We all assume health and wellness trends can either be food or fitness, right? Well, we were wrong. Our living space, as well as our air, will be getting a serious upgrade in 2019, and our love for plants is not expected to stop any time soon.
Better living is going to be a big trend in 2019
As plants pretty much broke Pinterest last year, it was a matter of time before the ‘business of living’ went mainstream. Our homes are getting a rehaul next year, and it’s going to be a big one.
Minimalism will become a buzzword for interior design, feng shui is looking to get an overhaul and cleaner air is going to be a priority for all health and wellness influencers (did you know there is an app to test how clean is your air?).
As well as cleaner air – and jungle bedrooms – sound will be also used to support our wellbeing more than ever. Sales of air purifying plants have more or less tripled over the past year, and diffuser sales have boomed on Amazon.
How sound can heal us
If you have been to a yoga class in the last year you might have heard of gong baths and sound healing meditations. 2019 is going to be the year where sound and vibration are going to support our overall wellness. Sound therapy works through the healing power of sound vibration and frequencies. For example, Tibetan singing bowls can help people to experience a deep sense of relaxation, which can relieve pain, help lower blood pressure, reduce stress, improve circulation and blood flow and much more.
Sound healing is just an extension of energy healing going mainstream.
From Reiki to any other form of energy healing, working with our own energy and blocks is no longer frowned upon. In fact, energy healing treatments are one of LA’s most popular trends at the moment.
Rowing is the New Spinning
Sustainability will be moving from our tables to all other areas of our lives – like Bekah from Bekibo London shared with us earlier this year “I am noticing there is now more of a demand for new and upcoming activewear brands, more so than the mainstream brands. I feel this is because the wellness industry is constantly growing and smaller brands are emerging. Women now have a choice and they are becoming a lot more aware of their workout wardrobe.”
When it comes to working out and putting those wardrobes to the test, rowing is going to be the new spinning. The rest of the world got the memo before us, with a wave of dedicated studios such as CITYROW (New York) and CREW (Sydney) proving more popular than ever. Noticing a gap in the market, personal trainer Chris Heron will launch the first integrated rowing studio in the UK called The Engine Room – keep an eye out for that one.
On a side note, LA is taking butt workouts one step further, by shaping a new workout focused on lifting, toning and perfecting your butt (‘bünda’ is Portuguese slang for bum): “the class is split into two halves, mixing stints on the Stairmaster (kind of old school but it definitely works – the cardio workout you get is intense while still being low impact on your joints) and the Bünda Station, which is fitted with bands and bungee cords to enhance your squats, bridges and lunges and target every muscle in your bum.” (Glamour UK)