Our Verdict On The Latest Health And Fitness TikToks27 April 2021
The health and fitness side of TikTok is a tricky one to navigate. Whilst some of the content is genuinely positive and helpful, it’s really easy for videos containing misinformation to blow up and reach millions of viewers at a time. Remember, just because a video has a lot of likes and shares, doesn’t mean it’s something you should be taking as gospel. Let’s take a look at some of the latest health and fitness TikToks and see which ones are worth keeping on your feed.
Weighted Hula Hooping
If you’re told someone has lost 1.5 inches from around their waist in 2 weeks after buying THAT weighted hula hoop, you’re going to be tempted to go out and buy it too, right? It’s great that so many people have seen the hula hooping trend and picked up a new way of exercising, but we’ve noticed some of the videos come along with misleading captions such as “Fun Fact: if you use a weighted hula hoop for 10 minutes everyday you get abs and a tiny waist”. Though it’s true hula hooping will help you lose weight, you can’t spot reduce fat loss. You’ll lose inches around your waist and other parts of your body because you’re combining exercise (hula hooping) with a healthy diet.
Baked Feta Pasta
A delicious, cheesy pasta that’s super easy to make? That’s a trend we can definitely get on board with. The baked feta pasta only requires a block of feta, cherry tomatoes, pasta, garlic, onion, and seasoning, all of which are placed in a baking tray and then in your oven for 35 minutes. Once it’s finished, you just need to add in the pasta and mix everything together. We’re huge fans of this dish, it’s incredibly rich and creamy and perfect for batch cooking!
600 Calories in 60 Minutes
A workout that’s almost 4 years old, the 600 Calories in 60 Minutes routine by Jeanette Jenkins has made its way to TikTok. What’s nice to see is that no one in the TikTok community is taking themselves too seriously and aren’t afraid to show that the workout is really tough to get through. Jenkins also teaches you to use the correct form throughout the video, and if you’re struggling to keep up, there’s other athletes performing low-impact alternatives for you to follow instead. However, it’s worth noting that if you’re prone to getting bogged down in numbers and calories, it’s probably best you avoid this one. Though the amount of calories you burn during the workout depends on your weight, height, and age, we understand that it can be frustrating when you don’t reach the numbers they promise.
One of TikTok’s best features is its algorithm. If you come across any fitness content you don’t like such as the trends discussed in this blog, be sure to let them know with the “Not Interested” button to improve your feed.