and wellness trends we’ll all be talking about in the year ahead. IT’S TIME TO SAY BUH-BYE, “PERFORMATIVE WELLNESS”—AND HELLO, SANITY. Check out Well+Good’s top 18 health, fitness, and nutrition trends. Dec 3, 11 wellness trends to watch in , including the next wave of plant-based protein and the real reason the rise of CBD is so important. is so We're looking ahead to what's next, and is looking awesome. From cricket protein to CBD, check out our favorite wellness trends.
A post shared by Heyday heydayskincare on Dec 19, at The affordable luxury experience has since been adapted for facials with Heyday , as well as massages with Squeeze. The latter was actually founded by the team behind Drybar. As the wellness industry continues to swell, expect it to take more cues from the beauty industry. As femtech takes root in Silicon Valley, one area has especially benefited: Some are founded by doctors, others by women who personally struggled through the fertility process.
That may be due to the astronomically high cost. Women of color have long been underrepresented in wellness. For too long, many people associated yoga and meditation with white Lululemon-clad juice enthusiasts. Now leaders are creating innovative ways to bring self-care to new audiences. Based in San Francisco, the events draw crowds in the hundreds. The two can exist within one person and at the same damn time.
Wellness has a diversity issue. In Miami, Rina Jakubowicz established a bilingual yoga teacher training course for Hispanic women, which has since been accredited by Yoga Alliance. Amazingly, despite a large Hispanic population, there were barely any yoga classes in the city taught by Spanish speakers. Her first students included a cleaning and cooking crew that worked at her yoga studio employer.
Beyond Meat, meanwhile, recently opened a 26,square-foot food lab dedicated to re-creating everything from your favorite ballpark franks all the way to steak. In fact, a recent survey found that most Americans are even willing to give lab-grown meat a try. The startup plans to deliver a range of products that reduce the environmental pressure brought about by overfishing.
It joins similar companies such as Wild Type, which is attempting lab-grown salmon, and New Wave Foods, a shrimp alternative made from algae. Brick and mortar is also seeing a plant-based revolution. Everything on the menu is vegan, including the vanilla milkshakes. Telehealth has been instrumental in reimagining health care—be it mental health or elder care—with video conferencing, remote patient monitoring, and consultations via mobile communication devices like your iPhone.
Steel says physicians and nurses are steadily adopting telehealth, which has been championed by younger consumers looking for efficient, cost-effective solutions.
For patients in remote areas or for people suffering from chronic ailments or issues that prevent them from moving—like arthritis—telehealth can be a crucial option. According to a recent medical survey by Kantar Media, 2 out of 5 physicians participate in telemedicine or plan to within the next year. While certain issues like physician reimbursement and licensing are still being ironed out, several startups lead the way in how telemedicine can make your life so much easier.
Direct-to-consumer startup Candid wants to make teeth straightening faster, easier, and more affordable with DIY teeth mold kits that are then analyzed by a network of orthodontists across the country. It will be used in conjunction with physicians and nurses as an essential part of the way we deliver healthcare. That means meal planning, avoiding the temptations and making smart choices.
Take time out of each week to plan meals for the upcoming week. Swap out high refined carbohydrate snacks such as chips or candy for smart switches such as nuts, carrot sticks, fresh fruit or unsweetened Greek yogurt, and get tempting foods out of the house.
Your home is the foundation for your health, and a strong foundation makes for a more successful weight loss journey. Remember prior planning prevents poor performance. Although I do not personally recommend it, veganism can be done correctly for the whole family. Children are rapidly growing every day and have very different needs than adults do. I highly recommend meeting one-on-one with a registered dietitian if this is a new diet choice for any family.
They use food, herbs and spices, lifestyle choices, times of day and seasons to help one find balance in mind, body and soul. Your dosha is the constitution you were born with, your makeup of the elements. Based on these findings, you can learn what you should be eating and drinking to find balance. It can point you in the direction of proper types of workouts for your dosha, and the right times to eat, workout and go to bed.
People are waking up to the damage, both physically and mentally, of living a life that is so hyper-focused on our physical appearance and preoccupation with the calories in our food. The most important thing is to start enjoying your body and your life. Start doing exercise you enjoy rather than exercise you feel obligated to. Eat food you love, with those you love, more often. Eat close to the Earth. Once consumers have all of the information, she believes it's an easy choice.
Poor sleep, an unhealthy diet, the pervasiveness of technology , airborne particles from your city's pollution And in reality, that list could sadly go on and on and on. In the past year, we've seen an explosion in new information on brain health.
Take Lisa Mosconi Ph. We've learned that brain fog isn't just in your head , what you eat and do affect your memory and focus , and your brain might just be the organ that suffers most from a poor diet.
And then, there's Alzheimer's disease, one of the biggest threats to our long-term brain health. The reality is this: If we live to be 85, almost half of us will have Alzheimer's—making it the fastest growing epidemic in America. By the year , the cost of this disease alone will overwhelm not only our health care systems but our entire way of living as we know it," they explained. So what's the connection? According to David Perlmutter, M. First, Pfizer, a global pharmaceutical company, has abandoned its efforts to develop an Alzheimer's treatment.
And, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association , the currently available 'Alzheimer's drugs' not only don't work but are associated with more rapid decline in brain function. These two developments will lead to a dramatic increase in the public's awareness of the fundamental role of lifestyle modification as it relates to keeping the brain healthy and reducing Alzheimer's risk.
