We know you want to thrive this year and be the healthiest, most toned version of yourself in 2022. Each year there are endless lists of activities to do to be a healthier you, which can often be daunting. Have you ever tried incorporating these activities into your life, feel you’re doing everything right but not seeing results? We want to make you a 2022 health checklist, narrowing down on what we know will help you feel and look great.
Make Your Workouts Fun
Let me guess, you’ve snoozed that 6am alarm for a morning workout one too many times, right? It’s okay, we’ve all done it. But 2022 is for figuring out ways to not dread working out. Let’s make working out fun!
If ab crunches or planks aren’t making you jump up and down with excitement, let’s find something that does. Release your inner-child and grab a weighted hula hoop. Hula hooping can burn calories, reduce fat around your waist and hips and increase core muscle mass. And it’s fun! What more could you want?
Dancing at the club used to be a workout session itself, but for a lot of us that isn’t a possibility due to the ongoing pandemic. So, let’s create our own dance sessions. Put on your favorite tunes and grab your best dancing partner. Dancing is a fun way to increase muscle strength, endurance and tone as well as burn calories.
Wearable technology is the trend that keeps on giving. From Fitbit to Strava, brands are constantly coming up with ideas to not only track your fitness but also your wellness. With Slendertone EMS technology you easily can tone, strengthen and firm your muscles. Our latest abs toning belt, the Evolve Abs features a 6 week guided toning plan to help you progress from a beginner to expert, 12 toning programmes to fit in with your schedule and active programmes to take your workout to the next level! The Evolve Abs is the perfect device to add to your collection of wearable technology.
Improve Your Gut Health
It’s not all about toning and strengthening muscles, your overall gut health is key to achieving a more toned you. Improving your gut health is extremely important for your wellbeing. Reassessing your diet and introducing fresh fruits and vegetables as well as wholefoods is a great start to the process. Reducing stress, maintaining a healthy sleep pattern, eating slowly and drinking water can also help. A healthy gut means overall improved health in general, which will make you more capable of achieving your toning goals.
Start Strength Training
Strength training is key to toning your muscles and boosting your strength. Weight lifting and body-weight exercises like squats and push-ups are great starting points when it comes to strength training. Start off easy, find a weight that is right for you and then slowly increase the intensity to something that is challenging yet comfortable. The same can be said for your Slendertone, which will also play a key role in your strength training. Start using your ab toning belt after your session to really boost your workout. Feeling courageous? Add your Evolve Abs while you do the plank. Pick the Plank Partner programme, programme 12, to really make the most out of your time.
The benefits of Pilates are endless. Pilates not only increases muscle strength and tone in your abdominal muscles, lower back, hips and bottom, it is also a great way of managing stress and relaxing. This is the perfect way of challenging your body, strengthening your core and winding down at the same time. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a Pilates pro from the get go, there are session from beginners to advanced.
Hybrid Method of Staying Fit
A lot of us have gotten used to online classes and working out from home. So as appealing as going back to the gym sounds, in today’s day in age, that just isn’t always feasible. With ‘working from home’ the new norm, it is sometimes easier to exercise from home some days of the week. Enter the hybrid method of staying fit. Dual memberships will become the norm, so you can decide if a gym day or online class suits you best.
Now you have it, the top 6 new trends that will boost your health and fitness this year. From improving your gut health to staying fit with Pilates, you’ll be a healthier, more toned you in no time. Don’t forget, if you want to make sure your toning routine is the best it can be, incorporate your Slendertone!