Wellness trends to be on the lookout for in 2023

The arrival of January is always a big one in the wellness calendar, with many of us using it as an excuse to get back on track with our health goals. And, although we’re only a few days in, 2023 is shaping up to have plenty of wellness trends.

Whether you’re a bio-hacking, kefir-fermenting, cold-water-spritzing, wellbeing whizz (à la Liz), or are just looking for a bit of inspiration to mix up your routine, we reveal the best wellness trends to try in 2023.

Wellness trends to be on the lookout for in 2023

Personalised health tech

The wellbeing world has come a long way since the arrival of pedometers and wearable fitness tracking devices.

Health-supporting tech is going to be one of the big wellness trends in 2023. From smart rings that track your sleep, movement and mood (check out the Oura Ring here) to at-home breath tests that monitor your digestion and gut health, the age of smart, digitised wellbeing strategies is well and truly here.

Plus, beauty is being given a tech overhaul too. CELLRETURN is one brand that’s already been transforming our approach to skincare. Its signature LED facemask was the first in the world to launch, pioneering the use of LED technology to tackle a range of skin complaints from acne to ageing. We’re big fans of the mask and even have a fabulous discount code for 10% off your order. Simply use the code LIZLOVES24 at checkout.

Therabody is another brand that’s launching into the skincare market, having recently introduced its TheraFace Pro device. This handy at-home tool aims to target a number of skin complaints and combines tension-releasing massage, LED light and firming microcurrents to achieve salon-like results at home.

Better gut health

We’ve long been advocates for the benefits of looking after your gut, and this trend shows no sign of dwindling in 2023.

Fermented foods will continue to grow in popularity, with the likes of kefir, kombucha, kimchi, and sourdough becoming commonplace in our diets. Providing good gut bacteria, these helpful foods are easy additions for supporting happier, healthier tums. Want to try making your own at home? Read our guides here:

Fibre is also shaping up to be big news, with nutritionists encouraging us to top up on dietary fibre to help support our beneficial gut bugs.

Healthy holidays

With travel restrictions eased following the pandemic, getting away for a few days is firmly back on the agenda. Plus, with so much attention on our health the past few years, it comes as no surprise that holidaymakers are seeking a break that’s good for mind, body and soul.

A report by travel association, ABTA, found that wellness tourism is booming. In 2021, the industry was said to be worth over $451 billion with this set to rise to over $1.02 trillion by 2030.

The good news for retreat lovers is that there’s now more choice than ever for finding the ideal break. Whether a week spent perfecting your downward-dog is in order (read our review about Spain’s Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre here), or you’re looking to relax at a spa (Liz’s review of Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is a must-read) there are a number of options to cater for all interests and budgets.

Functional foods

The ingredients appearing on your plate may go through a shift in 2023. More than ever, health-conscious consumers are seeking foods that do more than just taste good.

Expect to see the likes of adaptogenic mushrooms becoming more commonplace. Studies suggest that these friendly fungi can help our body better able to deal with stress. Varieties, such as lion’s mane and reishi, will increasingly appear in supplements and warming beverages, aiming to help relieve stress and encourage better sleep and relaxation.

Sea-growing plants will also be big business this year. Sea moss – a seaweed superfood thought to have a range of health benefits including for digestion and thyroid function – will continue to grow in popularity. Likewise, duckweed (tiny green plants often found floating in ponds) is set to transform the food industry. Already a common staple in south-east Asia, this sustainable plant is very high in protein.

Get ahead of this emerging trend with the helpful supplements from Doctor Seaweed. We particularly like Doctor Seaweed’s Weed & Wonderful Pure Organic Seaweed for helping to support thyroid health. Use LIZLOVES for 20% off your order.

Mindful drinking

Attitudes to alcohol have shifted in recent years, with stats showing that 20% of adults in the UK are non-drinkers. Young adults are leading the pack, and an estimated 1 in 4 young adults aged 18 to 24 are now going teetotal.

With the popularity of Dry January growing each year, expect to see more tasty alocohol-free options appearing in your supermarket and on bar menus.

After some inspiration? Check out our list of the best non-alocholic drinks.

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