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New Year, New Trends: Health and Wellness

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Eleven days into the new year, a round of applause goes up at PromoCodeWatch HQ for those of you still keeping to New Year’s Resolutions! Depending on the person, a resolution can make a huge positive impact, or about as genuine as the “Happy New Year!” mass texts you received shortly after the ball dropped. In reality, the turning of a calendar presents no tangible reason to do anything really, except maybe pay rent. But, humans are odd creatures, and motivation for positive change, phony or not, is always useful.

The newest wave of health and wellness programs tend to include more fun, teamwork, props, and a more all-around approach than the grit and grind of the weight room. Recent years have seen relatively unknown methods shoot to the forefront, like, CrossFit, kettlebell training, and those imaginatively themed runs where they throw dyed powder at you.

Whatever road you’ve chosen on your journey to improved health, even if it’s speckled with a rainbow of dust, PromoCodeWatch wishes you luck and hopes to lend a hand by saving you money on necessities! Here’s a quick look at some interesting wellness trends that could help you build positive health habits in 2017, and where to look for discounts.

Wearables

Robots are everywhere. Consumers are just now getting used to their body being one of those places. The capacity to store real-time data from most critical measurement points in the body make wearables a can’t-miss bet for expansion in the fitness world this year. We have a whole page dedicated to wearable promo codes, we recommend bookmarking it!

Fitness Trackers

The technology to track footsteps and pace were followed by more intricate features, like heart rate and sleep monitoring. New devices use archived data to predict future health related issues and can help to coach users in a preventative direction. Like a tiny personal trainer with limited healthcare experience. Just remember to keep the batteries fresh. Griffin makes some of the most fashionable models on the market.

Virtual Reality

The format is just being introduced to consumers, mostly tied to entertainment. With unlimited possibilities, it’s only a matter of time before fitness claims it's piece of the pie, or salad. Imagine a life-like boxing class app wherein your opponent sends punches screaming at you through athletic-styled VR goggles. Talk about getting your heartrate up.

Group Classes

A new generation of innovative class models cranks up the fun. In an age where it seems like people are connected solely by means of technology, the recent wave of group classes promote togetherness, teamwork, and mindfulness. Our Groupon promo code page is a good place to look for classes like these.

Yoga+

Yoga is still enjoying a massive reemergence. In recent years, creative variations have kept yogis on their toes, so to speak. Some focus on physicality, mixing in ballet, pilates, or spin, for example. Others bring a lightheartedness, like classes with babies, dog yoga, and laugh yoga. We always have yoga related discounts available from brands like, Alo, Everything Yoga, and Jade.

Mindfulness

A tumultuous political cycle has taken its toll. Mental and emotional health is a top priority for those sitting on both sides of the isle. While yoga and meditation are well-known to provide benefits in this area, other methods, like Feldenkrais and sound healing, take into account the natural synchronicity between body and mind.

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