If you want to be healthy, you should do more exercise and eat fewer carbs. You should also drink eight glasses of water a day.
Even though these are good tips, every year they are becoming more and more outdated. Health is much more than how many calories you burn or what kind of food goes into your body. It also entails the choices you make and how you feel inside.
As we consider these aspects, let us look at three of the latest trends in the health and well-being industry.
The Importance of Personal Hygiene
Japan has a population of more than one hundred and twenty-five million people. It is the 11th most populous country in the world. Yet, in terms of population density, it ranks third, only behind Bangladesh and India. It means that geographically-speaking, the island nation is one of the most crowded places on earth.
Still, Japan did not have to engage in a full COVID-19 lockdown at any point in 2020. Even more impressive is that the number of those infected never reached the levels of other developed countries like the United States, England, and France.
So how did they do it? How did they remain safe without being isolated?
The answer is personal hygiene. Japan is arguably the cleanest country in the world, and people have been wearing masks for close to 100 years. It is something the rest of the world is slowly beginning to catch up to.
Washing your hands often is essential. So is brushing your teeth, especially if you are undergoing an orthodontics treatment and need to wear a dental or orthodontic appliance. It has nothing to do with being too picky or afraid of germs. It’s about protecting yourself and others from the transmission of communicable diseases and viruses.
An All-Encompassing Approach to Health
Perhaps now more than ever before, people are starting to understand that being healthy is more than having a good body, running fast, or lifting exorbitant amounts of weight. It also entails having a clear mind and feeling good about yourself.
It is challenging to be happy when you are sick. Likewise, if you suffer from chronic depression, it will be almost impossible to gather the energy to get up and go to the gym.
The key is finding a balance between what you want to achieve physically with what your mind and heart desire. For example, let us imagine you are a guy and your goal is to look good at the beach without your top on. This is a physical goal. Still, you might want to look good because you want others to admire you or are looking for that special someone you can love.
If you manage to understand and accept both, you will be much more motivated to work out, and you won’t give up that easily. Better yet, even if you don’t build a pair of enviable biceps or the six-pack you want, this won’t prevent you from taking a chance at walking proudly without a shirt.
The Home Workout
Tracy Anderson is an American fitness expert and an entrepreneur. She is also the personal trainer of renowned celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Kim Kardashian, and Jennifer Lopez.
With that kind of clientele, one would imagine her services are much more than most of us can afford.
This isn’t the case. Regular people like you and I can also access the wealth of health and fitness information she has to offer. All we need to do is buy one of her at-home workout videos or enroll in her online studio. A one-month membership is less than 100 dollars.
Of course, there are cheaper workouts available, many of which you can find on YouTube for free. Besides, you cannot talk to her face to face, and she cannot see what you are doing.
But that is not the point. The point is that you don’t have to be a famous person, athlete, or business mogul to touch what only they can touch and experience what only they can experience. A great workout routine can be yours as well, even if your name is not Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, or Brad Pitt.
Three of the latest trends in health and well-being are the importance of hygiene, an all-encompassing approach to health, and home exercise programs. There are also others like wearable health and fitness technology, unconventional workouts, and nutritional supplements.
As we move further into the 21st century, they will continue to define how people eat, exercise, and carry on with their daily lives.