Wellness magazines and blogs are under constant pressure to come up with new material that their readerships will find interesting. Therefore, they don’t hesitate to jump on the bandwagon when something new comes along, even if it only has a small chance of actually benefiting people.
With that said, there are many wellness trends that actually work. And these are the ones that you should be deploying in your life. But what are they, exactly? Let’s take a look.
Retinol For The Skin And Face
Companies selling forms of vitamin A to rub on your face claiming that it gets rid of wrinkles sound like snake oil salesmen. But there’s now a huge amount of science and anecdotal evidence backing up the idea that retinol really works. That’s because these miracle substances actually change the way skin cells behave. The compound gets down into the depths of the skin and stimulates a cellular rejuvenation mechanism that makes cells behave as if they are younger. That’s why some people have faces that look frozen in place. They don’t change over time because retinol really works.
Travel blogs want to sell people the idea that going to new places is good for them. After all, there’s an entire industry predicated on the joys and benefits of travel.
Interestingly, though, it’s not just a marketing ploy. There’s real evidence that extensive travel is good for your well-being and can make you happier long term.
There are a couple of reasons for this. First, travel forces you to engage your mind. You have to adapt and grow to new situations, eliminating a sense of stagnation.
Secondly, wellness-focused travel lets you escape toxic environments and do something that actively supports your health long-term. It gets you into good habits which you can take with you. Sometimes simply being in a new environment is enough to kickstart a renewed wellness regime.
Standing differently doesn’t sound like it would make much of a difference to your health, but because of the way the body’s energy field works, changes resulting from corrections can be profound. Going to a chiropractor can help eliminate all sorts of medical conditions, not just pain. When you walk tall, it affects your nervous system, slashing your risk of chronic disease.
Talk therapy was all the rage in the 1990s. Now, walking therapy is coming of age. This practice seeks to combine talking with physical movement to help people feel better. In that sense, it’s a holistic practice, a little bit like yoga.
There is mounting evidence that excessive access to digital media is bad for our health. Social media, screen time, and working all day in front of a computer have deleterious effects on physical and mental wellbeing.
Digital detox, or spending time away from screens, can make a tremendous difference. Suddenly you feel reconnected to nature and life as it should be. It feels more like you are living a natural human life instead of one mapped out for you by corporations.