The top 10 health tips and trends of 2021
1. Home gyms and workouts
Welcome to the world of virtual fitness. Watches, apps, devices, big screens...it's all about the at home digital inspiration. Not only because of the forced changes that occurred in 2020 but also for time saving, convenience and the accessibility to a competitive virtual world that makes running that bit harder to compete with your online mates, very real. The online space has never been so digitally inclusive. You can spend a bucket load and get all the fancy equipment in your garage or spare room, creating your very own F45 or you can simply run against the NikeRunClub for free or tune into a free virtual Pilates class. Let's wait and see how traditional gyms and places or workout respond to this and here's hoping for some magnificent transformations and offers....
2. Nootropics on the rise
There no denying the wonders of caffeine when you're tired and struggling to get going. Although, there is also no denying that's it highly addictive and comes with some consequences. We now know and understand more about natural alternatives that also provide energy or clarity, but without the downfalls. Nootropics is a term that refers to drugs, supplements, botanicals that claim to improve cognitive function, particularly executive functions, memory, creativity, or motivation. There are many great natural ones available like; Lion's mane mushrooms, bacopa monnieri, rhodiola rosea, matcha green tea and so on. Don't judge until you've given these types of supplements a go because they can, truly, work wonders. Our Wellbeing blend is packed full of these ingredients.
3. Tailored health solutions
I'm special, you're special, we're all special. We know this and are starting to believe it now more than ever and hence, we want our products to reflect our individualism. Everything from coffee cups to phone cases and bed linen through to and especially, our health. We want it made for us, our needs and our problems. AI is helping to make custom solutions more accessible than ever and you are allow to want something specific to your needs. You can take our FREE virtual consult now to create a custom product, made just for you.
4. Bye stress
It no secret that stress is bad but it's only recently that good, peer reviewed studies are proving it. Bad for so many elements of our health, stress may be the number most important contributing factor. This year more and more of us will learn how to better manage and understand stress. The importance of meditation won't go away and if you still think this term is a hippy buzz word, think again. If you click here you'll find an abundance of scholar articles examining stress and the effects but to be honest, the proof is in the pudding with this. We could not be stronger advocates for reducing your stress levels. If you are someone that is naturally running on adrenaline or living a face paced life, try adding some adaptogens to your life. Adaptogens are herbs that help the body adjust to and recovery from damage that stress can cause physically and mentally. You can take our online consult to create a custom, anti-stress product that's created just for you.
5. Sleep is King
Eight hours. Before midnight. Sleep environment..... The list goes on....
Do not neglect bad sleeping habits or palm them off as normal. Sleep is too important and having the right amount, and good quality sleep, can change your life. Our partner practitioner, Olivia Arezzolo, is a wealth of sleep advice as a leading sleep expert. Our world leading Sleep Tea is also a great start to help you get a great night's sleep.
6. Giving compliments and showing gratitude
How bloody good does it feel when someone throws you a completely unexpected and genuine compliment!! Well, imagine how much better it feels giving them. The best trick for a pick-me-up and feel gooders this year is telling your partner, neighbour or even stranger, something wonderful about them. And remembering to always express gratitude - don't assume people know you are thankful. Simple techniques like this are helping to boost moods and overall mental health by triggering the release of the four primary happiness chemicals: dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, and endorphins.
Diversity in activities and diversity in representation. No longer are gyms for buff men, no longer is yoga for stretchy chicks. We feel more empowered now than ever, to workout to our style and choice. Bye stereotypes. Have the confidence to do what you want, how you want and when you want - you're not alone.
In addition to this, the fitness industry is FINALLY waking up and incorporating so many more people of a range of ages, ethnicities and members of the LGBTIQ community in advertising, management and representation. There is still a way to go through, so let's keep working to smash down those walls.
8. Preventative treatments and immunity
Trying to write this article without mentioned the "C" word was the goal but it would be neglectful to not acknowledge how Covid has changed us. Now, truly more than ever, we care about our immune system and making sure it's boosted and ready to go in case the worst hits. Good news; there is a lot that can be done to make sure we are prepared for our immune system to 'fight'. Sleep, hydration, good nutrition, supplements and reducing stress all imperative. Our scientifically formulated Immunity Tea is sure to get your body off to the right start.
9. Small, Sustainable Fish
If we can commit to eating more small fishes like mackerel, clams, mussels, sardines, and anchovies, we are able to: 1. Instantly help relieve pressure on the larger and more threated fish species 2. Encourage sustainable fishing practises, lending a hand to the seas ecosystems and 3. Do wonders for our inside. The health benefits of eating small fish includes providing a great source of protein that's low fat, source of omega-3 fatty acids for the brain and heart that we can not naturally produce, contains lots of vitamins and minerals.
10. Mental Health meet Psychedelics
Science is now taking the use of indigenous plants to inspire psychedelic-assisted therapies very seriously. People are increasingly interested in the potential mental health outcomes. Some studies have shown that psychotherapy can improve our emotional and behavioural states that in turn can positively impact things like; fewer sick days, less disability, fewer medical problems, and increased work satisfaction. Note here, do not ever try psychedelics alone, uneducated or without professional supervision as the outcomes may also be dangerous.