It can all be very anxiety-provoking—so what can we do to prevent brain-related illnesses? For starters, we know that when it comes to brain health, nutrition is everything. As Lisa Mosconi, Ph. The brain receives nourishment strictly through the foods we eat every single day. So what does a healthy brain diet look like? There's still a debate over this—one that will likely continue through —but Max Lugavere , health science journalist and author of the book Genius Foods , thinks that it starts with all the colorful foods you can get your hands on: Everything from "plant pigments like lycopene, beta-carotene, and zeaxathin to marine carotenoids like astaxanthin to the anthocyanins in blueberries and red onions.
Beyond cleaning up your diet, making a point to learn new things like say, a musical instrument or a sport and connect to those around you can also help strengthen your brain. In a perfect example of the You. All approach to wellness, more science is now staying that if we want a healthy brain for life , we can't do it alone. And in order to start connecting with others, we first need to unplug from our devices and pull our faces away from the screens, which—spoiler alert—are also doing damage to our brains.
According to Adam Gazzaley, M. So how can you avoid this? Connect to something bigger than yourself. For me, the best way to accomplish this is to take a deep dive into the beauty of our natural world. Coupling these with physical activity, like a long hike, takes it up a notch. At mbg, we have been talking about brain health for years—and our Collective includes some of the world's top brain health experts—but this year, we'll witness a laser focus on brain health that will actually change the way we live, eat, and spend our days.
At mbg, we're all about bringing wellness to everyone. But what does that really mean? For starters, health shouldn't be expensive, unsustainable, or only for the world's elite. So while we cover doctor-approved cleanses that support detoxification and facials with a three-year waiting list , we also love to spread the word about wellness practices that are cheap, easy, and accessible—like meditating, taking Epsom salt baths, and journaling. That's why this year, it excited us to find so many progressive wellness products in our friendly neighborhood drugstore.
Chains all across the country—like Target , Walgreens , CVS , and Walmart —are now stocking their shelves with more and more mbg-approved staples, especially those tailored to gut health, immune health, and holistic women's health. Yep, brands like Dr. Teal's , Gaia Herbs , and 23andMe are now widely available online and on shelves, in the sightline of people who may have never heard of them before.
You can now shop for cleaner beauty and cosmetic products from brands like Burt's Bees and Tom's of Maine and baby products like Zarbee 's baby cough syrup made with agave syrup and thyme and diapers and wipes from The Honest Company.
Some of our favorite affordable health items—like witch hazel , apple cider vinegar, Epsom salts , and essential oils like eucalyptus and antimicrobial tea tree oil—are also becoming even more inexpensive and widely available nationwide.
This is great news for the health of our country, seeing as eight out of 10 Americans live within 10 miles of a CVS, there are almost 2, Targets sprinkled throughout the U.
These stores have enormous power to bring wellness to areas that—unlike mbg's home base of Brooklyn, New York—don't have a juice bar or a Whole Foods Market on practically every corner.
We don't know about you, but we think that's something to celebrate, and we can't wait to see more of it in Consumers are moving toward the refrigerated aisle to find fresher, more whole-food versions of their favorite snackable convenience foods.
Perfect Bar has led the way, with what founder Bill Keith told mbg was a "plus-year overnight success story"—the first refrigerated protein bar on the market. According to a study commissioned by the company, since Perfect Bar launched in , there's been a four times increase in fresh snacking. Consumers are increasingly shopping the perimeter of the store, with 50 and 73 percent increases in the refrigerated snacks section over the past three years.
More notably, the descriptor 'is fresh' is the No. Simply put, "If something is in the fridge, it has a different level of freshness," says Rachel Mansfield , an Instagram superstar who created the Perfect Bar-wrapper-crumpling meme. In , PepsiCo got in on the game, with the introduction of juice and smoothie brand Naked 's first line of snack bars.
The three refrigerated bars feature real fruits and vegetables and contain no artificial preservatives. Ohi bars , from Hawaii, are another option, with fresh, bright flavors and simple, superfood ingredients. Another favorite of Mansfield's, brekki , has experienced strong growth with their overnight oats, which feature clean ingredients and come in creative flavors like Coconut Cardamom. Hail Merry is dominating the sweet category with their signature healthy tarts and cups, and they've just introduced a fresh-ingredient protein bar featuring sunflower protein.
Blue Moose recently launched their On-The-Go hummus varieties , which feature freeze-dried carrots as dip for the protein-packed chickpea snack. The refrigerated section simply allows brands to fit more fruits and vegetables into their snacks—and increasingly, that's what consumers are interested in.
As for the future? Kara Cissell-Roell of VMG partners , an investment firm in the health food space, thinks we'll see an increase in plant-based foods with clean protein sources like beans and nuts; fermented foods and beverages like sauerkraut, kefir, and kombucha; and dairy alternative products like nut- and coconut-based milks, yogurt, butter, and even desserts.
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Money talks will no longer be off limits. For these groups in particular, talking about money can be a source of empowerment. Regenerative will go from buzzword to full-blown movement.
As an organization with a keen eye on the future of wellness in every sector of the industry, we are pleased to present this trends resource. This is an aggregated. Jan 4, From practicing small (but mighty!) rituals to unplugging from the digital world, these wellness trends will be huge in , according to experts. Dec 26, The Drybar of acupuncture? In-N-Out for plant-based burgers? Startups find new ways to bring healthier food and self-care products to wider.