Each year, the American College of Sports Medicine conducts a survey with thousands of fitness professionals around the world to determine health and wellness trends for the New Year. The survey helps guide health and fitness professionals in programming efforts for 2017. The definition of the word “trend” is: a general development or change in a situation or in the way that people are behaving. Here are the top health and fitness trends for 2017:

1. Wearable technology — including activity trackers, smart watches, heart rate monitors, GPS tracking devices and smart eye glasses.

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