The Gentlemen’s Curb
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Fitness Fads: Waste of Time or Worth a Look?
Fitness fads are all over the internet these days and if you ever do a bit of searching for fitness routines and general health advice, your ads are going to be skewed towards some of the most ridiculous fitness fads you’ll ever see. Weight loss sunglasses, treadmill bikes and ab belts are just some of the craziest fitness trends you’ll ever see, and there are people that will willingly talk about them and recommend them to the public. Thankfully, we all know better than to trust that snake oil.
Or do we?
While some of them are indeed ridiculous, there are some fitness fads that are somewhat grounded in reality and could actually help us. For example, let’s take the recent low-carb diets that we’ve seen. Sure, there’s a lot of speculation as to whether it’s healthy for your body or not, but there’s no denying that a low-carb diet has the ability to help you burn fat and lose weight. It’s not a trend if it’s proven with science.
So what is it; are fitness fads a waste of time or should you look into them? Well, it really depends.
Have You Done The Research?
It’s no good blindly trusting a trend or a fad, and it’s also no good believing the first thing you see on Google either. Put in some work and do a bit of research to see if something is truly legitimate for weight loss or not. Take garcinia cambogia and apple cider vinegar for example. This combination of ingredients is said to help you lose weight, and the first couple of Google results will tell you why you shouldn’t take it. However, if you dig deeper, you’re going to have arguments for it and what you get are conflicting opinions.
It’s up to you to decide if it’s legitimate or fake. The way the internet is now won’t help you understand a trend or a fad unless you do your own research, look at the facts and realize that a lot of stuff on the internet is paid advertising, content marketing or even just straight up false.
There Are No Shortcuts
Although there are some ways to speed up your weight loss, the hard truth is that there are no shortcuts. If something promotes itself as being a “lazy” way to lose weight so that you don’t have to put any effort in, then it’s probably a fake. There aren’t many shortcuts in weight loss or fitness. An argument could be made for surgery, but that’s another topic entirely. A healthy body is built on hard work, dedication and an understanding of your own body. You can’t take someone else’s nutritional plan and workout, apply it to your own lifestyle and expect to see the same results. We’re all different genetically and this is going to affect how our bodies react to food and exercise. So to keep it short, the answer is a big maybe. Trends can sometimes work, and sometimes they’ll leave you in hospital. The responsibility is ultimately in your own hands and you need to put in the work and do some research. If you want to see consistent results, then always go with the traditional route of hard work, exercise and good nutrition.