People around the world increasingly focus on health in a holistic way, taking care of their physical as well as mental well-being. Lately, it’s all about retrieving your balance with crystals, nourish yourself with intravenous vitamins, and relax with CBD oil.
We give you the latest trends to feel better overall and stay healthy.
Intravenous vitamins to get a re-boost
If the idea of infusions to fight against hangovers has been around for a few years now, intravenous vitamin therapy, which delivers a tailor-made vitamin cocktail to boost the immune system and regain energy, will be the next trend. Frank Lipman, a New York physician who specialises in functional and integrative medicine, has created the popular Cleanse program. He has been using intravenous therapy for over 20 years. Now, other practitioners in the world of medicine and cosmetics are following his lead.
You can do that is most big cities in the world. In London, the Plastic Surgery Group offers a selection of infusions administered for more than 90 minutes. The patient can choose the soundtrack and refreshments are provided. In the same city, the Elixir Clinic is located on the ground floor of the palace ‘The Ned’. It gives you infusions of vitamins, minerals and amino acids to counter the effects of jet lag, fight against stress and aging or ensure good hydration. In Santa Monica, right in the West of downtown Los Angeles, Infuse Wellness offers infusions specifically designed for migraine headaches and pre- and post-operative care.
What if intravenous infusion was the next get-together between two friends, like it’s just a manicure? Something to think about.
Relax with CBD
CBD (cannabidiol) is experiencing a meteoric rise, both in cosmetics — with CBD oil formulas like The Body Shop, Perricone and Dr. Bronner, to name a few, and more and more in the field of dietary supplements, balms or oils. CBD is valued for its soothing and anti-inflammatory abilities.
Stress and anxiety are very ubiquitous in our society, and they are often the warning signs of other diseases. The effects of cannabis, CBD and other substances on the health of people has been proven to help in the case of serious diseases, such as epileptic seizures and chronic migraines. In more recreational settings, this substance helps to fight against stress, anxiety, pain and inflammation, and can also improve concentration, alcohol rehabilitation, or regulate appetite and metabolism.
CBD gives you a bodily sensation of balance, softness, and does not act like THC, the psychoactive substance of cannabis, which gets you “stoned” which is removed from these products. A new way to relax? We say yes!
Train without stress
In the world of physical exercise, HIIT (High-Intensity Fractional Training) has long dominated the field, promising its practitioners a good sweat that gets you rid of a maximum of calories in a minimum of time. There is now a less aggressive approach as an alternative. While physical training can boost serotonin production and release of endorphins, it also increases the production of cortisol, the stress hormone, especially HIIT, which produces an extreme reaction.
Forget the crossfit equipment (unless you absolutely love it, of course!). Fitness chains like Workshop Gymnasium, a tailor-made training space that has branches in London, Milan, Bali, Beijing, Dubai and Shanghai stems from a better understanding of how chronic stress affects an individual’s health. They propose training sessions which do not have the same intensity from start to finish, using finer programming and smarter tools to verify that an individual has recovered enough to train.
You can also use technological products such as the OmegaWave, which is to be worn around the torso to control its precise physiological condition, or the ring Oura —seen on the finger of Prince Harry, that is worn on the finger to monitor the sleep. These analysis tools, thanks to the collected data, make it possible to adapt the training to the physical state of each person
Individual coaches at home
Artificial intelligence is becoming more and more important in our daily lives. Smart fridges that tell us what to eat are being developed. With their cameras, they help you plan the different meals of the week, they analyze your consumption habits and nutritional values, and they can even propose recipes. A kind of home nutritionist, in a way.
A company called Mirror has developed a framed steel mirror that broadcasts live fitness classes, as well as personal encouragement and motivational speeches. Club classes are great for quality field training, but they are costly and time-consuming. The mirror helps you have a personalised experience that brings together the best coaches and the best courses from around the world, as making everyone enjoy the joys of a good workout, wherever and whenever they want. To get ready for winter sports, they also offer exercises to prepare for skiing and even some for snowboarding exercise.
The multipurpose gym accessories are also drilling. The Habit – a company created in Hong Kong where space is a limited resource – offers wooden low tables and aerodynamic chairs that turn into weight-training benches.
Try out crystal therapy
Crystals were a great novelty of the year, bringing a touch of spirituality to physical health. The healing of the soul will continue in 2019. The beauty industry has seized the trend, from facial massage to holistic treatments. There are now a large range of cosmetics which introduces semi-precious stones’ powder into their formulations.
Crystals were already used in China and Egypt thousands of years ago. Everything is composed of energy, and the crystals contain very deep healing energy. When mixed with cosmetics, it can produce miracles.
So, how does it work? The frequency of crystals, such as rose quartz, amethyst, or malachite changes the frequency of a cream or oil to create something close to alchemy. They help you fight the signs of ageing and invigorate your self-confidence.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this update on the latest trends in staying healthy, and found something that you can look into for yourself!