WELLBEING/FITNESS TRENDS

Staycations in style

I asked a few of my clients about their plan for this Christmas holiday. A good number said they will consider staycations to help keep their fitness journey going despite the overwhelming festivities. They are just among the many planning to avoid long queues at the airport with multiple journeys filled with unhealthy feeding only to stay home, and have fun differently. Many people are choosing to long walks in the neighborhood and playing recreational sports with their home buddies during the season to avoid going astray.

Home exercise

Skipped your workout due to lack of enough time to reach the gym? Well, ever since the pandemic, most people learnt to productively do their things virtually, including exercising from home. This New Year, more people will still subscribe to this trend with some modifying their home spaces by creating small gyms for working out. Others seek to find help from YouTube and fitness apps with numerous classes, such as, yoga, aerobics, and taebo.

Better sleep with enhanced technology

Who does not know how meaningful sleep can be for improved mood? The digital world has made sleep matters easier to motivate people to have enough rest at night. For instance, we have sleeping track mats and earplugs that block background noise, helping avoid sleep disruptions. We also have night and sunrise lamps for the same purpose. This will also help regulate our hormones for better exercise results.

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Anastasia Filipenko is a health and wellness psychologist, dermatolist and a freelance writer. She frequently covers beauty and skincare, food trends and nutrition, health and fitness and relationships. When she's not trying out new skincare products, you'll find her taking a cycling class, doing yoga, reading in the park, or trying a new recipe.

Barbara is a freelance writer and a sex and relationships adviser at Dimepiece LA and Peaches and Screams. Barbara is involved in various educational initiatives aimed at making sex advice more accessible to everyone and breaking stigmas around sex across various cultural communities. In her spare time, Barbara enjoys trawling through vintage markets in Brick Lane, exploring new places, painting and reading.

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The work of a family doctor includes a wide range of clinical diversity, which requires extensive knowledge and erudition from a specialist. However, I believe that the most important thing for a family doctor is to be human because the cooperation and understanding between the doctor and the patient are crucial in ensuring successful health care. On my days off, I love being in nature. Since childhood, I have been passionate about playing chess and tennis. Whenever I have time off, I enjoy traveling around the world.

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