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2020 wellness tips new year
Wellness
Published Wednesday Jan 01, 2020 by Erica Arvanitis

Our Favorite Wellness Tips for a Better You in 2020 

Expert Advice
Meditation
Yoga
Acupuncture
Personal Growth

Whether it’s setting the alarm to work out in the morning, ditching negative body talk, or practicing yoga poses for a better night’s sleep, 2019 has been chock full of wellness tips. As the ball drops and we head into the new year, our resolution is to make 2020 the year of continuing to improve our wellness. Here’s a roundup of our favorite blog posts with expert tips and tricks on all things wellness!

8 Happiness Hacks That Actually Work  

Winter have you feeling bleh? Check out a few hacks (like adding a diffuser to your space or the power of a good hug) that will boost your mood and get you out of your seasonal slump.  

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8 Happiness Hacks That Actually Work  

Winter have you feeling bleh? Check out a few hacks (like adding a diffuser to your space or the power of a good hug) that will boost your mood and get you out of your seasonal slump.  

Rise and Sweat: Here’s Why You Should Exercise Early  

Need help morphing into a morning exerciser? Learn how to get up and enjoy a workout if you tend to hit the snooze button. 

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Rise and Sweat: Here’s Why You Should Exercise Early  

Need help morphing into a morning exerciser? Learn how to get up and enjoy a workout if you tend to hit the snooze button. 

How I Learned to Love My Appearance By Ditching Negative Talk  

Guilty of talking down to yourself? One of our own created a game with her roommates to help them ditch the negative self-talk. Read more on how to play for yourself!  

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How I Learned to Love My Appearance By Ditching Negative Talk  

Guilty of talking down to yourself? One of our own created a game with her roommates to help them ditch the negative self-talk. Read more on how to play for yourself!  

4 Tips on Finding (and Using) Natural Deodorant 

You’ve heard the buzz about natural deodorant, but are you ready to make the switch? Clean beauty and wellness expert Paula Hoss — founder of CLN&DIRTY Natural Skincare — gives us her guide to finding and using natural deodorants!  

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4 Tips on Finding (and Using) Natural Deodorant 

You’ve heard the buzz about natural deodorant, but are you ready to make the switch? Clean beauty and wellness expert Paula Hoss — founder of CLN&DIRTY Natural Skincare — gives us her guide to finding and using natural deodorants!  

5 Ways to Make Self-Care Work for You  

From meditation to moving your body, this lifestyle blogger (and expert in all things restorative) teaches us how to figure out what form of self-care works best for you.  

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5 Ways to Make Self-Care Work for You  

From meditation to moving your body, this lifestyle blogger (and expert in all things restorative) teaches us how to figure out what form of self-care works best for you.  

Healthy Habits to Try While Traveling  

Whether you’re tempted by the fast-food at each terminal or stressed out just looking at the long security lines, traveling takes a toll on your body. Here are a few tips to keep your healthy routine and have some fun while out of office!  

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Healthy Habits to Try While Traveling  

Whether you’re tempted by the fast-food at each terminal or stressed out just looking at the long security lines, traveling takes a toll on your body. Here are a few tips to keep your healthy routine and have some fun while out of office!  

4 Simple Strategies to De-Stress 

I don’t know about you, but we’re looking to wave goodbye to stress in 2020. To get started, read up on a few tips from Mooch and Mel — co-owners of Move with MM — on becoming better aligned and reducing stress. 

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4 Simple Strategies to De-Stress 

I don’t know about you, but we’re looking to wave goodbye to stress in 2020. To get started, read up on a few tips from Mooch and Mel — co-owners of Move with MM — on becoming better aligned and reducing stress. 

Tips From Fitness Instructors on How to Stay Grounded 

As we close in 2019, the end of the year energy can feel a little overwhelming. One of our favorite fitness and lifestyle bloggers chatted with some of the most grounded instructors in the wellness industry to get real-life tips on achieving a sense of balance in this busy season.  

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Tips From Fitness Instructors on How to Stay Grounded 

As we close in 2019, the end of the year energy can feel a little overwhelming. One of our favorite fitness and lifestyle bloggers chatted with some of the most grounded instructors in the wellness industry to get real-life tips on achieving a sense of balance in this busy season.  

How Acupuncture Can Benefit Your Body 

Interested in acupuncture? We got an acupuncturist to share insights on what the full experience is actually like and expert tips on how this ancient trend can benefit your body.  

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How Acupuncture Can Benefit Your Body 

Interested in acupuncture? We got an acupuncturist to share insights on what the full experience is actually like and expert tips on how this ancient trend can benefit your body.  

7 Ways to Decrease (and Prevent) Bloat Naturally  

There’s nothing fun about being uncomfortable. Check out these methods we’ve found that can help to decrease and prevent the dreaded bloat. 

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7 Ways to Decrease (and Prevent) Bloat Naturally  

There’s nothing fun about being uncomfortable. Check out these methods we’ve found that can help to decrease and prevent the dreaded bloat. 

4 Yoga Poses for a Better’s Night’s Sleep 

Let’s leave sleepless nights in 2019. This year, we are helping you battle insomnia and calm the nervous system with tips from an acupuncturist and yoga teacher. Get some rest; you deserve it.  

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4 Yoga Poses for a Better’s Night’s Sleep 

Let’s leave sleepless nights in 2019. This year, we are helping you battle insomnia and calm the nervous system with tips from an acupuncturist and yoga teacher. Get some rest; you deserve it.  

