Like years past, 2023 will bring with it a new wave of wellness trends, prompting us to examine our current physical and mental health. The year ahead will see us practising self-care as a community, socialising more mindfully, and travelling in the name of holistic health. We’re also leaving the ‘no pain, no gain’ mindset behind. Let’s explore further.
With self-care practised in isolation during recent years, courtesy of coronavirus, community-based wellness will take off in 2023. As a result, holistic health venues that help create offline connections through the likes of saunas, thermal baths, group workout classes, sports leagues, and speaker sessions will only grow in popularity.
Dry January, Dry July, Sober October – people are increasingly giving up alcohol in the name of charity, reaping plenty of health benefits in the process. Incidentally, sober-curiosity will only continue in the year ahead, with more wellness seekers looking for better alternatives to alcohol in the form of no- to low-alcohol drinks.
Rest & Recreation
With travel returning with a vengeance in 2023, wellness retreats will continue to gain popularity, proving that a vacation doesn’t always translate to leaving our diet and workout routines at home. As for what will trend at these immunity-boosting getaways? Art yoga, emotional detoxing, plant-based healing, and Gaga movement sessions.
Easy Does It
Gone are the days of pushing your body beyond its limits. Come 2023, low-intensity workouts (think: yoga, recovery, and Pilates) will take off, with a focus on mobility and stretching. Additionally, more people will join the fitness snacking bandwagon, breaking up their exercise regimens into smaller movements throughout the day.
Employee well-being will become more important in 2023, especially as the hybrid workplace model starts to dominate. This will lead to companies worldwide supporting workplace wellness through the likes of schedule flexibility, mental health days, mental health programmes, and anonymous pulse surveys in order to ensure people feel and perform their best.