A healthy burger and golden milk, a calorie-free soda, and air conditioning are the healthy lifestyle trends of 2018. In this article, you will discover how to make your workouts more diverse, lose weight, and add more healthy foods to your diet, and stop eating unhealthy food without much effort.
We found out a lot about the latest trends in healthy living and we picked the most interesting ones.
Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle
7. Light Cardio Workouts
Low-intensity cardiovascular exercises are exercises that last 30 to 60 minutes and are performed at the same pace.
Before, it was believed that only high-intensity exercise could burn fat. But in 2018, light aerobic exercise is becoming increasingly popular – slow-speed biking, walking, yoga, and swimming are the most popular.
Light cardiovascular workouts help:
- reduce weight and the risk of having a heart condition;
- fix the health of people with prediabetes (walk 11 miles per week);
- Lose more weight and build more muscle than you would if you had more intense workouts.
6. Golden Milk
Golden milk, latte, ice cream, and tea are becoming more popular. Turmeric adds a golden hue to these drinks and foods: it is sold in sachets and added to cocktails and milk bottles.
To make sure that the turmeric is well digested, you need to add black pepper – it increases its effect 20 times.
Turmeric has a major effect on your health for the following reasons:
- protects neurons from destruction and prevents brain problems;
- prevents rheumatoid arthritis;
- it can be cardioprotective thanks to its antioxidants;
- it helps with the symptoms of depression better than any medicine.
5. Vertical Fitness
Aerial fitness helps improve agility, endurance, and coordination. There are different types of aerial exercises and each of them can make your workouts interesting and take you to the next level of control of your body:
- Aerial silks;
- Yoga above the head;
- Pole dance;
4. Organic Wine
Grapes are on the list of the dirtiest berries: 96% of the product contains traces of pesticides. The organic wine is produced from grapes grown without pesticides.
It contains valuable antioxidants resveratrol and the drink is not harmful to health.
A buyer of organic wine gets:
- a product made from grapes grown in a natural way;
- a very small amount of sulfites – potential allergens;
- a certified product: USDA mark for US products and EU organic for Europeans.
If the wine is organic, there will be a certification mark. For example, on the left side of the bottle, a circle with a leaf and a green rectangle.
Adaptogens are fungi and herbs that help reduce stress: rosemary, goji berries, a Chaga mushroom (added to coffee and tea), spirulina, ginger, and ginseng.
They were used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine and their useful properties have been proven by science.
- stay concentrated and focused when we are tired;
- minimize the consequences of stress;
- increase our efficiency and improve our mood.
2. Soda With Natural Juice
Regular soda contains acids and a lot of sugar. For example, a 250 g cup of cola contains 30 g of sugar.
As an alternative to soft drinks, you can drink natural juices that do not contain sugar. They are becoming more and more popular.
This soda contains no sodium, aspartame, and a bottle has fewer calories than a regular soda.
1. Vegetable Milk
Consumers stop drinking cow’s milk for various reasons: lactose intolerance, being vegan, not being sure of the safety of the product; the food animals eat may contain antibiotics and pesticides.
The most popular and safe types of non-dairy milk are:
soy milk: reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases, breast and prostate cancer and reduces the symptoms of menopause;
Almond milk: helps reduce weight and control it. It also reduces the level of “bad cholesterol”;
Coconut milk: lowers the level of “bad cholesterol”, but it cannot be stored for more than 2 months, as it loses its properties.
What would you try from this list? Let us know in the comment section below!