Wellness Trends 2018
The wellness trends forecasts are rolling in… (The Global Wellness Summit’s will be released January 24.)

Well+Good “Top 18 Wellness Trends of 2018″

From at-home workouts to moringa to “analog destinations to unplug as the new ‘it’ spots” – the wellness trends to watch according to website Well+Good.

LS:N Global/The Future Laboratory “Future Forecast 2018”

The UK-based trends forecasting firm predicts what’s ahead in everything from wellness to travel to luxury…

MindBodyGreen “11 Wellness Trends To Watch In 2018”

From “big technology is the next big tobacco” to “natural beauty becomes the next ‘organic food’” to “breathwork rises in popularity” – the annual forecast from website MindBodyGreen.

Other “must-reads” from the wellness world

“The Top 10 Well Stories of 2017” – The New York Times, December 15, 2017

This explores the top-10 most read stories of 2017 from the wellness section of The New York Times. Several of the readers’ favorites were about ways to live better lives by resetting their attitudes, while others were about ways to do something that helps keep their bodies healthy.

“The End of the Social (Media) Era Can’t Come Soon Enough” – Vanity Fair, November 24, 2017

We’ve heard it repeatedly before, but this time it might be different as more and more come to view social media as something tearing societies apart and built to exploit “a vulnerability in human psychology.” This correspondent documents a spate of cases of people abandoning the platforms. He says: “It seems increasingly likely that our society will one day view our infatuation with Twitter, Facebook, and the like as a passing, often destructive fad”.

“2018 Will Be the Biggest Year for Wellness Yet” – Yahoo, December 11, 2017

The cover of the January issue of Vogue US is the perfect example of how wellness has become truly fashionable. Lupita Nyong’o graces the cover in an eye-catching outfit that shows her in a yoga tree-pose, while balancing on a paddleboard. The word “Wellness” is splashed in huge letters across the cover. Yahoo notes: “Wellness might be the theme of 2018, at least if Vogue has anything to say about it”.

“The Hidden Costs of Sleep Deficits” – Association for Psychological Science, December 1, 2017

High achievers sometimes see sleep as a complete waste of time. As this article explains in simple but comprehensive terms, nothing could be further from the truth. A strong body of scientific evidence shows that lack of sleep impairs not only a variety of bodily functions, but also cognitive processes such as memory and executive control. According to a leading academic: “There does not seem to be one major organ within the body, or process within the brain, that isn’t optimally enhanced by sleep (and detrimentally impaired when we don’t get enough)”.

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