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The Athletic Club

of Overland Park
12 Dec 2017

2018 Health & Wellness Trend Forecast

We’re taking time to reflect on 2017 and all it’s healthy wonders. The world saw the rise of avocado on anything and everything! The carb crisis is in full swing and we predict “good carbs” vs. “bad carbs” will rage on through 2018, substituting breads and pastas for paleo options. The stomach leads the way in conscious choices to feed gut bacteria with probiotics and fermented foods. Everyone has practically agreed, active-wear and yoga pants can be worn in (almost) any setting. Our 2018 health and wellness trends are here!

  1. Organic Beauty Products

Self-care is not a luxury, but an essential to physical and mental health! More women are opting for all-natural skin care for anti-aging and general upkeep. The years previous has taught consumers to look at our labels and ingredients – the practice is carrying over to all purchased goods! According to a study by Kari Gran, more than 3 in 5 women read beauty product labels for ingredients before buying! The “Green Market” is not limited to indie and local shops anymore but big corporations are hopping on the beauty products train such as Ulta Beauty & Sephora.

  1.  Gut Health

Let’s recap – Probiotics are the live bacteria found in fermented foods, such as kombucha, that when consumed, settle in the gut and improve overall health. Benefits include healthy immune function, digestion aid, and management of weight. Kombucha has broken boundaries from an ambiguous concoction to a mainstream craft! Expand into other probiotic-friendly foods such as sauerkraut and kimchi. You can look forward to other types of foods offering gut-boosting bacteria such as granola and cookies in 2018!

  1. Tech & Your Wellness

Innovation of new technology and advancing science are helping healthy lifestyles to stay focused! Wearable technology boomed in 2017, Fitbits and smartwatches aid routines to track heart-rate and calories. Investing in products to help record and assist exercise is another investment in taking control of your health! Smart scales, smart socks, & sleep optimization products are in the run for your healthy lifestyle choices.