Ah, the daybreak of a brand new yr is upon us! Like lots of you, we’re reflecting on how to make it one of the best yr but. This yr, that begins with caring for ourselves so we are able to handle these round us, and specialists across the South agree.
We spoke with professionals in numerous industries about what we should always anticipate to see wellness-wise in 2019. We chatted about meals, diets, self care, health and sweetness. The most fascinating take away from our conversations? Personalization. From weight loss plan developments to magnificence subjects, our specialists agree that what works for your BFF won’t work for you, and that’s okay! Make 2019 the yr of Y-O-U with the knowledge of wellness specialists from throughout the South.
2019 Nutrition Trends
Expert: Elise Thompson, RD, LDN, CDE at TriStar Centennial Medical Center
“The ‘Keto Diet’ has been announced as the most searched diet in Google’s 2018 Year in Search, and I believe that trend will continue as we enter into 2019. The Ketogenic diet is a high fat, moderate protein, very low carbohydrate diet. The body’s preferred source of fuel is glucose (sugar from broken down carbohydrates), and when it runs out of glucose, the body will go to its backup source of fuel, ketone bodies. By following a low carb, high fat diet, this causes the body to burn fat (ketone bodies) as energy which has been found to be an effective method of weight loss.”
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How to get began:
According to Elise, it’s vital to set your self up for success. That means meal planning, avoiding the temptations and making good decisions. She explains, “When we plan forward what to have for dinner, we’re much less probably to go for the much less wholesome, however extra handy, possibility of a drive by way of or quick meals. Take outing of every week to plan meals for the upcoming week. Swap out excessive refined carbohydrate snacks akin to chips or sweet for good switches akin to nuts, carrot sticks, recent fruit or unsweetened Greek yogurt, and get tempting meals out of the home. Your house is the inspiration for your well being, and a powerful basis makes for a extra profitable weight reduction journey. Remember prior planning prevents poor efficiency.
Expert: Luisa Hammett, MS, RD, LD, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and blogger behind Peaches to Pearls
Vegans chorus from consuming animal merchandise, together with eggs and dairy, and in accordance to Luisa, we’ll be seeing extra of that within the subsequent yr. “I believe that the top wellness trend for 2019 will be a huge growth in veganism for the whole family because of popular documentaries showcasing meat production in the United State and families seeing that it’s not impossible to be a vegetarian or vegan now. Although I do not personally recommend it, veganism can be done correctly for the whole family.”
How to get began:
“I would like mothers to know if they need their youngsters to additionally observe a vegan weight loss plan to please watch out and ensure their kids are getting sufficient of the energy, protein and nutritional vitamins (particularly calcium, vitamin D and B12) they want. Children are quickly rising every single day and have very completely different wants than adults do. I extremely suggest assembly one-on-one with a registered dietitian if it is a new weight loss plan alternative for any household.
“I have seen toddlers that are vegans, and a few recommendations I give are to make sure the child is on a multivitamin, drinking milk (Ripple milk is a great pea protein-based option!) and eating three full meals plus snacks daily. Dietary trends are tough because they tend to be that — trendy,” Luisa says, “so doing research and speaking with experts are key.”
2019 Self Care Trends
Expert: Shannon Salter Sliger, Founder and Owner at Food For Balance
If you haven’t heard of Ayurveda but, permit us and skilled Shannon Salter Sliger to introduce it to you. “Ayurveda is the science of life and just another way to peel back some layers and learn more about yourself. It helps you connect the dots to why certain foods make you feel or look a certain way,” says Shannon. “It’s super interesting and makes so much sense. This trend has been around for thousands of years as India’s form of medicine. They use food, herbs and spices, lifestyle choices, times of day and seasons to help one find balance in mind, body and soul.”
How to get began:
“First, you can take the dosha quiz on our website to find your dosha. Your dosha is the constitution you were born with, your makeup of the elements. There are three: vata, pitta and kapha,” Shannon explains. “There are physical characteristics and digestion characteristics [for each dosha]. Based on these findings, you can learn what you should be eating and drinking to find balance. It can point you in the direction of proper types of workouts for your dosha, and the right times to eat, workout and go to bed. It’s really interesting!”
Expert: Elizabeth Moore, CEO, and Ashley Brooke James, COO, Triluna
As the ladies behind Triluna, Nashville’s Elizabeth Moore and Ashley Brooke James know a factor or two about wellness, they usually say this yr, we should always see a motion in the direction of individualized experiences. “Maybe this is just a dream, but we would love to see wellness programs and initiatives focused more on the individual and less on diets and weight loss. I think we will see a spike in people questioning plans and diets that don’t account for each individual’s unique needs and lifestyles,” says Elizabeth.
“There is significantly increased focus on the failure of diets and the detrimental effects of diet culture. People are waking up to the damage, both physically and mentally, of living a life that is so hyper-focused on our physical appearance and preoccupation with the calories in our food. As mental health continues to be an increased focus in the wellness world, we hope that this continues to influence our culture’s move towards more intuitive eating practices and holistic approaches to health.”
