As the calendar year rolls to a close, it’s time to look back on everything the past twelve months have brought us—hello, facemasks, baking tutorials, and Zoom happy hours—and forward to what’s on the horizon, including the latest health and wellness trends.
As they say, when one door closes, another (healthier, safer) door opens.
Take a look at the top four health and wellness trends for 2021.
#1 (More) At-Home Workouts
No matter what happens to fitness centers, it seems that home workouts are here to stay. And that’s a good thing! Working out at home provides scheduling flexibility, unparalleled convenience, and the very noticeable absence of that annoying dude who hogs the squat rack to take selfies (#gymlife).
The best way to embrace using your living room as your own personal gym is to focus on variety. After all, you can only do so many sit-ups or wall squats before you’re bored out of your mind. Try incorporating the following at-home workouts into your routine:
- Dance workouts (double-duty as stress relief!)
- Boxing (you can buy boxing resistance bands from Power Punch Pro)
- Yoga class
- HIIT circuits
- Jump rope (on the ground floor only)
#2 Virtual Mental Health Services
Therapy has been gaining popularity for years, and like most everything else in 2020, it now has a virtual counterpart, too. Many mental health professionals are now offering appointments via phone or video chat, and you can even text with your therapist in many cases. With all this accessibility, it’s easier than ever to take charge of your health and wellness.
Pro tip: Many health insurance companies are increasing the amount of coverage they provide for mental health services, so getting help might be more affordable than you think.
#3 CBD, CBD, and More CBD
The only thing more popular than Zoom calls these days is CBD. And unlike four-hour Zoom meetings with the senior management team, CBD lowers your anxiety levels. With its stress-reducing, pain-alleviating, non-psychoactive properties, it’s easy to see why. As we head into 2021, there’s an ever-increasing number of CBD products to choose from. Our favorites include:
- Bath bombs
- Pet products (yes, CBD is great for cats and dogs, too)
As you research the best CBD vape kit for you, be sure to seek out reputable companies like CBDfx to ensure you’re getting a high-quality, lab-tested product.
#4 Health > Appearances
This last trend is by far our favorite because it means the world is moving away from encouraging health trends that are only about looks. Crash diets and over-the-top workout challenges are out. Nourishing foods, meaningful movement, and prioritizing mental health are in. Thank goodness!
As we move into 2021, society is more focused on (actual) health than ever.
We encourage you to keep this trend in mind as you begin making your New Year’s resolutions and to set goals that focus on how you feel. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to spruce up your looks either, but don’t let it get in the way of taking care of your mind and body.
Get Ready for a Healthy, Happy Year
After the year we’ve all had, 2021 better have something pretty awesome in store for us. But good luck aside, you can always take meaningful steps to make life better for you.
These trends are going to stick around for a while (or at least longer than that sourdough baking phase you had earlier this year), so don’t hesitate to dive right in. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for your happiest, healthiest year yet. Cheers to 2021!