The pandemic made everyone focus on their health and overall well-being, a habit which continues to persist despite the number of Covid-19 cases plummeting significantly in the country. “The Covid-19 pandemic has re-shifted people’s attention towards health and the definition of wellness is changing,” said Dr Vinoda Kumari, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Jindal Naturecure Institute, adding that wellness encompasses every aspect of physical, mental, and emotional health. In keeping with the same, the expert believes that the new year, too, is expected to witness a rise in a host of wellness trends.
With changing consumer preferences and the proliferation of wellness-based services and products, the expert shared a few such trends that are likely to make their mark in 2023.
Dr Kumari highlighted that social distancing norms, enforced during the pandemic, created new pathways and benchmarks for what it means to exercise. One such trend to emerge from this is a bite-sized period of exercise is ‘movement snacks’. “An increasing number of studies are pointing to the fact that breaking up the exercise regimen into smaller movement snacks throughout the day is not only healthy but also proves to be more beneficial than forcing oneself to do one longer workout session,” she explained.