2020 has been a pretty intense year, and many of the events that the world is experiencing has reminded us of how important it is to focus on our health and wellness. That being the case, there are many wellness trends this year that may seem a little different from years past.
Conscious Breathing Meditation
There are different types of mediation for different purposes. Conscious breathing meditation focuses on breathing as the name suggests, and is used primarily to bring calm, relief, and a sense of greater peace. It’s essentially the flip-side of heart rhythm meditation which focuses more on positive emotions and such to prepare you for life.
The reason conscious breathing meditation is trending in 2020 is the fact that a lot of us are stuck at home with a lot of time to ourselves, or with housemates we simply can’t get away from. If your housemates are driving you up the wall, or if you’re feeling a little stir crazy from the isolation, you can use conscious breathing meditation to ease your mind.
Focusing on Prosperity, Not Money
Another wellness trend that has to do with easing your mind is learning to let go of your focus on money, and instead focus on the things that really matter. Thanks to current events, consumerism is on a downward trend and money is tight for a lot of people. This makes it the perfect time to assess our lives, and realize that earning money for the sake of money doesn’t bring true happiness.
Home DNA Tests
Thanks to modern technology, we can take samples of our DNA in the comfort of our own homes. While you still have to send the sample to a lab to get it tested, this is much more convenient than it used to be. What does a home DNA test do? Well, that depends on the type of test you use.
For example, a skincare DNA test will reveal which types of skincare products your body responds to the best, while a food sensitivities test will reveal which foods could lead to health problems. There are also ancestry DNA tests that reveal your genetic lineage, and DNA tests that specialize in helping you find the ideal ways to lose weight by looking at your genetic makeup.
Focusing on Circadian Health and Sleep Cycles
The science of sleep is a lot more complicated than most people think, and there’s more to resetting your circadian rhythm than just getting 8 hours of sleep each night. The fact of the matter is, your circadian rhythm is based on your exposure to light. This goes for both sunlight, and indoor light.
New methods of regulating your circadian rhythm in a positive way revolve around how much light you’re exposed to, particularly in your bedroom. This, combined with circadian diets and apps, is helping people to get better control of their sleep cycle, and lead healthier lives as a result.
Intuitive Eating Habits
This new form of dieting doesn’t focus on counting calories, or doing intense cleanses. Instead it’s all about educating yourself on the types of foods you’re eating, the effects they have on your body, and improving the quality of the foods that you eat. Intuitive eating also places a strong emphasis on being able to truly recognize when you’re actually hungry, and when you’re experiencing cravings for other reasons.
Staying Healthy and Staying Safe
In these uncertain times the silver lining is that we can place a greater focus on ourselves, and our own health and wellness. There’s never been a better time to reevaluate our lifestyles, how they affect our health, and what we can do to improve ourselves both on the outside, and on the inside. Take care of your body, and it will take care of you in 2020 and beyond.