In this day and age, what does it mean to be healthy exactly?
With thousands of health trends and TikTok viral products, treatments, and supplements with lofty claims, it feels harder than ever to correctly define “healthy.” Yet here we are, already well into the third month of 2023, and starting on those New Year’s resolutions may have already become a fleeting thought.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be hard. We understand you lead a busy life and sometimes self-care lands on the back burner. In this article, we’ll explore 6 highly doable health trends that are worth integrating into your weekly routine.
Health Trends You Can Stick To
Health trends are a dime a dozen, and not all of them are sustainable in the long term. After all, what’s “healthy” for someone may not be considered healthy for someone else. (Here’s looking at you, calorie counting!)
Here are a few of our favorite health trends sieved out from the many which are hitting their peak of popularity in 2023.
1. Micro Workouts
One of the biggest barriers to getting to the gym or sticking to a fitness routine is time. So why not remove the time barrier by exercising in bite-sized, low-intensity formats? Squeezing in movement throughout the day, even for a few minutes here and there, can add up to big results! Plus, it’s a fun way to take a break from your schedule to be active.
2. Biotech Wellness & Skin Care Tools
One major benefit to post-pandemic life is the access to more at-home options, like TeleHealth and skin care tools. For our self-care journey, products that used to only be available at the dermatologist’s office can now be used at home. Red light therapy, microcurrent facial tools, and lasers are your skincare calvary for stress-free, happy skin.
3. Focusing on Your Lifestyle, Not the Scale
The beginning of the year is always consistent with a new diet or lifestyle change. It can be daunting, but it shouldn’t be! Try placing less emphasis on labels and more on the choices you make to feel good. For example, avoid saying to yourself “I can’t eat this” and instead shift the mindset to, “I’m choosing not to eat this, because I’d rather have ________________.” Look for food options that do fit your needs, goals, and lifestyle choices that make you feel happier and less restricted about food overall. An optimistic mindset correlates with weight loss compared to self-criticism, restriction, and “failure”.
4. Sleep Syncing
Recent studies have shown that we are becoming increasingly sleep-deprived. The lack of sleep doesn’t just make it harder for us to feel motivated to eat healthily, work out, be social, etc, but it also causes our bodies to work harder to process insulin, which contributes to weight gain. Sleep syncing is the term for adjusting your 24-hour rhythm so the various parts of your daily routine (including screen time, time outdoors, digestion, and hormones) work in tandem with supporting a consistent sleep schedule. A routine which includes sufficient sleep is essential for maintaining a healthy weight and living a long, healthy life.
5. Exercise Recovery
The rabid pace of “needing” to lose weight and get your 30 minutes of exercise a day can put your body’s active recovery on the back burner. Recovery should be considered less of a health trend and more of an important tool to give real consideration to. Proper recovery alongside exercise regimens will support long-term exercise and movement routines. Some recovery routines can be done at home, such as massage therapy guns and muscle soaks in the bath.
Two of our favorite recovery tools offered at Trim Studio are infrared therapy. and Normatec Compression Therapy. This system mimics the natural muscle pumping of your limbs and stimulates the lymphatic system. At a very affordable price tag, you’ll immediately feel all the ways Normatec compression therapy benefits sore muscles, restless legs and poor blood flow.
6. Weight Loss Peptides (semaglutide, aka “skinny shot”)
You’ve probably heard all about “the skinny shot” made popular by Hollywood and beyond. This injectable weight loss peptide protocol goes by the name Ozempic, Wegovy or (generically) semaglutide.
Due to price tag and other factors, weight loss peptides may not be an option for everyone. These medications, however, are generally understood to be safe and effective for weight loss especially for men and women in the clinically obese category.
Peptides are strings of amino acids (which are themselves the building blocks of proteins. Semaglutide works by regulating blood sugar, reducing appetite (without jitters or stimulants) and increasing the feeling of “satisfaction” after eating. If you are medically cleared, semaglutide is usually administered weekly and is well tolerated except for some gastrointestinal side effects.
As with any health trend, weight loss peptides like semaglutide will always work better when combined with exercise, a healthy diet and lifestyle routine. If you take this medication and don’t take steps to change your lifestyle, you run the risk of gaining back any weight you lost.
Because peptide therapy has the potential to put a serious dent in the obesity epidemic in our country, this is a health trend we are on board with. Thousands of people struggle with being overweight and remain at risk for more serious health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. We have a peptides provider partner that works closely with Trim Studio. If you think you may be a good candidate for this treatment, please reach out!
Take Your First Step Towards a Healthier Lifestyle
We hope these six health trends offer you the encouragement to put your wellness journey on the right path. For all tips on health, wellness, and lifestyle trends, the Trim Studio team is here for you!