Style My Soul wants to know --
What is one emerging health & wellness trend in the global market that will continue to evolve in 2023?
After a challenging couple of years, more and more companies are realizing the value of employee wellness and investing in corporate wellness programs. Consider providing services like nutritious snacks, health exams, or even workplace wellness counseling if you want to take advantage of this expanding industry. Consider how your career and personal lives are changing as you adjust your opportunity to combine working from home and the workplace. These are only a few of the numerous developments that the wellness sector will likely experience in 2023. Consumers are empowered by knowledge, yet it can be difficult to know where to look and which information sources to rely on. -- Michael Garrico, Total Shape
Wellness to Become More Inclusive, Personalized
I think wellness has been positioned as something that’s exclusive, something that should be expensive, something that’s out of reach, but I don’t really see why. Because health and wellness is something that everybody experiences — it’s asking how do you as an individual feel on a daily basis? Do you feel good? Are you living well or are you not?
So, I think wellness is a category you’re going to see become wider. More people are aware that they can be doing things preventatively that are going to make them feel better. More people are going to be interested in doing it and it’s no longer going to be just for those who can afford expensive resources. There’s a lot of noise out there — this diet versus this diet, this program this versus this program. I think you’re going to start to have people figure out ‘what does healthy look like for me personally?’
-- Alyssa Benson, CrowePR
Online mental healthcare will continue to grow and evolve. Online therapy is already getting bigger and bigger as we speak, with numerous new platforms springing up during the pandemic. I think what we’ll see in 2023, as the restrictions of the pandemic hopefully continue to fall away, is that people will realize they prefer the convenience of online therapy. In other words, there won’t be a mad rush to return to the therapist’s office. As online therapy at home becomes the norm, it’s possible that people who would not have traditionally sought therapy will feel more comfortable giving it a try, and cultural stigmas about therapy will continue to diminish. -- Drake Ballew, Practice Health
A Rise in Certified Health & Wellness Coaches
More fitness professionals will collaborate with these behavior change experts: The globe spends $8.3 trillion on healthcare and $4.4 trillion on fitness, but chronic disease persists. Changing behavior is hard. Certified wellness coaches are educated in evidence-based conversational strategies that help people identify their internal motivation to reach realistic well-being objectives. Unlike doctors, they spend real time with people.
Health and wellness professionals should have science-based training in helping people make healthy changes. More fitness and yoga practitioners are earning coaching certifications and making it their job. Certified health and wellness coaches will collaborate more. They’ll work with doctors, insurers, employers, PTs, FTs, RDs, MH professionals, and people individually. Multidisciplinary teamwork is the future of healthcare, wellness, and fitness. -- Steve Pogson, FirstPier
Holistic Health Care
The global health and wellness industry is constantly evolving. In 2023, we will see the emergence of new trends that will continue to shape the way we live our lives. This is holistic health care. Holistic medicine focuses on treating the whole person rather than just their symptoms or illness alone. It takes into account diet, exercise, emotional well-being, relationships with others and so much more in order to create an overall healthy lifestyle for its patients. -- Dr. Steve Hruby, D.C., Superhumn
Wellness Programs as Integral Workplace Components
The functioning of modern workplaces has undergone quite a few shifts in recent times, and 2023 is bound to see one particular trend grow in impact and popularity — the inclusion of wellness programs as integral workplace components. From full-fledged corporate wellness packages in multinational organizations to hiring health and wellness consultants at smaller companies, 2022 has witnessed quite the rise in brands catering to the mental and physical health of their employees. 2023 will see this idea gaining even more momentum with more brands getting on board this influential trend that benefits the company and workers.
-- David Northup, InShapeMD
Expansion of Wearable Technology
Nowadays, you can see most people walking, jogging, and standing near the metro or traveling wearing smartwatches, earplugs, jewelry, or even smart jackets. These devices are equipped with technology that can track the health status of the wearer and estimate their wearer’s real-time vitals rate like blood pressure, body temperature, heart rate, etc. Then, the gadgets can transmit the patient’s data to their doctor for further inspection. Using this, doctors can adjust their patient treatment sessions by scrutinizing their condition. Furthermore, patients with chronic diseases can get timely treatment once his/her metrics exceed the assigned level. This trend is continuously growing in the market and will continue to evolve in 2023. -- Brian Clark, United Medical Education
Focus On Getting Enough Sleep
Not getting enough sleep can throw a myriad of things completely off balance, including your overall health and wellness. Your body — and mind — must be fully rested so that you can take on the day and not experience a drag in your step as you begin to reach late afternoon. Instead, take getting a good night’s rest seriously, and create the ideal conditions in your bedroom to encourage both falling asleep quickly — and staying asleep throughout the night. -- Victor Mathieux, Miracle Brand
Non-Medical Sources of Health Care
Non-medicinal sources of health care is a trend that will continue to evolve. With so many prescriptions flooding the market- with their numerous side effects-people around the world are eager for gentler alternatives. There are so many, with new technologies developing every day. Proven natural supplements are making the news every day. Globally, non-medicinal sources of health care will continue to grow in 2023. -- Temoer Terry, The Mommy Care Kit
The ‘Gummy’ Supplement Meta
The gummy supplement trend has exploded this last year and I believe it will be bigger than ever coming into 2023.
Making supplements more accessible, appealing and convenient than ever — gummies are now the go-to for many of the classic vitamins, minerals and gross-tasting powders that kids and adults alike have tried to avoid for years now.
Some of the biggest products that have already been ‘gummified’ include your classic multivitamin complexes, apple cider vinegar, greens powder and melatonin — and I believe 2023 will see gummies cover just about any health supplement you can think of.
The search volumes and trends for this category are exponential and far from slowing down. -- Darcy Ogdon-Nolan, The Bircher Bar
Plant-based foods that are healing for the body and mind will continue to see a trendy upswing in 2023. Not only does the food we eat affect our insides, but it can also enhance or taint our outer appearance- and not just by adding on the pounds. The types of nutrients we consume can enhance our stamina, impact our hair volume or produce acne and oils that degenerate our skin tone. Self-care starts with being conscious of what we do to our bodies. And although your body is directly affected by your mental health, consuming the necessary nutrients can keep you in a positive light throughout the day. -- Haley Wood, The Look