What’s going to be hot in 2017
If you still haven’t come up with a list of New Year’s resolutions, you’ll be glad to hear that now is the perfect time to do it, since it’s never too late to make a decision to start living healthier.
Whether you want to exercise more, eat cleaner, or learn how to relax properly, adopting a healthy lifestyle is always a good idea, so here are some of the best healthy lifestyle trends you can follow in the year ahead.
The “I woke up like this” look
The #nomakeup and body acceptance movements are becoming stronger and stronger each year, but now, they have officially become a healthy lifestyle. Using less or no makeup at all is good both for your physical and mental health. Your skin will be able to breathe freely, without harmful chemicals to prevent it from doing so, while you’ll be learning to love your natural self and your unique features.
Reading the labels on beauty products carefully is one the best trends to follow, since that’s the only way to know exactly what you are putting on your skin. Many beauty industry giants are turning to all-natural, organic skincare, in order to provide men and women with products that are made with fresh, safe, and nourishing ingredients, and the market of clean beauty products is growing.
Workleisure is the new black
With people’s lives becoming more and more active, a new fashion trend has appeared – the so-called workleisure. Office-appropriate trousers, dresses and blazers are now made of comfy materials, with anti-smell and anti-wrinkle technology – just like high-quality fitness clothes. They’re becoming an equal part of office-friendly attire, so you can hop from one activity to another without changing.
Social gatherings without alcohol consumption are surely one of the healthiest yet hardest to stick-to-it trends for 2017. People are ditching sugar, meat, and dairy, but when it comes to alcohol, the habit is somewhat harder to break. However, healthy tonics and dancing can be enough to have fun, so go ahead and try it – you have nothing to lose (except the hangover next morning)!
Inflammatory ingredients, such as gluten, dairy, and grains are out, but inflammatory-fighting substitutions are in. Healthy alternatives for popular foods, such as zucchini noodles, vegan cheese, and cauliflower rice are all over the market. Spice things up in your kitchen with turmeric, cayenne and other spices, precious because of their anti-inflammatory characteristics.
Focusing on restorative techniques
High-intensity workouts are still a major trend, but people are becoming more aware of the importance of recovery periods. Restorative techniques are important for getting your balance back and achieving top results, and that’s why foam rolling, apps that measure your sleep and recovery, and restorative beverages are becoming so popular.
It’s not enough to go jogging or meditate while you’re on vacation – 2017 is going to be all about next-gen wellness retreats. Wellness experts are creating special travel programs, where you can experience new cultures through their wellness and health lifestyles. Now that’s what we call a vacation, where you go to meet others and your true self!
Speaking of healthy beverages, sugary and vitamin-dusted drinks are becoming a thing of the past, because hyper-functional medicinal beverages are stepping in. These healthy, yet delicious tonics are based on herbal and natural extracts, specifically designed to give you an energy boosts or to help you focus. They’re flooding the market, so you won’t have to go to specialty stores to get them anymore.
Clean eating instead of detox
The hype about detoxifying is slowly becoming a part of history and 2017 will be all about clean eating in the first place, not cleansing. Balancing your diet and ditching junk food is a far better way of staying healthy. If you’re looking for a healthy diet, start by eating real food that is easy to digest and nutritious enough to suit your daily needs.
Collagen is the main structural protein found in the skin and connective tissues, and it’s what makes your skin fresh, your hair shiny, and your nails strong. However, your body becomes less efficient in producing it after you turn 25, so that’s why beverages and nutrition bars packed with collagen are a major trend right now. These supplements are sourced from animals, but there are vegan-friendly options as well, so you can enjoy your daily dose of collagen regardless of your beliefs.
There’s something for every taste in the healthy lifestyle trends listed above, so take your pick and start living healthier right away!