With the coming of 2020 and the new era, a lot of people wonder how things will change. Are there going to be some unimaginable tech developments, new inventions, and new ways of dealing with the problems in the world? In fact, one of the biggest concerns people have is how the new era will affect their health and whether or not there will be new medical breakthroughs.
Although nothing can be said for sure, there are predictions regarding the rise of traditional medicines, such as Ayurveda. As it’s predicted, people will tend to use natural herbs to heal their bodies from injuries and diseases. And, among the most mentioned things is the use of Ashwagandha as the magical plant for wellbeing.
Of course, there will be many other health trends in 2020 according to experts. However, most of them will revolve around natural treatments and technology serving medicine. If you want to be up-to-date with the latest trends, here are the top 5 health trends you need to follow this year.
People will see the importance and health benefits of plants (fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds) and will focus on them. They will also realize how much harm they cause to nature by eating meat, thus killing animals. Willing to save the planet, it is predicted that a lot of people will switch from the traditional western diet to a plant-based diet. And, if you are one of those who can’t live without meat, milk, dairies, and eggs, don’t worry. There will be plant-based, began alternatives to most (if not all) animal-derived products.
Mocktails on the Rise
Apart from eating clean, plant-based foods, it is predicted that people will drink clean, alcohol-free drinks. Moreover, it’s expected people to understand the importance of clean eating, which excludes alcohol, for better health. Therefore, instead of only liquors and cocktails, pubs and bars will start including no/low-alcohol liquors and mocktails. In fact, there will be some no/low-alcohol liquor alternatives that will taste like the originals. So, even if you don’t want to give up alcohol entirely, there will be low-alcohol options that will satisfy your needs.
Yoga has been around for ages. It especially became an important part of our lives in recent years due to understanding the benefits it offers. Although it has been practiced for a really long time, this year the kundalini yoga will be in the focus.
This type is a mixture of Shakti, Bhakti, and Raja Yoga and offers a one-of-a-kind mental, physical, and spiritually transformative experience. It includes breath work, physical postures, chanting, and mudras which work altogether to release the life force energy at the base of your spine and unlock your full potential.
The Age of Digital Health
For those who wonder whether or not technology will find a way to improve our health or serve it better, the answer is YES. There will be many tech developments that will work on improving our health, assisting whenever we need help, and supporting our overall wellbeing. For instance, there will be smart tech gadgets that will be able to perform basic blood analyses without the need to go to a lab.
The use of Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality for wellness purposes is another prediction. According to experts, people will use AI and VR for exercising from the comfort of their homes. Moreover, they will want to enjoy the benefits of exercising without leaving their homes. And, AI and VR are exactly that – convenient and accessible at any time.
Of course, smartwatches and other wearables will continue to be in the focus. They have numerous functions that help us keep track of our health, collect important health metrics, manage chronic disease, and work with health care providers and fitness professionals. As a matter of fact, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) claims that wearable tech will be the top 2020 health and fitness trend.
The Importance of Sleep
For those who really enjoy sleeping long hours, we have some great news. Sleeping will be seen as one of the most important factors for a healthy life. Moreover, it has been found that sleep deprivation can cause diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and depression among other things.
Therefore, people will try to find ways to sleep better by using better sleep surfaces, natural lighting, better pajamas, and make schedules that don’t interfere with their sleep time. Also, they will go on wellness vacations, known as sleepcations, instead of traditional all-day-activities vacation. This type of vacation is tailor-made and focuses on your wellness. That’s why they include itineraries that include a spa, meditation, yoga, and healthy dining among other things. By going on a vacation like this one, you will re-energize and rejuvenate yourself.