The year 2020 has challenged us all in many ways, and our health is no exception. From social distancing to lockdowns to school closures, physical and mental health has never been so important. This is why it’s important to anticipate these health trends coming soon so you can prepare yourself for them. In doing so, you can make the most out of them and not join the rush with everyone else. Shown below are some of the trends you should look out for.

Exercise and Weight Loss

Diet Enhancements

If shedding some pounds is your prime focus, then there are several approaches you can take. With many gyms closed down and a lack of availability due to homeschooling children, one popular option in the year 2020 for weight loss purposes has been diet pills. Some choose from, some of which offer more healthful nutrients than others, and some that may have more uncomfortable side effects but help tremendously in appetite suppression. Some people need more energy to work out, and many weight loss supplements can assist with that. Always explore the options with your doctor before deciding.

Home Gym Equipment and Workouts

Home gym equipment companies experienced a serious spike in sales for obvious reasons during the year of Covid-19. Fitness from home has never been more appealing with the luxurious selection of gym apparel that not only keeps you fit but can actually complement the feng shui of the room it’s in. Mundane assault bikes and treadmills are a thing of the past with the new combinations of today’s latest technology with gym equipment.

Having your own home gym will open up many possibilities for exercise. In this era of technology, almost anything you could want or ask for can be found online. There’s no need to go to a gym when you can find a YouTube video that suits your fitness needs and schedule. Having a yoga mat and a few dumbbells can help a lot, but even those are always necessary, as there are plenty of quick and easy workouts that require no equipment at all.

Mixed Martial Arts Classes

Kate Moss once said that her motto was “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” This sends the message that the benefits of being skinny far outweigh the satisfaction one might get from having a cookie. But anyone who has ever tried losing weight, or eating cookies, knows that losing weight is not that easy. What if there was some higher purpose behind your attempts at weight loss? Learning Martial Art, such as Boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and several others, are becoming increasingly popular amongst those who want to get fit and learn something new in the process. Sure, you can get in shape by jogging every morning or lifting dumbbells in your garage. Or you could improve your cardio, develop muscle endurance, trim down, boost your self-esteem, and learn an invaluable life skill—how to defend yourself. Take that, Miss Moss.

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Nutrition

If your health is important to you and you’re ready to put your money where your mouth is, go organic. With people becoming more informed about the negative side effects of eating meats and produce mass-produced, switching to an all-organic diet has become one of the newest trends in health practices.

Studies have shown that the antibiotics given to animals to protect them from the diseases they’re exposed to in the harsh environments they’re raised in are causing humans to have a high tolerance for antibiotics. This makes it difficult to get rid of the flu that would otherwise be easily cured with antibiotics.

Not only that, but the growth hormones given to animals and plants to make them larger can lead to cancer or cardiovascular disease. This doesn’t include all the pesticides, herbicides, and fertilization chemicals used by farmers, which can have adverse reactions with vitamins found in the produce, rendering them useless.

Going organic is not only more nutritious and will result in better long term health, but you can also rest assured knowing that the animals were not raised in cruel close quarter, unhygienic environments.

Wellness

Another trend developing in the health and wellness category is wellness retreats. Those who love to travel and seek authentic, spiritual experiences that will help guide them towards a greater appreciation for life are at the core of what people call “transformation travel.” If you’re looking to nurture your mental health, then consider venturing beyond your front door to experience another way of life in a place foreign to you.

These are just a handful of ways you can take care of your physical and mental health. Keep in mind that nutritional meals, exercise, and getting plenty of rest are key factors in maintaining your health and wellness. If you can manage those three things, then you’ll surely be able to keep your healthfully in check.