The healthcare industry is constantly evolving, which paves the way for a regular stream of new health and wellness trends.
While each year brings a new line-up of health and wellness fads, not all catch on and last. Many come and go as quickly as some people set and then quit their New Year's resolutions.
Fortunately, people are more invested in their health and wellbeing than ever before. This is largely due to the rise of technology, which has given people greater access to information and non-urgent healthcare.
When it comes to making a positive change in our lives, we need to commit to the right wellbeing trends that will help shape healthy
habits and ignite positive change.
Keep reading to learn about the health and wellness trends set to shape 2022.
Throughout the pandemic, many people went from using an ergonomic office chair to sitting in their dining chair or lounge. This, along with an increase in sedentary behaviour may have contributed to an increase in back pain or poor posture among many individuals.
As a result, more people are expected to turn to chiropractic care for their musculoskeletal problems.
Regular Health Checks
While seeing your regular GP may not sound like a health and wellness trend, people have become acutely aware of the importance of their health and this is expected to re-shape the way we think about going to the doctor.
People are expected to embrace routine health checks and adopt a more proactive approach to their health and wellness.
As more people return to the office and managers start to employ more staff, business owners may also be proactive about their employees' health with executive medical assessments and pre-employment medicals.
Telemedicine and Virtual Healthcare
In recent years there have been numerous changes to the health sector and emerging technologies have re-shaped the way physicians treat their patients.
Telemedicine and virtual healthcare approaches are expected to be used by more practitioners as a replacement for in-person consultations.
Additionally, according to experts, emerging technologies and greater connectivity are set to allow for improved remote patient monitoring and sending patient data in real-time.
Exploring Mindfulness with Meditation Apps
With a variety of new meditation apps now available, many people have already explored this health and wellness trend.
Regular meditation may help with improving your sleep and managing symptoms of anger, anxiety and stress.
While most of us know we need sleep to stay healthy and alive, many of us fail to get the recommended 7 to 9 hours a night.
Fortunately, investing in sleep hygiene is set to become a popular health and wellness in 2022 is sleep hygiene. Sleep hygiene relates to our bedtime habits and making adjustments to our routines.
Investing in your sleep hygiene may mean:
- Obeying your body clock
- Improving your sleep environment
- Avoiding drugs and caffeine
- Relaxing your mind.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), health is defined as 'a state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.'
The goal is to enjoy a long life in good health, which some of these health trends may contribute to.
Published by Samantha Brown