Top 5 New Health Trends for 2017

Have you already gone astray with your New Year's resolutions to exercise more and eat cleaner? Time to get back on track and follow through with your commitment. Here are some simple hacks to make staying healthier a cinch:


Chances are, you know someone who has tried the Whole 30 program to lose weight and make better diet choices. The Whole 30 program entails stripping your diet completely of grains, legumes, sugar and dairy for 30 days. The premise of this diet is that those food groups could have an adverse effect on your health without you even realizing it. Focusing on meat, seafood, fruits, vegetables, oils, nuts, and seeds and preparing meals with natural and unprocessed ingredients in the Whole 30 program has helped millions of people reach their weight goals and rid themselves of brain fog, fatigue, and chronic pain. 


It is so easy during the winter to give up on your fitness and nutrition goals because the weather is often cold, wet and uninviting. Who wants to go for a run and eat a salad on a cold and dreary day? Kick-start your health with a wellness vacation to mix things up. Recreational trips don't have to blow your diet and exercise routines. You can choose from rustic yoga retreats to luxurious private island escapes and even primitive dude ranches. Let AAA Travel help you find the perfect vacation to hit the reset button and recommit to your goals.


Home-delivered meal kits are one of the newest nutrition trends on the horizon. There are over 100 companies to choose from, including PeachDish, HelloFresh, Plated and Blue Apron, so that you can find a meal kit subscription that fits your family's tastes and any dietary restrictions. From introducing new meal ideas, helping you eat healthier and even teaching you to cook new things, the meal kit trend looks like it's here to stay. 


You'd have to have been under a rock for the last ten years not to know about the burgeoning fitness tracker craze. This wearable tech is essentially a smart electronic device that monitors your physical activity and can even track your heart rate and sleep. The newest models are a far cry from the plastic step trackers of the past. Make sure you do your research so you know your individual needs and what activities you want to monitor. Some of the most well-known brands are Garmin, Fitbit, and Jawbone, but there are plenty of other options as well. 


Most people haven't even heard of the term recovery tech, but it is new technology that could improve your health and athletic performance. One such product, Footbeat, is a shoe that increases circulation through pressure applied to the arch of the foot. This enhanced circulation benefits the body by removing metabolic waste and improving delivery of essential nutrients that help accelerate healing and recovery. Another recovery tech trend is the use of cryotherapy to aid athlete's recovery. Cryotherapy is simply the practice of applying extreme cold to the body, but modern technology has taken the practice from an ice bath to cryosaunas that use liquid nitrogen to cool the body quickly and soothe inflamed muscles. Recovery devices like these could make an appearance at your gym in the near future.

Whatever steps you take to continue the uphill climb to optimal wellness, it is always a good idea to review your insurance policies. From health insurance to life insurance and prescription medicine savings, AAA can help you get the best possible coverage for you and your family. Now that is an easy way to stay on top of your health. Give us a call at 1-866-315-1252, or visit us online to find out more. 

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