Year to End 2023: Revealing the Top Health and Fitness Trends for 2023

Turning back to wellness, here’s a year-end review of the most impactful health and fitness developments in 2023.

Turning back to wellness, here’s a year-end review of the most impactful health and fitness developments in 2023.

Posted on Dec 21, 2023 1:22 PM IST 6 photos

As we move from 2023 to 2024, we’re seeing a surge in health and fitness trends on social media, with many of these trends revolving around advances in artificial intelligence and robotics, along with a resurgence of interest in traditional practices. It’s a fascinating combination of cutting-edge technology and timeless wellness approaches. In an interview with HT Lifestyle’s Zarafshan Shiraz, Dr Sreekanth Shetty, Senior Consultant and Head of Interventional Cardiology at Sakra World Hospital in Bengaluru, highlighted 5 top health and fitness trends for 2023 – (Photo by Geert Pieters at unsplash)

1. Personalized care through improved access to data – In 2023, there is an increasing focus on patient-centered care in healthcare. Access to health data is a key trend that enables providers to offer personalized and effective care tailored to individual preferences. This approach improves results, strengthens relationships and reduces costs. To make this possible, there is a need for solutions that address data access challenges. Centralized data centers, such as the National Directory of Healthcare Providers and Services, can improve interoperability, supporting personalized medicine, value-based care, and improved quality assessment methods. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

2. Embrace the change in fitness – The current fitness trend centers around the rise of virtual exercise classes featuring activities such as Zumba, aerobics and brisk walking. These digital sessions provide convenience, allowing people to engage in vigorous exercise from the comfort of their homes and encourage the adoption of a healthier lifestyle on a wider scale. Additionally, the growing popularity of wearables that monitor heart rate and overall health is contributing to this phenomenon. Simultaneously, the world is undergoing transformative change driven by AI. Rapid advances in AI, supported by reliable data and digital solutions, present a unique opportunity for healthcare innovation. AI has the potential to streamline operations, accelerate research, improve risk identification and enhance clinical decision making. Expect significant growth in AI applications for testing, drug development and personalized care. (Pixabay)

3. Revolutionizing Precision Medicine – Next-generation sequencing is revolutionizing precision medicine, with multi-omic technologies leading the charge. Initially focused on genomics and proteomics, these methods now encompass transcriptomics, metabolomics, epigenomics, microbiomics, and phenomics. They provide a nuanced understanding of health by revealing molecular changes that influence well-being, cause disease, or guide clinical decisions. Momentum will grow as researchers increasingly rely on multiomic analyzes for a pathway-oriented view of cellular activity aimed at improving disease prevention and treatment. (File photo for presentation)

4. Embrace Diverse Diets – The world of nutrition has undergone a remarkable change as people explore different dietary approaches such as intermittent fasting, the Mediterranean diet, etc. These methods provide a unique insight into health and nutrition, serving those seeking alternatives to conventional eating habits. The Mediterranean diet emphasizes plant-based foods, healthy fats, and moderate protein intake. This combination of dietary strategies means a growing interest in individualized and holistic nutritional approaches. (Shutterstock)

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