We’ve looked at what 2019 might have in store for the fitness movement. What about the other side of healthy living? We’ve seen a boom in macrobiotics and plant-based foods, and 2019 has some new trends in store.
Here’s some of what you can expect from healthy living trends this New Year:
This ancient holistic health system, some 5,000 years old, Ayurveda healing is the belief that the mind and the body are inexplicability linked. Sanskrit for "knowledge of life," Ayurveda has spurred other trends including our obsession with turmeric and kitchari cleanses. 2018 saw Ayurveda healing really come into the public consciousness, and there’s no stopping it for 2019.
Brain health is growing as a key area of concern, and our understanding of the mind will be a key trend for 2019, learning what external factors impact on mental health and how we can help.
From poor sleep, lack of exercise and an unhealthy diet – factoring what makes a difference to our mental health remains a priority.
We’ve been all over ketogenic diets for 2018 and a light has been shone on its lack of eco-credentials. 2019 will see a focus on eco-eating with more plant-based research taking place.
Supplements have been a staple for years when it comes to physical recovery, and now there are a raft of supplements which claim to clear “brain fog”, anxiety, and even depression.
2019 will continue to see the rise of memory and mind-improving supplements.
I remember when the Atkins diet was the thing to do many years ago. It just shows how far we've come. I don't see the trends changing much from natural, plant-based eating from now onwards.
Isn't eco-eating just plant-based eating - like a vegan diet, basically?
not sure about supplements to improve mental health, but I think it is good to see the stigma and taboos gradually disappearing. Particularly for those in the armed services where the PTSD rate is dreadful. We need to acknowledge and provide help, especially for those who have given so much.
I would say mental/brain health should become a more well-known reason, particularly for younger people who are suffering sop much more with anxiety and depression
eco-eating? I'm intrigued, and particularly why the keto diet is so bad. That said the main thing is only to eat what you need, and not to waste anything. That's my plan for 2019 and beyond.