Wellness is paramount and here to stay in terms of being far more than a popular buzzword, it is now a mainstream way of life. We take a look at the top predictions in health and wellness trends for 2020.
The complex, fast-paced world we live in is causing an enormous percentage of people to suffer from stress. Stress is fast becoming one of he biggest health threats that our generation is facing. Chronic stress can lead to severe illnesses which can be fatal. There are many ways to combat stress; it isn’t always an option to reduce it and so we need to make time to fight it. One of the top trends this year is going to be a focus on de-stressing, and one of the best ways to attempt this is to take time out. It’s as simple as that. Downtime is going to become more than just a concept, it’s going to become something people need to incorporate into their daily routines. Taking time for yourself and doing what you do to relax is paramount for overall well-being. Gone are the days where laying in the bath for an hour was a waste of time; it’s now considered extremely productive. Recharge, replenish and rejuvenate by relaxation.
The concept of ageing is not something we can pause or reverse, it is inevitable and cannot be prevented. All the cosmetics in the world aren’t going to actually make you younger. The one true way we can slow down the ageing process is to treat the body as a proverbial temple by being as healthy as we can. Fuel ourselves with the best diet, exercise, hydrate and sleep well. This combination will keep our inner being at optimum health mentally and physically which will shine from the outside.
This is one of the wellness trends that is already taking off. The concentration on scientific research on nutrition is going to rise and become far more clear as to what exactly we ought to be consuming for optimal health.
In keeping with the concept of inner-ageing comes cellular beauty; our skincare will now be taken care of from within in the form of supplements (as well as good diet). Internal as opposed to external or topical beauty products are going to become the next big thing in cosmetics. Science has shown that we are what we eat and that the gut to skin relationship is one that is being continuously and more intensely researched than ever. The mechanisms within our bodies that support cellular function are those which the research is focussing on in order to develop specific supplements that encourage them to improve our skin quality. New formulas are being developed which will, in one supplement, contain different chemicals as well as vitamins which work together to promote cellular energy production and, in turn, glowing skin and reduced wrinkles.
If you read at our recent blog on Keto 2.0 you will know that the keto diet has been revamped to be more accessible and achievable for everyone. This is another wellness trend that is already taking off. Animal fats can be replaced with plant fats and still attain the full benefits of the original ethos that is keto. Either way, keto is here to stay and planning to reach its highest following yet this year.
This wellness trend has been coming for a while now but hasn’t quite hit the mainstream, so this year could well be its time. Dopamine fasting translates as digital detoxing, yes simply taking time off from technology. It may not be the typical detox or fasting we are used to but it is just as valid when it comes to mental health. We need to deter our minds and bodies from being in constant contact and communication with the digital world to give ourselves a break from the constant input. On a serious note it can be a problem for many as the digital world can be highly addictive. Constant stimulation can cause all sorts of issues ranging from anxiety and depression to demotivation.
The way in which being healthy is presented and looked at will shift more and more towards it being a personal goal within personal boundaries. We all can relate to what we need to do to be healthy but we don’t need to spend a fortune to do so. It is eating well, sleeping well, exercising well and hydrating well. Also keeping a balanced and healthy mind is paramount and we can achieve this by meditation, spending time doing the things we love to do and seeing the people we love to see. You could say that as wellness trends go, this is already trending – none of it is rocket science and none of it should break the bank, it is all achievable as long as we set our minds and bodies to do it.
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