Wellness in the Age of Covid: 5 Trends for 2021

Wellness in the Age of Covid: 5 Trends for 2021

Trying to figure out how to stay healthy during Covid-19? In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, health and wellness became radically more important overnight. Susie Ellis, the CEO of the Global Wellness Institute says the pandemic has made wellness more of necessity than a luxury.

“The pandemic has definitely shone a spotlight on wellness. And it has become more of a necessity, more of a have to rather than want to. More and more people are interested in — and that’s a good thing — taking care of themselves because the pandemic has gone on long enough where people recognize there isn’t going to be a quick fix.”

Susie says wellness is self-care.

“Doing my part for taking care of myself, body, mind and spirit. And that is a distinction between healthcare. Healthcare you do when you need to cure something, you need to take a medication maybe, there’s surgery. There’s things that the medical world does. And I think with Covid, it’s a good example. I mean, if you Covid and you need to go to the hospital, you are with the health-care system. But what about self-care? What about taking care of yourself, wearing the masks, doing social distancing, keeping your immune system strong, going to bed and having a good night’s sleep. So that is a lot of wellness. So, any activities that contribute to your self-care, to me, that’s wellness.”

And Susie has a surprising tip people can do to help boost their wellness.

“One thing that we’re seeing that people are needing more and paying more attention to now, or should be, is connections with other people. It’s really important for people to stay connected with a few people and having deep conversations. It’s not as obvious as something that needs to be done for wellness as the exercise and healthy eating and stress reduction.”

The Global Wellness Summit unveiled its top nine wellness trends for 2021. Susie takes us through five of them.

1. Hollywood and the entertainment industries jump into wellness
“TV, the music industry, Samsung Smart TV has a whole portal for free wellness and fitness classes. We just see that big media, the apps, online screens, music, there’s a lot of interest in wellness and we think that’s going to affect a lot of people in a very positive way because it’ll democratize who’s able to participate in wellness.”

2. Immune Health: Stop boosting, start balancing
“Boosting your immune system is actually not a good idea. What we need to do is balance it. Maybe strengthen it. The emphasis is going to be on the metabolic health, understanding the microbiome and personalized nutrition. Those are the three areas that are going to have more attention and especially the microbiome, because 70 % of our immune system is affected there. Look for the word immunity to be everywhere and hopefully for us all to learn more about it and become much more familiar with true balancing of immunity.”

3. Spiritual and Numinous Moments in Architecture
“This is about architecture contributing to our spiritual and therefore our body, mind, spirit well-being. We’re no longer just with architecture providing basic architecture or even the self-esteem McMansion. Now, we’re looking at architecture for more of that self-actualization. And some interesting things are happening in that arena.”

4. Just Breathe
“You know, there’s breath festivals and there’s a lot of classes. There’s a lot of books. The difference now is that breath is not just the woo woo yoga, you know, here’s some yoga breathing. This is about some real science that shows the value of learning and doing exercises in breathing that can really help your health. And the pandemic has brought that to light also.”

5. Bringing diversity to wellness
“It’s a very sobering written trend by a Black researcher, one of our research team, actually, about what it felt like to be a Black person and go to some of these spas, wellness places, retreats, which has not always felt very comfortable. And I hope it will spark a lot of not only learning and education, but a lot of movement for doing more to expand wellness for all, especially for Black and Brown communities.”

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  1. Bill Cosby on April 21, 2021 at 5:07 pm

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  2. Jonathan Silva on April 21, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    At what point did white women become so lost?

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  4. Mackeroni2U Johnson on April 21, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    Your questions about the Bible answered.

    Wisdom 4

    Wisdom 6


    Wisdom 5

    New Revised Standard Version

    5 Then the righteous will stand with great confidence
    in the presence of those who have oppressed them
    and those who make light of their labors.
    2 When the unrighteous[a] see them, they will be shaken with dreadful fear,
    and they will be amazed at the unexpected salvation of the righteous.
    3 They will speak to one another in repentance,
    and in anguish of spirit they will groan, and say,
    4 “These are persons whom we once held in derision
    and made a byword of reproach—fools that we were!
    We thought that their lives were madness
    and that their end was without honor.
    5 Why have they been numbered among the children of God?
    And why is their lot among the saints?
    6 So it was we who strayed from the way of truth,
    and the light of righteousness did not shine on us,
    and the sun did not rise upon us.
    7 We took our fill of the paths of lawlessness and destruction,
    and we journeyed through trackless deserts,
    but the way of the Lord we have not known.
    8 What has our arrogance profited us?

  5. John K on April 21, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    Jesus Christ saves from sin.
    Romans 3: 23
    For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
    Hebrews 9: 27
    And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
    Isaiah 64: 6
    But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
    Revelation 21: 8
    But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
    Romans 5: 8
    But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
    John 3: 16
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
    John 14: 6
    Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
    Romans 10: 9-10.
    That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
    For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
    Jesus said John 5: 24
    Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
    1John 5: 10-13
    He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.
    And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
    He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
    These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
    Ephesians 2: 8-9
    For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
    Not of works, lest any man should boast.
    Romans 8: 1
    There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
    1 Corinthians 15: 3-4
    For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
    And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
    2 Corinthians 5: 21
    For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.