Today’s Latest Fitness Trends and Your Vision
Our wonderful city of San Antonio has so much to offer, including the latest fitness trends guaranteed to get you moving. CrossFit, pylometrics (jump training), group training, smart barre and RIP training; these are a few of the buzzworthy new workouts available in our city. Now we all know that exercise is good for your health.
But, breaking news, it’s not necessarily good for your vision – if you wear prescription eyeglasses Let’s take a look at a few of the latest fitness trends in San Antonio and see how wearing glasses might negatively impact your workout and leave you frustrated.
If high-intensity interval training sounds like hard work, it is. You alternate quick bursts of high-intensity exercise with short rest periods during all types of workouts. But it’s worth all the sweat because you torch fat, boost your metabolism and build muscle. In other words, you get really fit and toned. But while you’re doing things like burpies, squats, planks and lunges, your glasses will be bouncing around all over your face.
Body Weight Training
You don’t need to join a gym or take a fitness class to do body weight training. And you don’t need any weights! You train with your body’s weight. Remember doing pushups, pull-ups and jumping jacks during P.E. class at school? These are all bodyweight exercises. And they’re excellent for improving balance, flexibility and strength. With all that movement though, you need to be careful your glasses don’t fall off and get broken.
These days personal trainers don’t limit your fitness regimen to the gym. They encourage you to take your fitness training outdoors so your body (and mind) get a different type of workout. We’re talking everything from hiking to climbing or playing a sport, where you use your full body strength to get a total body workout. But it’s hard for your surroundings to come into focus if your glasses constantly slip down your nose – and get smudged when you push them back up.
Walking and Cycling
They may not be new fitness trends, but these two perennial favorites are gaining fans among millennials, who are walking and cycling to work. Why? It lets them enjoy a workout and save money and time on travel at the same time. What’s not to love about it? Well if you’re wearing glasses and bad weather hits, your lenses will fog up or get spotty and need cleaning. Repeatedly.
We can’t talk about fitness trends without mentioning the importance of taking a rest day to give your body time to recuperate from your workouts. Intense exercise can cause inflammation and have your muscles begging for a break. This is where the foam rolling trend – where you give your muscles a deep-tissue massage using a foam roller – comes in. It helps relieve tension, break down muscle knots and boost your recovery. You’ll be going at a slower pace, laying on your side, back or belly. But there is no rest day for wearing glasses and their interference in even the gentlest of workouts.
When we talk about the demands of today’s latest fitness trends, there’s no getting around it: glasses really do get in the way. If you feel that wearing glasses is stopping you from seeing clearly and achieving your fitness goals, now might be a good time to think about having LASIK.
To find out more about LASIK and other laser vision correction surgeries, you can call us at 210-615-9358. We’d be happy to speak with you to schedule your Advanced Ocular Analysis to discuss the benefits of LASIK and how it can transform not just your workouts, but also your whole life.
And in case you’re wondering, yes, Dr. Parkhurst is a fitness buff! He likes the wearable fitness trend and has a 7 Minute Workout app on his cell phone to help him exercise and keep in shape.
Be sure to talk to one of our doctors about not only the benefits of LASIK, but also any risks of LASIK that may pertain to your individual needs and circumstances.