Wellness trends look a little different year after year. Now that we are past the half way mark through 2023, what are some wellness trends you can try out.
The fact is that there are near endless practices you can use to boost your wellbeing and feel your very best. But this year, there are a few stand-out strategies that are set to explode in the wellness world and knowing what is ahead can help you get you to work on a healthy routine for the rest of the year.
Here are the top 10 wellness trends for 2023, according to leading experts.
#1 - Exercise Recovery
Over the rest of the year and beyond, we expect to see a huge emphasis on exercise recovery. This crucial area of wellness started gaining traction this year with the rise of recovery tools like massage therapy guns and air compression boots.
Gyms will likely begin looking at investing in recovery tools not available for personal, in-home use, such as infrared saunas, cryotherapy chambers, and cold tubs.
#2 - Spiritual Wellbeing
I believe a huge and impactful wellness trend for 2023 is spiritual wellbeing, a term that refers to a person’s sense of connection to something larger than themselves, such as a higher power, a set of spiritual beliefs, or a sense of meaning and purpose in life.
This aspect of wellbeing is often associated with feelings of peace, contentment, and inner harmony, and it can play an important role in overall health and wellness.
In the past, spiritual wellbeing was relegated mostly to formal organisations, such as religions, but it can also be achieved through one’s own practice.
Some techniques include meditation, breathwork, a gratitude practice, or martial arts
#3 - Biotech Wellness Tools
I believe we are going to have more at-home access to blood testing and other assessments that in the past we could only get at doctor’s appointments, and we will be able to directly connect to apps and digital platforms for quicker, more efficient results.
I also predict we will see more wellness and beauty tech products come out on the market. Red light therapy devices, microcurrent facial tools, and lasers that people can use at home themselves will be big. Biotech skincare will make waves as a wellness trend in 2023
#4 - Micro Workouts
Micro workouts are on the rise, evident in the rise of quick, one-minute dances and fitness challenges you find on TikTok. Removing the time barrier to exercise is a major factor in the growing popularity of this wellness trend.
This bite-size, low-intensity format makes it easier to squeeze movement into more moments throughout the day. It might include a morning dance with your favourite influencer, a quick set of push-ups and squats before lunch, and an evening yoga session to help you wind down and de-stress.
These short takes on fitness add up to big results, and are a delightful and fun way to get moving
#5 - Mouth Taping
One health and wellness trend that will continue to grow in 2023 is mouth taping. Yes, I’m talking about taping your mouth shut at night! Mouth taping may be one of the weirdest health hacks out there, but it’s become an increasingly popular trend among wellness enthusiasts. It forces you to breathe out of your nose at night, which may provide health benefits, such as humidifying the nasal passages.
It is certainly not for everyone though, so be sure to speak with your doctor or healthcare practitioner.
#6 - Sleep Syncing
Sleep syncing is a wellness trend that is gaining popularity. This involves adjusting your sleep cycle to the rhythms of nature (like the sun or moon) and tuning it with your circadian rhythm. Some studies have shown that sleep syncing can help people fall asleep quicker, as well as reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, which are often associated with poor sleep patterns.
You can start sleep syncing by setting up a regular sleep schedule, going to bed and waking up at the same time every day. This helps put your body on a regular sleep cycle so that it becomes more used to waking up and going to sleep at certain times.
You may also use apps and devices to help you track your sleep, monitor your sleep patterns, and provide feedback to make improvements.
#7 - Full Day Spa Visits
A wellness trend we are seeing at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort’s St. Somewhere Spa is that guests are using the spa facilities and getting treatments for a full-day experience, rather than just coming in for a massage.
This reflects the growing importance of self-care and wellness among the younger generation.
We are seeing more frequent requests for add-on spa enhancements, like a facial mask or wax service on top of a 50-minute massage to make an entire day out of their visit. Guests are enjoying longer visits to the spa than ever before
#8 - Sober-curious Lifestyles
Being “sober curious” is a trend that will continue to go strong in 2023.
More people are attempting to change their relationship with alcohol. We are seeing more restaurants and bars offering mocktails and non-alcoholic alternatives.
There are also more adaptogenic drinks on the market to replace alcohol. These drinks use different plants and herbs to help your body adapt to stress and other ailments without alcohol.
They help with relaxation, boost your mood, and won’t result in a hangover the next day.
#9 - Mushroom Mania
The heightened awareness of the power of mushrooms will turn more consumers on to seeking ways to increase their mushroom intake for wellness this year, beyond ordering shiitake on a pizza. Functional mushrooms have high levels of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and bioactive compounds that support aspects of health, like sleep, memory, and immunity.
This includes turkey tail mushroom, which has been researched for its protein-bound polysaccharides that stimulate the immune system. Some other functional mushrooms to be on the lookout for are lion’s mane for focus and memory, reishi for stress reduction, chaga to reduce inflammation, and cordyceps to increase energy levels.
#10 - Women's Healing Circles
After everything that transpired in 2022 regarding women’s rights, my prediction for 2023 is that we will see an extraordinary uptick in women doing the healing work together.
In this age, spaces for women to show up and hold space exclusively for one another are becoming more limited and even discouraged.
Women’s circles are a profound way for women to honour their power while providing uplifting support to one another, as well as connect in deep and vulnerable ways through shared experience. Through these circles, we will continue to navigate and rise above a world where our rights are challenged on a daily basis.
Now that you know the biggest wellness practices for this year, here are the wellness trends to ditch in 2023. Read on to learn more about the other wellness practices you should leave behind this year.
- Facial rollers
- Collagen drinks
- Intense wellness challenges
- Greens powders
If you are unsure about the benefits of any of the 2023 trends, consult with your healthcare practitioner like Balanced Healing.
Website – https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonisweet/2022/12/30/10-wellness-trends-you-have-to-try-in-2023