It’s a new year and once again, and surely being fit is a hit on the list of new year’s resolutions. However, before you start hitting the gym and chomp on those veggies, you should also keep track of the newest wellness trends this 2019.
After transforming the way we look at pizza, cauliflower is seen as one of the most versatile vegetables today. In fact, it has been a healthy alternative to rice, chips, and even to mashed potato!
And although health-conscious people have been used to meat-free, dairy-free and even gluten-free diets, this year, you might want to try an oil-free diet.
Every year, there are plenty of health, fitness and wellness trends that pop up and take the world by storm. But of course, with the new year ahead of us, it’s time to reveal the freshest trends to expect this 2019.
Take a look at this list and see which of your wellness habits are ‘so last year’.
2019 Wellness Trends
1. Online workouts
Balancing your time with work, social events, exercise, and getting enough sleep each night can be really tough nowadays. This is why a lot of people are switching to virtual workout sessions to stay on top of their health and fitness.
Online workout apps and subscriptions are becoming increasingly popular to busy fitness enthusiasts as they’re more convenient and cheaper than the actual gym or studio classes.
2. DIY food sensitivity tests
Technology has remarkably advanced over the years, and today, it allows us to personally examine our food before we eat it. Food sensitivity kits are now widely available so you can test any food by yourself, in the comfort of your home.
These DIY food sensitivity kits are able to provide a diagnosis of over 600 food and non-food items to determine whether it’s safe for you to eat or not.
3. Oil-free diet
Oil is originally healthy, however, all its nutrients have been stripped off by the time it gets to your kitchen. That means all your left with completely fat, and none of it is healthy fats either.
Because of this, a lot of people are turning their back on all kinds of oils – even on olive, avocado or coconut. Instead, they just opt for a few cups of water or vegetable stock for cooking.
4. Tongue scraping
Wait, what? Yes, you read it right – tongue scraping is a thing in 2019! This method is an Ayurvedic self-care ritual. As well as an oral hygiene practice that removes any bacteria, food debris, toxins, and dead cells that’s stuck on the surface of the tongue.
We need to do this because when we sleep, our digestive system releases undigested toxins. Our body then transports them to the surface of our tongue – hence the smelly morning breath.
5. Hemp happiness
Hemp has been a trend for many years. However, it is predicted to stick for a while because it’s packed with a lot of nutrients. This highly-beneficial plant is bursting with protein, amino acids, fibre, vitamin E and minerals.
Furthermore, it has increasingly become a popular ingredient in smoothies, salads and muffins. It’s even sprinkled on different kinds of meals!
6. Cauliflower power
As mentioned earlier, cauliflower has been seen as a very versatile food. From solely being found in the vegetable aisle, it’s now used as an alternative. For example for rice, crackers, pizza dough, and many more!
7. Technical running
This year, you are encouraged to focus on performance running and the nitty-gritty technical nature of your training rather than results. You have to determine your fartleks from your lactate thresholds. MHRs from your negative splits and how you can maximise them to for better performance.