5 Top Health Trends In Australia

5 Top Health Trends In Australia

People are becoming more aware of their health and adopting a more wellness-oriented lifestyle. There are a lot of things you can try, whether it may be about food or about wellness. It could also be about different ways to exercise.

Read on to find out about the latest health trends!

1. Fruit and vegetable consumption is increasing

Eating fruits and vegetables improves our health and keeps our body energised. Make sure you eat at least two servings a day!

Fruits and vegetables are the best source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fibre, and so much more. Eating them can prevent health issues.

2. Visiting a chiropractor

Chiropractors see patients with back pain, disc bulges, neck pain, and nerve pain, and a range of other musculoskeletal health issues.

A chiropractor uses a variety of techniques like a chiropractic adjustment. It is a precise application of force, applied manually to a specific area of your spine.

The application of adjustments aim to increase joint range of motion, improve flexibility, and hopefully relieve pain.

According to Dr. Rosemarie Jabbour (Chiropractor) from New World Chiro: “Prevention is better than cure, we all know that. However, when it comes to our spine, chiropractic is found to be a good form of care for back and neck pain. In many cases, chiropractors aim to address the underlying cause of pain,” Doctor Jabbour (Chiropractor) said.

With more and more people taking an active interest in their health and posture, manual therapies such as chiropractic, physio and remedial massage are set to continue being trends that are widely embraced.

3. People are consuming less meat

The trend of minimal meat eating is on the rise. There are many reasons for this shift. Animal testing, the threat of climate change, and animal rights are a few reasons why people would rather go vegetarian or vegan.

We know that meat eaters have higher amounts of high cholesterol and other health issues.

To put the growth rate of meat alternatives into perspective, data from Statista shows us that in 2020 the volume of meat substitutes increased to 470 million kilograms, or around 23.7%.

The global alternative meat market is predicted to grow by as much as 20 percent until 2026.

4. Flexercise

Flexercise is a functional workout designed for busy professionals who may have difficulty fitting in physical activity.

Flexercise started in the workplace, but it has since expanded to be used at home as well. This is something that is fun and engaging especially for people who aren’t really into gyms.

5. Yoga

Yoga is an ancient practice that consists of a form of exercise, with origins in Hinduism. It is done to help the person relax, become more flexible and improve various aspects of their health.

Yoga can also be used as a form of meditation or mindfulness. The ultimate goal is to achieve “to live without effort”, in which the person’s body and mind release any unnecessary tension and stress.

Before we end…

These are just some examples of the top health trends today. Remember to eat fruits and vegetables (and less meat). Exercise (or flexercise) is also important. Yoga is another option you may try.

Lastly, you may choose to visit a chiropractor to take care of your musculoskeletal health! Now, what other health tips have you been practising?

Clare Louise