Wellness Trends to Watch for in 2019

Wellness Trends to Watch for in 2019

Here is a compilation of the top health and wellness trends we’ll all be talking about in the year ahead, as shared by our wellness partners.

“In 2019, we will be taking a closer look at mental and social wellness and the impact these dimensions of wellness have on physical health, including employee satisfaction and productivity. There will also be increased focus and resources for environmental wellness and financial wellness”. –Shannon Hanby, Health Engagement Partner, Cigna

“Mental wellbeing will start to be more of a focus through wellness initiatives and program design. Chronic care management will also increase for companies and their members in 2019.” –Dan Atkinson, Wellworks for You

“The use of wellness as a recruitment or “employer of choice” strategy to attract and retain employees in a tight labor market. We expect to see employers matching the technology expectations of younger employees by leveraging consumer offerings such as devices and mobile applications.” –Dave Hoinville, Motion Connected

“Plant-forward eating continues to gain popularity, while also stepping up its game for our taste buds. The days of “bland” plant-based foods are coming to a halt with delicious, innovative products on the market such as vegan queso, cauliflower pizza crust, eggless eggs and even plant-based seafood! Overall, people are just becoming more aware of what they put on their plate and plant foods are moving from the overlooked side dish to the star of the show!” –Regina Pellegrino, Strategic Relationship Manager, The Charge Group

“In 2019, we’ll see many of the changes from 2018 continue, especially with technology and connected solutions. From Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa to Peloton and MIRROR, smart phones and home systems are part of our everyday lives. These tools will continue to grow and become the hub for managing your life and wellbeing. Through the Internet of Things (IoT), we’re also seeing more connected biometric devices like blood pressure monitors and glucose meters hit the consumer marketplace. Look for these integrations to be more commonplace in wellbeing and condition management programs in the future.” –Karen Amundson, Health Outcomes Consultant, HealthCheck360