2020 has just begun and we already know what the trends will be. How is this possible? It’s a mixture of Google Trend searches as well as taking into account trends that saw a positive trajectory toward the end of 2019 and are predicted to continue into the new decade. Overall, it appears as though consumers are becoming less interested in searching for fine dining options and more conscious of the healthy options available to them while learning the benefits of taking advantage of them. Interested in more practical tips and trends? Explore the Eva-Marie Berry blog.
According to Google Trends, searches for wellness retreats increased by 182 percent and it doesn’t look to be slowing down. We often hear about tech moguls and leaders of Fortune 500 companies going on spiritual retreats to clear their mind, connect with their spirits, and to gain a renewed vigor for life. Steve Jobs, Jack Dorsey, and Mark Zuckerburg have often discussed the transformative nature of these retreats. It looks like the public has finally taken notice. Vacations that used to be focused on adventure, parties, and beaches are now moving towards being about wellness.
There was a point in time when those interested in learning intricate breathing techniques to help decrease stress, anxiety, and overall unease had to seek out a guru. Nowadays things have changed. There are a countless number of apps that can teach you how to effectively breathe as well as remind you to stay consistent with your new practices. With a 219 percent increase in google searches, breathing apps were popular in 2019 and are primed to stay on the same upward trajectory throughout 2020.
Virtual Wellness Apps
Similar to breathing apps, virtual wellness apps saw an incredible increase in searches in 2019. The search volume is predicted to increase this year. People are realizing that they can interact with personal trainers, follow a workout guide, and record their progress while never stepping foot into a gym. A great example of this is the wildly popular Peloton bike that streams workout sessions.
As the US (and the rest of the world for that matter) are beginning to realize the repressed power of marijuana, CBD products are gaining a lot of traction in the health and wellness field. Not only is it great for your immune system, anxiety, depression, stress, etc. but it is also great for your skin. In fact, CBD skin products are on the rise due to its healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It should be noted that CBD has no psychoactive effect. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about getting high.
Increased Use Of Telehealth Services
Telehealth services are cheaper, faster, and more comfortable for millions of people that utilize them. In general, most people would much rather speak to a doctor via video call and then have their prescription delivered to them instead of going through the painful process of setting up an in-person appointment (especially for more embarrassing issues).