year is as traditional as the holiday foods that derailed our diets in the first place.
The key to keeping those healthy New Year’s resolutions and creating a lasting healthy lifestyle is finding a balanced routine you can stick with.
While fads come and go, the experts at Beachbody believe these health and fitness trends will fuel us through 2020 and beyond.
1. Streaming Workouts
First, let’s talk about streaming workouts.
We’re all so busy, it can feel like we have no time to ever hit the gym. Luckily, technology is providing in-home solutions that are just a click away.
We’re obviously biased toward Beachbody On Demand, which gives you access to hundreds of world-class fitness and nutrition programs.
But programs like Peloton and Mirror are also promising to bring the energy of a workout class into any room.
2. Flexitarian Diets
Moderation is the name of the game in 2020. Instead of sticking to strict rules, like keto demands, the idea behind the flexitarian diet is to listen to your body while making smart choices.
If you’re a flexitarian eater, your focus is probably plant-based while still allowing for some meat and other animal products.
3. Family Friendly Obstacle Races
While some of the more popular races can strike fear into even the fittest of competitors, 2020 boasts a packed calendar of races that don’t require you to be drenched in mud, submerged in ice water, or even be a full-grown adult.
4. Better Sleep
Next is everyone’s favorite topic: sleeping. Sleep hacking is a big trend that’s going to be even bigger in 2020.
Tools like mood-boosting light bulbs and blue light-blocking glasses will be increasingly used to improve sleep quality, while certified sleep coaches teach clients how to get grade-A rest that will improve their fitness and overall well-being.
5. Cauliflower Everything
Cauliflower is the vegetable glow-up people still can’t stop talking about.
Cauliflower is going strong and nutritional experts predict that it’ll be the top gluten-free substitute in 2020.
Look out for more cauliflower-based products in your grocery stores in the coming months.
6. Sustainable Packaging
Increased awareness of the plastic crisis is leading to positive steps for food packaging, which will get smarter and more sustainable in the coming year.
More and more of us are trying to cut plastic out of our lives almost completely and major brands are pledging to make their packaging recyclable, reusable, or compostable in the next decade.
Beachbody will pursue sustainable packing initiatives in 2020.
7. High-Tech Wearables
New high-tech wearables are going beyond step counting to giving you information that can improve your overall health.
Gadgets now send all sorts of life-changing data about your sleep, workouts, and daily habits straight to your wrist or phone.
Speaking of workouts, walking is also getting an upgrade in 2020.
While your daily walk is still an easy, low-impact activity that will never go out of style, the release of walking apps, support groups, and even special shoes are all meant to elevate it into a great form of exercise that can help you hit your fitness goals.
The CBD industry will continue to flourish in 2020 as its anti-inflammatory, stress-reducing, and healing properties are embraced by mainstream consumers.
While experts are still studying its effects, CBD products and supplements are in demand by pro athletes and regular gym-goers alike.
10. Gut Health
Last but not least, we’re talking about gut health.
Bacteria is a hot topic as experts link “good” bacteria in your gut to being beneficial for your immune system and improving your mood and overall health.
Staying on top of things like eating a healthy diet, drinking plenty of water, and getting a good night’s sleep can all help maintain a healthy gut.
By Debbie Emery