New year, new you? Whether you’re starting or continuing an internal journey of transformation, here’s the top health and wellness trends predicted for 2021. 

To put it simply, 2020 was rough. It forced many of us to take a good hard look at ourselves, and often redefined our individual interpretations of what it means to be “healthy”. Sudden and unexpected lockdown measures saw many Australians get to know themselves in a whole new light, including getting acquainted with their mental health, how much exercise they really are getting, and what they put into their bodies. 

Five Health And Wellness Trends To Watch In 2021 

Although after work happy hour drinks and group fitness classes have been off the cards, YouTube yoga and attempting to get a solid eight hours of sleep per night are very much in – so what other health and wellness trends can we expect to see more of as we dive into 2021?

Eating For Immunity – It may not come as a surprise that more and more people are taking conscious steps to ensure that their body’s immunity system is operating at top capacity, particularly throughout the traditional “flu season” – nobody wants to risk getting sick this year. 

The Beloved Veggie Patch – As we are spending more time at home than ever, the beloved backyard veggie patch has come back in fashion with a vengeance. Not only do they provide edible goods, but gardening has also been proven to help boost mental health. 

Less Alcohol – Heading out on the town to your district’s local pubs and bars was a standard activity that was virtually eradicated overnight. While social gathering restrictions have eased in many states, there are many who haven’t reverted back to their old habits and are drinking less. 

Shopping Local – It’s no secret that Covid-19 put significant amounts of pressure on businesses of every size on a global scale. Many of us have made a conscious choice to support operators in our local community, and do what we can to ensure that they stay open. 

A Happy Headspace – 2020 saw the topic of mental health dragged into the spotlight, especially for Australians who struggled with their own for the first time. Practices such as mindfulness and even meditation are rapidly on track to become part of the new normal. 

Virtual Exercise – The shutdown of gyms and travel restrictions saw many Aussies turn to the internet in an attempt to keep moving from the comfort of their own home. Thankfully, online exercise methods such as yoga tutorials and virtual workout classes are set to stay. 

How To Navigate Health And Wellness Trends

When it comes to knowing what works for you and your body, it often boils down to the individual – what works best for your friend, may not work as well for you. If you are eager to start your own health or wellness journey as we head into 2021, then it may be worth speaking to a medical professional for the right guidance. 
Having access to an after hours home doctor can provide immeasurable peace of mind, knowing that you can reach a doctor when your regular GP is closed. To book an after hours home doctor find out more here.