Health and fitness have long held the top spot among new year's resolutions. What will that look like in 2020? Per a recent wellness index study conducted by MINDBODY, this year, your health-focused patients will resolve to:

Prioritize sleep health

Sleep loss seems to be a theme of modern life. Almost 60 percent of those surveyed have come to feel that healthy sleep is not just essential to being productive; it's a luxury. In response, health spas have been opening "nap bars" where guests can refresh themselves with daytime sleeping. In the coming year, sleep-deprived people will be prioritizing their sleep health using:

  • Sleep apps
  • Natural supplements
  • Organic mattresses
  • Weighted blankets and luxury linens

Seek alternative medicine remedies

Nearly 70 percent of those queried believe in the benefits of complementary and alternative medicine. Interestingly, the study revealed that this year, it won't be so much about consuming supplements as undertaking healthful practices to reduce stress, such as:

  • Meditation and breathwork
  • Guided visualization
  • Acupuncture and acupressure
  • Natural remedies

Leave for a wellness getaway

There's a growing awareness that buying more things doesn't lead to health and happiness. Over 40 percent of those polled placed a higher value on experiences than materialism. Expect your patients to unplug from the digital world, sign up for feel-good trips, and involve themselves in activities like:

  • Wellness or spiritual-focused escapes
  • Yoga retreats
  • Fitness and wellness events
  • Sustainable healthy eating vacations

Make more time for mental health

Emotional wellness is equally important as physical wellness, according to over half of those surveyed. Emotional may eclipse physical in the coming year. To support healthier habits and mental self-care, your patients may consider:

  • Talk therapy
  • Workshops on relationships and intimacy
  • Realistic or intuitive eating

Where will you put your energies in 2020?

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