9 Fitness Trends We Need To Ditch In 2017


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Nowadays, people start to follow something just because it got viral on social media. There are many viral videos, which became a fitness trend just because it was tried by a celebrity. Well, I cannot say all fitness trends are bad. However, the question is how to find out which one is a good fitness trend and which one is a bad fitness trend.

I have decided to write this article because there are lots of bad fitness trends in the recent times. The study shows that physical workouts can improve your overall health. Due to the benefits of physical workouts, many people have started looking for new and easy exercises, and they just follow everything that becomes viral in the social media. Well, it is the time to ditch some fitness trends, guys.

Ten fitness trends to ditch in 2017

There are many good fitness trends, which can benefit your health. Physical workouts are also beneficial for many types of arthritis. However, you need to ditch some of the fitness trends this 2017 because they are not accurate, and they are not beneficial for your health. Here are some of the fitness trends to ditch in 2017.

1. Vilification of carb diet

Don’t worry about high carb diet, and enjoy the meal! This is what many people are saying. But, is it what you’re supposed to be doing? You should be doing it only if you ignore about your health. The study shows that the foods containing high-glycemic index can significantly increase the risk of lung cancer. So, please do check the facts before following the trends.

2. Hot Yoga

Many advertisements are seen everywhere about yoga classes and benefits of yoga. While there are some benefits of yoga, but not all types of yoga are beneficial. Hot Yoga is an intense yoga, which is carried out in a room heated to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and the humidity around 40%. Due to extreme heat, it can lead to heat strokes and heat exhaustion. Don’t believe anything you see in the advertisement.

3. Companies using the word “healthy.”

The word “healthy” is used by many companies to market their products. But, Are all of those products healthy? Don’t fall in the trap. The FDA even issued a warning against KIND snack bar for inappropriately using the word “healthy.” The warning was issued because the company was misleading its customers.

4. Box jumps

This fitness trend needs to disappear. Some claim that it helps to increase your performance, but what about the risk of knee, ankle, and shin injuries. In fact, the incidences of these injuries are quite common with this type of risky exercise. It is better to search for some safe exercises to increase your performance instead of this type of crazy workouts.

5. Sauna suits

There is no magic to losing your weight quickly. It takes time and dedication to have an attractive body. Many people want to lose their weight quickly, and they have purchased Sauna Suits. Well, these suits do increase the temperature of your body, and it results in sweating a lot. However, this also leads to dehydration. Your body tries very hard to cool itself, and because of this, it increases your blood circulation and heart rate.

6. Electric Ab Belts

Here is yet another product, which claims that you can lose your weight without any workouts. The electric stimulation has found to be effective, but you won’t see any significant difference in your appearance.

7. Crunches

Many believe that crunches can help you to lose fats, but this is not true. In fact, it takes around 250,000 crunches to lose a single pound of fat. Why would you waste your time on crunches when you have many other abs workouts, which can help you to lose your fats quickly.

8. Gluten-Free Diet

While gluten-free diets are good for the people suffering from gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, but it is not beneficial for all. The study shows that the gluten-free diet contains far fewer nutrients like vitamin, iron, calcium, and others, which are required by our body.

9. Weight loss pills

The statistics reveal that more than 2 in 3 American adults are either overweight or obese. This leads them to try many things to lose their weight. Many even try weight loss pills. However, this could prove to be dangerous, as the majority of diet pills contains stimulants and also amphetamines, which can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, and addiction.


Now you know that all trends are not beneficial. Many people just follow the crowd instead of doing their research to find out the facts. I believe after finishing this article; you will ditch all the fitness trends mentioned in this article in 2017. You should also develop the habit of doing your research to be safe from all kinds of dangerous trends in the future.

Annie Lizstan works as a Health and Beauty Consultant for Online Websites and an Independent Researcher by Profession. She had Completed her Studies from the University of Arizona and lives in Wasilla, Alaska. She has Experience Researching as a Passion as well as Profession.