Wellness in the 21st century has come a long way from days gone by. Whilst there is certainly a lot of benefit in some of those age-old principles, (after all, an apple a day really can keep the doctor away!), research and advancement in the general field of wellness mean that we understand so much more about how our bodies work and what we need to do to keep them in the best possible state of health. So, what are some of the top areas of wellness that have been embraced with open arms by the 21st century? Allow us to guide you through a few of them.
Going vegan seems to be one of the trendiest choices related to wellness that the 21st century has seen. Is it all a hype that the stars love to brag about or is there really a solid link between choosing a vegan diet and improving our general state of wellness?
Research certainly seems to point to the latter being the case. Having a vegan diet can have a significant impact on your level of wellness. Various studies carried out show improvements can be made to cardiovascular health, that it can reduce the risk of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes and that it may prevent heart attack or stroke.
Actually, these are just a few of the befits that seem to come from going vegan. At the Department of Physiology at the Univesity of Kuopio in Finland, a vegan diet was tested on a group of patients who suffered from rheumatoid arthritis. The results were more than a little interesting! A diet of uncooked vegan choices that were rich in lactobacilli gave patients a decrease in their symptoms. Indeed, it seems that when it comes to our state of wellness, going vegan is a lot more than a trendy fad!
Another new route to wellness that the 21st century had proudly introduced us to is the use of CBD oil. Derived from the Cannabis Sativa plant, CBD oil has taken on a whole new face when it comes to how we use to view cannabis. Instead of being viewed as a recreational drug., the unique properties found in the plant are being shown as a new route to wellness on many levels.
Actually, using these unique properties of cannabis is no new thing, even though it is only now, in the 21st century, that we are starting to embrace it on a larger scale. Way back as far as 2737 B.C the Chinese Emperor Shen-Neng used it as a form of medicine in treating gout, malaria, and rheumatism. We seem to be a little late in catching on to the benefits, but you know what they say about ‘better late than never’!
It’s true that massage has been around for a long time, however, perhaps the view was more that of either healing a specific injury or as a spa treatment when on a breakaway. Now, however, we are seeing massage, as well as posture correction as an incredible aid to improving our general state of wellness. Massage is recognised, not only to provide physical relaxation but also to nourish cells, improve circulation, provide greater flexibility and enhanced energy levels, as well as vitality. It is little wonder that the 21st century has pushed massage and posture therapy into the spotlight.
Have you noticed that oil diffusers seem to be on the market everywhere you look in recent times? In fact, you probably noticed that most of your friends have one somewhere in their home, likely you do too! So, why are we suddenly crazy about oil diffusers? In a word; wellness. The 21st century has shown us that having an oil diffuser regularly working in your home can have a great impact on how well you feel. How does it work to improve our general state of health?
One of the massive benefits is related to the essential oils that are used in the diffuser. They do a whole lot more than just make your home smell amazing (although that is a massive plus we must admit!) Using the right combination of essential oils can improve sleep, boost energy, aid in concentration, and even improve your mood. All things that are essential for a general state of wellness.
Oil diffusers also provide a benefit to wellness that may not be as obvious. Since they provide a pleasant aroma in the home it means we are not as quick to use air fresheners and the likes, which are often packed with chemicals and other artificial nasties. With the absence of such particles floating around to zap our wellness vibes, we already start to feel in a better frame of mind.
SAD Lamps And Wellness
Light therapy has been around for quite some time and the appearance of SAD lamps makes good use of this already-proven form of therapy. The bright light used in a SAD lamp reaches the retina and causes nerve signals to be sent to the brain which in turn has an impact on the chemical and hormone levels found there. Once these levels are affected the general mood of the individual tends to improve. Of course, SAD lamps, may not be for everyone, however, for many of us, those dark winter months do no favours when it comes to our mood and a SAD lamp can be just the thing to brighten up the winter months and see us ready and radiant as spring approaches.
This Is The Century Of Wellness, Are You Embracing It?
Indeed, the 21st century is all about making the most of research and advancements in various fields to fuel our body with what we need to have improved wellness. From massage therapy to SAD lamps and from going vegan to using oil diffusers and investigating CBD oil, there is a lot to choose from. Are you embracing the 21st century and all that it offers on a wellness front? If not, there is no time like the present to get started!