Here are the top 10 wellness trends we believe will skyrocket in 2015. Have you tried any of these?
In the past, meditation was seen as something you did if you went to Tibet and lived in a cave for a year with monks or something that only yogis and monastery visitors did on retreats. Now, however, meditation is catching on even among corporate executives and software engineer types. The benefits of a daily meditation practice are extraordinary and can help you achieve greater success in your career as well as in your relationships and overall happiness. And anyone can meditate. You don’t have to be religious or “spiritual” to reap the benefits.
2. Standing workstations
The studies continue to pile up about the hazards of sitting. In fact, in 2015 we think sitting will be the new smoking. Most individuals regard smoking as an unattractive habit that can put a damper on your social life as well as your health. Until recently, it was considered socially acceptable to sit all day, from the commute to work to sitting at a desk to sitting on the couch at home to spend time with family or friends. But with the recent evidence that the more you sit each day, the greater your risk of disease and death, we think it will be more socially acceptable in 2015 to stand or walk while working or socializing.
3. Farm-To-Table Restaurants and Meal Delivery Plans
While there are still some people who don’t mind being fifty pounds overweight simply because they have to eat on-the-go most of the time, that demographic is shrinking. People are busy and often don’t have the time or the know-how to cook healthy, fresh meals day in and day out. Microwave dinners and meals-in-a-box like Hamburger Helper make things easier on the home cook, but with the sacrifice of taste as well as nutrition. Savvy chefs and restaurants have taken heed to the consumer demand for fast, fresh, and nutrient-dense food by offering farm-to-table dining on locally grown veggies and grass-fed meats. For the health-conscious individuals who desire their own personal chef without the price tag, a growing number of chefs are offering meal delivery programs with weekly and ala carte plans. If you’re getting acupuncture near La Jolla, CA, why not take advantage of many of the healthy restaurants in the area serving farm-to-table foods?
4. Sleep Trackers
2014 really saw a rise in popularity for activity trackers that track everything from steps taken to workouts done, foods eaten, and estimated energy expenditure and intake. We also saw a rise in studies explaining how deadly sleep deprivation can be — just as bad as sitting all day. Because of this, we think sleep tracking devices are going to be big this year.
Acupuncture has been utilized for thousands of years, and has caught on in recent decades throughout the West. There are now completely new methods and theories in acupuncture that are derived from France, England, and North America. Acupuncture in Del Mar, CA is truly a timeless wellness practice that’s here to stay, and we predict that its popularity will increase exponentially in 2015.