With 2022 already upon us, it’s more important than ever to get healthy, happy, and well. Staying fit and maintaining optimal health and wellness is truly the key to living better and being happier. And in this post, you’re going to learn five health trends that are truly making waves in 2022.
These trends are not only growing more popular because people enjoy them, but also because of the many benefits they have to offer. So let’s dive in and discuss some of the hottest health trends of 2022, to explore what you can do to start deploying better health and wellness in your life, starting today.
1. More Organic And Whole Foods
By now, if the Internet has helped us to understand anything, it’s that food choices based mostly on processed or refined grains and sugars just aren’t good for you.
Yes, we all love deep fried foods, sugary foods, and delicious sweets. But here’s the real deal. We also know that these things just aren’t good for us. Thankfully, modern technology has also given us access to better whole and organic food options than we’ve had in probably hundreds of years. And more and more people are jumping on the whole foods/organic foods bandwagon. Not only is this better for your health, but it’s also a more natural diet overall—plus, people nowadays are loving it.
2. A Meat-Based Diet
If you haven’t looked into the carnivore diet, you may want to at least give it a glance. Now, keep in mind that there isn’t a lot of long term evidence about it at this point. A lot of the evidence in favor of the carnivore diet is anecdotal at best. However, there are some notable proponents of this latest diet trend—and it definitely seems to be working for at least some people.
If you’re wanting to cut back on bad foods, reduce inflammation in the body, and remove potential allergens from your diet, the carnivore diet (at least on a temporary basis) may be an option to consider.
Plus—who doesn’t love a good T-bone steak for breakfast, right?
3. Combat Sports
Does it ever feel like more and more celebrities are getting into combat sports? Well, you’re not alone. It’s true! And for good reason.
Whether it’s MMA, boxing, Jujitsu, etc. more and more people are learning that there are massive health benefits to be found while engaging in aerobic combat sport activities.
Combat sports are also fun because they give you a place to socialize with others. They’re often taught in group classes in some kind of gym or dojo, so there’s social interaction and accountability built into it.
They’re also great for building muscle and burning extra calories through aerobic exercise. It’s truly a win/win on all fronts, which is probably why this entire fitness ‘genre’ is going so mainstream in 2022.
4. Using Cannabis For Physical And Mental Health
With marijuana laws changing all across the country, it’s no surprise that more and more people are choosing to use cannabis to help them be healthier—not just in body, but also in mind. There are all kinds of health benefits to using cannabis. All you need to do is find a local legal dispensary near you, and give it a try.
5. Finding Work That Helps You To Be Happier
Another thing that’s gone really mainstream is the great resignation. More and more people are walking away from jobs that no longer fulfill them—and as a result, they’re looking for work in other avenues.
This can be a great thing—and you may want to hop on the trend if you’re unfulfilled or unsatisfied with your current career. Work-life balance is important. And working for a company that you believe in can have actual tangible health and wellness benefits for you in the long run. If you’re currently unsatisfied with your place of employment, it may actually be to your benefit to look for other options elsewhere.
These five health trends are really making waves in 2022. Do any of them sound like they might work for you? Give them a try and see for yourself! Of course, a bit of trial and error might be in order. Some of them may not be your cup of tea, while others may hit you perfectly. But taking action is always the first step.