From speakeasy gyms to exercise bubbles, here are 12 ways the pandemic has drastically altered fitness and exercise as we know it

On August 1, 2021, in Commentary, by Erik

Gyms are beginning to reopen, albeit with protocols for masking, distancing and capacity. In areas where gyms cannot legally reopen, “speakeasy gyms” are covertly appearing. Another trend is the popularity of fitness apps, such as Strava. Exercisers have taken not only to fitness apps, but also to outdoor classes. Some are even working out in […]

 

9 Of The Biggest Fitness Trends Of 2021 To Know Now That Gyms Are Open Again

On July 31, 2021, in Commentary, by Erik

The pandemic lockdown changed the way we exercise, and many of its trends will persist through 2021. Although gyms and leisure centers are opening again, online workouts will most likely remain popular. Low-intensity yoga and pilates have trended, as have quick micro-HIIT (high intensity interval training) workouts. Two new ideas are eye yoga, a response […]

 

Oatmeal benefits for the skin: Properties and how to use

On July 29, 2021, in Commentary, by Erik

Oatmeal is known to provide health benefits to our skin. Many people use it to treat dry or itchy skin. In ground form, oatmeal effectively eliminates dirt and dead cells from our skin. It can also reduce certain inflammations and provide moisturizing effect. Medical professionals usually suggest oatmeal in a form of a fine powder. […]

 

The biggest healthy food trends in 2021, according to a dietitian

On July 27, 2021, in Commentary, by Erik

Year 2020 will be remembered as a year of the pandemic and how it affected our lives. Many people, in the face of adversity, focused on their healthy eating habits and this trend continues in 2021. Foods based on plants and those grown with the assistance of technology are becoming a mainstream topic. Postbiotics, a […]

 

The Trends Shaping the Future of the Personal Fitness Training Industry

On July 25, 2021, in Commentary, by Erik

The shift to technology based and digital fitness related things in our lives has just accelerated in the wake of the global pandemic. Traditional business models are challenged by many new opportunities presented to entrepreneurs willing to take a leap into alternative options. Streaming fitness content gain in popularity and it remains affordable to the […]

 

The evolution of home fitness

On July 23, 2021, in Commentary, by Erik

When global pandemic struck last year, most gyms closed their doors forcing us to exercise within our homes. Yes, fitness at home is not a new trend and has been around for several decades. Think about the aerobics craze back in the 1990s, when you couldn’t find a home that did not tune in one […]

 

Nutrition and athletic performance: What to consider

On July 21, 2021, in Commentary, by Erik

When it comes to athletics, nutrition plays an extremely important role. Our daily guidelines suggest that carbohydrates take up 45-65% of our calories, protein takes up 10-35% and fat takes up 20-35%. Carbs are the most commonly used fuel source for athletes especially during long duration exercise. Carbs help us maintain our muscle and liver […]

 

Diabetes greatly undertreated globally, survey shows

On July 19, 2021, in Commentary, by Erik

Despite being widespread and well known, diabetes remains one the least treated conditions. This is primarily due to the fact that many people who have it are not aware of it. The issue is particularly prevalent in countries with small average income, where it is estimated than only 5% of diabetics received some kind of […]

 

How to get the most out of your exercise time, according to science

On July 17, 2021, in Commentary, by Erik

When it comes to exercise time, most of us want to get the best workout possible in the shortest amount of time. This has caused high intensity interval training to become extremely popular as the workouts are very effective and don’t take a very long time. HIIT involves us doing very high intensity exercise to […]

 

How fitness has changed in 2020 – and the trends to look forward to in 2021

On July 15, 2021, in Commentary, by Erik

A report from ClassPass reveals much about the state of physical fitness during the pandemic. It shows people are exercising more but with different routines. One finding is that people are using their lunch breaks to work out. There’s also more focus on restorative fitness through practices such as yoga and Pilates. While the last […]