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January 22, 2024

Fitness and Wellness Trends for 2024

In 2024, we know there is an expected shift in trends, and the combination of wellness and fitness will grow even more. It’s not just about physical workouts anymore but about prioritizing mental health and overall well-being.

Here are some anticipated fitness and wellness trends for 2024 to help you support a healthy lifestyle:

Nutrition

  1. Plant-Based Diets: Vegans have shown higher concentrations of antioxidant carotenoids and omega-3 fatty acids and lower levels of saturated fatty acids, all linked to positive health outcomes. 
  2. Vitamin D Supplements: This vitamin is essential for various bodily functions, including bone health and immunity, and vitamin D deficiencies are increasingly common in the U.S. 
  3. Magnesium Supplements: Magnesium is a mineral found throughout the body and is part of muscle and nerve function, blood pressure regulation and glucose control. 

Exercise

Group Exercise: Experts suggest individuals will embrace group workouts and social sports like tennis, pickleball and golf.

  1. Pilates and Yoga: Both yoga and Pilates prioritize enhancing physical and mental strength by improving balance and joint stability, building muscles, helping with stress reduction, improving sleep and encouraging relaxation. 
  2. Virtual Workouts: These offer convenience, accessibility, variety and cost-effectiveness, allowing individuals to exercise from the comfort of their homes.
  3. Shorter Workouts: Shorter bursts of activity or HIIT training are easier to fit into a busy schedule and a popular way to exercise this year.

Health

  1. Stress Management: There is increasing awareness about the impact of chronic stress on physical and mental health, leading to an increase in learning stress management methods.
  2. Deep Breathing: Offers health benefits like improved lung function, enhanced oxygen supply and cardiovascular health and is easily integrated into wellness routines like yoga, meditation and fitness regimens.
  3. Sleep Hygiene: Good sleep can help improve cognitive function, better emotional regulation and enhance productivity. 

Staying current on the latest trends in well-being is a great tool to optimize health strategies, add preventative measures to your routine and help achieve better health outcomes.

Please speak with a healthcare provider before adopting anything new to ensure it’s safe for you and aligned with your health needs.

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