As we bid good riddance to 2021, we kick off the new year with a fresh start. And, if you’re chasing that fitter, happier, more productive life in 2022, you’ll want these 6 men’s health trends for 2022 on standby.
The pandemic delivered an unpredictable line-up of changes to our lives over the past few years. More time working from home, hanging out at home, watching TV at home, and drinking at home. And there’s nothing to be ashamed of; we’re all guilty of overindulging on the bevvies during forced lockdowns and isolations. But, now it’s time to shift gears by decreasing your alcohol consumption, or going full sober for a moment. That’s where the practice of mindful drinking steps in. Non-alcoholic spirit, wine and beer brands have truly stepped up their game over the past year. Your goal now is to sample a couple and find the ones that fulfil your thirst-quenching cravings. Seedlips, Lyres, Upflow and Non are great starting points.
If 2021 taught us one thing, it’s to be more resilient. As the pandemic months evolved into years, individually we were forced to adapt to unimaginable chaos and massive change. There was no instruction manual for Covid-19. We did the best we could with what we had. And there’s no sugar-coating the fact that 2021 was physically and mentally hard. If you find yourself still mentally struggling today, incorporating breathwork into your daily routine can provide benefits of lowered blood pressure, relieved anxiety, strengthened immunity, feelings of calm and greater focus. The best part is that breathwork doesn’t cost a thing. There are loads of apps, like Breathwork, available for your smartphone of choice, simply find the one that works best for you.
Micro vertical farming
If you’re an inner-city dweller with a balcony or courtyard, Airgarden is the answer to your home-cooking prayers. Providing low-fuss, easy to manage, micro farms that grow upwards rather than outwards, Airgardening is the future of homegrown vegetables and herbs. Backed by NASA-approved aeroponic technology, Airgarden grows 30% more produce in three times the speed and with 95% less water than traditional farming. With 150 options of herbs, fruits, and vegetables to get you started, isn’t it time you flexed your green thumb?
A fitness movement stemming from the pandemic that’s set to soar into 2022 is that of virtual workouts. You know; the tech-enhanced workouts from the comfort of your own home? Okay, who are we kidding? Working out is never comfortable. However, with brands like Peloton leading the race with their winning combo of workouts streamed live and on-demand, you can 100-percent workout on your terms and in your own pad. Save the bougee activewear for another day.
Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are a type of radiation people can absorb from laptops, mobile phones, Wi-Fi and other electronic devices. And although the human body is designed to handle a moderate share of EMFs, long-term EMF exposure can contribute towards brain fog, disrupted sleep, a compromised immune system and feeling weak. Long-term EMF exposure has even been linked to fertility issues in men, like decreased sperm count, sperm mobility and sperm viability. To protect yourself and live your life to the fullest in 2022, it’s time to start blocking EMFs. Unsure where to start? Look into EMF blocking mobile phone cases, laptop mats and home plugs that function similarly to a night light.
Online health care
Health care takes an online spin with this 2022 health trend. With the help of online health care providers like Stagger, waiting in a doctor’s clinic and pharmacy visits become habits of the past. Treatments for erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, herpes, cold sores, hair loss and sleep issues are already covered, with more treatment options on the horizon. Stay tuned.
This article is designed to be informative and educational. It is not intended to provide specific medical advice or replace advice from your medical practitioner.