2017 saw a dramatic shift in the field of health & fitness. People have gone more conscious about their health than ever.
They now seem to have identified the importance of leading an active lifestyle and consuming healthier foods.
Looking at this, we are even hopeful for 2018. Healthy living would be the focal point.
Today, I predict 5 wellness trends that are expected to surface in the coming year.
Love for food continues but strictly healthy food now -
Growing reliance on technology has led to advent of lifestyle diseases. People perhaps understand that but still fail to include healthier alternatives in their daily lives.
What’s good here is the preference to consider a healthy lifestyle which has gone widespread. Infact, Health and wellness is the next trillion dollar market, which includes beauty and anti-ageing products, fitness & exercising besides food and nutrition.
Consumers are apparently opting for foods and superfoods these days. They are ready to spend more on products to benefit from good health and efficient weight loss.
2018 will witness a rise in the market of healthy and organic foods. Artificial and synthetic flavors will fade gradually.
Shift to other means of transport -
Given our busy schedules, we find it difficult to take out time for daily exercising. But we have discovered other means to it.
For example, many people today prefer cycling to work or walking if their workplace is at a walk-able distance.
This is going to be common in the coming months.
In a country like India, where we continually deal with the problem of rising traffic and dangerous pollution levels, this will help. Cycling is a great way to avoid traffic and save time.
Moreover, our body stays in shape and is not deprived of physical activity.
As times get busier, people will try to include healthier ways in their hectic schedules to achieve fitness.
Healthier alternatives to hardcore drinks -
The ill-effects of alcohol and tobacco are well known. We all know how badly the addition affect our bodies. While it still seems difficult to ward off the alcohol craze, it’s encouraging to see people considering alternatives.
Hardcore liquors are going to be less preferred. Beer and Wine, which have considerably lesser alcohol content, will be ordered more.
Wine already is one of the most preferred drinks in the west with its flavor catching up fast globally. Wine also offer enormous health benefits as compared to other drinks so all the more reason for promise.
Watch out for new year, the trend is surely going to catch up and to continue in 2018.
Poor lifestyle patterns to induce lifestyle changes for youth -
Young people working in offices are finding it difficult to lead an active life. Desk jobs are causing weight gain, bad posture and other diseases. Another reason for increasing health issues is the extra availability of food choices and poor habits.
Night shifts and skipping meals is common. Binge eating is leading to problems like obesity while eating at odd hours is resulting in nutrient deficiency and poor productivity levels.
However, despite of rise in diseases and other health problems, more and more people are making efforts to eat right and become physically active. 2018 is expected to see a further growth in the percentage of people indulging in an active lifestyle.
SPORTS to take preference over GAMES -
The last decade or so was largely dominated by technology. The trend still continues but the striking difference is rising awareness about the downside it could bring in our day to day lives.
Sports will be considered more over Games. Though there is a thin line between the two but you would always prefer your kids going out and play rather than playing a spell of Temple Run on your smartphone. Isn’t it?
The latter is only entertaining while an activity outdoor is highly beneficial to health and well being.