Many people were optimistic about their personal wellbeing at the beginning of 2020, with ambitious goals for improving their health. However, nobody was prepared for the changes that the COVID19 pandemic would bring to all aspects of our lives, including how we care for our overall health and wellbeing. The pandemic forced many people to rethink their personal health goals, as many of us faced increased personal safety needs, emotional challenges, and health concerns that nobody could have predicted. As a result, health and wellness are changing. Here are some of the main health trends to watch out for in 2021.
At-Home Rituals and Self-Care:
Throughout the pandemic, people became more and more invested in self-care at home. And with the crisis leading to more adults spending a lot of time at home, many found themselves spending more time in an environment that positively impacted their health and wellness. Almost half of adults found that staying at home made it easier for them to get in control of their health and wellbeing over the past twelve months. This has led to a change in mindset regarding our homes and making them the main place to care for our health and wellbeing. It’s likely to drive further demand for health and wellness products that integrate seamlessly into home life.
Personal Health as a Priority:
Pre-pandemic, even the most health-conscious of consumers were often in a situation where their health and wellbeing was coming second to other aspects of their life. But self-prioritization became more and more important as a result of COVID19, along with prioritizing any essential activities and interactions. As vacations, holiday plans, restaurant dining and even meeting with friends and family were put on hold for many people, it allowed them to place a higher focus and importance on health goals that they had previously put off for other commitments. This is unlikely to fade as our routines go back to normal, and people are likely to be looking out for simple ways to put their health first in their day-to-day lives.
Personalized Health Tools:
Many people look for some outside support when it comes to meeting their health goals, however, some prefer to retain a sense of independence and self-motivation when managing and improving their health. This year, brands are shifting to a new way of ensuring that consumers are supported, engaged, and in charge when it comes to their health and wellbeing. This can often be done through various personalized health tools like fitness watches and health and wellbeing apps.
Natural remedies have often been preferred by certain people; however, they are becoming more and more popular in the world of health and wellbeing today. An increasing number of people are looking to avoid putting anything into their bodies that isn’t natural unless necessary, and with the pandemic leading to concerns about the strength of our immune systems, an increasing number of customers have become more interested in improving their diets and taking the right supplements. Kratom, for example, is seeing popularity among consumers like mentioned in this review, for its positive and relaxing effects.
Mental Health Understanding:
The pandemic caused several huge changes to our lives, which affected the mental health of many people. Certain individuals who had maybe never struggled with their mental health found themselves feeling depressed and anxious due to the result of social distancing and staying at home. It’s likely that this year, more people are going to see the importance of mental health and why it’s just as important as physical health when it comes to the wellbeing strategies that we use.
Has the COVID19 pandemic changed how you view your health and wellbeing? What’s changed for you this year? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.