When working on our fitness, it’s easy to get caught up in the numbers: split times, crunches done, pounds lost. In 2020, look for a focus on mind and body connection –– being kind to yourself and, in turn, the muscles and bones that keep you going. This can encompass everything from mindful eating to meditation to getting proper rest. Slowing down and being good to yourself can result in a plethora of benefits, including injury prevention and better mental health.

Exercise is medicine was pretty high up on the list at No. 6, highlighting the importance of doctors prescribing movement for their patients. Health and wellness coaching was No. 9, lifestyle medicine No. 16, and workplace health programs came in at No. 18.

Personally, I’ve been seeing a TCM regularly to keep me in the pink of health. Do you have a dry mouth? A sore back? A tickle at the back of your throat? While you might not have a specific illness like a cold or the flu, your health might not necessarily be at its best either. That’s why we look to preventative care because Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is all about balance and harmony in the body. Take Eu Yan Sang TCM Clinic’s Know Your Body quiz to find out your body constitution. For a comprehensive, full-body check, Eu Yan Sang TCM Clinic’s qualified physicians will conduct a holistic health assessment before creating a personalised treatment plan.

All of these trends suggest people are waking up to the importance of having a well-rounded, healthy lifestyle that’s functional, includes support from professionals, and is about more than just weight loss or appearance-based goals.