Wellness Trends for 2020

27th November 2019

It is no secret that the popularity of wellness is soaring as more of us turn to personal care as an antidote to the ever-increasing daily events. Experts are predicting further growth as we head into 2020 and along with it, the emerging trends that are expected to add extra support and diversity to solidify wellness as not just another passing trend, but as a way of life.

Workplace Wellbeing

According to charity mentalhealth.org, up to 12.7% of all sickness days in the UK can be attributed to mental health conditions. It estimates that better support for mental health in the workplace could save UK businesses up to £8million per year. The mental wellbeing of staff has never been more critical to companies. With this, we are likely to see a rise in the number of businesses committing to a workplace wellbeing initiative.

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Prescribing Nature

As part of a report by the Global Wellness Summit, they discuss the increase of some healthcare professionals prescribing nature to patients as an alternative to conventional medicine. It notes various studies and hard science proving the benefits of nature for a variety of conditions, including anxiety and depression. As the effects of this holistic approach become apparent, we could expect to see increased support from experts.

CBD Everything

From skincare to coffee, the CBD industry is set to explode onto the UK market. CBD is a non-psychoactive ingredient taken from the hemp plant and has long been hailed by certain individuals for its perceived health benefits. Many American states are beginning to permit the growth of hemp, and as a result, a vast amount of research is expected for the coming years. While the results of this research remains to be seen, the boom in CBD skin and haircare is reflective of the consumer demand to combine their beauty products with natural ingredients.

Wellness Tourism

As the problem of over-tourism increases in the world’s top 20 destinations, the tourism industry looks to wellness as a solution. Wellness tourism can help to tackle the problem by drawing visitors to under-visited destinations, promoting the benefits of a more exclusive wellbeing experience. In a two-way partnership, the industry can connect with travellers and encourage them to become more aware of their impact while promoting lesser-travelled paths.

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Virtual Wellness

Reflecting the marriage between the popularity of wellness amongst millennials and their technologically savvy generation. Virtual wellness meets the demand for flexible wellness that fits into everyday routines. We can expect to see a rise in on-demand fitness tech such as the Peloton Bike as well as further development in meditation and wellbeing apps.

Wellness Retreats

Embarking on a wellness retreat is by no means a new sensation; however, when analysing the search volume from recent years, we can see that the demand for wellbeing holidays is increasing. The combination of luxury and experience, while maintaining an environmental ethos is what sets wellness retreats apart from more conventional types of tourism.

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Sound Bath Healing

A sound bath is a collection of sounds and frequencies created with a range of instruments designed to create vibrations. For many, the experience is immersive and deeply meditative and partners perfectly with the mindfulness and meditation movement of late.

Conscious Breathing

Breathing is something you do every day, but how often do you do it consciously? A transformation of meditation, accessing the full potential of your breathing system could have a range of health benefits, reports The Guardian. After success in America, breathing classes are establishing themselves across the country. As we integrate natural necessities into self-care routines such as diet and sleep, will breathing become the next wave of wellbeing?

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