Taking the Boot out of Bootcamps in the New Millennium
Media warnings about the effects of the sedentary lifestyle have led many Americans to adopt a healthier diet and exercise to reduce fat, enjoy a better night’s sleep, and have greater vitality and energy on a day-to-day basis. Statistics show that most of us work slightly under 40 hours a week, though, and competing personal demands can mean that we aren’t quite as fit as we would like to be, and those who haven’t been to the gym in years may find the thought of going back, a little too daunting.
Bootcamps are famed for their ability to ‘kickstart’ us into an exercise routine. Often lasting for around a week, they involve a variety of exercises, both aerobic and strength based, often in appealing outdoor settings. In this post, we reveal what bootcamps involve, and discover how they have come to take an integrated approach to health and mental wellbeing in the new millennium.
What Does a Typical Bootcamp Involve?
Whether you are interested in a bootcamp to look smashing at your wedding, you are a tired executive, or you are keen on shedding a few extra pounds, bootcamp is a magnificent way to rethink the role that exercise has in your life.
The fact is that most people spend hours on end at their desks, getting up very few times to stretch, run up and down a flight or steps, or perform a few yoga moves (as is recommended). Sitting is the new smoking, increasing risks for everything from obesity to heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.
At a typical bootcamp, expect to move non-stop with a range of exercises that will usually include circuit training on the beach or in the mountains, yoga, rowing/kayaking (if your camp is near a water feature), dance, and more.
You will also enjoy healthy meals and, in the very best bootcamps, enjoy psychological and nutritional support. These services are vital because often, what stops us from looking and feeling good, is either a psychological block (anxiety/depression/lack of self-confidence or self-compassion), or an educational one (lack of how to source, prepare, or combine food).
What s are Millennials Rushing To?
In the 1980s and 1990s, bootcamps were akin to something you might find in Top Gun; i.e. a ‘leader’ dressed in commando gear insisting that you complete more sit-ups than you have done in your life, in a minute.
Forget about this type of approach; integrated health is what it is all about these days. The focus has gone off ‘thinness’, beating times, or punishing yourself, and on feeling healthy and vital. Bootcamps have a much stronger emphasis on the connection between body, mind, and spirit. Real, lasting change depends on the extent to which you incorporate what you have learned into your daily life back home.
Thus, you will be taught about the importance of eating seasonal, organic produce, of dividing your workout routines into strength and aerobics sessions, and of keeping stress at bay through mindfulness activities such as yoga (because stress is one of the prime reasons why we eat excessively, drink alcohol, and fail to obtain the rest we need).
Bootcamps are a great way to prepare for a special event, hone your general fitness, or start losing weight. If you are interested in signing up for one, make sure you pick a company that recognizes the importance of the physical mental and spiritual, to help you tackle health and wellbeing from all possible angles.https://www.aartiinformatics.com/health/fitness/taking-boot-bootcamps-new-millennium/https://www.aartiinformatics.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Bootcamps-in-the-New-Millennium.jpghttps://www.aartiinformatics.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Bootcamps-in-the-New-Millennium-150x79.jpgFITNESSBootcamps in the New Millennium,exercise to reduce fat,kickstart,start losing weight,Typical BootcampMedia warnings about the effects of the sedentary lifestyle have led many Americans to adopt a healthier diet and exercise to reduce fat, enjoy a better night’s sleep, and have greater vitality and energy on a day-to-day basis. Statistics show that most of us work slightly under 40 hours...Jennifer DawsonJennifer Dawsonwriting.firstname.lastname@example.orgAuthorJennifer Dawson is an experienced freelance writer who specializes in food and nutrition. Working in fitness marketing previously gave her a good feel for the industry and since going freelance she has been able to explore her preferred topic areas such as diet, nutrition and food. Outside of work, Jen enjoys traveling, swimming and spending time with her young family.Aarti Informatics