With the coming of 2020, a lot of people started wondering what the next decade will bring. According to experts, there will be a lot of advancement in technology and its use in medicine as well as in the health and wellness area. It seems that people will focus on their wellness and overall health this year and will find ways to live a healthier life.
People will embrace the power of nature and all of its gifts. They will turn to natural remedies and supplements as an alternative method for treating health conditions and improving their health. Namely, they will use herbs and spices such as ashwagandha and turmeric, supplements such as omega-3 fatty acids, and will focus on eating healthy food. Of course, there are many other wellness trends for this year. Here are the top 10 of them
Focus on Meditation
Meditation has been around for many years, but this year will be in the focus. People will realize its benefits on their overall health and wellbeing and will incorporate it in their everyday life. They will not only practice meditation at home but will also on the go, using meditation apps. Moreover, they will try different types of meditation, such as the one incorporating mindfulness, as well as Transcendental and Metta meditation.
Apart from meditation, yoga will be the other ancient practice in the focus in 2020. In fact, this will be the year when people will start trying different types of yoga. The goal won’t be only on practicing but also on finding the right type for their body. Therefore, they will use yoga platforms and instructor-guided yoga practices.
Red Light Therapy
You have probably seen influencers going on red light therapy in wellness centers. This is not only because they promote those businesses. It’s also because the red light therapy will be one of the biggest wellness trends in 2020. As it’s known, it improves your mood, energy, fitness, sleep quality, and skin appearance. It also helps reduce inflammation, pain, stress, and body fat.
If this therapy was only available in wellness centers, this year it will be accessible to everyone without the need to leave your home. There are companies working on red light consumer products for home use, such as red light wall panels and lights.
Nootropics are substances that improve your energy and cognitive function. The most famous of them are caffeine, ashwagandha, ginkgo balboa, omega-3 fatty acids, and Rhodiola among others. They are used as supplements and can be added to your favorite drinks, such as tea, coffee, and smoothies.
Acupuncture has been long used in traditional Chinese medicine. It helps reduce stress, pain, tension, and allergies. It also improves the immune system, boosts energy, increases mental clarity, and helps regulate the digestive system. According to experts’ predictions, people will visit professional acupuncturists more often looking for natural ways to improve overall health and wellbeing.
Another trend that will be on the rise this year is veganism. Experts believe that people will be plant-based diets as a way to eat healthy and natural food more. There will be a lot of plant-based products and substitutions for animal-derived products, such as eggs, meat, and dairy products. The increased variety of these products will make veganism easier to follow.
Apart from eating healthy food, people will start drinking healthy drinks. According to the predictions, people will replace beverages with non-alcoholic versions. For instance, they will drink mocktails instead of cocktails. There will also be healthy mixers, such as kombucha, as well as sparkling teas as a replacement for champagne.
If high-intensity interval training (HIIT) was in the focus the last several years, this year it will be all about stretching. As The New York Times claim, stretching will be a core part of fitness due to its benefits on your health. Some of its benefits include refreshing your mental energy and blood flow and reducing anxiety.
Here’s great news for all fitness enthusiasts who can’t find time to go to the gym. You won’t have to leave your home to exercise! There will be a lot of fitness equipment for home use as well as virtual fitness classes. Additionally, there will be workout subscription apps that will provide you with individual exercises.
Reconnecting with Nature
Experts say that this year people will spend more time in nature as a way to escape from the pressure of everyday life. Nature has a positive effect on our overall health and wellbeing. It improves our mood, reduces stress and anxiety, boosts our energy, strengthens the immune system, and much more. So, make sure you spend as much time in nature as possible to experience all of its health benefits.