Fasting, low carbs, exercise snacking, caffeine free, dairy free, wheat free… the list goes on. Most of
us have at some (or many) points in our lives been influenced by health trends and just had to give
them a go to see what they hype is about. Sometimes, the latest health trend really does do what it is
supposed to do, and sometimes, it can cost a lot of money for minimum impact.
Here are the top five health trends for 2023 – and why you should consider them.
As the world becomes increasingly digitised, online pharmacies are gaining popularity as a safe and
convenient alternative for those seeking prescription drugs. From weight control supplements like
Orlistat to hair loss treatments like Finasteride, online pharmacies offer a wide range of medications
that can be accessed from the comfort of one’s own home
Exercise on subscription
The world is divided broadly into two types of people: those who love going to the gym, and those
who couldn’t think of anything worse. For the latter group, a combination of lockdown and the rise in
digital means that most exercise types are available to do at home. Home workouts aren’t just for the
gym-shy; they are a great solution for people who live in remote areas, or those who are restricted to
only being able to work out at specific times.
Sleep your way to wellness
In a world that never seems to sleep, it is probably not surprising that we are all so sleep obsessed.
And yet, according to one study, 71% of adults are not getting the 7-9 hours of sleep every night that
they need in order to function properly. A rising obsession with sleep tracking, from total hours of
sleep, to time spent in deep sleep and sleep scoring is making smart watch wearers more aware of
their sleep patterns than ever. Previously, lack of sleep may have seen people reaching for the sleeping tablets, but now people are taking a more holistic approach, with natural sleep aids like best ashwagandha supplements, sleep sprays, changes in eating habits, removing tech before bed, and even Cognitive behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Understand women’s health
The ’20s have, at last, seen women’s health come to the fore, with people talking about the
challenges of women’s health. After being featured heavily in the media in 2022, 2023 is the year to
look menopause straight in the eye; for the first time, the stigma has been shifted and HRT is
accepted as standard dinner party conversation. And it won’t stop there; as we continue to bring
women’s health further into the open, women across the world are liberated as they can finally talk
opening about endometriosis, PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) and period health.
In a time where we seem to have more things on our to-do lists and less time to do it, exercise is often
left at the bottom of the priority list. Incidental exercise, such as walking when you could take the lift or
bus, and grabbing ten minutes of exercise wherever you can in the day, is a great way for people who
don’t have the time or inclination to fit in a full workout. Also known as exercise snacking, this
approach is becoming increasingly popular because it is convenient and allows people to exercise for
small amount of time to fit in with their schedule. After all, ten press ups every hour will add up to a
hundred in a day.
All trends come and go, but there are some that could – and should- be here to stay. Taking control of
your health and wellbeing so that you can make informed choices about what is best for you shouldn’t
be a fad, it should be a central element of your life. So, throughout 2023, let’s focus on more sleep,
more exercise, more choice and better wellbeing.