DID YOU KNOW
Did you know that walking sideways burns more calories than walking forwards? This is because lateral movement takes extra effort by putting your body in an unfamiliar way. With the advent of fitness applications and other fitness-tracking devices, a lot of people are more inspired to take the challenge of being physically fit and healthy this 2018. This year’s fitness trend includes ‘functional fitness’—it is defined as series of activities aiming at improving one’s balance, coordination, force, power, and endurance for daily living—and walking and running is one component. According to a study published in Archives of Internal Medicine, runners have a longer life expectancy than those who have an inactive lifestyle. Moreover, running or walking even just for 5 to 10 minutes helps reduce the risk of acquiring cardiovascular diseases. Yet, if you find yourself having muscle cramps in the middle of your run or walk, you can use some vibrator apps to massage your legs! Interestingly, if you are having a rough day, take a break from whatever you are doing and take a good walk—it also increases your concentration for the remaining hours of the day. Moreover, as the number of boxing studios increases, boxing and kickboxing are also gaining popularity nowadays. Consequently, health coaches are now considered to be an important source of wellness knowledge according to Pete McCall’s 8 fitness trends to expect this 2018.