3 Wellness Concerns Caused by COVID

The pandemic has sparked a few wellness trends we can expect to see in 2021.

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Covid-19 has made a huge impact on the forecasted trends for the coming year, especially when it comes to wellness. Apart from boosting immunity and wellness travel, a few more trends are predicted to be on the horizon, according to Vogue

Related: 9 Wellness Trends Emerging in 2021

1. Good Eats

Much like "the freshman 15" when someone starts college, the "Covid-19" became a serious concern for many, as people gained some noticeable weight during lockdown. This year saw a boom in people learning to love cooking and investing their time in new recipes, and in 2021 this will rise to the next level with a heavy focus on healthy eating. 

Consumers are beginning to understand the connection between what they eat and how they feel. There will be a surge in immune-boosting foods that correlate with the immunity trend experts expect to see a lot of in 2021, but expect to see consumers more interested in plant-based, probiotic and fresh grown (as in in their own gardens) foods as well. 

Related: A Plant-based Diet Helps Lower Blood Pressure

2. Happy Mind Time

Mental health has been a forefront trend in the wellness community for a few years now. However, the pandemic really showed people how important it is to take care of their health both physically and mentally. The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) stated that more people are looking for nonclinical help to cope with everyday mental health challenges. 

Post-pandemic, the mental wellness market is predicted to soar in numbers. Many studies have showcased the social isolation, economic hardship and human suffering that the pandemic caused and the toll that it took on so many. So, expect to see a lot of focus on telehealth and teletherapy in 2021.

Related: Social Distancing Increases Loneliness in Adults

3. Wellness in Style

There are actually two wellness clothing trends to keep an eye out for. First and foremost, people are becoming more climate conscious. Expect to see consumers begin looking for or asking about planet-friendly credentials when it comes to apparel. From low factory emissions to organic cotton and recycled polyester, consumers will want to make sure the clothes they buy have a positive impact on the planet.

Of course, lockdown has caused a surge in loungewear popularity, with many reaching for more colorful and fun combinations to lift their moods. This trend of comfy yet cute clothing is expected to continue at least until a vaccine is available to the masses. 

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