1. It’s About Wellth, Not Wealth
That’s right: balance is the new achievement. Working 80 hours a week in a soulless job that brings home a pot of gold is losing its luster. We’ve gone from “profit to purpose.”
2. The Rise Of Stealthy Healthy Restaurants
We’re going to see more hot restaurants serving up healthy fare without marketing themselves as “healthy.” Get ready to see more organic, farm-to-table ingredients, grass-fed meats, gluten-free options, and even green juice cocktails popping up on menus.
3. The Morning Party Is The New After Party
Gone are the days of drinking too much at networking events. If you’re looking to network, prepare to show up at 6am and enjoy some group meditation, stone cold sober.
4. The Hottest Gym Is The Great Outdoors
So many people have desk jobs now that the oldest gym on earth — the great outdoors — is becoming its most popular. Whether it’s running, hiking, playing sports, goofing around on a fire hydrant or a HIIT workout at the park, more and more people are taking their fitness outside, with 92% of our readers believing that exercising outdoors is the best option.
5. The Ideal Body Is The One You Have
People are embracing skinny, svelte, strong and everything in between. It’s not all about that bass, it’s about liking what you’ve got.Feeling good is the new looking good.
6. It’s Time To Take Note Of Telomeres
Pronounced tell-em-eers, these little “buffers at the end of chromosomes” are the keys to aging or reversing aging.In late 2013 Dr. Dean Ornish got lots of attention for a study that suggested that lifestyle and dietary changes such as practicing meditation, yoga, and eating more plants could help lengthen telomeres, which effectively had the power to reverse the aging process.
7. Fitness Omnivores
Most people are no longer monogamous when it comes to fitness. Rarely does someone “just do yoga” or “just run” or “just hit the gym.” In our recent reader survey, we found that most of our readers practice two or more activities during the week.
8. Supply Chain Transparency In Fashion
Transparency in their supply chain, informing consumers about everything from when clothing was made, where it was made, what material was used, and whether workers received fair wages to make it.
9. Supplement Start-Ups
The supplement aisle is the most confusing one at the grocery store, typically filled with unfamiliar brands, labels that no one can understand, and, unfortunately, a staff that isn’t educated on what the supplements can actually do!
10. Functional Medicine Goes Mainstream
When eating for optimal health, people tend to be in two camps: Paleo or vegan. He defines this way of eating as a healthy diet with a focus on whole, fresh, sustainably raised food and a high percentage of fruits and vegetables.