Taking care of health, mind, and body is an essential part of human life. However, what approach individuals take towards bringing equilibrium in these areas keep evolving with time for different reasons. While some changes, such as eating low-fat food, get lost in the shuffle, some other trends gain prominence for being more scientific and better.
Therefore, here are some wellness trends of the 2010s that can continue into the 2020s, as per the experts.
Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas, who is a
Ph.D., Science Director at the University of California, Berkeley, says that
Americans and others think that they can become successful only if they put
their tireless energy and time into work and impress
others. People are, however, getting aware now why this process is not helpful.
Therefore, they are participating in activities and experiences that ensure them happiness. Self-caring is also gradually becoming crucial. But it doesn’t mean pampering. Trends are more about a healthy diet, exercises, sleep, emotional respites, etc. It is also about improving social and emotional skills that eventually lead to sustainable relationships.
So, this approach reckons that these things are no less critical to educational and professional feat.
The 2010 era made people understand the significance of mental and emotional health in overall wellbeing. Earlier, meditation and mindfulness enjoyed only a spiritual status, due to which they never made their way in schools. However, things took a decisive turn in the last decade as the programs on mindfulness for every age group of students came into force. Even research shows that mental health, physical health, and also physical health behaviour are connected.
The market offers a lot of meditation apps. Today, people are taking to social media to speak about their mental health issues, It is also, without the fear of the stigma associated with them.
Weightlifting was peculiar to bodybuilders only. But today, others are also entering this territory. So, it is not about being thin. Fitness means a sculpted and robust body. This trend deserves to stay in the 2020s too. The research shows that strength training helps reduce the risk of heart diseases and injuries while improving the body’s overall functioning. One of the professors at the University of Southern California says that this type of training can increase bone mass, which eventually helps decrease the chances of age-related health problems, like osteoporosis. It can come in handy in performing daily activities even as a person ages with time.
The 2010 decade bid adieu to the
mentality that one should sleep only when he or she dies. The mindset underwent
a massive change after the intervention of sleep trackers and health and
wellness media. There are scientific pieces of evidence that show how quality
sleep can influence human health for the better. Sleeping on the proper time is
necessary for brain, immunity, metabolism, and heart. Lack of discipline in
this area can cause diabetes, heart conditions, infections, Alzheimer’s, etc.
Having a sound sleep is crucial for
learning and memory as it gives the brain ample time to eliminate all the
toxicity and waste, which builds up in the awake conditions. Sleep apnea, which
is one of the prevalent sleep conditions today, can expose people to the risk
of dementia. Hence, sleeping well and long enough is most important.