Here’s what we think 2018 has in-store for us!
According to NASA, bouncing is “the most efficient exercise yet devised by man” and 3 times more effective than running, which can put a strain on your back, lower limbs and joints due to its high impact. No wonder, then, that bounce studios and bounce fitness classes have started popping up all over the place. Not only do they sound like a whole load of fun, the 1hr classes burn 700+ calories and are said to even help increase bone density.
2. Floatation therapy
Self-care was a big trend in 2017 and hopefully one that’s here to stay. With more research and understanding than ever on the long-term health risks of stress and as well as a greater social acceptance of meditation and mindfulness, we reckon floatation therapy could be set to become a big winner in 2018.
The one caveat is finding these magical floatation tanks but thankfully, due to their increasing popularity, more floatation centres are set to open across the UK this year. These tanks, which contain supersaturated Epsom salt water solution to help you float effortlessly, are perfectly temperature-controlled to skin temperature so once you are settled, it’s impossible to tell which parts of your body are in the water and which are not. They’re also light and sound-proof to help you disconnect completely from the outside world and reconnect with your inner peace.
Yes, they’ve been around for, well, forever but this year we think veggies are finally going to get the spotlight. The environmental impact of eating meat is not the only reason why more and more people are turning to a plant-based diet or just simply reducing the amount of meat they consume. With trends like ‘Meat-free Monday’ and ‘Veganury’ catching on, and big brands like Pret-A-Manger launching vegan-only ranges, it’s becoming more fashionable to cut back on animal products get more adventurous with veggies.
5. Gut health
The gut microbiome has become a great focus of attention in the science community over recent years leading to massive discoveries about the impact the gut, which is rightfully known as the ‘second brain’, has on all areas of health, including weight, sleep, immunity, long-term diseases, and even moods and mental health. Our favourite ways to maintain a healthy gut are by using fermented products like kombucha or taking daily priobiotics supplements