10 Wellness Trends for 2020 from the Global Wellness Summit

For the past 15 years, the Global Wellness Summit (GWS) trends forecasting team have predicted new directions in health and wellness. Its a unique forecast that is based on the perspectives of many different experts, including economists, academics, futurists and CEO’s of international corporations in the wellness field. They have been the first to predict the rise of wellness trends that have become multi-billion dollar markets such as wellness tourism, CBD, “dying well” and more. So with all that knowledge and experience under their belt, what are they predicting for 2020?

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1. Focus Shifts from Sleep to True Circadian Health

Any solution claiming to reset circadian rhythms must have the TIMING of light at its centre. This will become a central pillar of wellness: from circadian lighting to circadian diets to apps that use timed light doses to crush jet lag.

2. Aging Rebranded: Positively Cool

They’re active, vibrant, more engaged than ever (and 60+!). It’s a powerful demographic with major marketing potential— and industries across all platforms are noticing.

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3. J Wellness

Brilliantly marrying revered traditions with innovative technologies, Japan asserts a comprehensive culture of wellness—and encourages the world to follow suit.

4. Mental Wellness and Technology: Rethinking the Relationship

Mental tech health, via virtual care, wearables, chatbots and other futuristic innovations, is moving mainstream to support the 450 million individuals currently struggling.

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5. Energy Medicine Gets Serious

Exploring a new force in health and healing, both doctors and wellness practitioners are uncovering the potential of electromagnetic, light and sound interventions to heal your ‘energy body.’

6. Organised Religion Jumps Into Wellness

More religious organisations and ministry leaders are incorporating a wide range of health and fitness modalities—from Ramadan bootcamps to Catholic Pilates classes.

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7. The Wellness Sabbatical

The need to strike a balance between the pursuit of wellness and the need to work is the central concept of the wellness sabbatical.

8. The Fertility Boom

As both women and men take ownership of their reproductive health, reproductive assistance, once deemed a luxury, is becoming a crucial part of healthcare.

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9. Wellness Music

From the music industry pivoting to “wellness” music to new technologies that capture our biometric data to create personalised, healing soundscapes—music is undergoing a sudden wellness transformation.

10. In Wellness We Trust: The Science Behind the Industry

People increasingly want to separate the wellness wheat from the chaff, and more resources and platforms will help them do it.

To find out more on these wellness trends, visit the 2020 Global Wellness Trends website.

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