Many individuals have focused on their careers within the past few months, from finding a new job to completely shifting careers, all due to the uncertainty of anything, such as the pandemic. Due to careers being a top priority, people tend to forget about the importance of their health and wellness. Hence, this blog will get you back on track for the remainder of the year and focus on being better prepared for 2023.

It’s time to change your habits and change for the better if you want to feel fitter, healthier, have more energy and adopt a positive outlook on life. Here are 5 health trends to follow for the rest of the year.

Hybrid gyms for physical health

Traditional gym offerings will always be there, but online fitness is not going anywhere either. Adopt a hybrid gym approach of attending in-person classes once or twice a week, and build your own home gym environment using Trojan home gym equipment and our exercise programs.

Combining both elements offers you the freedom to choose what works best for given circumstances. It’s the best of both worlds in improving physical health!

Practice mindfulness for mental health

The focus on mental health has never been more important. Just looking good has shifted to feeling good. If you practice the mindfulness approach in everything you do, including exercise, you have more time to focus on what health really means to you.

Pause to practice mindfulness for just a few minutes at different times during the day can help your days be better than just rushing out the door without thinking about how you would like things to go. For example, wake up with a purpose in mind, setting an intention for the day to make your words, actions, and responses more mindful and compassionate.

Intuitive eating

Intuitive eating refers to the notion of listening to your body. It seems that the strict rules of dieting and even healthy eating may be put on the back burner for the rest of 2022. People tend to give in to their cravings (moderately), eating when they’re hungry and stopping when they’re satisfied.

It highlights everyone’s personal journey with food, becoming aware of our emotions related to our eating habits. It’s not a one-size-fits-all template of dieting. It makes us more aware of our true hunger versus just filling a void of loneliness, sadness, anxiety, etc.

Adding to the above, plant-based eating is also continuing to grow. People consume less meat and opt for plant-based alternatives to animal products for health and environmental reasons. Even air fryer purchases are rising due to its health and environmental benefits.

Gut-brain axis

There is a significant connection between your gut health and mental health, and eating more gut-friendly foods such as whole foods, fruits and veggies and avoiding processed food are recommended. This will increase the function of your digestive system and balance the bacteria helping to process foods effectively, which influences mental health too, believe it or not.

More manageable workouts

Are you a time-poor person or just intimidated by 45-minute workouts? You’re not alone; many people are incorporating smaller, more manageable workouts into their day-to-day activities. You may spread multiple exercises throughout your day and, without even realising it, reach a total of 45 minutes or more.

Every individual’s day will be unique, but it could include anything from a 10-minute weight training session to a five-minute yoga flow in-between calls.

So, are you ready to make the most of the remaining six months in prepping for 2023? Let’s go!

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