Whether you see wellness as a commodified buzzword or a holistic wellbeing tool to embrace; there is no denying the influence of the concept. And in 2021, as the world continues to prioritise its health and wellbeing for pandemic-related reasons, there are some new wellness trends on the scene. Metropol has compiled those making waves this year.
PREACHING ABOUT PREBIOTICS
You’ve heard of probiotics – and the associated health benefits – but have you heard of prebiotics? A type of fibre, prebiotics feed probiotics to help them do their thing. Find these in foods like artichokes, garlic, onions, leeks, oats, asparagus and bananas, as well as in herbal supplements.
SLEEP, SLEEP, SLEEP!
Getting good quality shuteye is top of the wellness to-do list in 2021, and people are employing a raft of tools and techniques to help them achieve their best night’s sleep. Think sunrise alarm clocks, sleep sprays, silk bedwear, luxe linens, digital detoxes, weighted blankets and natural sleep remedies.
BATHING IN SOUND…
Immerse yourself in the soothing meditative experience of a sound bath. Intended to encourage listeners to release repetitive thoughts and balance energy, a sound bath is a therapeutic experience. Usually occurring in a class taken by an instructor or sound therapist, but you can also DIY with curated playlists.
GETTING YOUR CHLORO-FILL
Yes, the substance which helps plants get nutrients (and makes them green). This pigment is getting some serious attention from wellness warriors, especially on Tiktok. The power of chlorophyll – consumed as chlorophyllin – for humans is said to be in its abundance of anti-inflammatory antioxidants.