Want to stay on top of upcoming health trends?
From ice baths and body tracking to nootropic stacks and treadmill ramps, there’s something everyone can benefit from.
There are also inexpensive to free suggestions, such as journaling and saying no to alcohol.
Here, experts give their forecasts of what we’ll be doing next year.
heat and cold therapy
“Rest days are just as important as training days,” says Stephanie Holland, Head of Spa and Lifestyle at David Lloyd Clubs.
“Muscles get damaged during exercise, but if they don’t have enough time to recover, they can’t rebuild and rebuild with the benefits of exercise. Hot and cold treatments are at the top of many fitness enthusiasts’ bucket list for the coming year.
According to data from Google Trends, the number of social media mentions for “hot therapy” and “cold therapy” increased by 38 percent between 2021 and 2022. The change from hot to cold temperatures dates back to Roman times and more recently we have found that it greatly increases circulation, reduces swelling and improves mood.
Cold treatment reduces inflammation by reducing blood flow and has been shown to activate the body’s nervous system and release norepinephrine in the brain, which helps the body regulate stress. This trend will lead people to use everything from plunge pools and ice caves to crystal healing steam baths to promote muscle recovery.”
Holistic health and herbal cultivation
“While we are always looking for healthy foods that are ready quickly, we are increasingly interested in holistic wellness as a holistic solution,” says food futurologist Dr. Morgaine Gaye.
“What we’re going to see is immunity-boosting options popping up everywhere. Foods are promoted with added minerals and vitamins to support our immune system. Gut health remains a hot topic. Our personal health and that of the planet will be much more connected. Restaurants are encouraging the use of leftovers and brands are developing new snacks and treats made from food waste.
“We also expect an increase in counter crops. Having fresh herbs and ingredients on hand is an easy and healthy addition to our kitchen, with nature playing a part in improving both our cooking and well-being. Our taste preferences lean towards the less sweet end of the spectrum, so we can expect cakes and pies made with vegetables like corn as a natural sweetener, rather than too much sugar.
“Key words for 2023 will be: immunity, humble sacrifices, food waste, frugality, nostalgia, kindness, home-grown and environmental awareness.”
“Journaling isn’t just a fun hobby, it’s long been used as a therapeutic tool,” explains Sophie Cliff, a practitioner of positive psychology.
“Research shows that it can help us cope better with stressful situations, improve our mental well-being and improve our mood – much needed during the winter months. According to data from Google Trends showing Brits looking for a new wellness habit for 2023, the number of people searching for “journaling for beginners” has increased by 125 percent.
“We live in a fast-paced world where we often do everything at once. Writing your thoughts and feelings in a daily wellness journal encourages positive intention, reflection, and gratitude.
“Benefits include less stress and anxiety, tracking progress and growth, and increased self-confidence. Taking the time to sit down and journal also helps us take deep breaths, both physically and mentally. I think we will all prioritize enjoying the little things a little more in 2023.”
“We are all familiar with trackers that monitor our physical health, but as AI technology advances, product designers will respond with digital environmental tools that drive predictive care,” said Fiona Harkin, foresight editor at The Future Laboratory as part of their 2023 Future Forecast report.
“This will create opportunities to understand and help people in new and exciting ways.”
Christel Errill Wolthoorn, CEO of Loved By Consulting, a business, data and technology consultancy, predicts that the next digital evolution will combine measurable data points about the user with broader behavioral lessons to make predictions.
“Heart rate, sleep patterns, scroll time, blood glucose levels and even environmental factors can be used to identify patterns of likely mental health outcomes using algorithms that are constantly learning on an individual basis.”
pile of mushrooms
“Medicinal mushrooms like Reishi and Cordyceps continue to take the wellness world by storm,” said Clarissa Berry, a nutritionist at DIRTEA.
“But it turns out that just grabbing a mushroom isn’t enough, and ‘stacking’ is the next big thing. People will combine medicinal mushrooms with other herbal products like maca, rhodiola, ashwagandha and even coffee for even more health benefits.
“Which supplements you stack depends on your health goals, such as: B. Increasing stress resistance, reducing anxiety, improving focus and balancing mood.
“If you want to improve brain function, you can combine lion’s mane with other herbs such as ginkgo biloba, bacopa monnieri and rhodiola.” These supplements all have nootropic properties, meaning they can increase brain power, memory and focus, while supporting brain health and overall wellness, reducing inflammation and improving stress resilience.
“Adding cordyceps to the mix would provide the added benefit of supporting energy levels without the caffeine jitters.” Adding maca can provide an extra mood boost while supporting healthy hormonal balance. They work together on different levels. While each plant is powerful in its own right, stacking plants improves well-being on a more holistic level.”
“This new TikTok trend focuses on reducing your alcohol consumption, drinking in moderation and drinking more mindfully,” explains Professor Denis Kinane, founder and scientist at health and diagnostics company Cignpost.
“As people get to the other side of the pandemic, they are becoming more and more health conscious. Our research shows that 75 per cent of Britons have become more aware of their health since the start of the pandemic, with eight in 10 making significant adjustments to improve their well-being.
“Basically, living a fluid lifestyle is about banishing binge drinking, and the benefits include better liver health, improved sleep, and sharper cognitive functions. According to figures from Statista, the number of people becoming teetotallers is increasing in Britain. Generation Z is best known for their “dry” lifestyle, and recent data from Drinkaware shows that 20 percent of adults have stopped drinking alcohol.
However, the all-or-nothing approach to giving up alcohol can be difficult. Dry January is a time when people give their livers a break after Christmas, but maintaining that dry lifestyle can be difficult. I predict an increase in moderate drinking as people become more health conscious and want to save money by drinking less.”
The 12-3-30 workout
“We recently launched the PureGym UK Fitness Report, an in-depth look at the country’s exercise programs,” said Stephen Rowe, Chief Marketing Officer at PureGym.
Combining data from YouGov, Google Trends, independent surveys and internal data from PureGym, the report identified 12-3-30 training as a key trend for 2023.
This is a simple, effective treadmill workout that’s been incredibly popular on TikTok since it was created by Lauren Giraldo — her video has been viewed more than 12.7 million times — and according to data from Google, the number of users has increased by 309 percent. searches.
“It involves walking on a treadmill at 3 mph for 30 minutes at a 12 percent incline. Why is it so popular? Well, it’s only 30 minutes, so it can be squeezed into a busy schedule, it is an excellent cardio workout, it is also one for all skill levels as it is low impact and low intensity.
“Our research shows that 56 percent of the population suffers from ‘gym bullying’. That’s why a simple but effective treadmill workout is great for those struggling in the gym and newbies in January. Once someone starts at a gym , it is much more likely to stay there, so we can expect the popularity of this trend to continue to grow.”
Start 2023 with a new calendar
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