It’s almost 2017, which means everything you learned about health and wellness over the past year is void.
Indeed, trends in the healthy living space change quicker than fast fashion, and everything you thought you knew about kale is probably wrong.
Without further ado, here are some things you’ll overhear about at Crossfit come January 1…
Yup, people will be flying halfway around the world to get their wellness fix. Yoga getaways, boot camps, spa sessions, mind-body therapies, and advanced skincare retreats will be the new mojito and cigar on a beach.
The Ketogenic diet
New diet fad alert! This one’s your classic low-carb, high-fat diet – like the Atkin’s diet – that helps you lose weight and improve health. Like we said, classic – except people aren’t Snapchatting it yet. That’ll change in 2017.
Collagen is essentially the protein that holds the human body together – who wouldn’t want more of that in their diet? It’s especially beneficial for your skin, hair, nails and digestion. Don’t forget your 8 glasses of bone broth in 2017.
Sober [insert month here]
Sobriety will turn mainstream next year, something you’ll notice as you find yourself without a drinking buddy more frequently. Alcohol-free events will become all the rage and movements encouraging abstinence from alcohol will continue to flourish.
Healthy living isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach, and everything from your diet to fitness regimen will become more personalized in the future. Apps will become the new fitness bloggers.
Oh yes, marijuana’s here to stay. Some of Canada’s biggest retailers are already lining up to offer products that yield cannabis’ diverse healing benefits. It’s not about getting high, either – everything from body lotions to superfood snacks will pack a little dose of THC.
No, we’re not diving into a drug trends list here. The benefits of including mushrooms in your diet include protecting your body from toxins, fighting pathogens, helping against inflammation, balancing stressors and generally great taste. They even have mushroom coffee now.
If 2016 was the year of athleisure, 2017 will be the year of perpetual Casual Fridays. Can’t do office yoga in a pantsuit, after all.
“Inflammation” was everyone’s favourite self-diagnosis in 2016, so look for anti-inflammatory foods to dominate grocery aisles, restaurant menus, and Instagram feeds. You know, tomatoes, leafy greens, nuts, fruits, fatty fish, and the sort.