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January 14, 2020

5 Wellness Trends for 2020 That’ll Change Your Life

From recovery to therapy to, yes, fermented yeast burgers, these wellness trends for 2020 will get you living your best life.


Even if you’re not about the resolutions life, we all strive to be a somewhat better person in the new year — drink more water, be a little more active, spend less time looking at Instagram. Twenty-nineteen basically brought us the pinnacle of “self-care.” Sure, some of it was just a way to get people to buy more stuff (thanks, capitalism), but I’m grateful that the term became a part of the lexicon. Wellness and self-care is so important in today’s day and age. We’re constantly bombarded with bad news on Twitter, getting FOMO from Instagram, or just dealing with a bunch of external factors like work, family, and friends that it’s never a bad idea to put some thought and care into yourself. So, let’s take a look at what the people say are going to be the top wellness trends for 2020.


High-tech home gyms


So, I never thought I’d be in this group, but I’m the proud owner of a Peloton bike, and honestly, it’s changed my life. Being able to take a spin class in the comfort of my own home, without battling traffic or for a space during a popular class is pretty revolutionary. Plus, the instructors and music are top notch.


But if cycling is not your thing, there are other high-tech gadgets like Mirror, a literal mirror that streams live yoga, boxing, and strength workouts in your home, and Tonal, an all-in-one smart strength device that keeps track of your progression so you get stronger, faster.




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Remember when we all thought that we had to hustle 24-7, and we were all “team grind, no sleep.” HA. Well, in 2020, those days are over because one of the biggest trends now is actually getting enough sleep. And not just enough to function — like, enough for optimal health and wellness. I went from sleeping approximately six hours a night to finally getting eight, and I seriously feel like a new woman.


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Finally, after years of shame and silence, therapy is getting its due as one of the best things we can do for our mental health. I remember when I started going to therapy eight years ago and I felt like something was wrong with me, but now, I tell literally everyone about how life-changing therapy has been for me. Remember, therapy is for EVERYONE, regardless of how good or bad your mental health is.




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Active recovery 


This goes hand-in-hand with sleep, but 2020 will be the year of realizing that for every time you push yourself hard in the gym, you need to recover just as hard. And recovery doesn’t just mean sleeping. It means taking a 20-minute walk instead of a heavy squat session a few times a week. It means relaxing in a sauna or taking an extra long stretch after a workout. Look out for an increase in your favorite fitspo influencers partaking in floatation tank therapy, cryotherapy, cupping, and massages.




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Way better meat alternatives


Little known fact about me — when I lived in L.A. in my 20s, I went vegan (could I have been any more stereotypical?!). Anyway, the faux meat options back then were abysmal — veggie burgers were dry and tasteless, and tofurky was literally an abomination. Now, with brands like Impossible Foods, you can experience a vegan burger or chicken that not only is a tad healthier but it helps the planet, too.




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How do you plan on increasing your self-care and wellness in 2020? What other wellness trends are you seeing? Let me know in the comments!




Sheryll Donerson got her start as a beauty writer by writing K-beauty reviews for her blog, The Wanderlust Project. These days, she's lifting heavy weights, eating tacos, drinking (too much) coffee and is 1/4 of the beauty podcast, Beauty Beyond Basics (or Triple Bees for short). You can find her on Instagram and Twitter at @sheryllrenata.



I think you hit the nail on the head with these trends! I've been incorporating a little bit of each into my life these days. Plant based proteins have come a long way and I feel like there's such a wide variety of options now!
*I love how you put therapy on the list. Everyone can benefit from it and mental health is sooooo important!


I'm gonna take sleep. haha Also massage therapy! That stuff is great!