Will this be your healthiest year ever? We’ve listed 4 of the most prominent health trends of 2019. And if you eat more greens, spend plenty of time in the sauna and adopt regular sleeping habits – you’re off to a great start!
A strong focus on recovery
2019 is the year when we shift our focus from performance to recovery. Whether we are talking about physical achievements or mental efforts, we are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of recovering after performing. You may know that it is not while exercising, that your muscles grow. Growth happens during the crucial rest, after exercising. Same goes for our mental capacities - if we do not take the time to sleep, rest, restore and balance our minds, we will soon face that dreaded wall of stress-related diseases. Our thoughts on this? Well, there’s no better place to recover from stress, than in the sauna!
An increased interest in the health effects of temperature
As the scientific community has started to take a deeper interest in the health benefits of heat and coldness, it seems a safe bet that we will be seeing even more therapies based on the temperature in 2019. Sauna therapy, steam sessions, ice baths, and cryotherapy are just a few examples of trends that will probably grow even stronger in the year to come. You can read more about the effects of heat on our mental health here.
More plant-based fish and meat
Plant-based meat, dairy and now even fish have definitely come to stay. The veggie-meat-market surged with 23% in 2018 only, and are predicted to continue to grow at an even higher pace. With vegetarian options tasting equally or even better than the burgers and fish and chips we all love, a growing number of people are starting to opt for the greener and healthier alternatives. We predict that 2019 will be the year of the veggies!
A life in harmony with our internal clocks
Have you heard of the circadian rhythm? It’s another word for our body's biological clock, and it received quite a lot of interest last year. So if you’re too sleepy in the morning, and nowhere near sleepy enough around bedtime, this is something you might want to learn more about. The circadian rhythm affects two important hormones: cortisol and melatonin. If these hormones aren’t in balance with your daily schedule, it will leave you feeling tired all day and can also contribute to insomnia. We written more about sauna and sleep here.