“Wellness encompasses a healthy body, a sound mind and a tranquil spirit. Enjoy the journey as you strive for wellness” —Laurette Gagnon Beaulieu
It’s common for health and wellness to be trending in January of each year, as people make New Year’s resolutions to set intentions and habits for the coming year. Throughout 2021, health and wellness stayed in focus as self-care became less of a luxury and more of a necessity during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. People turned to healthier and cleaner eating habits, focused on self-care, and evinced greater interest in overall well-being. With the pandemic showing no signs of dissipating, it seems likely that health and wellness will continue to dominate through 2022 as well. Let’s take a look at the top wellness trends to try in 2022.
New Biotics on the Block to Boost Immunity
The global demand for immune system supplements and foods has risen significantly since 2020 for obvious reasons. People around the world are making lifestyle and diet changes to support immune health. Here are a few immune-boosting products leading the way:
- Hibiscus-infused products such as herbal teas and supplement powders that are rich in vitamin C.
- Foods that stimulate the natural postbiotic production in the body such as yogurt, flaxseed, probiotic supplements, and kombucha—especially as emerging research has shown strong connections between immune health and the gut’s microbiome. House Kombucha and Two Good Greek Yoghurt are some of our favorites.
While a complete overhaul of one’s immune system might not be possible, we can make small changes to naturally support our body’s defenses.
Managing Stress – Awareness & Adaptogens to the Rescue
Given the current circumstances, it seems that stress is here to stay! But tracking stress levels and managing stress are two things that we can control. Using smartwatches such as Apple Watch and Fitbit can help you do this. Writing down your emotions and stress symptoms in a notebook can also be helpful. If you need a little help getting started with journaling, My Wellness Journal can offer guidance and inspiration.
Need a little extra support? Some top-selling adaptogens such as rhodiola rosea and mango leaf are likely to gain popularity in the coming year.
Adaptogens are a group of plants that, when consumed regularly for a long time, can help your body deal with stress and other health conditions. Basically, they can keep us balanced in the midst of whatever chaos life throws our way. Rhodiola Crenulata Capsules and PanaMAX Optimized Ginseng Capsules are two products that are rapidly gaining in popularity.
Making On-the-Go Nutrition Easy
Complete nutrition means a balanced diet, rich in all the nutrients that your body craves. Fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and proteins in appropriate quantities are essential for the proper functioning of your body.
With busy schedules and lack of time for home-cooked meals, the demand for wholly nutritious meals, that require minimal effort, is set to skyrocket. Daily Harvest is an option we have our eye on.
Getting Quality Shut-Eye with Amino Acids
It is a well-established fact that adequate sleep can do wonders for our physical and mental wellness. Studies show that adults ages 18 to 64 require anywhere between seven to nine hours of sleep each night. Adults aged 65 and above need seven to eight hours of sleep.
Statistics show that nearly 33% of all adults in the U.S. sleep less than seven hours every night. This underlines the need for “sleep hygiene” that includes going to bed early, disconnecting from gadgets, and ensuring a restful environment at home.
In addition, natural sedatives such as amino-acid-based supplements are set to garner a substantial following in 2022. For natural sleep support, we’re obviously a fan of Joy Organics’ CBD Softgels with Melatonin and CBN, but if you’re looking for an extra boost, check out Double Wood Supplements Essential Amino Acids online or at your local wellness store.
Small Changes, Big on Eco-friendliness
Pursuing a clean, green lifestyle is not as difficult as it seems. And, it’s always in fashion. Just a few tweaks to your current way of life and you will be good to go! Choose one or two new habits at a time to incorporate into your daily routine and before you know it, you’ll have fully transitioned to leading an environment-friendly life! Here are a few ideas:
- Shop secondhand: lots of fast-fashion clothes end up in landfills, but thrifting can save you money and help save the planet.
- Avoid synthetic fabrics: these are often fossil-fuel-derived and take much longer to break down than their organic counterparts.
- Go flexitarian: cutting out animal products entirely can be intimidating, but simply reducing your consumption of fish, meat, and dairy can have a huge impact.
Start early on your wellness goals for 2022 and derive inspiration from these top trends to aim high in the New Year!
Hannah Smith is Joy Organics Director of Communications. She is driven by her passion for providing clear and accessible wellness and CBD education. In 2015, she received her BA in Media, Culture and the Arts from The King’s College in New York City and before Joy Organics, worked as writer and photographer in the Middle East and North Africa. Her work has been featured on Forbes, Vice, Vox, Denver Post, and the Coloradoan.