This year, many people are seeking new ways to feel healthy and improve their well-being. The pandemic has placed a tremendous amount of stress on our society, and everyone is looking for ways to relieve this burden. Recent trends have arisen in 2020 that may help you feel more at peace and benefit your overall health. Here are the trendiest wellness practices that you should consider trying this year:

1. Forest bathing.

Ever notice how the moment you step into nature, your stress levels decrease? It isn’t a coincidence; there are therapies based on this concept. Referred to in Japan as shinrin-yoku, forest bathing involves breathing exercises, meditation, and yoga. If you want to forest bathe, don’t worry; it’s a simple practice. Leave your phone behind and take a walk in the woods. Then, pay attention to your senses. Be conscious of what you smell, feel, and hear. 

2. Mental Health Care and Technology.

Due to physical distancing measures, it has become difficult for many people to seek counseling in person. They feel more comfortable receiving help from their homes. As a result, virtual mental wellness services are on the rise, breaking down the barriers that prevent people from seeking help, like cost and inconvenience. From virtual therapy chat rooms to video calls, technology is making mental health services accessible to those in need.

3. Fitness Trackers.

Technology and fitness are intersecting more and more these days. One example is fitness trackers; these devices keep track of calories burned, steps taken, and heart rate. A fitness tracker helps people stick to their lifestyle goals and monitor their calorie intake. It’s a convenient way for people to hold themselves accountable for their health and exercise routines.

4. Alternative Medicine.

In 2020, natural and alternative treatments have become more popular. Many people are turning to alternative medicines to help with their ailments. When used in combination with traditional Western medication, these treatments can be very effective. One example is a Myers’ Cocktail, an intravenous administration of necessary vitamins and minerals that many people are deficient in.

5. Non-Toxic Nail Polish.

When you open a bottle of nail polish, you probably wrinkle your nose at the chemical smell. You know that it can’t be good for you – it may even cause a headache. Non-toxic nail polishes are on the rise as more people seek healthy fashion options. These products are safe for pregnant women, and are more eco-friendly than regular nail polish.

6. Plant-Based Diets.

As time goes on, the consequences of meat-based diets are becoming clearer. It negatively affects both our bodies and our environment. Consumers are choosing plant-based alternatives instead of meaty meals. As this diet grows in popularity, more recipes come out, which help new vegetarians find dishes that they enjoy

7. Natural Anti-Aging Solutions.

How do you restore youth and vitality to your face without the use of fillers or Botox? A new treatment that’s becoming trendier is with the use of stem cell lift procedures. Stem cells are taken from the patient’s body and injected into areas of the face to create a sculpted, voluminous appearance. It’s less invasive than a facelift but still delivers eye-catching results.

8. Wellness Sabbaticals.

Instead of using your home office, why not transport the laptop to a cabin in the woods or a sandy beach? Now that remote working is increasingly accessible, many employees find that the location they work in can be flexible. Some people find that working in a relaxing location that’s outside of their home allows them to focus better and mitigate stress levels.

9. Sobriety

Abstinence from alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine is on the rise as more people strive for a more natural lifestyle that isn’t driven by addictions. Some of the most toxic substances are the ones we consume every day. In excess, they can be damaging to our bodies and minds. Eliminating or reducing the intake of these substances can reduce stress and improve overall health.

10. Evidence-Based Wellness Practices.

Trends come and go; it’s only natural. But people are becoming less satisfied with what’s referred to as “woo-woo wellness” – health trends that aren’t based on any scientific evidence. People are frustrated with solutions that promise better health but don’t deliver. In 2020, there’s a shift toward wellness trends that show evidence of their claims, whether that’s reducing stress, improving health, or relieving illness. 

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