Put The Fun in Fitness with Retro-Inspired Essentials
If you're like most people, sticking to your health and fitness goals can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to stay on the right track and have fun at the same time.
Recently, retro-inspired items have soared in popularity based on the nostalgia and positive memories they evoke. Having things that remind you of your childhood can create positive emotions—and that can help keep you motivated.
Here are four retro-inspired essentials that make healthy living more fun:
- Make meal prepping enjoyable with a vintage-style lunchbox.
If you're practicing healthy eating, meal prepping is a great place to start. It helps with portion control, ensures you're eating nutritious foods, and even saves money since you won't be eating out. Plus, meal prepping is great for multitaskers and busy people. The next time you make a healthy dinner, simply double the recipe and you'll have leftovers for delicious lunches. Still not convinced meal prepping is for you? Get a cute lunchbox designed like the one you took to school for use at work or on-the-go. It can help you feel more excited about packing lunches while showing off your trendy accessory.
- Work out with equipment that makes you feel like a kid again.
Studies show that when you enjoy your workout, you're more likely to continue doing it and you'll see better results. Find a piece of workout equipment that makes fitness feel like play—such as a hula hoop, jump rope or the Schwinn Classic Cruiser bike. This retro-inspired bike offers users a fast, effective 20-minute workout and makes fitness fun for the whole family. It comes complete with modern capabilities—such as Bluetooth connectivity and an electric speedometer—while maintaining a retro feel and whimsical charm.
- Showcase your results with a Polaroid camera.
Tracking your progress is an important motivational tool, regardless of your fitness goals. It can also take many forms—including journaling or using an app. You can also use a camera, such as an old-school Polaroid, to keep tabs on your results through pictures. Whether you're trying to lose weight, build more muscle strength or train for a specific event, tracking your progress will help you stay accountable and working toward your goal.
- Pump up your at-home workouts with a record player.
Music can play a crucial role in any fitness routine, as it motivates you to keep moving. Research shows that music can benefit people's athletic performance by up to 15 percent by making them less aware of their exertion. Looking for an old-fashioned way to listen to music? Try investing in a record player. Then head to a record store for your favorite upbeat tunes that'll have you sweating in no time.