Spring has finally arrived and many people are looking for new, natural ways to refresh their health and wellness routines. These 5 Natural Health and Wellness Trends are quickly making their way to the top of the heap, especially for people interested in giving their health and appearance a boost, in natural ways:
In the past, self-care was considered a luxury. Today, we understand that it’s essential for preserving mental clarity and wellness. It gives us a clear mind and fresh perspective, to meet the demands of any given day.
Practicing good self-care is much more than making time for an occasional spa day or that once a year mud bath or stone massage. It’s about every day rituals and moments of peace and happiness, that keep you energized: mind, body, and spirit.
For some, self-care can be something as simple as a 30-minute soak in a nice hot bath each night. Others spend time in pursuit of mental peace with projects such as writing in a journal, knitting, jewelry-making, or scrap booking. For others, a little bit of pampering and primping, may involve spending time on your nails one day, deep cleansing face masks another day, and deep conditioning your hair the next.
You have to find the self-care practices that give you the greatest amount of peace and contentment, in order to derive the greatest benefit from your self-care pursuits.
- Sleep Optimization
A good night’s sleep affects your day, from your mood to your ability to function, and everything in between. If you don’t get enough sleep the night before, you’re simply not living up to your potential that day.
For those who have long term sleep difficulties, more significant and lasting health consequences can occur, including increased risks of the following:
- Heart attack
Fortunately, for those who have been struggling to get adequate sleep at night, technology is rising to the occasion with a plethora of tools designed to help you get your best night’s sleep yet. Some of the tools available to help you get a better night’s rest include:
- Adjustable beds with anti-snore features
- Sleep meditation devices
- White noise devices
- Sleep apnea masks
- Smart lighting
- Smart pillows
- Wearable sleep trackers
- Weighted sleep blankets
If you aren’t getting enough sleep or your sleep doesn’t provide you with the restorative quality you believe it should, some of these trends may help you to optimize your sleep.
- Meditation and Mindful Movement
Meditation is a trend that has been growing in popularity over the years. Thanks to a variety of apps that allow you to enjoy guided meditation in the comfort of your own home, you can use meditation to relax after a long day at the office or to clear your mind of the days events, so you can enjoy a better night’s sleep.
Some people are moving beyond the basics of meditation and embracing more advanced practices, like Breathwork. There is a growing appreciate for breathwork because meditation isn’t always a practical approach during moments of stress. Breathwork; however, is practical and easy to do. By adjusting your breathing patterns, you can take some control of any stressful situations form your day.
- Non-Toxic Beauty
It wasn’t that long ago that cosmetics companies offering “clean” make-up products, i.e. non-toxic cosmetics, had limited offerings, for those who want a natural look. It works great for people who want to recreate a natural glow in their skin. Today, there is a wide variety of natural makeup products and colors available, that are good for each person, good for the skin, and good for the planet.
If you are interested in buying cosmetics that are made with natural and/or organic ingredients, you are not alone, according to Well and Good, who reports that nearly 48 percent of consumers are looking for the same kinds of products.
Until recently, this demand went largely unmet. Today, more women have access to cosmetics products that work with their personal styles, provide full-coverage, and don’t make them feel guilty for using the products that make them feel confident and beautiful in their own skin.
- Ketogenic Diets
You’ve probably heard of low carb diets and lifestyles by now. The ketogenic diet follows that low carb lifestyle and it includes of a substantial amount of healthy fats as part of your daily intake. With this diet you eat more healthy fats and less carbohydrates to force your body to burn fats. In essence, it’s goal is to help you body burn fats as fuel, instead of using carbohydrates for energy.
And it’s a growing trend. “What is keto diet?” was one of the most popular Google queries around the world in 2017, according to CNN. In fact, the ketogenic diet quadrupled in Google searches in 2017. The trend is still growing – look for a wide range of new products designed to help you achieve ketosis (the state in which your body is able to burn fat for fuel and melt off the pounds) faster.
And because you’re eating high quantities of healthy fats, it may help you feel satiated and less hungry, in the hopes of losing or maintaining weight. Of course, it’s always best to discuss any new diets with your doctor before implementing them. Even meal delivery services are buying into the ketogenic gold mine by offering delivery services and curated meals you can prepare at home, delivered to your door.
Each of these health and wellness trends appear to be geared for steady growth this year. Some of them are designed to enhance beauty and others are designed to improve health and well being. All of them work together to help improve YOU. Try them for yourself, and decide which ones help you feel and look your best today.
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