Our concept of wellness changed drastically in the last year and a half. The pandemic sent us all into isolation giving us plenty of time to reconsider our lifestyles, health and wellbeing. It might sound like a cliché, but today, we all want to truly live and feel to the best of our abilities. So if you want to work on your wellness, here are a few trends you might want to try in 2021.
Mindful and intuitive eating
2021 will bring us an increase in intuitive and mindful eating. People have more time to study healthy eating which is pushing them away from restrictive diets that demonize certain nutrients and into the arms of intuitive eating. People are embracing all foods understanding that every food source has pros and cons. It’s also expected to see an increase in upcycling food—turning “ugly” vegetables and other waste food into tasty meals and snacks. This trend pushes us closer to a more sustainable and healthy future.
With more time to spend on social media, we all can notice the negative effects of the digital world. However, we finally understand that we can choose what to watch and listen to. In 2021, more and more people will engage in digital detoxes to clean out our collective minds. You can go without digital content for a week, a weekend or just a day and try living without your phone, TV and social media. Instead, grab a book, go for a walk on the beach, try meditation or take up a new hobby. Disconnecting from the digital world will give you time to connect with yourself and figure out your feelings.
The cannabis revolution has been happening for quite some time, but in 2021, we can see a more widespread acceptance of this healthy plant. Cannabis is used for a broader range of physical and mental problems, and some states are even providing vaccinated people with free cannabis products! Due to the pandemic, the contact between customers and manufacturers is reduced, so we can even rely on cannabis delivery service and get everything from flowers, pre-rolls, vaping liquid and cannabis concentrates delivered right to our doorsteps. We can also expect to see a wider range of cannabinoids besides CBD and THC, such as CBG, THCV and CBN.
Walk and talk therapy
In 2021, couch therapy is out of the question. Since the pandemic started, many therapists gave up on seeing clients in closed spaces, so they replaced traditional couch therapies with a safe alternative—outdoor therapy sessions. Telehealth is going strong, but nothing can replace therapy face-to-face, so some therapists decided to deliver their services while walking and talking to their clients in parks, nature trails and beaches. During these outdoor therapy sessions, therapists and clients are walking together, feeling connected to themselves, each other and nature. Plus, this type of therapy is good for the body as well, since it can get you outside in the sun, fresh air and relaxing natural sounds.
For now, we can forget about popping into the spa center and getting a massage or facial without worry. Right now, touchless services are where it’s at—think cryotherapy, compression therapy, infrared saunas, hyperbaric chambers and float tanks. These provide relaxation and recovery without any chance of virus transmission. According to research, more than 30% of spa users are interested in these touchless services because they want to avoid COVID-19 exposure. Since the need for relaxation and decompression is bigger than ever, these no-touch establishments are providing wellness services without a worry in 2021.
Which of these new wellness trends are you interested in? Find a provider in your area and see how you like these trendy services and be the judge of whether they deserve to stay in the long run.