Achieving your optimal wellness is about considering what’s best not just physically for your body, but also what’s best for your mental and emotional well-being, as well. Starting a new year gives you the opportunity to take stock of what’s happening with your wellness, and choose to make some positive changes. Each year brings with it new trends in wellness; in 2024, there are some impressive and interesting trends to pay attention to.
Top 5 Wellness Trends 2024
#1 Red Light Therapy
Red light therapy (RLT) has gained popularity over the last decade, but in 2024, RLT is going to be hard to ignore. Red light therapy is a treatment that uses low-wavelength red light to improve your skin’s appearance, reduce inflammation in the body, promote healing, build collagen, as well as spur many other benefits in the body.
Red light therapy works by exposing your skin to red light and having the mitochondria in your cells soak up that light. Mitochondria are the “power generators” in your body, and by absorbing the red light, they amp up their ability to make energy. This allows the cells in your body to repair themselves, which then results in the benefits of better-looking skin, less inflammation in the body, faster healing of muscle and skin tissue, as well as many other advantages.
RLT is also used to treat several conditions like hair loss, dementia, osteoarthritis, and tendinitis. Red light therapy has been shown to be beneficial in treating mood disorders like seasonal affective disorder. Because it is non-invasive and painless, interest in RLT has skyrocketed.
There are many RLT devices available for home use, as well as businesses that specialize in red light therapy treatments. Everything from masks to wands, to panels, to red light therapy beds are within reach. 10X Health offers its own 10X Health Light Bed that allows the user to harness all of the benefits of red light therapy in their own home.
#2 Stress Busting Supplements
One thing no one wants to endure in 2024 is stress! In fact, so many people are tired of being stressed out that the popularity of stress-reducing supplements is on the rise and will definitely be trending in the new year.
One of the major side effects of stress is the inability to get a good night’s sleep which then ultimately negatively impacts your entire life. Good sleep improves your brain performance, mood, and overall wellness, and not getting enough sleep can raise the risk of developing certain conditions and diseases. The availability of supplements to help solve this issue is truly advantageous to so many.
Stress-busting supplements include minerals, vitamins, and herbs that have been proven to elicit a calming effect. One such supplement is 10X Health’s Calm dietary supplement which includes a blend of GABA, Theanine, and Huperzine A. GABA in particular is thought to play a major role in controlling nerve cell hyperactivity associated with anxiety, stress, and fear.
#3 Cottage Cheese (Yep, you read that correctly)
The obsession with cottage cheese is real, thanks mostly to the viral recipes that have been taking over TikTok (470 million views!) recently and will continue to do so in 2024! From cottage cheese ice cream to cottage cheese bowls, to blended cottage cheese dips — this ingredient isn’t stopping. Is it worth the hype? Yes!
Cottage cheese does provide many benefits due to the presence of probiotic microbes. It can improve gut health and the nutrients that it possesses (calcium, vitamins A & K, as well as protein) can help keep your teeth and bones strong. Vitamin K actually helps the calcium in cottage cheese get into more cells in the body, helping muscles and the nervous system, as well.
If you want to be on-trend for wellness in 2024, start looking up those cottage cheese recipes now!
#4 Drinking Olive Oil
Olive oil may be the best ingredient you can take for living a long healthy life. A 2022 analysis of previous studies, covering hundreds of thousands of people, found that each additional 5 grams you eat daily — that’s a little over a teaspoon — can lower your risk of dying overall by 4%. No wonder drinking olive oil for optimal wellness is set to trend in 2024!
Olive oil provides so many benefits to your well-being; it improves cardiovascular health, and digestive health, relieves inflammation, stabilizes blood sugar, promotes healthy hair and skin, and can relieve constipation. If you’re reaching for an olive oil to drink, you should choose extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) as it contains higher amounts of healthy fats and antioxidants when compared to refined oils. In the Mediterranean, most people begin their day with ¼ cup of olive oil; but to get started, you should aim to drink a tablespoon a day and work your way up.
#5 Mushroom Mania
Mushrooms are set to take the main character role in many areas in 2024! From menus across the board to their inclusion in supplements, to incorporating them into your cooking — mushrooms are set to trend in the new year!
And we’re not talking just any mushrooms — the focus will be on adaptogenic mushrooms like shiitake, maitake, reishi, oyster, turkey tail, and lion’s mane. Research on mushrooms is expanding rapidly as scientists have discovered a multitude of health benefits from consuming mushrooms regularly. These include a decreased risk of developing cancer, hypertension, and high serum cholesterol, as well as an increase in cognitive function, gut health, and immune function.
As demand for mushrooms from consumers increases, expect to see more mushroom extracts and mushroom beverages available in 2024!
10X Health Ultimate Wellness Guide
If wellness is a top priority for you heading into 2024, then 10X Health’s Ultimate Wellness Guide should not be missed. You can download the guide for free here: Ultimate Wellness Guide – 10X Health System, and start learning more about how to reach your optimal wellness by making some important lifestyle changes. Being on trend is fun, but obtaining your ultimate wellness is life-changing!
Reach out to 10X Health today to improve your wellness and make 2024 the best year yet!