What are the latest top health trends most popular for 2013? There are a lot more advertising campaigns to sell more health insurance, some at increasingly higher premium prices. As far as holistic health trends, functional, complementary, and integrated medicine is popular as is naturopathy, food as medicine, and physicians, including allergy specialists and gerontologists taking courses in nutrition, cooking, and using more plant extracts or supplements in preventive medicine.
Also, there are more ads for DNA-testing companies both for health risk and/or ancestry, including testing for nutrition as well as testing for the entire human genome for individuals at a more affordable price. See, “Could Whole-Genome Testing Increase Insurance Costs? | TIME.com.”
Now that this year is more than half way over, you’ve seen new health trends in cleansing by juices and olive oil enemas. See, “Irritable Bowel Syndrom (IBS) Possible Cure: Try Olive Oil Enemas.” This year there also are more boutique classes in fitness such as meditation, qi gong, tai chi, and yoga, with people warned not to do head forward yoga poses if they’ve had a stroke, high blood pressure, or heart disease. The health trends beyond what’s repeated in the media about the politics of healthcare focuses on trending news of holistic health practices.
Sites and videos introduce you to try qi gong or slow tai chi for balance instead where you don’t end up with your head lower than your body. Check out the – Huffington Post article, “Health Trends 2013: What To Expect.” See, “Spring Forest Qigong.”
Juice feasting instead of juice fasting is becoming a trend, since fasting can cause stress on the body resulting in more cortisol from the stress being poured into the blood stream. There’s more CrossFit workouts. And more classes at senior centers in mindful meditation and qi gong for healing, tai chi for balance, and chi walking for stamina.
The trends spill over into the chain fast-food eateries with Starbucks and other major chains getting into the juice game. The problem is what they use to sweeten the juice with if it’s not pure fruit juice, but fruit or vegetables mixed with a sweetened mix that’s not from the whole fruit with the pulp. For example, when you juice a cup of strawberries and blueberries in your blender with frozen sliced peaches and frozen raspberries, you may add a cup of unsweetened almond milk, hide some spinach or kale in the blender, and add a handful of goji berries or a whole banana to sweeten. But some juice bars use a little fruit and a lot of smoothie mix which is pre-sweetened.
Some juice bars use Frappe Blender Mixes – cappuccinosupreme.com. You may want to check out the site, Green Smoothie Recipes For Type 2 Diabetes | Incredible Smoothies. More juice bars should use greens in their berries smoothies and fewer prepared mixes that come pre-sweetenened. The year 2013 also is seeing more boutique fitness studios for a wide variety of disciplines. There are more health trends using heavy lifting principles of CrossFit. And workout routines are also moving from the box to the mainstream gym. More recipes abound for how to use sweet potatoes in smoothies. See, “How To Use Sweet Potato In A Green Smoothie Recipe | Incredible.”
In the food arena, you’ll see more packages of processed gluten-free fast food and gluten-free bread or cake and cookies mixes. Technology has brought you a lot of new self-monitoring fitness apps and gadgets, devices that let you scan bar codes from supermarkets into your mobile device, and more themed races for people with specific conditions or age groups.