Around this time each year, we take a look back to reflect on our progress and challenges before looking ahead to plan for healthier days. Certain health trends have been emerging as we kick off 2023 and offer opportunities to adjust our perspectives and create new goals.
Here are some 2023 health trends to consider for your new year and possibly implement into your natural lifestyle.
Remote Treatment from Home
Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, telehealth has been to be a popular way to receive physical and mental medical care. Even now, telehealth platforms are convenient because of long wait times at doctors’ offices and staffing shortages. They encourage direct communications between patients and providers and enable patients to be more proactive about their health, on their own terms.
Wearable Health Devices
Many people have been wearing smart watches and other devices for years to track their health and fitness. But these devices still continue to be popular as we go into 2023. They are also becoming more technologically advanced and proactive as the years go by. Proactive approaches in the wearables industry include using devices to track blood pressure to assess the risk of heart attacks, reduce tremors of Parkinson’s Disease patients, and detect signs of mental illness through activity level and sleep pattern calculations.
Eating Plants from the Sea
Sea plants are nothing new, but more people are learning about them and curious to try them because of their health benefits. Seaweed, kelp, nori, spirulina, and wakame are edible sea plants that you can now find in restaurant dishes and markets to make meals at home. Seagate offers freeze-dried seaweed capsules and seaweed powder so that you can try this trend from a trusted, natural source.
Relatedly, plant-based diets are on the rise and expected to become even more common in 2023. Whether you are a full-time vegetarian or vegan, a pescatarian who eats fish but not other meat, or just enjoy an occasional “meatless Monday” dinner, there are health and sustainability benefits to this lifestyle. We have also been seeing a lot of plant-based food staples in markets, such as plant-based pasta made from cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, and zucchini.
Investments in Mental Health
Fortunately, much of the stigma associated with mental health has subsided in recent years, and people are becoming more open about discussing their mental conditions. Providers in the health industry are focusing more on helping patients feel mentally well with virtual telehealth counseling, online support groups, and candid conversations.
Rethinking Alcoholic Consumption
As we head into 2023, an increasing number of people are rethinking how, when, and why they drink alcohol. “Dry January” is a way for people to detox their systems after holiday events and family gatherings centered on drinking. There are many options these days for non-alcoholic beer, wine, and spirits, as well as fancy mocktails served at bars.
How do you plan to be healthier in 2023 than in 2022? Share your goals with us in the comment section below.