Every day you hear of some new trend that has popped up and is claiming to change the face of health and wellness industry. However, not all of them work. If you are looking to pick up a new healthy habit or adopting such a trend, here are some which are truly good for you and your health.
Intuitive eating is all the rage right now amongst top nutritionists and celebrities. It is a philosophy that promotes healthy eating through learning to identify body hunger signals. Basically, it is the direct opposite of a diet. It does not tell you when to eat or how to eat. It is based on the belief that your body knows what is best for you, and you should learn to recognize that and eat accordingly.
The first thing to learn about institutive eating is to differentiate between what is physical hunger (when your body actually needs food) and emotion hunger (when hunger is driven by emotions of being sad, happy, boredom, or loneliness). As you start to learn when and how much you actually need to eat, your body automatically starts getting healthier.
Food Sensitivity Testing
Another trend that is actually really beneficial is that of food sensitivity testing. Not everyone is allergic to different foods, some of us only have a slight sensitivity. According to British allergy foundation, food sensitivities and intolerances are actually more common than food allergies. A person may be sensitive to a particular food for many reasons like not having the right enzymes and having adverse reaction to additives or preservatives in the food.
Such sensitivities can cause serious effects like gas, bloating, constipation, nausea, and diarrhea. If you have one of these issues for no particular reason, it might be a good idea to get tested for food sensitivity at doctor’s office or using one of the food sensitivities kits available in the market.
You must have seen many celebrities announce that they are taking a social media hiatus nowadays. Well, it turns out it is really good for you to take a break from your gadgets from time to time. Many studies have shown that digital gadgets and social media can actually be addictive. Screen lights also impact your health as well. Artificial light from screens at night can affect your internal clock and body rhythms. This can lead to disturbed sleep, stress, burnout, depression, and anxiety.
Many experts suggest that key to health and wellness is taking breaks from digital world and remembering to put your gadgets away at night.
It may sound odd advice, but this European tradition of ice bathing is really good for you. Ice baths are making a come back in 2020, and that too for all the right reasons. Ice bathing have tremendous health befits like relieving muscle pain, headaches, boosting the immune system, and even destruction of abnormal tissue.
What started as therapy after intense workouts and sports, is now becoming extremely trendy. If you have not done it yet, make sure to add it to your bucket list. However, people with low blood pressure, should consult a doctor before trying ice baths.
Another new trend that is particularly hip right now is to spend time among greenery and nature. It has been proven to provide some tremendous benefits like reduced anxiety, depression, and improved mental health.
You can try doing things like gardening, working out outside in nature, nature meditation, and forest breathing.