The year 2017 has been a godsend for fitness freaks. With several wellness trends topping the charts for almost the entire year, the year proved to be a remarkable one for health and wellness freaks. From keto diet to collagen concoctions, a long list of things kept health-conscious people on their toes. Now that 2017 has ended on a great note (health wise), let’s take a look at the top health trends of the previous year.
Going keto for lowering blood sugar, improving mental health and regulating appetite was on the to-do list of many fitness fans. Even though many people reported that the much-acclaimed ketogenic diet didn’t live to its expectations, leaving all your carb-intake and switching to high-fat foods has been one of the most popular trends of 2017.
From Fitbit to Apple Watches, placing fitness on your wrist was a key trend last year. Wearable technology took the fitness world by storm in 2017 with people keeping track of their health on the go. Equipped with features like step counters to giving you reminders for drinking water, these tools left no stone unturned to take your love for fitness to another level.
Known to give you a healthy and young skin, collagen was there in almost everything in 2017 – from granola bars to supplements and even powder that can be added to coffees, smoothies, and soups – collagen was the buzzword in health industry last year. Apart from benefitting you with a stunning skin, it’s also believed to provide great results in improving hair, bone, and joint health.
2017 also witnessed an increased use of essential oils in cooking. While essential oils have been used for years for massages and spa treatments, the use of these oils in food was a hot trend in the past year. From using these oils for their aromas to their taste and health benefits has been a welcoming shift.
Said goodbye to sugar, alcohol, legumes, soy, grains, and dairy? Well, then you must be a Whole30 diet fan. This 30-day diet is quite similar to the paleo diet, but a little more difficult to follow as it restricts the use of natural sweeteners as well.
The world of alternative medicine practices has been famous for many years now. However, it was until the last year that acupuncture had a great demand amongst wellness enthusiasts. Providing relief in several health conditions like insomnia, nausea, and stress, poking needles have been beneficial in ensuring the physical well-being and also became an adventure-filled activity for many.
Move over fruit water, 2017 made us see a growing inclination towards plant waters. From aloe water to birch tree and even cactus water, people tried several plant water drinks to get the benefits that these plants offer in the form of antioxidants and electrolytes.
You might have heard of tequila shots, and well, would have enjoyed them too, but it’s time to make way for wellness shots. Be it a turmeric drink with ginger and honey or a tiny shot packed with grapefruit, beet, and aloe – there is a wide variety of shots blended according to the benefits you seek. From boosting immunity to detoxifying your body, there are as many benefits of these shots as the lists of their recipes.