Original Article : 8 Fitness Trends You’ll See In 2017
by : Ashley Vance
From : slimclipcase.com
The Thighmaster, Nintendo Wii workouts, Tae Bo — every year comes with its own fitness trends. As 2016 draws to an end, what’s going to be hot in 2017? The American College of Sports Medicine has a few ideas.
As the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world, ACSM releases an annual list of what’s shaping up to be the hottest topics in the fitness world. Check out the the top fitness trends for next year — are you ready?
1. Wearable Technology
Topping the list is wearable technology like fitness trackers, pedometers and heart rate monitors. The market for these products is booming and shows no signs of slowing down; in fact, sales are expected to hit over $4 billion during 2017.
But if you’re buying wearable technology to lose weight, you might want to hold off. A recent study found that “overweight participants in a randomized clinical trial who wore a wearable device actually lost less weight than another group who followed the same food and fitness plan without a fitness tracker.” This might be because people overeat after seeing exactly how much they exercised or moved that day or the exact opposite — someone who didn’t break a sweat one day might have gotten discouraged.