Technology-assisted workouts, plant-based lifestyles, and diverse gut microbiomes are among the front-runners for health trends to dominate the new year.
It’s safe to say that 2018 was the year of fermented foods, the keto diet, and gut health. Some of these trends are here to stay and others are best left in 2018. The predictions for 2019 point towards the idea of preventative health care gaining importance. Let’s take a look at some of the upcoming trends -
Peloton, an innovator in the immersive home workout field, has brought boutique style workouts to our living rooms. Their indoor spinning bikes make instructor-led workouts more accessible by making live-streamed and on-demand workouts available with their products. The convenience of a home workout with the allure of it being guided is what attracts most people to streamed workouts.
The worldwide survey of fitness trends predicts that fitness-related technology like smart shoes and heart rate monitors are going to influence how people workout this new year. Wearable technology makes keeping track of daily fitness goals more accessible than ever and is a health trend that is here to stay for the long run.
With an increasing amount of research on the gut microbiome, gut health will have a prominent position in upcoming health trends. Whole Foods’ list ofTop 10 Food Trends for 2019predicts probiotics to expand from the refrigerator section to shelf-stable products like nutrition bars. One of the easiest ways to improve gut health and diversify your gut microbiome is by consuming a variety of fruits and vegetables.
Plant-based lifestyles have been on an increasing trend for the past couple of years and continues to grow in 2019. An increasing number of Americans are leaving meat off their plates and this effort translates into the fitness space as an increased demand for plant-based products and in particular plant-based proteins.
Cannabis infused products like protein balls emerged in 2018 as a result of the increasing support for the legalization of marijuana. With increasing research to support the claims of its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects, CBD is sure to be a popular ingredient in health-promoting products this new year.
What foods trends do you predict will make it to the health and wellness space in 2019? Let us know in the comments!