With a long and challenging 2020 almost in the books, it's time to take the new year in stride. There are lots to look forward to in 2021, as we all collectively strive to put our best foot forward. New and exciting things are developing in the world of wellness! Advancements in technology and intellect have shaped the way we look at health, fitness, and beauty.
Below are 10 trending topics in wellness that are sure to lead the way in 2021. Some concepts are new, and others are being vastly improved to make wellness easier and more sustainable for our planet.
1. Mental Fitness
2020 was a challenging year for everybody. This can certainly have an impact on your emotional well-being. Much like your body, your mind needs routine exercise to help restore balance and energy.
Fortunately, there are many ways to practice mental fitness every day through yoga, meditation, and various forms of therapy that will help you grow stronger.
2. Food Conservation
The United States is the leader in global food waste with roughly 40 million tons being discarded every year! That's approximately 219 pounds of food wasted per person.
Supermarkets and local food pantries are teaming up to help conserve food, donating blemished produce and other foods that don't make it to the shelves but are still good to eat. This is one initiative that will not only help the economy but also help reduce hunger.
3. Fitness Studios
The world of fitness has gone through a bit of an evolution over the last year. With many gyms subject to regular shutdowns, fitness boutique studios are becoming increasingly popular.
These fitness studios can be rented to a small party for a specific time period, allowing for a private workout session that isn't possible at public gyms.
4. Rise of Telehealth
Telehealth has been one of the biggest changes as a result of the current pandemic. Telehealth makes it safer for doctors and patients to interact without meeting in a public setting.
Smartphones, tablets, and other devices have made telecommunication possible. In 2021, you can expect telehealth to become ever more widespread, with technology enhancing the system much further.
5. Alternatives to Alcohol
With alcohol consumption sharply on the rise in 2020, we will most likely see a shift towards more health-conscious beverages in 2021.
Health food stores are now carrying nutritious options that still present the luxury that you may be used to with alcohol.
CBD infused beverages, kombucha fizzes, and herbal elixirs are just a few of the many options you have to look forward to.
6. Clean Beauty Initiative
Clean Beauty has been a trend for some time now. Clean Beauty involves the use of more natural ingredients in Beauty Products
, avoiding artificial ingredients like parabens, SLS, and petroleum when possible.
Clean Beauty focuses on ingredients derived from nature, with herbal-based formulas that carry naturally occurring vitamins and nutrients. This will likely take the place of heavy cosmetic usage in 2021.
7. Mood Support
Mood Support Supplements
are becoming popular along with the trend of mental fitness. It's now easier than ever to invite some calm to your daily routine with herbs and nutrients.
8. Home Spas
Spas are an expression of self-rejuvenation of the mind and body. Many have found it easier to turn their own master bathroom into a home spa than leaving the house for the same luxury.
9. Focus on Digestive Support
Your gut plays a huge role in your overall wellness. Digestive Support
is a huge component of nutritional wellness and more is being learned about this topic every year.**
10. Plant Proteins
The popularity of plant-based diets and veganism continues to soar into 2021. Plants carry an abundance of protein and beneficial nutrients you won't receive from whey products.
They're ideal for vegetarians and vegan and are considered the more complete source of protein that contains all nine essential amino acids.
is also more sustainable for the environment. A shift towards plant-based protein is not only beneficial for us but also for the health of the planet.