We currently live in an incredibly fast paced world – you don’t have to wait until tonight’s news or tomorrow’s papers for the latest news, it’s right there on your mobile phone. Even monthly magazines provide almost daily content online so you don’t have to wait a month for the latest trends.

As a result, trends are more fast-paced than ever before and many have a very short shelf-life. The biggest trends we see reported are in food and fitness. From the latest must-eat superfood and the cleanest diet to the latest mashed up gym craze, it can be really hard to keep track of what you should be checking out.

Is it all worth it?

THE PROS

With so much more variety in the health world it’s easier than ever to find your niche – whether it’s the diet that works for you or that brand new form of yoga. With so much on offer, you can’t fail to find exactly what works best for you and your body.

Variety also means you’re never resting. It’s easy to get stuck into a regular gym routine, but after a while you will plateau and stop seeing the results you’re used to. With so many more things on offer, you can easily add something new to your routine and reinstate the challenge.

Many people thrive on constantly trying new things. If that’s you, then keeping abreast of the latest trends is going to keep you very happy!

 

THE CONS

With so much on offer, it’s very easy to feel overwhelmed, to the point where you don’t do anything because you simply cannot choose. If this is you, we would recommend ignoring the trends on social media and in magazines. Focus on something that you really enjoy and do that. If, later on, you decide you need more, then see what else you can find – you won’t struggle!

With so many things coming in all the time, lots of things must be going out. It’s impossible to find all the superfoods and all the ingredients for your new diet in one shop, just as a gym would struggle to carry every new class that comes out. If you fall in love with a new food or class, it can be very dispiriting if after a while you can’t find it anymore.

 

It’s a pretty even split between the pros and the cons, but we would always encourage you to remember that health comes from a balanced diet and exercise. Don’t get hung up on how you achieve that and you’ll avoid a lot of stress. We would recommend being careful about making big changes to your routine on a very regular basis. If you need help figuring out your diet, our nutritional therapist Julie Deeks will be able to help. Our physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractor will be able to help you with any twinges or injuries you might pick up while working out. If you are at all uncertain, call us on 020 8332 6184 and our reception team can arrange for you to speak to a practitioner for some advice.