Fitness is not just about diet and exercisefor weight loss. It is a constantly evolving process where you need to keep abreast of the latest trends, be it in terms of trending diets or exercises or even apparel that works best for your workout. Verun Rastogi, CEO of Mufubu and nutritionist Namami Agarwal share some of the latest fitness trends:
Athleisure contributed to the rise of wearing leggings outside the gym, and now comfy clothes are making their way to the office. Basically, workleisure takes technical, sweat-wicking, and flattering fabrics and incorporates them into work, dinner, and happy hour-appropriate pieces.
Bugs are a cheap and sustainable source of protein, so don’t be surprised to find crickets on restaurant menus. If you’re keen on trying the trend, know that bug-based foods can still be heavily processed, so bear in mind what else you’re eating in addition to crunchy insects.
Fitness trackers can act as a substitute for a phone when you’re out for a run and can be an accurate fitness trainer.
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Fitness bands are wearable devices that are strapped to the wrists and track your every move. These can act as a substitute for a phone when you’re out for a run and can be an accurate fitness trainer.
Eucalyptus shower bouquets are trending due to the invigorating essential oils released when activated by heat and steam. Plants can also boost your mood, filter toxins, and produce oxygen.
Not only has matcha green powder (packed with caffeine and antioxidants) popped up in cafes across the country, but bakeries, grocery stores, and even beauty products have gone mad for matcha.
The Paleo diet includes consuming only meat, organic fruits and vegetables.
A low carb, high-fat diet, the ketogenic diet transforms your body into a fat-burning machine. You body runs entirely on fat, your insulin levels become low and fat burns drastically. The main focus of this diet is to get all the calories from the consumption of healthy fats rather than proteins or carbohydrates.
Paleolithic living, as a dietary model, was introduced by gastroenterologist Dr Walter L Voegtlin. Also known as the Stone Age or caveman diet, paleo diet includes consuming only fresh and organic fruits or veggies or meat. In the Paleo diet, there is no use of processed and canned food. Foods that have preservatives or chemicals are completely avoided in this diet.
This diet completely eliminates carbohydrates and focuses on proteins and fats for the daily source of energy.
The Dukan diet is designed by the French nutritionist and dietician Pierre Dukan. This is a protein-based commercial fad diet similar to the ketogenic diet, as both focus on the consumption of fats and proteins but omit carbohydrates.
The Zone diet is a low- glycemic index diet introduced by biochemist Barry Sears. This diet includes foods that do not spike your sugar levels. The right proportion of fat, carbhohydrates and protein helps you lose weight and decreases the risks of heart disease.
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