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Wellness trends to look out for in 2018

People are dedicating more time for 'self-care', experts say

Wellness trends to look out for in 2018

Incorporating wellness habits into busy lifestyles can be tricky, but these 2018 trends are expected to be a bit easier to apply. Abu Dhabi-based Intercare Wellness Consultants Dr Nas Al-Jafari and Dr Mourad Habib give their insights:

Gut health:
Social media platform Pinterest has seen a 251% increase of users saving pins related to this topic. The gut, often called the second brain, has significant impact on physical health and mental health, which is why experts at Intercare Wellness recommend checking three critical areas: digestive function, gut inflammation, and gut microbiome.

Vitamin infusions:
Vitamin IV infusions are designed to nourish and re-energize the body, and comprise multi-vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, amino acids and immunity boosters to restore and optimise the body’s natural balance. Several clinics across the UAE have been offering the service to customers in the comfort of their home or office.

‘Me time’:
Time dedicated to self-care was considered a luxury, but experts at Intercare Wellness say it is now a necessity; becoming less about facemasks and more about everyday healthy rituals that keep the body and mind energized.

DNA testing:
This test goes far beyond learning about ancestry, as it is also an essential part of individuals’ health and wellness.  Genes define traits such as endurance, fat burning ability, metabolism and undiagnosed nutrient deficiencies, but they also help determine if an individual has a tendency to catch certain illnesses.

Sleep optimisation:
A good night’s sleep is becoming more of a priority for people, according to experts at Intercare Wellness, who recommend not using phones before bed, sleeping in a dark room and abstaining from food before bed to improve.

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