By: NWI Staff

Wellness trends continue to focus on niche concern areas, prioritizing mental and physical well-being. And while wellness trends still focus on COVID-19 coping the majority of the time, the alignment seems to be shifted towards wellness and recovery after COVID-19, emphasizing how we will return to a new version of normal.

Here are a few wellness trends we discovered for May 2020:

Counseling Clients About Physical Activity During COVID-19

Dr. Jenna A. Bell of “Today’s Dietitian” sat down with a panel of fitness industry experts to get their perspective on how individuals can remain healthy during COVID-19.

The Daily: Bursting the College Bubble

Nicholas Casey, a national politics reporter at The New York Times, spoke to faculty and students at Haverford College, a liberal arts school near Philadelphia, on how COVID-19 has reinforced inequalities normally hidden by college dorm life.

Reframing Your Mindset for Inner Growth Series

Emerging Wellness Professionals Task Force member Samantha Diedrich and interviewer Rachel Neuman discussed keeping a positive mindset and staying resilient during this time of adversity. The series contains three videos, hosted by Facebook Live.

“Zoom Fatigue” Is Taxing the Brain – Here’s Why That Happens

“Zoom fatigue”–what mental health experts label the feeling of tiredness, anxiousness, or worry over yet another video call–has had a negative affect on the brain, leaving harmful aftereffects both consciously and subconsciously. This article interviews a slew of experts on the concern, and how workplaces can battle the issue.

Your Body Knows How to Heal

NWI Membership Committee member Lisa Medley explains how releasing external expectations can help support your body’s natural superpower to restore and heal itself.

Relief Efforts for Families Impacted by School Closures During COVID-19, a partnership ran by over 150 volunteers and more than 80 organizations, is pooling resources to provide a unified response to the current crisis and its impact on families.

Unlocking Us With Brené Brown

Researcher and #1 New York Times best-selling author Brené Brown unpacks and explores the universal experiences of being human in the enlightening podcast series, “Unlocking Us With Brené Brown”. In this particular episode, Brené talks to Dr. Vivek Murthy, a physician and the 19th Surgeon General of the United States, about loneliness and the physical and emotional toll that social disconnection can take on each person.