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Mind, body, innovation: 5 wellness trends to keep an eye on in 2020

As we are entering a new decade, one can’t help but wonder if now should be the moment to become our better selves. If in previous decades, the mind-body link was not considered something of general interest, the end of the last decade was the moment everything changed. People are starting to get more and more interested in how to care not only for their body but for their mental health as well.

This is why, in 2020, we can expect to see the world getting even more invested in changing their habits, or developing entirely new, healthier ones. While there is no specific way to accomplish something like that, the wellness industry is surely giving its best to provide people with all the means to do so.

Artificial Intelligence finding the way into our wellness programs, meditation becoming mainstream, and CBD gaining even more popularity are just a few of the wellness trends that will dominate 2020. Here are the ones we found most important.

 

At-home fitness studio

Gone are the days when, if you wanted to build up strength and lose those few extra centimeters, you needed to hit the gym and work out together with 20 other people. Now, fitness equipment has evolved so much, that it allows you to develop a professional workout routine from the comfort of your own home.

Besides professional high-end equipment, many fitness companies also provide streaming classes, to help you get access to your own at-home dedicated trainer. Basically, if you have room to spare, you won’t need to go to the gym ever again.

Rowing machines, indoor bikes, and compact treadmills are just a small part of all the cardio equipment you can get at home. No more having to go to the nearest river to exercise your rowing skills and get a full-body training. You can do so in your own living room, without having to depend on weather, transportation or anything else. Some equipment is so high-end, that it even allows the user to hear every splash they would if they were to actually be rowing on a river; all, with the guidance of a trained instructor.

Innovative approach to CBD use

For the past few years, especially this last one, CBD has gained more and more notoriety and trust amongst consumers. People are no longer confusing CBD with THC, which is actually the psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant, and are finally acknowledging its health benefits.

In 2018, the FDA approved Epidiolex, the first CBD-based prescription medicine, which is used to treat seizures in Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, two types of epilepsy.

Since then, a number of CBD products started hitting the wellness market as well. From tinctures, topical products, edibles, and even cosmetic treatments, CBD-infused products are amongst the top nutritional supplements people are interested in. (this year deleted as it implies last year)

However, many people are concerned about getting the right dose of CBD, so that they start seeing its effects. This is why very first  companies have come up with innovative solutions, using cutting-edge technologies,  to ensure dosage will never be an issue. CBD sublingual thin films, you can find on https://www.cebedot.com/, are an innovative way to take CBD, ensuring you always get just the right dose. The user simply needs to place the film under their (pl or sg?) tongue and wait for it to dissolve. It is a special CeBeDot formula that ensures the product is completely dissolved in water media- saliva in just few minutes. CBD is then ready to be directly and quickly transferred into blood vessels under the tongue – without any degradation as could be the case when CBD products are swallowed.  One or two doses a day should be enough to start feeling results.

AI – the new wellness and health trainer

Artificial Intelligence has only become more intelligent since the moment it was introduced to the world. Now, has the ability to mimic a number of human activities. It has, since then, been used in various sectors, including the wellness one.

AI fitness instructors are the next big thing in the industry nowadays, as they can aid????? users the same way a personal trainer would. Various apps allow you to choose either on-demand classes or develop a personal fitness plan, based on your particular goals.

But besides being a well-trained instructor, AI is now able to improve screenings for various diseases, such as breast cancer, as this study reveals. This, together with a number of health apps that can scan body temperature, pulse, and heartbeat, as well as evaluate symptoms, could be the future of medicine. Imagine being able to have 24/7 access to healthcare and knowing whether your headache is a sign of stress, or a more serious issue, without having to go to the doctor. That would be quite impressive, right?

 

Meditation

Meditation has been used for thousands of years, as a way to heal both the mind and body. But now, it is not perceived as only a spiritual practice linked to specific religions. If you take a walk in the nearest park, you will see people meditating under almost every tree, so it is safe to assume meditation has now become a mainstream practice.

Numerous studies have revealed the benefits mediation can have on a person’s emotional state, focus, ability to calm down in stressful situations, and overall mental health. The key, however, is to find the meditation style that you can best connect with.

Guided meditation is best recommended for beginners, as it allows you to focus on the process, without getting distracted. A few minutes of meditation a day can work wonders, allowing those who practice it to relax, refresh, forgive and forget the troubles of everyday life.

 

Emotional wellness

2020 will be the year emotional wellness finally goes mainstream. Even though people still want to improve their physical health, they are starting to become more and more interested in aligning a healthy body with a healthy mind as well.

Emotional wellness focuses on an individual’s ability to express emotions and acknowledge both their and other people’s feelings. Talking to a therapist, or even having a one-on-one discussion with a close friend can be a tremendous way to boost emotional wellness.

More and more wellness classes will start to incorporate emotional healing, self-forgiveness and mindfulness in their program, focusing on not only healing the body but the mind as well.