New Year, New You: Self-Care in 2020

With a new year and fresh decade ahead of us, many individuals will be taking 2020 for self-growth and healthy lifestyle choices. Be it spending more time at the gym, meal-prepping, or practicing self-love, focusing on self-care is a must in the new year.

With all these trendy diets, get fit quick schemes, and body modifications, it’s hard to tell what is practicing self-care and what is a gimmick. 

That’s why we took a look at the predicted wellness trends of 2020 to help you wade through the nonsense and get on your way to a happier, healthier you. 

Experimental Wellness.

Wellness isn’t just a mindset–it’s an experience to enjoy by yourself or with others. For some, this may be taking a yoga class, a SoulCycle session or retreat.

According to MindBody, 55% of people surveyed would like to attend a wellness event in 2020. So what qualifies as a wellness event? 

The top three events those surveyed want to experience include:

  1. Spa retreat (24%)
  2. Nutrition/cleansing event (16%)
  3. Wellness festival (15%)

Looking to experience a wellness festival for yourself? The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals will host the SXSW WELLNESS EXPO from March 14-15, 2020. 

Savoring Sleep.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 3 adults do not get enough sleep. With many of us relying on naps to propel us through the workday to home life, many individuals are pressuring their companies to incorporate midday naps into wellness initiatives.

How? Nap pods. 

54% of people surveyed by MindBody said they would try nap bars like  The Dreamery by Casper or NuCalm by RēCOVER for a midday break.

Emotional Wellness.

Physical wellness is important, but so is emotional wellness. Life is stressful. We’re balancing more and more as time goes on. With burnout syndrome on the rise, our self-care goals of 2020 should be on our emotional well being.  

But how?

Managing stress, keeping check of your emotional responses to stress or anger, and finding purpose in your day-to-day is key. 

You can also practice mindful thinking, yoga, and meditation. 

Alternative Medicine.

Sure, a pill here, a medical procedure there, can make you feel better. Until your body becomes accustomed and it no longer provides relief. That’s one reason we’re seeing a rise in alternative medicine practices like cupping, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and Reiki.

While seeing your doctor is critical, knowing you have other options to supplement your medical care is important to leading a balanced life–especially if relief seems out of reach.

If you experience pain from arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and insomnia, and medications aren’t cutting the pain, trying alternative healing measures through far infrared technology can help. 

Increase circulation to be the best, healthiest you in 2020.

The Gladiator Therapeutics Far Infrared Device uses far infrared technology and far infrared therapy to improve blood circulation and safely reduce inflammation and pain. Simply lay the device on the area once or twice a day for up to 30 minutes at a time can stimulate vital blood flow.

NOTE: Content included here is not medical advice, and only is intended as information for adults. Always consult with your health care professional before making changes to diet, exercise, medication, or before use of any product or device.