How To Improve Your Health & Wellbeing In 2019
New Health and Wellness Trends Taking The World By Storm
As the New Year starts, so does a wave of new health and wellness trends.
Last year, activated charcoal and fermented foods were all the rage but in 2019, the focus is on exercising smarter with virtual technology, functional foods and mindfulness.
If you’ve only just got your head around what CBD means, don’t worry as Cannabidol is here to stay. The hemp and cannabis oil craze will continue this year.
Learn how to improve your health in 2019 with the top health and wellness trends taking the world by storm.
Health and Wellness Trends 2019
If getting in shape, eating healthier and being kinder to the environment is at the top of your New Year’s resolution list, here are some trends to watch out for this year.
Trend #1 – Virtual Workout Sessions
We no longer have to don our workout gear and head to the gym for a 6am workout as we’ll be able to do it in the comfort of our own homes. That’s right, virtual workout sessions are set to be the big thing in 2019. You can access top-notch trainers and exercise programs at the click of a button. Wearing sophisticated Virtual Reality (VR) headsets, you can take part in a group class and feel like you’re really there, run a cross-country circuit or lift weights in your virtual gym. No more expensive gym memberships to worry about or excuses that exercise is boring, virtual fitness is fun, engaging and affordable.
Trend #2 – Nutrition for Brain Health
With the rise in Alzheimer’s and depression, research into brain health has increased tenfold. Studies suggest that what we eat affects ours brain and good nutrition is key for a healthy mind. Antioxidants such as lycopene, betacarotene and zeaxathin are essential for your brain and help prevent premature ageing and cognitive decline. In 2019, we’ll also see an upsurge in natural nootropic functional drinks and supplements. Known to target brain fog, low mood and poor memory, Nootropic’s, contain a range of nutrients and herbs including Bacopa, Turmeric, Green Tea and Acetyl L-Carnitine.
Trend #3 – Mindfulness
Mindfulness is the buzz word of the moment. Amongst the noise of our busy lives, more people are stopping to take stock of how they live to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Banning phones at meal times, making time to meditate and giving to others are all mindful acts which help keep us present and balanced. By having a heightened awareness of what we’re doing gives us the space to self-reflect, interact with others and nurture ourselves. Taking time out each day to do something that makes you happy works wonders for your health and wellbeing. Hop onto your yoga mat, curl up with a book and delicious cup of tea or take a stroll around the block. It’s the simple things in life which often make us the happiest.
Trend #4 – Eco-friendly Practices
It’s no secret that modern living has had a negative impact on our environment. From global warming and dying wildlife to the depletion of energy resources, the need for sustainable and eco-friendly practices has never been more important. Consumers are savvier and zero-waste policies and recycling are becoming the norm. In 2019, we’ll be seeing a rise in eco-friendly fashion (think coconut fibre jumpers), potato-based building materials and environmentally-friendly packaging such as food wraps made from beeswax.
Trend #5 – Hemp Mania
With the recent regulation and legalization of Cannabidiol (CBD), the popularity of hemp products has gone through the roof. People can’t get enough of this highly nutritious seed – sprinkling it on salads, adding it to smoothies and even using it to make “milk”. Hemp is packed full of protein, amino acids, fibre, omega 3 and 6, B vitamins, iron, zinc and vitamin E. With its healing and anti-inflammatory properties, it’s no wonder it’s flying off the shelves!
Trend #6 – Functional Food & Drinks
The demand for functional nutrition has risen considerably in recent years but in 2019, the focus is on foods and beverages that enhance mood and gut health. With increasing rates of depression, anxiety and gut-related disorders, it’s no surprise that consumers are stocking up on these healthy functional foods and drinks. This is especially true of tea drinkers who are always on the lookout for coffee alternatives and herbal teas to target specific ailments. If you haven’t tried our Slimming Chai yet, you don’t know what you’re missing. Our signature blend of aromatic chai spices is designed to improve digestive function and tone the liver.
Trend #7 – Plant-based skincare
Not only do we care about what we eat, we’re conscious about what we put on our skin. There’s been a spike in demand for natural, organic, food-standard beauty products as consumers move away from toxin-laden creams and gels. The new kid on the block is Bakuchiol, an anti-inflammatory, natural alternative to retinol. This shining star of the beauty world has the ability to reduce wrinkles fast and give your skin a natural glow. Where retinol dries your skin out and causes flakiness, Bakuchiol nourishes your skin and speeds up cell healing by increasing collagen production. Naturally high in antioxidants and anti-microbial properties, this plant-based ingredient is great for those with acne and ageing skin.
Be happy and healthy in 2019
Being more mindful about what you eat, how you go about your day and your impact on the environment will go a long way in making 2019 your year to shine. With glowing skin and a healthy brain, you’ll sparkle this year!
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Written by Michelle Sanchez
Michelle is our qualified Naturopath, Nutritionist and Medical Herbalist. Her areas of expertise include digestive issues, detoxification, weight loss, hormonal health, natural fertility management and mental health. Michelle is also a wellness blogger and author who believes good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle are key for optimum health and vitality.