4 Growing Trends to Support Your Journey To Better Health

Trends are a funny thing. They come, they go, and sometimes they only last for a few weeks while others last for years. Many of them will make a comeback decades after their first iteration as a new generation embraces them. Health trends follow that same pattern. There are new types of diets constantly being created. Scientists often discover new modes of exercise that can increase longevity. 

People start engaging with new practices to invest in mental health. There are constant changes and updates to old health patterns to adapt them for a different audience.

When you start on your journey toward better health, there will be a myriad of ways that you can go about reaching your goals. Finding a method that categorically works for you can be challenging. With that in mind, here are 4 Growing Trends to Support Your Journey To Better Health!

1. Sports that are Growing in Popularity

Sports are perfect activities for investing in your health. They get you moving, using different muscles than during your conventional daily routine, and also allow you to socialize with others.  Several sports are becoming more popular in the United States and present an opportunity for you to get some exercise in a fun way. 

Pickleball, a game that used to be played almost exclusively by elderly individuals, is making a big comeback among younger generations as an alternative to tennis. 

Additionally, disc golf continues to grow across the country with more and more people enjoying the experience of walking the course and competing against others for the lowest score. It is a much more accessible alternative to actual golf. Trying out a new sport that is becoming more popular can perfectly complement your physical health aspirations.

2. Dietary Supplements

A healthy and balanced diet is very important for both physical and mental health. Your body needs a steady supply of many nutrients to function properly and the best way to get them is by selecting the right types of food and drink.

However, you can support your health with dietary supplements. Vitamin and mineral supplements can increase the number of nutrients being supplied to your cells, supporting cellular health along the way. 

This sector is continuing to rise in popularity, with many options for consumption like pills, tablets, liquid capsules, gels, gummies, and mixing powders for drinks. Check out the supplement section at your local health food or grocery store to see how you can support your healthy diet with additional nutrients.

3. Using Technology to Track Changes

Health technology has come a long way in the last few years as well. It is helping to make many activities easier, especially for those wanting to invest in their health and change their lifestyle behaviors. Wearable technology like a Fitbit or smartwatches allow individuals to track data such as their heart rate, hours spent sleeping, distance covered, and more. 

You can use these devices to look back at where you started and how much progress you have made toward your health goals. Additionally, there are tons of health-focused apps that you can put on your phone to help you track your diet, form a fitness plan, and otherwise promote better habits for your wellbeing. It is easier than ever to see your progress and follow the daily steps to reach your goals. It creates a virtuous habit cycle that encourages you along.

4. Remote Work

While this trend is not necessarily related to health, it has had a huge effect on overall mental health around the world in the last few years. People discovered that many of their jobs can actually be performed from home when they experienced closures or half-open offices. This created a tidal wave of workers leaving their jobs to find remote work or negotiate a more hybrid structure for their current job. 

As a result, people have seen their mental health improve with a better work-life balance. In turn, this can also improve their physical health as well with more time to prioritize exercise and meditation without a daily commute and without having to wear a stuffy shirt and tie to get ready for work. (Think Steve Jobs of Apple!)

If you’re struggling with your mental health, it’s probably time to seek out a new opportunity that gives you the freedom to invest in your own wellbeing, and convert some of that stress stealing
your time and energy from your life into the gold of satisfying goals and dreams!

Your Health Matters, so Make a Change Today

In the ‘busyness’ of life, some people push their health to the back burner. But life is meant to be enjoyed. Therefore, one of your priorities should be focusing on better health for yourself and those around you. This will allow you to live a longer, happier life with the people, family and friends that you love.

Try out some of these trends now to support your journey toward health. Whether you want to experiment with a new sport, take dietary supplements, start tracking your vitals, or make the shift to remote working, these new habits can be a great first step to reaching your wellness goals. 

Which of these trends above do you feel are the most relevant to you, and why? Let us know in the comments below and join in the conversation on FacebookTwitter & Instagram

Jennifer Dawson

Jennifer Dawson is an experienced freelance writer who specializes in food and nutrition. Working in fitness marketing previously gave her a good feel for the industry and since going freelance she has been able to explore her preferred topic areas such as diet types, nutrition and food. Outside of work, Jen enjoys traveling, swimming and spending time with her young family.

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