2018 year was a year when most of the world was focused on the on health and wellness, both physical and mental wellness. Now it’s 2019 and this is what we should expect to see in the health and wellness sphere in 2019.
Ayurveda in Sanskrit means “knowledge of life” which is 5,000-year-old health system. Ayurveda is responsible for a lot of health movements in 2018. Perhaps the most familiar of which would be the ketogenic diet. Ayurveda is an old system of medicine that incorporates plants and animal products, particularly fats. The practice of Ayurveda involves using fats both for consumption, meaning eating fats like ghee, and external use, like oils for the skin. The practice connects both mind and body in bringing about wellness.
2. More Plant Based Alternatives
In 2018, we’ve seen the rise of plant based food, a whopping 23% rise in sales. The days when the choices we had regarding plant based food were TVP and tofu, are gone. It looks like now there will be a huge movement in the plant based fish sector.
3. More Sleep
Lack of sleep is very common nowadays. A lot of people tend to work or study more, instead of sleep. But, this year we will have a better understanding of our circadian rhythm and the effects of melatonin and cortisol on our sleep patterns. If these two hormones get out of whack, our circadian rhythm will be thrown out of its cycle and our sleep gets messed up. Get enough sleep, that’s the first thing you need the most.
4. Mental Health
This year also the importance of the mental health continues to be given. People now are realizing more that in order to be physically healthy, you need to think about your mental health as well. Because of that, we have some brain exercises tips that you should check them out. It is predicted that 2019 will see the continuation of this mental health trend.
5. Body Positivity
Body positivity moved from the fringes to mainstream and for that thanks to Rihanna and her Fenty brand. In 2018, more and more people started to focus more on loving their bodies instead of them to fit into the mold that society wanted them to look. That’s a proof that body positivity saw a rise in popularity in 2018. A lot of people shift their focus to mental health now, but in 2019 we will see an even bigger rise in the body positivity movement.