Top Health Trends for 2020

The year 2019 came up with its own set of health trends like intermittent fasting, use of essential oils, virtual exercise coaching and different apps to track your heart rate, sleep, etc. Now, the New Year has arrived and it has brought with it a whole new set of top health trends for the year 2020

Plant-based diets
Antioxidants will dominate the health trend in 2020. This means that this year a lot of emphasis is going to be on consuming loads of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy oils, and plant-based fats, with a little bit of dairy and animal-based protein. 

Earlier, people would opt for a low-fat diet but since that would leave them feeling hungry they would compensate their hunger by consuming more carbohydrates than they needed. This would result in weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease, etc.

Coronary artery calcium scores
Going beyond just measuring the cholesterol levels in your blood, Coronary Artery Calcium score measures the amount of thickening from calcification in the coronary arteries that nourish the heart. Knowing this score will help you determine whether you are at risk for heart diseases or not. Order a Coronary Artery Calcium score for yourself at the earliest so that you can start taking medications or suitable treatment.

Heartbeat variability
Keeping a track of your heart health is going to be one of the top health trends in 2020. If you notice that the spikes in your heart rate are above your resting heart rate, then you are facing heart rate variability. Heart rate variability is an indirect indicator of your stress and cortisol levels and gives a direct peek into your heart health. 

Mindfulness and Meditation
The concept of mindfulness and meditation has off late started gaining a lot of popularity among people as they have become more aware of it and are curious to give it a try. The reason is that most people today irrespective of their age are more productive now than ever before, which leaves them completely drained and exhausted. As a result, they usually complain of stress and burnout. And, mindfulness or/and meditation are the best remedies to this problem. 

Sleep monitoring
Only a few people are able to get enough Deep Restorative Sleep i. e. Delta Wave Sleep. Insufficient delta sleep causes crankiness and other problems like low productivity. The market is full of wearable fitness devices and smart watches that let you monitor your sleep but they don't help to beat insomnia. 

The good news is that if you follow some tips, you can sleep deeper within three weeks. One of the most important tips is to turn off your screens well before bedtime. You can use soft instrumental music to relax your mind and fall asleep. If the light is bothering you then you can block the light. You can also use wax earplugs if the noise bothers you.