11 Hot Health and Wellness Trends Coming in 2024

by Melissa Chichester

As we approach another new year, the pursuit of health and wellness continues to grow, evolve, and improve. 

In 2024, people will continue to focus on holistic approaches to their well-being, adopting trends that encompass full-body health: physical, mental, and emotional. 

Here are 11 hot health and wellness trends that are set to take center stage next year.

#1. Micro-workouts for macro results

High-intensity interval training is gaining popularity as people seek efficient ways to stay fit. Micro-workouts, lasting no more than 15 minutes, offer a quick and effective solution for busy schedules and boost energy levels.

#2. Mindful tech usage

With the increasing awareness of screen time’s impact on mental health, people are turning to mindful tech usage. Apps and devices that encourage digital detox, limit screen time, and promote healthy online habits are becoming essential tools for maintaining a balanced lifestyle.

#3. Adaptogens 

Adaptogens – herbs that prompt balance in the body – are becoming a staple in wellness routines. One example is ashwagandha, which provides occasional stress support by helping the body adapt.*

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#4. Sleep optimization

Quality sleep is a non-negotiable aspect of well-being. In 2024, sleep optimization trends include personalized sleep tracking, smart sleep environments, and innovative sleep aids to ensure individuals are not just getting enough sleep but also improving its quality.

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#5. Sound baths

The enchanting world of sound baths involves immersing in soothing sounds produced by instruments such as crystal singing bowls, gongs, and tuning forks. The resonant frequencies emitted during a sound bath create a meditative atmosphere, promoting relaxation and reducing stress. 

#6. Vitamin-infused drinks

Vitamin-infused teas to sparkling waters are hydrating and deliver a boost of essential vitamins and minerals. Offering a delicious and health-conscious alternative to traditional beverages, they’re a fun way to stay hydrated and increase your intake of nutrients – including electrolytes. 

#7. Electrolytes

Electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, and magnesium, play a crucial role in maintaining proper fluid balance, muscle function, and more.* In 2024, the emphasis on electrolyte-rich solutions will continue to grow, from natural coconut water to innovative electrolyte-infused beverages, people are exploring tasty ways to replenish minerals lost during physical activity. 

#8. Cold plunging

Taking a plunge into cold water, whether through cold showers or ice baths, is emerging as a trending wellness practice. Advocates of cold water therapy believe it is an invigorating way to start the day or assist in workout recovery.

#9. Saunas 

Stepping into a sauna is not just a way to relax; it’s a wellness ritual gaining renewed attention. Beyond the traditional heat-induced tranquility, saunas are being celebrated for their potential health benefits. From traditional Finnish saunas to the increasingly popular infrared saunas, people are embracing the heat for its therapeutic effects. 

#10. Community wellness initiatives

Recent research has revealed how important connection with others is to our health. As a result, wellness initiatives are becoming more localized and community-oriented. From group fitness challenges to communal gardens, people are finding strength and support in collective well-being efforts and the power of community.

#11 Collagen supplements 

Collagen is the most abundant protein that the body provides and makes up 70% of our skin’s composition. Unfortunately, skin collagen can decrease at an annual rate of about 1% as we age. Collagen is also present in connective tissues and provides key amino acids important for bones and joints. Learn 6 ways to incorporate collagen into your diet.

Want to compare how this list compares to past years? Check out some other top trends and see how they stack up!