The start of 2020 brings us a fresh chance to resolve to take care of ourselves, and if you’re still looking for ideas, consider self acceptance in your weight management. This doesn’t mean that you should simply accept whatever weight you are and never change it. Instead, it can teach you not to think negatively about yourself based on the figure you see on the scale.
When it comes to body mass, many of us have developed a very damaging habit of thinking less of ourselves. We see a certain number on the scale or the way we look in our clothes, we judge ourselves based on images we’ve seen in the media that have been photoshopped, airbrushed and filtered. Self acceptance in our weight management has become a rare quality.
That said, recent research is, to a growing extent, showing that self acceptance in a person’s weight management can help to improve both mental and physical health. Moreover, the healthier your attitude toward your body mass, the more likely you are to set and achieve healthy goals and avoid unrealistic stereotypes.
Instead of taking on the traditional new year’s diet, think about changing your tack. Consider what a focus on self acceptance in your weight loss efforts might do to improve your wellness. Instead of trying to change your lifestyle because you hate the way you look, you can improve the way you treat yourself as a part of an ongoing evolution throughout your life.
In this way, you’ll be far less likely to try to adhere to strict diets or fad programs. These plans may offer short term results but don’t make the changes you need to maintain a healthy body throughout the rest of your life. Instead, when you focus on self acceptance in your weight control, you can honor yourself and make choices based on that respect.
With acceptance of who you are, it means that you won’t force yourself to give up everything you enjoy. Instead, you’ll take the opportunity to learn about your nutrition, fitness, sleep and other lifestyle habits. Then, you can examine how those various factors play a role in your life. With that understanding, you can improve the relationship you have with them.
That way, your self acceptance can be incorporated directly into your weight management for long-term natural body mass control.
There are fads that come and go but some fitness trends withstand the test of time because of the positive impact they can have. That said, spotting them can be challenging. It can be difficult to know the difference between something helpful and that you’ll keep up for a while, or something that is all claims and no results.
To help you find out what’s right for you, we’ve talked to the experts. Here are what some of them said are the best fitness trends for 2019.
Sure, you’re likely not surprised to see that fitness trackers have made it into the top fitness trends list again this year. Now that they’re pretty much ubiquitous, these gadgets are more important than ever. This is especially true as a growing number of brands offer increasingly accurate, convenient and affordable options. Moreover, technology is coming further along and is being incorporated into more attractive options as well as waterproof products.
High Intensity Interval Training is a style of workout that was first popular in 2014 and has continued to climb the list in fitness trends. Last year, it took the top spot and there’s no mystery why. This strategy lets you use short bursts of high intensity exercise and periods of low intensity exercise or rest. This can give you the same results as a longer workout in a fraction of the time.
Seniors are carving out some of the leading fitness trends this year. As the Baby Boomer generation enjoys its retirement, it isn’t interested in aging like past generations. They want to stay active, enjoy this part of their lives, keep up heart health, maintain bone density and take in the other rewards of a regularly active lifestyle. Seniors fitness includes everything from gentle yoga, aquafit and tai chi to certain types of boot camp, group running and spin classes.
Though the popular expression in previous years has been that food is medicine, this year’s fitness trends have taken over. Now, food is joined by exercise as medicine. In 2019, self-care is topping the trends and using food, exercise, and sleep for mental and physical health are becoming a rising priority in our lives. It’s easy to understand why this trend is taking off as the results from regular activity are quick and easy to feel and see.