Each new year is a new opportunity to improve your life and take better care of your health. Of course, you can make these commitments at any time of the year, but now may be more important than ever. Living healthier is always a top new year’s resolution and a worthwhile one to set goals for even if you don’t always stick to your ambitious gym schedule.
Here are some natural health and wellness trends to consider for 2020.
Just a few years ago, you rarely heard or read anything about the importance of self-care. But during these times, people are thinking more about taking time for themselves so they don’t burn out of energy to care for loved ones. Emotional wellness is a top health trend for 2020, and this can be achieved through everything from guided therapy to meditation, journaling, taking time for solo reflection, and expressing gratitude.
Making Sleep a Priority
People have known for a long time that sleep is important to overall health, but making sleep a top priority in life is a wellness trend for 2020. Not getting enough sleep is so common in our society due to stress, chronic conditions, and not enough time devoted to relaxation. Being insufficiently rested is taking a toll on people’s productivity and making us more cranky and intolerant throughout the day. To address these concerns, modern companies are providing nap spaces for their employees, and nap bars are being created in cities for midday naps.
Lots of different aspects of life are moving back home as more employees begin working remotely and endless entertainment options are available without ever stepping outside your door. In a similar way, at-home workouts are trending in 2020. Look for more options in the year ahead for smart gym tech that gives you the social and community aspects of going to a gym without ever having to leave your house.
With companies like Beyond Meat and the Impossible Burger gaining lots of traction in restaurants and supermarkets, more people are being exposed to the plant-based lifestyle. In 2020, expect to see an even stronger push for meat alternatives and sustainable ways to get the protein your body needs. However, you don’t necessarily need to 100 percent swear off meat to live a more natural life. When choosing fish, chicken, pork, and beef, opt for sustainably raised and organically produced options from trusted sources to take the best care of your health and the environment.
Related to our earlier point about at-home workouts, telehealth is another current wellness trend and a way to bring more wellness into your home. An increasing number of medical providers are offering telehealth services, such as messaging your doctor online and video conferencing with a doctor. Online systems now offer immediate online visits and allow you to answer a questionnaire about symptoms you are feeling to get feedback and treatment recommendations from a doctor in as little as an hour.
Ooops, this was written 5 weeks ago -> (things are different now regarding travel)
Wellness-themed travel is also expected to pick up in 2020, with an increasing number of people interested in getting more from their vacations. This is becoming easier to do because more travel destinations are offering and marketing their wellness festivals, spa packages, yoga and meditation retreats, and nutrition cleansing events. To embrace this wellness trend, you can choose a travel destination known for its wellness community, stay at a resort that offers wellness packages, or sign up for at least one wellness experience in each trip you take.