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Fitness forecast: 5 trends to watch out for in 2016

If you’re always on the hunt for newer, better ways to stay physically fit, these developments in the world of fitness are the ones to watch out for this year.
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Comprehensive wearable tech
Wearable technology has seen a huge following in the past 2 years and the trend isn’t about to die down anytime soon. While step counters and heart-rate monitors have become staples in fitness-related wearable tech, manufacturers are about cram in a lot more features. From sensors that measure the incline of your climb to ones that detect the presence of UV rays and accordingly tell you when to reapply your sunscreen, wearable tech that falls into the fitness space is about to get a major overhaul in 2016.
Aerial aerobics
Aerobics has been around for decades, proving to be an effective form of exercise that helps you shed weight and boost your stamina. As newer forms of fitness gain popularity, get ready to try your hand at aerial aerobics. Not only does it incorporate an element of surprise that’s always welcome, it combines the best of a core-building workout, stamina building and stretching courtesy of some yoga moves.
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Foam rolling
Although foam rolling got some traction in 2015, it is sure to become an inexcusable part of every ardent fitness enthusiast’s workout routine this year. Just like how stretching helps ease your muscles back to normalcy after a workout, a foam roller helps relax the knots in the fascia, the connective tissue surrounding your muscles.
Dandelion coffee
After matcha tea and moringa powder, make way for dandelion coffee. Roasted dandelion roots steeped in water and milk is all that there is to the beverage, but the slightly bitter drink is associated with weight loss and liver cleansing and is a possible cancer-fighter. Additionally, it is great at soothing an irritated digestive system.
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Rowing
While Zumba and pilates continue to have a strong following, the new way to stay fit has got to be rowing. If done correctly, it helps utilise 85% of your body’s muscles. High in intensity with low impact on your body, it is the perfect alternative for those looking at forms of exercise similar to spinning.

Written By : Shirley Mistry

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