Out With The Old, In With The Old-Inspired: Retro-Feeling Essentials Make At-Home Fitness Fun Again
North American Precis Syndicate
With retro-inspired essentials, such as the Schwinn Classic Cruiser exercise bike, sticking to your healthy living resolutions is easier than ever. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—If you’re like most people, your resolution to eat
well and get fit won’t even last six months. According to U.S. News
& World Report, 80 percent of people ditch their resolutions after eight
weeks. Fortunately, there are fun, retro-inspired tools you can use to stay
on track while staying on trend.
“The most effective way to keep your resolutions is to find ways to
make healthy living fun,” explains exercise physiologist and Schwinn fitness adviser Tom Holland. “If you find a
workout or a nutritious recipe you enjoy, make it a part of your regular
routine and eventually you’ll have a healthy habit that’ll last a
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 help keep you motivated.
Try these four retro-inspired essentials to make healthy living more fun
with a nod to the good ol’ days:
1. Invigorate your workout with
Music can play a crucial role in any fitness routine, as it motivates you
to keep moving. According to Costas Karageorghis, Ph.D., from London’s Brunel
University School of Sport and Education, music can benefit people’s
athletic performance by up to 15 percent by making them less aware of their
exertion. Looking for a trendy and unique way to listen to music? Try
investing in a record player that blends new with old by offering Bluetooth
technology inside a retro-inspired design. Head to your local record store to
find your favorite old and new upbeat tunes that’ll get you amped to sweat.
2. Make meal prepping cool with a
If you want to practice healthy eating, meal prepping is a great place to
start. Planning ahead helps with portion control, ensures you’re eating
nutritious foods and helps curb mindless snacking, all while saving money.
The next time you make a healthy dinner, 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 remember from
elementary 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. If
your food doesn’t fit into your lunchbox, it’s a pretty good bet
it doesn’t fit into your diet!
3. Leave the filters behind and
showcase your true results with a Polaroid camera.
Tracking your progress is an important motivational tool, regardless of
your fitness goals. Tracking can 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. Instant-exposure cameras
provide both instant gratification and prints that can be posted on your
bathroom wall instead of your Facebook wall, to
keep you motivated, accountable and aware of your progress.
4. 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, roller skates, a jump rope or the Schwinn
Classic Cruiser exercise bike (www.schwinnfitness.com/classic-cruiser.html).
The retro-inspired Classic Cruiser 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
To see how retro-inspired items can make fitness fun, go to www.schwinnfitness.com/classic-cruiser.html.
““The most effective way to keep your resolutions around
wellness and fitness is to find ways to make healthy living fun,” says
exercise physiologist and Schwinn fitness adviser
Tom Holland. http://bit.ly/2IjBMMu”
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