11 Health Trends You Need To Try This Year

Is health and wellness on your mind in the new year? According to research, health is among the top New Year’s resolutions each year. If you’re looking to set a health-related goal in 2021, read on for 11 health trends you need to try. 

Improve Your Diet 

One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions people make is a change to their diet. There are so many opinions and theories out there about what we should and should not eat. Instead of only focusing on diets, we are taking a look at some health and wellness trends that are worth trying this year: 

1. Up your probiotics. Fermented foods like kefir, kombucha, and yogurt are all the rage—and for good reason. These foods are rich in probiotics, which can balance your body’s microbiome and improve your gut health. 

2. Eat more antioxidants. If there’s ever a time to eat with your immune system in mind, that time is now. Antioxidant-rich fruits and veggies can help support your immune system’s capabilities. Wondering which foods are antioxidant rich? Look for foods with deep, dark colors, like purple cabbage, berries, and more. 

3. Opt for whole foods. The paleo diet may, in fact, have one thing right. It teaches us to opt for “whole” foods rather than processed foods. That means whole grains, nuts, proteins, and more. 

4. Eat with the climate in mind. Climate change is real, and it becomes a more urgent matter each and every day. That’s why one of our favorite diet trends in 2021 is climatarianism: a diet with the climate in mind. Avoid foods that have major impacts on our climate, like beef and pork. It won’t just be better for you, but better for the earth. 

Exercise More 

Do you get the recommended 30 minutes of exercise each day? If not, it’s about time you start! Exercise doesn’t only help us manage our weight. It also helps with our mood and immune system, too. Here are some of our favorite new trends: 

5. Livestream your workout. While home workouts once meant the same workout tape on repeat, that’s no longer the case. You can now live stream your daily workout on a number of different apps and channels. That means a new workout each day and a live instructor to get you through it. 

6. Meet with a trainer remotely. Who needs to leave their house these days? You can now meet one-on-one with a personal trainer in the comfort of your own home gym. Get a personalized workout with your specific exercise goals in mind. 

7. Workout with mental health in mind. We could all use a little help with our mental health, and we can now get it in with our exercise. Pilates, yoga, and more are now mental-health focused. 

8. Get outside! The world is the best gym of all. You can now get your workout class on in the great outdoors by going for a run or a bike ride. No more stuffy gym air; it’s all fresh air from here. 

Don’t Forget Mental Health 

2020 has been the year of stress, fear, and anxiety. If there’s ever a time to collectively focus on mental health, it’s now. Fortunately, amazing work has been done over the past decade to destigmatize mental health and make help more accessible to all. Here are some of our favorite mental health trends: 

9. Get therapy from anywhere. Just like you “Zoomed” your birthday party, you can “Zoom” your therapy, too. There are plenty of app-based therapy platforms that can connect you with mental health specialists for talk and text therapy. Or, reach out to your primary care physician for a referral to a therapist who offers online mental health services. 

10. Practice meditation. Just like online therapy, there’s an app for that! Meditation can help your mood, memory, sleep, and more. Guided meditation can be an amazing way to take a step back from the chaos of life and practice self-care. And it’s now available from the comfort of your own home! 

11. Try CBD. You’ve probably heard of CBD by now. It’s the non-psychoactive compound in cannabis and can help with all sorts of ailments, from sleep issues to general wellbeing. There are plenty of top notch CBD oil tinctures to choose from to improve your health. 

With these 11 health trends, you’ll feel like a brand-new you in no time.

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