Practicing fitness and wellness never became less popular as most people are into the habit of taking care of their physical and mental health. And as the world continues to struggle in the face of several crises happening all at once, these practices have become more in-demand than ever.
2020 was the year when people started discovering and rediscovering many things. Some got into new hobbies like cooking, gardening, and home renovation, while some started to play video games and read more books. Whatever they ended up doing, one common ground is for them to survive these crises and come out of them as better versions of themselves. So, new and emerging trends in fitness and wellness are ubiquitous.
Stay At Home, Practice At Home
As the needs of people and the manner they can meet these needs change, it is predictable that there will always be a new trend starting of the blue that will be all the rage. In recent times, here are some of the most popular emerging trends that you should know about:
Vegan and eco-friendly products
Veganism and sustainability go hand-in-hand, and they are two of the most significant movements to become more prominent as a response to the worsening climate change. Nowadays, whenever you go to the supermarket, restaurant, or shop online, it’s pretty common to see vegan and sustainable products on the aisles and item lists. These movements are more than just a trend, but an act of defiance in the world dependent on capitalism destroying the world.
Recently, activists, vegans, and sustainability enthusiasts have influenced even the biggest companies, businesses, and brands to go vegan and become sustainable. Even skincare and beauty brands have risen to the occasion by releasing cruelty-free and eco-friendly products and services.
Even beauty products are becoming a part of this trend as you can now find vegan and eco-friendly versions of almost everything from eye peels, toners, face mists, face masks, and facial foams. You can even shop for products like brightening barrier serum online, and they will come in non-plastic packaging. This trend is gratifying as you can take care of yourself in a guilt-free manner.
Digital technologies that you can wear are nothing new. But the most recent wearable gadget has the sole purpose of monitoring your health and giving you the information you need. These notifications let you better understand your body and the internal and external factors triggering your body’s responses so you will know when to act.
Now, there are stress trackers, fitness gadgets, heart rate monitors, fitness watches, and smartwatches that notify you of your current condition so you will know when to act according to your body’s needs. It can also give you an update on how many miles you’ve run, even if you’re only jogging in your living room. These gadgets can be your new fitness buddies; they might not be as conversational, but they could be a good alternative.
A holistic approach to taking care of yourself has seen a significant increase for a long time now. Many people have taken an interest in addressing their body’s overall health and not just its physical aspects. Because of this, people are looking for a balance in physical exercises with other activities like sleeping and meditation.
People do these holistic activities without overlooking the other branches of wellness, including the emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, social, and spiritual aspects. When you focus on all of these aspects of yourself, you can achieve a holistic level of health and wealth.
Social distancing seems to be coming and going every time a new outbreak worsens and is considered controlled. During these uncertainties, many health and fitness enthusiasts have gotten used to the new normal of working out — by doing virtual training sessions with a coach and attending offline classes whenever possible and with lesser risks involved.
People combine indoor training with outdoor training. Because of these seemingly never-ending cycles of lockdowns and easing of restrictions only to go back to social distancing caused by the pandemic, there is also a surge in the demand for training equipment for indoor and outdoor use. Pretty soon, gyms and centers might become obsolete.
Overall Health Is The Real Wealth
More people are starting to understand the true meaning of the saying “health is wealth,” as evident in the trends that address people’s every need to meet their health. These trends will likely continue to shape the future of the fitness and wellness industries while more technologies, practices, and approaches will emerge.