The last decade has seen quite overwhelming changes in the field of wellness. These times have pushed all of us to focus on our physical and mental well being. New tactics and wellness trends took the fore run to create routines that people now seem to follow judiciously. While many of these changes rose in response to the new normal with Covid, other popular fitness trends are surely here to stay for longer.
Working out at home has been one step that was readily adapted with the pandemic. Although home workout regimes did exist in culture way before the pandemic started, the colossal change that marked records was how people were increasingly keen on making simpler everyday routines with workouts a part of them. As opposed to relying solely on gym equipment, taking walks, yoga, stretching on the terrace or as simply as following your favorite fitness influencers moves on a yoga mat became more in practice and more common. This is what experts denote ‘the evolution of home fitness’ which was all about staying healthy, conveniently at home. It is undeniable that post-covid people will soon flock back to gyms, but the trend here to stay is how physical activity has barred past the barricades of gym to be a part of everyday, with a more holistic approach today.
Experts explain how self-care has shifted from being less of novelty to becoming intrinsic part of our lives in the present time. Businesses have introduced great array of products that make self-care easier. Handy self-care sets have entered in the market, which put all “CTM” steps into one handy kit, saving people from the hassle of running after, looking for individual products during the covid-crisis. Not only have people understood how we ought to make use of what’s available around, but also stick to products and services that are more effortless, accessible and workable to the-longer-run.
The trend of ‘eat fresh, eat local’ has been gaining strength in India as well as around the world. In truer terms, consumers are more interested than ever in finding out exactly what goes into the food products they buy for consumption. With health influencers taking the leap to debunk myths around hidden ingredients in products that hide behind medical-sounding jargon, people have been consciously picking what goes into their bodies. Adding C supplements or immunity boosters to everyday portion, the trend on food consciously has been one healthy change that surely needs to continue.
Finally, an increased awareness of mental health and mainstreaming conversations has been one of the best benefiting trends arising in the year. As the prolonged isolation from social life and the anxieties around the pandemic have been prevalent around, more people are seeking good-quality mental health care and support to cope up with the times. There has indeed been a rise in people who are reaching out to therapists and psychiatrists, or even using meditation and mindfulness apps to get started on their mental health journeys. In India, the sheer number of new mental health platforms, both online and offline ones, are clear markers of this positive induction that the year has witnessed.