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Wellness Trends for 2022

Wellness Trends for 2022

Health is the new wealth. Surviving and living through the pandemic has given a whole new meaning to the term ‘wellness,’ the buzz word among those who wish to live healthy lives. Staying fit and eating right are givens. Keeping mind and body integrated is the goal. Here are a few of the more worthy wellness trends for 2022.

Breathing techniques. We don’t have to think about breathing. It happens automatically as the body oxygenates itself every few seconds. However, conscious breathing exercises accelerate, pause, or lengthen the entry and exit of air. Benefits include improved digestion, increased energy, decreased muscle tension, and deep restful sleep.

For starters, try the entry level Breathing 4-7-8 exercise to relieve stress and relax before bed. You can do it sitting, standing or lying down. You can accompany the exercise with New Age music or the sounds of nature, such as the sea.

· Inhale through your nose for 4 seconds.

· Hold your breath for a count of 7 seconds.

· Exhale through your mouth for 8 seconds. Repeat 4 times.

Immune health. According to Mindbody Business, “it’s no surprise the global pandemic sparked an increased interest in immune health. Over half (55%) of the U.S. population is focused on their health and wellness because they want to strengthen their immune systems to withstand illness and disease.” Popular services in this realm include red light therapy, IV therapy (vitamin drip), and detox programs. Other immune health services worth exploring: injection therapy (such as B12 shots), infrared saunas, and salt therapies.

Plant-Based Diets. While it may not be necessary to totally eliminate meat and dairy from your diet, eating more leafy greens and fresh fruits is one of the leading health and wellness trends. As a result, people are learning exactly what nutrients humans require on a daily basis. They are also learning about the detrimental environmental effects of the meat industry. (If you do eat meat, choose pasture-raised, organic, sustainably-farmed animal products). In Los Cabos, delicious fresh fruits and vegetables are readily available. “Eating green” on a daily basis can have major health and environmental advantages. And don’t

forget spices: they have powerful health benefits and can reduce inflammation, regulate blood sugar levels, boost the immune system and provide digestive relief.

Intellectual Wellness. Staying physically fit is just a piece of the puzzle. For many (especially millennials), intellectual well-being is part of a holistic routine. Why? Intelligence inspires confidence. How to get there? Spend time on creative, stimulating activities. The idea is to explore new concepts, push boundaries, enhance skills and challenge the mind through continuous learning. Fun ways to exercise this dimension of wellness include activities such as pottery, painting, keeping a journal, learning a new language or learning to play a new instrument. The brain is a muscle. It needs to be exercised.

Mental wellness. Mental wellness is beyond a trend. The question now is, how can fitness, beauty and integrative health services support mental wellness? It’s common knowledge that people exercise to feel better mentally. Beyond aerobic exercises, many have added yoga, meditation and mindfulness to their fitness routines. Looking good is feeling good, too. According to Mindbody Business, “Over half of all Americans (and 61% of women) said they feel more confident when they get regular beauty treatments—in fact, 19% of Americans book beauty and grooming services to boost their self-confidence.”

Fortunately for Quivira Los Cabos residents and guests of Pueblo Bonito Resorts, the award-winning Armonia Spas at Sunset Beach and Pacifica offer a “serene respite from the stresses of daily life”—plus a full menu of rejuvenating treatments. From massage therapies to luxury facials, the treatments are designed to relax and revive. Armonia Spa Organic, a signature product line made with ingredients that include organic shea butter and essential oils, greatly enhances the spa experience. Purchasing the products for use at home is a great way to extend Armonia Spa’s sense of self-renewal and inner calm.

Keeping up the wellness theme, the best canteen for small plates and healthy snacks is Perfect Balance at The Market at Quivira, a wellness outpost that combines the finest organic ingredients to offer guests nutritious (and delicious) cold-pressed juices, smoothies, salads and dishes full of fresh fruits, vegetables and proteins. Perfect Balance is the perfect place to refresh yourself—and feel really good about it.