Majority people in the world are living sedentary lifestyles, sitting too long glued to our computer screens and stress over things endlessly. Studies show that stress and burnout lead to work-related issues such as job dissatisfaction, absenteeism, inefficient decision-making, and turnover, as well as health-related issues such as depression, heart disease, and even death.
Nowadays, stress, burnout, and depression have become common among leaders and entrepreneurs. They don’t measure time in weeks or months but from deadline to deadline, launch to launch, and failure to failure. So, it’s not easy to avoid stress. And people are realizing their bad effects and looking for a solution. The solution is nowhere, but within their body, as it is a well-known fact that without balance, one side of the equation suffers.
Following are the things that are to expect in 2019 and beyond in terms of health and fitness trends :
Nowadays, increasingly more people are becoming insomniacs due to stressful lifestyles and habits. Once we pass a certain threshold of working hours, our sleep starts to become impaired we’re more likely to feel depressed and stressed. It is imperative to sleep for 7–8 hours on a regular schedule each night. Getting enough sleep isn’t only about total hours of sleep. It’s also important to get good quality sleep on a regular schedule so we feel rested when we wake up.
The gut-brain connection is no joke. The bidirectional link between the brain, gut, and microbiome has come to the forefront of the medical research community in the past few years. The gut microbiome plays a significant role in our health by helping control digestion and benefiting our immune system and many other health aspects. Today we can see widespread streamlined tests which would identify strategies on correcting the digestion and balancing out the gut microbiota.
Stress can affect an individual both emotionally and physically, and it can affect the way a person behaves. Feelings of stress are normally triggered by things happening in one’s life which involve being under lots of pressure, facing big changes, worrying about something, not having much or any control over the outcome of a situation, having overwhelming responsibilities and so forth. Over the past few years, scientific studies have established the fact that practicing mindfulness, taking short breaks, going for treks, and even simply walking in the park affect the body and the brain in several positive ways. It thickens the gray matter in the brain, promotes learning and memory skills, and also strengthens the ability to empathize. Overall, we can learn to manage stress better by managing external pressures and developing our emotional resilience.
The future is not only about treating our planet better but also about how we are going to focus more on treating our internal bodies much better to prolong our existence.
Let us transit from abandoned hope and abhorred thralldom of unhealthy lifestyle to great success!