The 4 Biggest Trends In Health & Wellness For 2019
The health, and wellness community is always changing thanks to new scientific advances, products, fitness routines and more. It can be hard to keep track if you’re not paying attention – so we’re here to help!
In this quick blog, we’ll discuss the top 4 health and wellness trends that will be huge in 2019 and beyond – and what they may mean for business owners working in the fitness, health, and wellness industry. Let’s get started.
Over the last several years, we’ve seen an explosion of CBD-related products – from oils to edibles, supplements, vaporizing devices and more. In 2018, sales of CBD products skyrocketed, and this trend is likely to continue in 2019.
While opponents of CBD are skeptical, many proponents point to science-backed studies which have shown that CBD can help with issues like anxiety and depression. There are even those who say that CBD can help boost fitness and athletic performance – although there currently are not any studies that support this.
As far as nutrition goes, one of the biggest recent breakthroughs has been the development of meat substitutes such as Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat, which use plant-based meat substitutes, but deliver a similar flavor as real meat.
Given that overconsumption of red meat is linked with poor health outcomes and cancer, we expect that these products will continue to become more popular. Cultured, lab-grown meat – which is real meat made in a laboratory without harming any animals – is also being researched, but currently costs thousands of dollars per pound, making it impractical for mass consumption.
Manufacturers of wearable fitness trackers – like Fitbit – had a banner year in 2018, and as the technology driving wearables becomes more advanced and powerful, we’re sure to see this trend continue in 2019 and beyond.
We expect that wearable technology will continue to become even more critical for medical care too. The newest Apple Watch Plus, for example, contains an echocardiogram (ECG) feature that is nearly as accurate as a hospital-grade ECG – allowing patients with heart conditions to easily track their health.
Increasingly, fitness enthusiasts are choosing to stay at home and work out in virtual personal training classes – saving them time and money compared to going to the gym. The virtual bicycling company Peloton is at the forefront of this, but other companies like Yogaia and Les Mills are also focusing on this space, as are quite a few other businesses, including Gold’s Gym.
Keep An Eye Out On These Health, Wellness And Fitness Trends!
Whether you’re a personal trainer, nutritionist, physical therapist, or work in any other part of the health and wellness industry, it’s always a good idea to stay up to date on the latest trends – and we hope this guide has helped!