How to get began:
“If you haven’t learn it but, Body Respect by Linda Bacon, PhD, and Lucy Aphramor, PhD, RD, is a should, and it’s an excellent place to begin. The most vital factor is to begin having fun with your physique and your life. It sounds so easy, however we’ve made it extremely arduous. Start doing train you get pleasure from quite than train you’re feeling obligated to. Stop weight-reduction plan. Eat meals you like, with these you like, extra typically. Eat shut to the Earth. Mostly vegetation. Not an excessive amount of. Listen to your physique. Ask for the provide help to want,” continues Elizabeth.
“We believe the point of living a healthy lifestyle is to live a life you love, with the people you love, for as long as you can without pain or sickness. If you are sacrificing your happiness and your joy to stay on track with a diet or lose weight, then you are missing the point,” continues Elizabeth. “Self-acceptance is probably the hardest thing for us to wrap our heads around — especially when it comes to issues of weight and physical appearance. But there’s a great deal more to us than the size of our waist. When we are dogmatic about our food choices, we sacrifice listening to our bodies, which can have long-term negative implications for our health and well being. You deserve so much more than that!”
2019 Fitness Trends
Expert: Donna Burke, Owner FORME studios
Donna Burke, proprietor at FORME studios in Atlanta, says it’s time to cease being intimidated by weight coaching and decide up that hand weight in 2019. “Weight-based workouts are the trend for 2019. Women are embracing adding weights of all levels into their workouts and seeing increased strength, tone and other general health improvements. Classes with ankle/wrist weights as well as weighted bars are becoming increasingly popular in New York and LA, and we are seeing the first emergence of it in Atlanta right now,” Donna explains.
“Women are educating themselves on the benefits of their workouts and research is showing that weight-based workouts alongside other cross training is the optimal combination. No longer are people shouting that weights make women bulky; instead, they are learning that weight training has benefits that last into old age, including bone strength, which helps postpone conditions such as osteoporosis.”
How to get began:
“Make sure you’re using the appropriate weight when first getting started in order to avoid injuries,” affords Donna. “Don’t get overzealous; you’ll need to start lighter than you think and then scale upwards every class. Loading your bar with weights can create back, shoulder and neck issues, while also putting too much pressure on your knees and hips. Discuss your fitness level with a knowledgeable instructor, and check your ego at the door!”
If you suppose you don’t have time to exercise, suppose once more. “Virtual gyms are popping up all over the place! Most fitness apps and studios have on demand memberships, and new products like Mirror are making it easier than ever to workout wherever you are. Take a virtual membership to your office gym on your lunch break or living room while the dinner is in the oven, grab some heavier dumbbells, and you’re all set! Multi-tasking is key when you’re busy, so just make sure it’s something you enjoy or you may not stick with it! Still having issues? Grab a friend who keeps you in check, have her check in with you every few days to get your workout updates!”
If you possibly can’t make it to one among Donna’s courses, she practices what she preaches: FORME affords digital memberships!
Expert: Susannah Herring, proprietor Hot Yoga Plus
Susannah Herring, proprietor at Hot Yoga Plus, which has places all through the South, says health fanatics shall be extra centered on restoration this yr than ever earlier than. “We have seen our restorative and yin classes explode this year. As boutique fitness concepts continue their upward trend, people are paying more and more attention to the recovery aspect of performance — for both physical and mental reasons. You can’t perform your best at anything — workouts, work or relationships — if you don’t take the time to recover properly.”
How to get began:
Susannah says it’s crucial to “commit to one restorative or yin class each week.” If you’re within the Nashville or Memphis space, give one of many Hot Yoga Plus courses a strive. However, it is best to simply have the opportunity to discover related choices at different health studios close to you. “And when it simply isn’t an option, there are many online resources that will give you restorative/yin yoga postures to try at home,” Susannah asserts.
2019 Beauty Trends
Expert: Brielle Brenner, Brielle Brenner Makeup and Hair
The magnificence trade is a large a part of wellness, and meaning we’ll be seeing extra personalization there, too. Brielle Brenner, a hair and make-up artist explains, “I think we are going to see more customization of skincare [in 2019]. A small trend started over the last year where more direct to consumer (or Instagram advertised) beauty companies were providing you the option to get advice on what should be in your personal skincare, and products were being organized and/or tailored accordingly. I think this trend is going to continue and become more mainstream in 2019. After all, our skin and our needs are extremely unique, and being able to combine the right products, or (even better) customize some of the main active ingredients, could help your skin health reach new levels.”
How to get began:
Brielle says it’s so simple as utilizing the sources at your fingertips — fairly actually. She recommends Instagram as a superb place to begin researching however to make certain to do a deep dive, too since not all merchandise are created equal. “The main thing to look out for in regards to customized skincare is to pay attention to the reputation of the company and the quality of the ingredients. Not all ingredients are made equal, so just because something is custom, does not make it high quality. There are lesser grade hyaluronic acids, vitamin C components, retinols … the list goes on. You want to do research, read reviews, get a little (skincare) geeky and then, of course, try it out. Most of the time skincare companies will have good return policies. As a beauty professional, I believe that you need to try something for a few weeks before you can know if it works, so you should never have to keep anything that does not work for you, especially if it was created for your specific skin type.”
Special thanks to all of our specialists for providing their sage recommendation as we head into the brand new yr. Here’s to a wholesome and blissful 2019!