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    Year ender 2023: Unveiling the top health and fitness trends of 2023

    Taking a wellness rewind, here’s a year-end review of the most impactful health and fitness developments of 2023

    Published on Dec 21, 2023 01:22 PM IST 6 Photos


    As we move from 2023 to 2024, we are witnessing a surge in health and fitness trends on social media where many of these trends revolve around the advancements in artificial intelligence and robotics, alongside a resurgence of interest in traditional practices. It is a fascinating blend of cutting-edge technology and timeless wellness approaches. In an interview with Zarafshan Shiraz of HT Lifestyle, Dr. Sreekanth Shetty, Senior Consultant and Head – Interventional Cardiology at Sakra World Hospital in Bengaluru, highlighted 5 top health and fitness trends of 2023 – (Photo by Geert Pieters on Unsplash)


    1. Personalised Care Through Enhanced Data Access – In 2023, there’s a growing focus on patient-centered care in healthcare. Access to health data is a key trend, allowing providers to offer personalized and effective care tailored to individual preferences. This approach improves outcomes, strengthens relationships and reduces costs. To make this possible, there’s a need for solutions addressing data access challenges. Centralised data hubs, like the National Directory of Health Care Providers and Services, can enhance interoperability, supporting personalised medicine, value-based care and improved quality evaluation methods. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)


    2. Embracing Change in Fitness – The current fitness trend centers around the rise of virtual exercise classes, encompassing activities like Zumba, aerobics and brisk walking. These digital sessions provide convenience, enabling individuals to partake in vigorous workouts from the comfort of their homes, and fostering the adoption of healthier lifestyles on a broader scale. Additionally, the growing popularity of wearable devices monitoring heart rate and overall health contributes to this phenomenon. Concurrently, the world is undergoing a transformative shift propelled by AI. Rapid progress in AI, backed by robust data and digital solutions, presents a unique opportunity for innovation in healthcare. AI has the potential to streamline operations, expedite research, improve risk identification and enhance clinical decision-making. Expect a significant uptick in AI applications for testing, drug development and personalised care.(Pixabay)




    3. Revolutionising Precision Medicine – Next-gen sequencing is revolutionising precision medicine, with multi-omic technologies leading the charge. Originally focusing on genomics and proteomics, these methods now span transcriptomics, metabolomics, epigenomics, microbiomics and phenomics. They provide a nuanced understanding of health by revealing molecular changes that impact well-being, cause diseases, or guide clinical decisions. The momentum is set to grow, as researchers increasingly rely on multi-omic analyses for a pathway-oriented view of cellular activity, aiming to enhance disease prevention and treatment. (File photo for representation)


    4. Embracing Varied Diets – The world of nutrition has seen a notable shift as people explore diverse dietary approaches like intermittent fasting, the Mediterranean diet, etc. These methods provide unique insights into health and nutrition, catering to those seeking alternatives to conventional eating habits. The Mediterranean diet underscores plant-based foods, healthy fats, and moderate protein intake. This mix of dietary strategies signifies a growing interest in individualised and comprehensive nutrition approaches.(Shutterstock)



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