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Fitness7 Fresh Fitness Trends for 2018

The last few years, it’s all been about high-intensity interval training (HIIT workouts). But is that still the case for 2018. While it is, there are new fitness trends happening. If this is your year to focus on your health and improve your strength and heart health, then you’ll want to pay attention to these seven trends.

It’s worth pointing out that there’s no real “right way” to workout. If you’re doing it safely, any workout is going to be good for you. Of course, some are slightly better than others, but just moving more is something your doctor wants you to do. Getting over 30 minutes a day is going to help improve your overall health.

But you don’t want your workouts to become stale. That’s why in 2018 you’ll want to look at some of the latest fitness trends. You’ll want to find something different, even if you only do a new trend once a week to shake things up a little. Here are the seven freshest trends to try out in 2018.

Take Up a Group Training Program

More people are looking for support with like minded people. When you train in a group, you are more likely to put extra effort in. You don’t want people looking at you and thinking you’re slacking. We don’t want to be the only person taking a break or to be at the back of the group.

To make the most of a group training program, you’ll need to get rid of the thoughts of your school PE sessions. This isn’t about forcing yourself to do something you hate. You get to choose the type of workout you join in with.
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Supplements

6 Supplements That Might Actually Help You

More than half of Americans take a dietary supplement, but the truth is, most people don’t need them. There are, however, a handful of supplements that can be helpful in some situations!

 

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Diet

The Traditional Chinese Medicine Diet

The 5 Elements relate to the earth and the ways that our organ system works according to Traditional Chinese Medicine.

1) Wood

Physically lean with exposed veins
More susceptible to liver and gall bladder issues
Emotional Struggles – Frustration and Anger
Need to Nourish – Liver and Gallbladder
Foods to Eat – Sour & Bitter Foods
Sauerkraut, green apples, greens (salad, spinach, veggie juice, milk thistle, green foods, fresh foods. etc.)

2) Earth

Physically more round, jolly and have redness in their cheeks.
More susceptible to candida issues
Emotional Struggles – Worry
Need to Nourish – Spleen and Stomach
Foods to Eat – Warm Vegetables
Pumpkin, sweet potato, butternut squash, spaghetti squash

3) Metal

Metal element people have strong and bold features
More susceptible to lung, colon and immune system issues
Emotional Struggles – Grief, Sadness and Depression
Need to Nourish – The Immune System
Foods to Eat- White Foods
Horseradish, garlic, onions, cauliflower, and probiotic-rich foods (yogurt, kefir, and raw cheeses)

4) Water

More susceptible to kidney and adrenal gland issues
Struggle with infection, fatigue, low energy or hormone imbalances (early menopause or PCOS)
Emotional Struggles – Fear
Foods to Eat – Dark-Colored Foods
Nutrient dense foods, berries, cranberries, beets, spinach etc.

5) Fire

More susceptible to acid reflux or heat issues
Emotional Struggles – Passionate and Fiery
Foods to Eat – Spicy foods
Cayenne pepper, Mexican foods, salsa, hot sauce etc.

 

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Combat Anxiety

AnxietyHow to Combat Your Anxiety, One Step at a Time

Earlier this year, I suffered my first major panic attack. For days afterward, my heart would race and my mind would fill with doomsday visions as I worried about everything around me, including whether I’d have more panic attacks and if I’d ever be able to stop them.

Knowing that it wasn’t just me, however, was strangely reassuring.

“Anxiety disorders are the most common condition in psychiatry,” said Dr. Naomi Simon, professor of psychiatry at N.Y.U. School of Medicine and director of the Anxiety and Complicated Grief Program at N.Y.U. Langone Health. Some 40 million people aged 18 or older in the United States, or 18 percent of the population, will suffer from an anxiety disorder each year, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. In the course of a lifetime, that rate goes up to 28.8 percent of the American public.

Dr. David Rosmarin, the founder and director of the Center for Anxiety and an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, added, “We’ve seen a massive increase in services in New York City in the last six months.”

“From North Korea to hurricanes, we live with a greater degree of uncertainty,” he said. “What it boils down to is: How much can people tolerate it when they don’t know what’s going to happen next?”

To make matters more anxiety-provoking, there’s an overwhelming number of methods you might turn to to help you manage life in these uncertain times. I talked to some experts to get a bit of guidance. (Of course, everyone’s situation is different; if you’re concerned about dealing with anxiety, don’t hesitate to contact your doctor.)

Being anxious vs. having a disorder

There’s an important distinction between anxiety and an anxiety disorder, Dr. Simon said.

“Anxiety is a natural reaction to stress — it’s not necessarily pathological or dangerous,” she said. “There’s the point where it becomes a condition, and the way we separate those has to do with the level of persistence, severity, distress, and if it’s impacting day-to-day function.” Read More

 

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Reducing Trans Fat

Study Shows Evidence That Reducing Trans Fat Intake Improves Health

A new study found that 3 years after New York counties banned trans fats, people hospitalized for heart attacks and strokes dropped by more than six percent.

 

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