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2019 Health And Wellness Trends

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2019 Health And Wellness Trends

It’s a New Year! Even if you managed to sleep through the beginning of it (I stayed awake until 9pm, okay?) the world around you will bombard you with expectations. Everything from my email subscriptions to my YouTube channels was declaring that it was time for me to get serious about being healthy. One story declared that cucumbers were the new bread, and you could make cucumber sandwiches that would make you forget about your carbohydrate addictions.

I’m not sure if there is a person out there who would believe that headline.

I certainly have adopted trends along the way, because there was a period of time when I didn’t drink kombucha, didn’t know what hemp seeds were and left the final “re” off of barre. Some trends will die the slow January resolution death but others will become such an ingrained part of our health habits that by 2020 we will find it hard to believe that they weren’t always there.

Behold, your 2019 list of things to try, hopefully well past this month:

1) High tech wellness. For Christmas I bought my man a back massager that he can wear while he is on the computer. It feels shockingly like real hands. Wellness is becoming so convenient, there is no need to leave our homes to seek it. We can become hermits, but healthy hermits, with the use of apps and gadgets like the Mirror which lets you stream fitness classes while seeing yourself perform the exercises.
2) Plant based solutions. Even people who can’t commit to plant-centric eating can’t deny that plants are healthy. A&W committed to the meat-like texture of Beyond Meat for its veggie burger. Vegan jerky lies alongside its meat counterparts. In 2019, expect vegetables to come out of the shadows.
3) Doing nothing becomes the new doing everything. People used to humblebrag about how busy they were. Now we can brag about how clear our minds have become. From mediation apps to studios for napping, 2019 is all about taking the frenetic energy down a notch.
4) CBD in food and beauty products. Soups, salad dressings, mascara…expect to see CBD oil everywhere. (CNN dubbed it USA’s coolest food and drink ingredient!) (1) What a way to treat inflammation.

 

 

1.     Devash, Meirav. How CBD has become the USA’s coolest food and drink ingredient. CNN. https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/cbd-food-drink-america/index.html  Retrieved 11 January 2019.

2.     Wertheim, Bonnie. The Humble Ascent of Oat Milk. The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/19/style/oat-milk-coffee-oatly.html  Retrieved 11 January 2019.

3.     Women Are Realizing That Hormones Are Everything – And That’s Driving Innovation In Health Care. Well + Good. https://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/hormones-health/  Retrieved 11 January 2019.

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