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5 health trends to try

Not all health trends are created equal. Some work, others don’t. It’s all about finding one that’s doable, sustainable, and does not make ridiculous promises. 

These five health trends take advantage of technology and time-tested methods that can help even the busiest individual to get back on track towards wellness. 

Online workout subscriptions

5 health trends to try

Those who cannot go to the gym can take advatange of online workout subscriptions which could help them get fit anywhere they are. Subscriptions cost ranges from P500 to P1,000 per month.

Sound bath

5 health trends to try

Despite its name, sound baths do not involve water and soap. It is an alternative healing practice that uses sounds and sonic waves to calm one’s body and mind. As an individual lies on their back and closes their eyes, sound bath healers will produce relaxing music using Himalayan singing bowls, crystal bowls, gongs, chimes, Biosonic tuning forks, shamanic drumming, and other percussion instruments. People now use this auditory approach for deep relaxation and meditation as the sounds slowly allow them to relax fully and explore the inner self.

Sleep technologies

5 health trends to try

It is recommended that adults aged 18 to 64 get seven to nine hours of sleep per day. Not getting enough sleep can weaken the immune system, affect bodily functions, and even increase the risk of future respiratory diseases and cardio-cerebral vascular illnesses. Several companies have developed state-of-the-art devices that can enhance natural sleep and ultimately improve a person’s lifestyle: wristbands and smartwatches, temperature regulators, bedside monitors, and smart beds and mattresses are readily available to help anyone get a good night’s rest.

Digital detox

5 health trends to try

Technology has caused unnecessary stress and emotional strain to many, so a growing number of people are trying to “disconnect to reconnect.” Digital detoxification can effectively reduce stress, improve emotional state, increase work productivity, and boost social interaction. Studies show logging off from social media and limiting use of electronic devices can improve one’s physical and mental wellness.

Intuitive eating

This is perfect for those who find it difficult to follow a strict diet. This no-diet approach is all about eating when feeling hungry and stopping when feeling full. Intuitive eating encourages people to have a healthy attitude toward food and body image, and to honor their hunger by finding ways to satisfy it in a healthy way. It also helps people cope with stress and other extreme emotions without using food as a coping mechanism. It does not only focus on losing weight, but highlights the need to feel energized, strong, and alive.

Axa Philippines offers several health plans that suit various needs and budgets, an important addition to achieving overall wellness. Go to www.axa.com.ph for more information.

Topics: Axa Philippines , Sleep technologies , Digital detox , Intuitive eating , Sound bath , Online workout subscriptions
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