Wellness Trends for 2015

Wellness Trends for 2015

Looking for a wellness boost? We’ve got the hottest wellness trends for 2015.

 

Just got use to the taste of kale in your smoothie or recovered from those hard CrossFit sessions? Well, 2015 sees a whole new range of wellness trends to get your head around.

Short and sharp exercise
Forget the long hard slog in the gym; it’s all about short, shape workouts in 2015. Known as HIIT workouts (High-intensity Interval Training), these sessions consist of short bursts of high intensity exercise followed by short periods of rest and generally last for a maximum of 30 minutes. They’ll have you huffing, puffing and dripping in sweat in no time.

Bone broth
Bone broth is exactly what the name suggests – broth made by boiling animal bones until they break down. It’s touted as the new superfood, with its supposed benefits including everything from shiner hair to improved digestion and reduced joint pain. There isn’t any research to support these supposed benefits however. So drink it if you enjoy the taste, but don’t let the unsubstantiated claims persuade you it’s needed to improve your health.

Barre
If you haven’t tried a barre class then you need to. Barre fuses ballet barre conditioning with yoga and Pilates to create a workout that strengthens and tones, resulting in long, lean muscles. It’s hard work, but lots of fun and will take you back to your ballet days as a little girl.

Meditation
Meditation is not a new thing, but in 2015 more people will be looking for a way to de-stress and become more present. With today’s frantic lifestyle, meditation will help you access a calm and clear mind, no matter how hectic your life may be.

Souping is the next juicing
With nothing left to juice or blend into a smoothie, souping is set to take centre stage. Souping will be promoted as a more substantial and satisfying way to cleanse – you can enjoy hot or cold options loaded with nourishing vegetables. This will see raw food only eating on the outer, while a combination of raw and cooked options will become the “in” way of eating.

Feeling good is replacing looking good
We’re finally realising bodies come in all shapes and sizes, and while many may be tauting the claim that “strong is the new sexy”, it’s not for everyone. This year will see the conversation move from skinny versus fat or strong versus sloppy, to respecting our bodies by treating them with care and loving what we’ve got.

Spiralling
Spiralizing – where you cut vegetables into strings – is going to get bigger. It first started out with zucchini being turned into spirals and served with bolognaise in place of pasta, but 2015 will see other vegetables such as beets, sweet potatoes, turnips and more being spiralled too.

Shunning sugar
People have been quitting sugar throughout 2014, but 2015 will see even more quitters jump on board. With an increased awareness of sugar, food companies will be forced to use innovative ways to reduce the sugar content of food products. Just remember though, it’s about reducing added sugar as opposed to natural sugars found in delicious whole foods such as fruit and milk.

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