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Monday, May 3, 2021

9 Wellness Trends To Try In 2021

 Everyone wants to feel happier and live healthier. Mental health, wellness, and positivity are even more paramount at this time of the pandemic. Hence, many are always on the lookout for the best ways to maintain good health and wellness. From supportive online communities to emerging fitness trends, here are the top wellness trends to try in 2021.

1. Digital Mental Health Communities

While online communities are not a new thing, they are currently evolving and now addressing basic mental health needs of people, especially in this time of crisis, and will continue to go on for years to come. 

 Expect to see more people playing an active role in sharing their journey towards mental wellness with more and more digital communities providing guidance in the form of online digital healing sessions.


2. Digital Detoxifying

 There’s so much negative energy in the news, social media, and on TV right now. And one of the major learnings from last year is that people have the power to decide what to take in and set healthy boundaries when it comes to digital consumption. 

 Basically, a digital detox means dedicating a week, weekend, or just a single day to live without social media, TV, and phones. It urges you to take more time with yourself and your family, disconnecting you from all the toxic and unnecessary noise around you. This allows you to reconnect with the people that truly matter in life. A digital detox also gives you more time to spend on hobbies, relaxation, and refreshing your mind.

3. Cannabis Beyond CBD and THC

This year, a widespread acceptance of cannabis use is expected because the stigma surrounding it decreasing significantly. Cannabis is believed to support a broad range of health and medical benefits through the renewed research efforts at institutions and universities throughout the globe. 

 Since more states and countries are legalizing cannabis, more research and trials are done in search for holistic ways of dealing with wellbeing and medical issues through cannabis-based products such as CBD.

 More people will likely incorporate cannabis into their lives and subscribe to their favorite Hemp or CBD-based products. Products like CBD oil and tinctures are known to have positive effects on mood and mental wellness.

4. Focus on Respiratory Health

 Since the onset of the pandemic, there was a lot of attention being paid to cleanliness— so much so that alcohols, hand sanitizers, and disinfecting wipes were in short supply. However, with the revelation that the COVID-19 virus is airborne, many turned their attention to air purification measures. 

 People have been buying sophisticated air purifiers whether it's HEPA filters, HVAC purification systems, or even UV air treatment for their homes. There are even personal air purifier necklaces being sold. 

 Another reason why air cleanliness will become more important this year is the said lung complications from the COVID-19 virus. Shortness of breath and cough are among the most common symptoms of COVID-19 and can stick around for weeks or months after recovery. Hence, maintaining air quality for good respiratory health is another wellness trend that has spiked up this year. 

5. Alcohol-Free Drinks

 Mocktails— whether in the form of an alcohol-free, low-alcohol drink or fancy sparkling water— are a thing right now! As the field of mindfulness grows, people are becoming more interested in mocktails as a healthier alternative to alcohol. This is why more and more alcohol-free sips are popping up in most grocery stores. 

People want to celebrate the little things without getting wasted and consuming tons of calories. So, this year, don’t be surprised to see more sparkling types of beverages entering the market as a healthier alternative to alcoholic beverages and soda.

6. Plant Therapy

 Spending the weekends having a picnic in the park or walking in the woods can make you feel better in an instant. The calming green sights and fresh air are enough to lighten up your mood and improve mental wellness. But with the restrictions in place, it’s difficult to go out and spend time with greenery and nature. Fortunately, there are ways for you to take a piece of nature into your own home—and that’s through plants.

The oxygen and earthy tones are proven to make you feel more relaxed. House plants can also boost your home d├ęcor. Plus, taking care of plants or gardening is a great hobby to occupy your mind with—especially if you are trying to detoxify yourself from digital spaces.

7. Touchless Spa Services

With health protocols and social distancing in place, getting a massage at your local spa is a big no-no. Fortunately, touchless spa services including compression therapy, cryotherapy, infrared saunas, salt caves, hyperbaric chambers, float tanks, and IV drips, offer a way for people to recover and relax with minimal contact. People need a way to de-stress now more than ever. No-touch spa services can offer no-worry wellness in the midst of COVID-19.

8. TikTok Fitness

While you can find fitness tips on Google and workout routines on YouTube, lots of fitness professionals are now posting on TikTok as well. It makes sense since TikTok has over 700 million users and is expected to reach 1.2 billion monthly active users this year. 

Virtual training with fitness professionals on TikTok allows people to stay motivated and have a consistent training routine with their fast-paced power workout. Most of these routines incorporate fun and trendy music, making it easier for many people to maintain the fitness exercises.

9. Moisturizing Hand Sanitizers

Hand sanitizers are a necessity these days. However, most basic hand sanitizers dry out the skin and don’t smell that good. Going into 2021, you may see a new generation of hand sanitizers that not only sanitize your hands but also keep you smelling good and moisturized. One of these is the hybrid cologne sanitizer. Some well-known fragrance brands already tried recreating their premium scents on germ-killing sprays and sanitizers. 


 Amidst this pandemic, a collection of innovative and accessible wellness trends is emerging. All these methods are changing the ways we approach our emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing. The best part is, many of these trends can be done or applied at home—giving everyone the opportunity to prioritize health and wellness this year and beyond.

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