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Google Zeitgeist reveals most popular diets, workouts of 2013

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If you searched for ‘CrossFit’ this year, you’re not alone. For their thirteenth annual Zeitgeist, Google examined everything from politics to fashion, but it’s the popular health and fitness trends that I’m most interested in. Below, find out what all the health nuts were searching for in 2013:

Diets:

Touted as the world's healthiest regimen, the Paleo Diet was most searched for this year. The diet is based upon eating wholesome foods from the food groups that our hunter-gatherer ancestors would have thrived on during the Paleolithic era or Stone Age. Others like the wacky Fruitarian diet made popular by Ashton Kutcher while filming the biopic, Jobs, is definitely one to skip. Here are the 10 most-searched for diets of 2013:

  1. Paleo Diet
  2. Juice Cleanse Diet
  3. The Mediterranean Diet
  4. The Master Cleanse Diet
  5. Ketogenic Diet
  6. Okinawa Diet
  7. Omnivore Diet
  8. Fruitarian Diet
  9. Pescetarian Diet
  10. Flexitarian Diet

Workouts:

While it may have launched four years ago, in 2013 Shaun Thompson’s Insanity workout was still the all the buzz. For those of you looking to get fit, Google found that High-intensity interval training workouts (HIIT) like Insanity and the Human Performance Institute’s 7-minute workout were among the most popular forms of exercise this year. Here are the 10 most-searched for workouts of 2013:

  1. Insanity Workout
  2. CrossFit Workouts
  3. Ab Workouts
  4. Bicep Workouts
  5. 7-Minute Workout
  6. Kettlebell Workouts
  7. Shoulder Workouts
  8. Back Workouts
  9. Plank Exercises
  10. TRX Workout

To learn more trends, like the most-searched for calorie counts this year (eggs, really?), visit google.com.trends.

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