It’s that time again for my annual wellness trend predictions! If you are inclined you can read 2017’s here and 2018’s here – sadly my 2016 video is off youtube but it was a good one (who remembers?!).
And what’s in store for the biggest wellness trends of 2019? Here are my predictions:
Wellness shops & retail experiences
Do you ever walk into a convenience store hoping to find a piece of fruit or a healthy snack and find nothing but processed junk? Well, you’re not alone and people like Rachel Krupa are working to change this. She opened The Good Stuff which is basically a healthy 7-eleven.
And Lily Kunin, founder of Clean Market and the very popular wellness website Clean Food Dirty City, opened a wellness hub smack dab in the middle of Manhattan called Clean Market which functions as a treatment center, retail space, and a cafe. Swoon!
But wait, there’s more! WTHN wants to be the “Drybar of acupuncture.” The founders of Drybar are conquering the massage space with Squeeze and Heyday wants to do the same with facials.
In my 2018 predictions I wrote about the explosion of well-marketed cannabis in the form of pens, ingestible oils, etc. and in 2019 I’m predicting an explosion of cannabis in skincare. Oils, lotions, lip balms, bath soaks, soaps, et al. Herbivore is on it already with this face oil. Who is on board with this?
The home fitness evolution
First, it was the peleton bike and now it’s all about Mirror – a trainer that pops up right on a full-length mirror made for working out. When off, it’s a full-length mirror. When on, see yourself, your instructor and your classmates in a sleek, interactive display, complete with embedded camera and speakers. Your workout also adjusts in real time based on your skill level. So cool, no? I’m excited to see what 2019 has in store for other home workout updates.
Thanks to the Medical Medium, everyone is drinking celery juice to clear their skin, help with fatigue, eczema, gallstones, IBS, inflammation aid in digestion, help with bloating, etc. all of which are tied to cleansing the liver. We’re going to continue seeing a whole lot of celery juice drinking, pomegranate seed eating and focus on this organ for optimal health from the inside out.
From cutting cable cords to Marie Kondo’ing every inch of your home to going sober to limiting cell phone use – 2019 is going to be a big year of less is more. The general consensus is that people are burnt out on excess and are ready for a change in a big way. Myself included.
People are WOKE! They want organic non-GMO food, chemicals in beauty products band, warning labels way beyond cigarette packages and they want it now! In 2019, we are going to start to see more regulations put in place to protect us from our health like Prop 65.
Have to add this to the list because I’m working on my own! More to come.
What are your predictions?