Well + Good, a lifestyle and news website devoted to the wellness scene, released its health and wellness predictions for 2017. Here are their top 15 picks.
1. Why Inflammation-Fighting Foods are Filling up Your Grocery Cart
Fighting inflammation with food is quickly becoming a major health priority, since inflammation is linked to everything from bloating and acne to life threatening illnesses.
2. Meet Workleisure: Athleisure is Taking on the Workplace
Thanks to athleisure, life has become a lot more comfortable. Up next will be workleisure, which is activewear’s answer to machine-washable, office-appropriate business attire.
3. Cannabis Gets Seriously Commercial
Retail brands are offering pot-infused foods, beauty products, and other consumer goods that bottle the plant’s much-buzzed-about healing benefits.
4. Next-Gen Wellness Retreats
Curated experiences developed by leading wellness insiders and top-tier fitness instructors are trending, and retreats are getting more sophisticated as a result.
5. Era of Menstrual Realness
2017 is bringing an era of menstrual realness led by better-for-you feminine product brands that are speaking to directly to young women with in-your-face, laugh-at-the-patriarchy campaigns.
6. Plant Proteins on the Rise
Plants are the future of protein as pea and hemp proteins are popping up everywhere, in increasingly delicious powders for smoothies, in nutrition bars, and even in potato chips.
7. "Woo-Woo" Wellness Goes Mainstream
For a generation raised on yoga, meditation, and green juice, formerly fringe "woo woo" wellness concepts are becoming mainstream. Acceptance for things like cupping, shamanic journeys, reiki, and crystals as life enhancing and energy healing objects is increasing.
8. Collagen’s Boost to It-Ingredient Status
For a growing number of women, the fibrous protein collagen is the secret to glowing skin, shiny hair, strong nails, and healthy digestion. Collagen beauty tonics and collagen-rich powders and supplements are a category on the rise.
9. Nesting at Home is the New Going Out
Gen Xers may have been too embarrassed to opt out of weekend social plans, but millennials are dialing theirs back with more “me” time.
10. The Future of Fitness is Franchised
Cool-kid indie (and now semi-corporate) brands like SoulCycle and Barry’s Bootcamp started the boutique fitness craze, but the companies using a franchise model are largely the ones scaling it now with hundreds of studios opening all over the world.
11. Hyper-Functional Beverages: Your New Health Tonic
Forget sugary, vitamin-dusted waters, new hyper-functional, ultra-healthy, virtually medicinal beverages are about to flood the market. These tonics offer an energy boost and will get even more portable next year.
12. Everyone’s Ditching Makeup for the Natural Look
Makeup-free enthusiasts are growing in number as the Instagram hashtag #nomakeup shows more than 12 million fresh-faced results. Skincare also enjoys twice the market share of makeup, which indicates that more women prefer a naturally glowy complexion to covering up.
13. The Social Scene is Sobering Up
Booze-free social gatherings are expanding to accommodate the sober crowd.
14. Beauty Counters are Getting Cleaner
Women are now reading the labels on their beauty products as carefully as food labels. As a result, chic, cleaner beauty products are getting way more accessible.
15. Recovery Now Rules for Fitness Fanatics
Tough workouts aren’t fading away, but people are finally focusing on good habits, recovery classes, and self-care products to offset their physical toll.