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From air purifier to breathing: 6 wellness trends

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Down with the scale, long live air purifier. Experts say, thank God!, The years 2010 have put an end to the harmful “culture of diets” and that, now, attention is more focused on aspects such as self-care (known in English as self-care), your well-being psychological and the spirituality (all practiced taking into account the climate crisis and sustainability) and the wellness it will continue to remain a priority and a widespread habit in 2020.

Where 2019 was the year of crystal therapy, gods massage rollers for the face and the vegetarianism, the new decade will lead us to take another step forward. From specialized centers in facial gymnastics, to glasses with blue light filter of the mobile phone through the practice of doing a review of your body (a bit like the one you do annually for the machine to be clear), feeding by choosing vegetable foods, until learning to to breathe correctly: here is the guide of Vogue of the 6 major ones wellness trends to discover and try this year.

1. Start a diet based on plant foods

Eating plant foods is the best way to safeguard the planet

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Documentaries like The Game Changers, Carnage is Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret have highlighted the benefits of following a diet based on vegetable foods, and alternative foods to meat are depopulating. Second The Vegan Society, only 40% of the world's population will consume meat by 2040 while 35% will choose cultivated meat (i.e. produced in the laboratory) and the 25% will opt for vegan meat substitute products. (In this regard, it is important to note that plant-based food regimens are different from veganism, which should instead be understood as a lifestyle that does not allow the use of animal products and therefore also avoids leather, wool and honey).

Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat offer plant-based protein alternatives that 'look and prepare' like beef and chicken while vegan brands like Field Roast they tend less for soy products and instead choose the proteins of peas, lentils, chickpeas and wheat.

For those who are now looking at a lifestyle meat-free, there are products that combine meat and vegetable foods to make the transition less difficult; among the brands that offer them are Raised & Rooted, Misfit Foods is For two. Choosing a plant-based diet is also good environment: a 2018 study conducted by Oxford University he highlighted that the most significant method to reduce its environmental impact is to avoid animal products (about 15% of greenhouse gas emissions come, in fact, from livestock farms).

2. Gymnastics, yes, but for the face

The Jade roller, excellent ally for deflating the face

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Last year, i jade rolls have had enormous success, thanks to the fact that beauty experts and influencers have elected them the tool must to reduce the swelling and soothe inflammation. Brands like Skin Gym is Herbivore have revived this ancient Chinese healing technique, placing on the market both the roller and another tool known as Gua Sha (in natural stones used practicing a gesture that mimics a sort of 'scraping' – Gua – to bring out a complexion bright).

The facial roller goes to work on the system lymphatic for drain excess fluid (in turn removing toxins). This contributes to redefine the face, improve the circulation and reduces the water retention. Draining action sports massages are available in most gyms, but in 2020 we will also see many fitness centers and fitness studios open. facial gymnastics.

Nicknamed “the world's first facial gym”, FaceGym (with centers in New York, Los Angeles and London) offers face-to-face workouts detoxifying is moisturizing. “Do you know how good it feels when you go to the gym? The muscles of the face work in the same way as those of the body, so after a workout at FaceGym, you can expect to feel just as well, “he explained to Vogue the founder Inge Theron last November 2019. “The muscles of the face are toned, strong, long and slender, and the skin results soda and reinvigorated “. In addition, among the fans there is also Lizzo.

3. Invest in an intelligent & hi-tech air purifier

During the past ten years, in the context of the ongoing debate on the climate crisis, our concerns about theair pollution. According to theWorld Health Organization (WHO), over 80% of those living in urban areas are exposed to air quality levels that exceed the limits set by the WHO guidelines.

However, this does not mean that the air inside our homes is cleaner. Still according to the WHO, every year, 3.8 million deaths worldwide are attributable to the exposure to smoke from dirty stoves and fuels in our homes. In 2019, consumers bought air purifiers for the home and office from brands such as Dyson and Molekule, and experts predict that the market will reach $ 33 billion by 2023.

This year we will see the widespread use of the 'intelligent' air purifier, such as the model Coway Airmega. Although this model continues to eliminate those air particles that cause breathing problems (dust, pollen, bacteria), the intelligent version informs you in real time about what it is eliminating and when through aapp on your mobile phone. The sensors monitor the quality of the air, turning the purifier on and off as needed, while avoiding wasted energy.

4. Protect your eyes from the blue light of the mobile phone

A study from last May 2019 has shown that, on average, the time spent by an individual in front of a screen is 3 hours and 23 minutes a day, or 50 days a year. As a result, opticians are beginning to worry about the long-term effects of blue light (emitted by the sun but now also coming, in significant and flashing doses, from fluorescent and LED screens).

Apparently, blue light has some health benefits, including that of improve alertness and regulate sleep cycles, as well as the improvement of mood and memory. Having said that, however, the excess of blue light seems to cause insomnia is degeneration Macular. In 2020, a conscious approach, which includes, for example, the non-use of cell phones, TVs and laptops in the late evening, can contribute to better sleep quality and protect our eyes.

At the same time, however, technology companies are taking steps to reduce exposure to blue light. In January 2020, Apple led the way by proposing a new mode known as Night Shift available for update to iOS 9.3, which gives off a softer and more filtered light. Even blue light goggles are spreading more and more, so much so that Jennifer Lopez was spotted with a pair of glasses last December Privé Revaux template 'The Alchemist'. This year, we are confident that the major brands of sunglasses will introduce such models in their offerings.

5. The 'revision' for the body

One of the biggest breakthroughs in the past ten years in the field of health technologies has been the preventive medicine. Preventing a malaise before it occurs has taken the form of a sort of 'health review ’ by magnetic resonance imaging done even before the onset of symptoms (as the saying goes, Prevention is better than cure).

The international premium service Viavi uses cutting-edge technologies to verify the possible presence of conditions that become the cause of cardiovascular problems or tumors. The outcome is then presented during a consultation with qualified doctors. PreventionGeneticsinstead, trace the profile of your DNA to understand where any risk factors reside, allowing those who undergo to take extra precautions.

In 2020, preventive healthcare will become increasingly widespread and will see technology giants enter the medicine market. In June 2018, Amazon had purchased the online pharmacy brand PillPack for 750 million dollars while in October 2019, Facebook published an update that sends users personalized reminders on recommended tests, vaccines and checks.

6. Learn to breathe properly

Are you sure you breathe in the best way?

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We all know how to breathe, right? Mistaken! Second The Breathing Room, most people use only 25% of your total breathing capacity; it is therefore not surprising that our health is affected by the effects of bad breathing.

“The (personal) trainers have started to incorporate breathing exercises into their workouts and teach breathe properly also as a service in its own right, in part because the practice is becoming more widespread and in demand by athletes, “he says Lee Mullins, founder of Gymnasium workshop. “Some examples are the surfer Laird Hamilton and the extreme sports athlete Wim Hof. (Some coaches) spend whole lessons teaching people to breathe properly. “

Breathing lessons (such as those held at The Breathing Room, The Breathing Class is Transformational Breath) teach “connected and conscious breathing” models, which open the lungs to their full capacity. Proper breathing is considered a tool self-help powerful, whose benefits include greater power, a stronger immune system and the ability to manage it stress more effectively.

“Once you learn the techniques to calm your body, this helps us to achieve better sleep quality and to recover after training,” adds Mullins. “It also improves the recovery ability between various sets of circuit exercises and trainings, which means greater and better results during each single training “.

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