A new year is upon us, and many of us are looking forward to the holiday as an opportunity for a fresh start. While it’s true that plenty of people give up on their resolutions by the end of January, we’re of the belief that adopting healthy habits is always worth a try. Some practices, such as hitting the gym, remain popular year after year, but there are also plenty of new wellness trends that we’re excited to try in 2024. Read on to learn more about them.
Sleep syncing involves aligning your sleep cycle with the natural rhythms of the sun and moon to optimize your circadian rhythm. Research suggests that this can benefit both mental and physical health by improving the quantity and quality of sleep you get over time. To try it for yourself, start by establishing a consistent sleep schedule that includes going to bed and waking up at the same hour each day, and consider using a tracking app to monitor your sleep patterns.
As much as we love our tech, there’s no denying that too much screen time can take a toll on our mental health, and if current trends are any indication, it seems we’re not alone. More people than ever are turning to timers designed to restrict media usage in favor of mindlessly scrolling for hours on end. Make the most of your newfound free time by spending time in nature to fully disconnect and recharge.
We’ve all heard a thing or two about the importance of “good bacteria” for gut health, and from the looks of it, prioritizing probiotics is one trend that’s here to stay. Sales of probiotic drinks such as kombucha are on the rise, but you don’t have to drop big bucks on fancy beverages to reap the benefits. Filling your diet with probiotic-rich foods such as yogurt, tempeh, and sauerkraut is just as effective for those looking to support a healthy intestinal microbiome.