Now that the days are longer and temperatures are on the rise, it’s time to adjust your fitness routine to align with Spring. There are plenty of spring-friendly products and seasonal workouts to try with the changing seasons. Here are some of our favorite new health and fitness trends to test out this month.
1. Competition as Motivation
Even if you don’t have a committed workout buddy to push you in the gym, you can still get the competitive advantage using wearables! Put on a Fitbit to compete with your friends from anywhere to see who can get the most steps in, or try a class like OrangeTheory Fitness that uses wearables to measure your performance during class. Compete against your classmates or try to beat your top score, either way you’re bound to get a good workout and have fun doing it.
2. Focus on Recovery
Tools like foam rollers and yoga wheels can make a big difference in your post workout recovery. If you haven’t tried foam rolling, consider giving it a try. A roller can help iron out sore muscles and using things like yoga massage balls and wheels can feel as good as a massage, except you can do it yourself in the comfort of your own home! Another way to recover from intense workouts is trying hanging yoga using a yoga trapeze for inversions. Not only is this really relaxing and a good stress reliever, but it can also help you deepen your practice and improve flexibility.
3. Remote Training
With more people working remotely and relying on apps and devices to connect, it comes as no surprise that there are some really good remote training options. One of our favorites is the Peloton bike that allows you to take on-demand spin classes in the comfort of your own home! It’s an investment, but might be worth it if you have a busy schedule and love to spin! A second, more affordable option is to choose a streaming yoga service. Choosing remote training has a ton of benefits like working out anytime, no parking, and never worrying about your favorite class being full, plus you will save money in the long run!
4. Meal Prep Services (like ours!)
We make eating healthy easier! Healthy meal delivery is one of the easiest and best options to help you reach your health goals. Our meals are designed to be balanced, giving you the right portions of the food groups you need and access to more vitamins and minerals.
A balanced diet is a key to having a long and healthy life, which is one of the many reasons why meal delivery services like ours makes maintaining your own health easier.
5. Go Outside!
Things are turning green, the weather is warmer and skies are blue - if you have the chance, get outside! Don’t forget that you can get a great workout in nature! Try to choose at least one day per week for hiking, biking, trail running, or climbing. Studies have shown the many benefits of outdoor exercise to include an improved mental state, a higher likelihood of sticking with your workout regimen, and increased Vitamin D from the sun.
*This post reflects our opinions, not to be taken as fact. Always check with a healthcare professional before implementing any of these suggestions or changing your diet in any way.