Are you feeling inspired to get back into shape in 2019?
If so, you might want to try out the new wearable technology for your fitness journey.
According to the annual survey of health and fitness professionals, wearable technology is the number one trend for 2019. This technology is evolving all around the world.
With the significant evolution of wearable technology, people can expect wearable apps and gadgets to become an essential part of our lives. According to Statista, the number of connected wearable devices is expected to reach 929 million by 2021. Here are some of the latest wearable technologies that will help people achieve their health and fitness goals in 2019;
- Intelligent SmartWatches
In 2018, we noticed smartwatches work as supporting devices which enhanced the mobile experience. In 2019, we are expecting smart watches to monitor our daily activities as well as our health records.
Doctors will use the smartwatches to get health information in the future. Some of the activities that smartwatches will do include; determining the glucose level in our blood, distinguish stress levels and what is causing the stress and many more.
- Group Fitness
Group fitness is not something new. It involves group exercise with an instructor who teaches and guides his or her students. The instructor has the role of motivating individuals through larger group movement classes, which contain more than four participants. He or she uses leadership techniques that help people attain their fitness goals.
- High-Intensity Interval Training
This trend is significant for professionals who are busy working and do not have time to attend the gym every day. HIIT is a type of training that incorporates short but intense exercise for 30 minutes or less. At first, HIIT was not fully accepted as people thought it would lead to increased injuries, but that is not true.
If one can get HIIT for two to three times a week, then they are good to go. You do not have to exercise every day.
- Women Safety and Wearable Devices
According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Centre, 90% of victims of violence and harassment are women. These are apps and gadgets created to protect women against any violence and harassment. Some companies have already launched these wearable apps and devices to help women. The wearables are designed to camouflage into the women’s outfits or look like jewelry.
- Baby Boomers
When people retire, they look for activities to keep them busy. One of these activities involves enrolling in a gym. Ordinary gyms are hard for older people to cope with due to the strenuous activities and that is why there are baby boomers. Baby boomers are fitness programs for older adults. Different health and fitness companies are taking their time in creating fitness programs for older people. Baby boomers gym will offer specific fitness programs that are age-appropriate and have the right atmosphere.
While no one can accurately predict the future of any industry, this article helps to track different health and fitness trends to watch out for 2019!