With World Health Day here, if there’s one thing we can all learn from the world’s most controversial generation, it’s their fitness regimes. From the rise of digital detox to HIIT, here’s 5 fitness routines that help millennials stay healthy.
1. Wearable tech and fitness apps
The Fitbit and traditional heart rate monitors have revolutionized the fitness industry. These devices put the ‘E’ in efficiency for workouts, as they’re aware of the exact intensity of their regimes.
However, the introduction of the Apple Watch has been nothing short of a game changer. The ability to connect fitness with phones make it easy to keep track of things. Additionally, the plethora of calorie tracking apps also maximizes the results of millenials’ fitness routines.
2. Group workouts
Millenials love group workouts. They feed off the maximum energy levels in the rooms, which help them lift faster and heavier. If you’ve ever been in a workout class, you’d know exactly what makes them so appealing.
Meanwhile, the continual growth of popular services like ClassPass and Barry’s Bootcamp only backs up the preference of group workouts. However, it’s important to note millennials also use workout classes for networking purposes. With time constantly running away, this is also a great way to spend some time with their partners.
3. Instagram influencers and fitness routines
It’s no secret that social media has a massive say in the way we live. And millenials are the torchbearers of this movement. While Facebook is slowly shifting into a news platform, Instagram is now the crowd-puller for this generation. Hence, enter the social media influencers.
With this community, millenials have access to a tonne of fitness routines from anyone, including Dwayne Johnson and the high school jock who lives next door. Additionally, brands in the health industry are also constantly jumping in to promote clean eating with a videos of meal prep ideas and recipes.
The HIIT is one of the best fitness routines. So it’s no surprise that is has been around for a while. A large factor in this lies in the efficiency of this training method.
In 45 minutes, you’d be drenched in buckets of sweat, with workouts maximized. Therefore, there’s never an excuse to skip the gym because there isn’t enough time. And this is exactly why the HIIT will always remain a big favorite among millennials.
5. Digital detox
Fitness routines are not always made in the gym. If your body is your temple, then your mind is the altar. Therefore, giving rise to digital detox.
As the world around us is becoming increasingly overwhelming, more millennials are jumping on the bandwagon and heading for the road less traveled. Leaving Wi-Fi and the world behind, millennials are aiming to reconnect with nature. And one of the best ways to do so, is forest bathing, better known as Shinrin-yoku.
In conjunction with 2019’s World Health Day let’s give these fitness routines a try and work our way to a better body and mind. Additionally, for more fitness inspiration, read up on the year’s top wellness trends.