Kick off 2019 with These 4 Wellness Trends
The New Year means a rush of new trends from everyone from Whole Foods to Self. Sometimes it’s hard to keep track of the latest and greatest and decide the trends you should make part of your life. No worries. We did the homework for you and picked these four wellness trends for 2019 to help you stay fit, happy and healthy.
The Cannabis Buzz
Way back in 2015, Spafinder predicted cannabis (aka marijuana) would be a hot new spa and wellness trend. It turns out we weren’t spaced out. Following a wave of legalization, cannabis has gone from counter-culture to over-the-counter. In fact, in 2019, cannabis and THC (a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant that interacts with receptors in the brain and body) are not only trending, they top wellness lists. Moreover, the world is acknowledging that cannabis can help people suffering from nausea, wasting in AIDS and cancer, epileptic seizures, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma and chronic pain. In the year ahead, look for more micro-dosing to treat pain and anxiety, more spa-like dispensaries and cannabis clubs, more topical products and more cannabis tourism.
Meditate on That
In 2019, meditation is everywhere, from boardrooms to kindergartens to NFL training rooms. With stress at record levels and generations of tech-addicted kids and adults, meditation and yoga practices are on the rise. It’s easier to learn both from an experienced teacher but online videos can also be used. The good news for gals? This Spafinder article shows women who meditate three times a week show greater decreases in emotions like guilt or irritability than men.
Keto–It’s Here to Stay
As the world copes with obesity and type 2-diabetes, Keto diets are a hot trend for 2019. Keto eating plans include healthy proteins and fats and low-carb veggies but there a number of variations. (The idea is to help your body achieve a state of Ketosis and burn off weight.) Once you’ve transitioned to a low-carb diet, Keto is fairly easy to follow. However, there can be side effects (grouchiness, leg cramps and fatigue). And if you plan to adapt this trend, be sure to drink lots of water and ask your doctor first! Learn more.
Digital Detox–The Benefits Are Real
Research shows that adults spend an average of nine hours and 22 minutes every day in front of screens. And all that screen time has serious effects on our minds and bodies, such as disturbed sleep, body pain and higher levels of anxiety. Basically, digital detox, means taking time away from digital devices and screens. This could mean turning your smart phone or laptop off at a certain time every day or spending time at a digital detox retreat. Addiction to social media and digital devices is serious and can cause lasting side effects. Therefore, we think this is a trend to follow in 2019 and beyond. Learn more.