We all want to burn calories without having to work out and many of us are always looking for a quick fix. Sometimes, we even end up falling into the temptation of the media. Fitness trends are everywhere; whether you are mimicking the person next to you using weights or trying that new exercise that “claims” to be effective.
In 2016, we have been introduced and reintroduced to a variety of dangerous health trends — like hot yoga, sauna suits, and waist trainers. These popular trends may seem like the easy way out, but they are actually causing you more harm than good.
For instance, box jumps have become a common exercise over the past year. But the truth is that if they’re not done correctly they may result in knee, shin, and ankle injuries; crunches, an exercise that we have done for years, is actually one of the most ineffective exercises; and overloading your weights may lead to muscle strains and, in some cases, bone fractures.