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Monday, July 4, 2022

How to Optimize Your Health and Fitness Planning

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Wake up. Eat. Go to work. Work. Go Home. Sleep. Eat. Repeat. This is a routine familiar to most individuals today. We all working day jobs in the competitive corporate setup today are familiar with how the hustle works. 

Amidst this pressure, individuals can fail to prioritize their health and fitness planning in the manner they should.

In this article, we look at some of the trends dictating health and fitness planning today, along with what employees can do to remain upbeat with the stress of work and life. 

Practicing Mindfulness and Physical Activity 

It is easy for individuals to be lost in their routine, but mental health is essential. Taking some time out to focus on your mental health and comfort can be extremely important during the day. As humans, we need to start taking time out every day to focus on our psychological and physical health. 

Start by taking some time out every day to focus on your physical health and then practice mindfulness. Take time out to appreciate every moment, every key stroke, every hello, and every breath you take. 

The last couple of years have been tough with COVID restrictions and lockdown measures, so keeping up with health and wellness trends and prioritizing fitness planning is extremely important. 

Trends to Optimize Your Health and Fitness Planning

The coronavirus pandemic’s uncertainty is one of the most difficult things to handle for many of us. There are just so many unanswered questions, and for the first time in quite some time, human beings are unsure of what will transpire in a year or two. 

The WHO defined health in 1948 as “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” While the WHO stands by its definition, health and wellness change and revolutionize over time. 

So, let us cut straight to the chase and mention some of the trends you might witness in health and wellness in the future. These trends will determine how individuals set their health and fitness objectives for the future. 

An Increase in Google Searches Related to Health

As discussed above, people will start trusting the internet more with their common health-related queries. Humans have lived under the coronavirus for a good part of the period. We have stayed away from going to doctors and hospitals for minor ailments. 

With strict ‘Stay at Home’ directives from authorities, patients have turned to the internet to find medicines and treatments for their everyday ailments. Telemedicine has even witnessed a spike as people are more interested in getting themselves assessed by someone online rather than physically. 

This means that patients in the world post-COVID-19 will rely more on online Google and internet searches than before. Signs of what is to come can be seen during the current pandemic. ‘Loss of smell’ or Anosmia became the most searched keyword on Google during the pandemic. Additionally, the top 4 states with the highest number of COVID-19 patients in the United States were also the top 4 states where people searched the critical phrase ‘I can’t smell.’ 

Additionally, the last four months saw a fall in the number of searches for ‘gym membership,’ while there was a massive spike for searches for ‘yoga at home. People were made to limit their health and wellness to their homes, and that gave them an excuse to rely on the internet for information. 

Building Immunity

Building your immune system will be the new mantra for people post-COVID-19. Medical experts, websites, brochures, and other means of marketing will be focused on helping patients improve their immunity during the time to come. The importance of immunity and the immune system has been the talk of the town ever since the COVID-19 first came up. Even before the coronavirus was marked as a pandemic, there were talks of improving the immunity system to battle it out. 

With it being proven that patients with better immune systems have done better, magic potions and wonder foods will be marketed to people with the tagline of helping improve immunity to the best possible levels. We might even see a massive increase in immune supplements that work towards making your immune system better than it is currently so that you can stay safe through serious health concerns. 

Focus on Mental Health

The social and economic pressures imposed by the pandemic mean that there are many people currently going through serious mental health problems. Families are stuck at home, teenagers have no way to go out, adults are losing their jobs and there is also the threat of the pandemic itself looming over our heads all the time. 

The current landscape is a perfect breeding ground for an increase in anxiety, alcohol dependence, depression, self-harm and other issues related to them. Suicide rates in the United States alone rose by 50 percent after the stock exchange crash of 1929, and since the economic recession is similar to that, we might see more and more people falling prey to mental ailments. 

Higher Cost of Healthcare

It goes without a shadow of a doubt that healthcare expenditures in the post-COVID-19 world will increase and will witness a spike. A COVID patient requires thousands of bucks to invest in hospitalization, secluded care and post-care. Since healthcare spaces have been exhausted during the current pandemic, they will try to make up for it through an increase in basic provisions in the world after the pandemic has passed. 

There will be many new and interesting changes to the world around us. Health and witness will definitely change and individuals will start focusing a lot on their health.

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