Erica Arvanitis MINDBODY
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Erica Arvanitis
Copywriter
About the author
A copywriter by day, Erica spends her free time mastering the art of puzzles while forcing her 10-year-old Chow mix to wear sweaters. With experience in PR, social media, marketing, and copywriting, Erica lives and breathes the written word. Warning: don’t test her on Friends trivia - she will win every time.
what is wellness
Wellness
Published Wednesday Oct 06, 2021 by Denise Prichard

What is Wellness?

Expert Advice
Wellness

To say the last year and a half was tough would be an understatement. In fact, it will probably go down as one of the most difficult times for our modern generation. In one of the many social polls we conducted during the pandemic, some of you described this time as a sheer “dumpster fire” or “like stepping on a Lego.” And to be honest, I couldn’t agree more.

Luckily, we’ve been able to get back to some form of normalcy in our lives and wellness routines over the last several months. As vaccines became available to the public, wellness businesses welcomed fitness fanatics, haircut seekers, and massage lovers back to in-person wellness experiences. And thank goodness for that—my roots and horrible posture from working from my bed were both getting wildly out of control. This girl needed a good massage and cupping session stat.

If there’s one thing we learned from the pandemic, it’s that our wellness routines are as personal as they are important. During shelter-at-home, those routines looked a bit different. For many, it meant taking a new approach to the “typical” wellness services we count on—I’m looking at you DIY haircuts, at-home waxing sessions (ouch!), and virtual swerking classes.

Now that we can leave our humble abodes to take advantage of in-person experiences again, the word “wellness” has seemingly taken on a new meaning.

Recently, we conducted another one of our famous social polls to see what wellness means to you, our Mindbody community, now that we're slowly but surely getting back to our regularly scheduled programming. We also tapped some of our most influential Mindbody business owners about the ever-evolving wellness landscape.

Here’s what you all had to say.

Wellness is more important to you than ever

According to our annual Mindbody Wellness Index, 60% of Americans say they’re more focused on their health and wellness since COVID. Consumers are now realizing they need to take greater care of themselves to optimize and preserve their health. When we asked you on Instagram how important wellness is, a whopping 98% said it was more important than ever. When it comes to how you’re practicing wellness, though, the answers were all over the board. Many of you pointed to journaling, practicing breathwork, and daily workout routines (cycling and yoga topped the list) as being the activities that help you keep your chill throughout the week.

I’m also happy to report that over 50% said you tend to feel more blessed than stressed on a daily basis—which is more than likely a big improvement. Let’s be honest, a year ago I would’ve bet a billion dollars that 99.9% of us knew no other feeling than anxiety—am I right? But even with the stress in our lives dwindling, many of you are still experiencing burnout at the end of a long work week (guilty!). But instead of succumbing to a bottle of wine for relief (please, that was so 2020), you’re unwinding by going to your favorite workout classes—with hot yoga, barre, and Pilates as your faves.

What wellness means to the pros

Let’s be honest, we should credit the business owners in this space for helping us reignite our spark when it comes to our wellness routines, right? Thanks to them, we’ve been inspired to prioritize the activities that help us feel our best. In turn, we thought it’d be interesting to learn what wellness means to them—and how that definition has changed over the past eighteen months.

Here’s what they had to say.

“Wellness is living in balance—mind, body, spirit. Highs and lows. It all ebbs and flows and we can navigate it a bit better when we take time to move, breath and remember who we are, and how we are connected to this big, beautiful world.” - Jess Pierno, Founder, Owner, and Chief Inspiration Officer of Yoga Heights

“Wellness is a true balancing of the mental, physical, and spiritual. It has definitely evolved over the years for me—from something that I just thought was about exercising and eating a healthy diet—to also incorporating balancing and healing internally and spiritually.” - Stefanie Patterson, Owner, Indianapolis Salt Cave and Halotherapy Center

“My sense of wellness has evolved from staying healthy and motivated, mind/body/spirit... to being more gentle with myself, less demanding. Accepting my limitations, taking time for resting, and gaining real clarity about what's important. I care less about what people think of me—difficult as a performer and as a business owner with so many demands on me—and more about getting quiet and tapping into the divine source inside of me that helps me discern my next move. In this way, I know my motives are as pure as possible and I'm not getting distracted—not that I don't make mistakes! Those are necessary, that's how we learn!” - Johanna Krynytzky, Owner, Hip Expressions Belly Dance Studio

“My studio name reminds us that we are constantly evolving. The past 18 months have certainly shown us that! Wellness to me means doing your best on any given day to make sure that you are taking care of yourself as best you can. It leads to resilience. Diet, exercise, sleep, a sense of community, and some form of faith. It all matters. Setbacks happen all the time, and every day is a chance to start again. We strive to be 'cheerleaders' for our clients when we sense that things are coming out of balance in their lives. So many have been with us for 18 years and are friends—they are our community and we all watch out for each other.” - Mo Wolfe, Owner and Founder, Evolution Pilates

Putting wellness into action

I think we can all agree that there isn’t one true definition of wellness anymore. To some of us, it means getting that hot yoga sesh in daily, and to others, it means carving out time to treat ourselves to a massage or manicure. As long as you’re actively pursuing wellness—whatever that means to you—you're on the right track.

Our MO has always been about connecting the world to wellness—a term that's seen a lot of change lately. Whether you’re fully embracing the in-person experience or still delighted by the convenience of practicing at-home wellness, the Mindbody app makes it easy for you to book experiences that help you feel like YOU again.

denise prichard
Written by
Denise Prichard
Senior Marketing Content Specialist
About the author
Denise Prichard is a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200) and an experienced content marketing professional with a penchant for writing compelling copy within the health, wellness and beauty industries. When she isn't writing or editing, you can find her teaching yoga classes, at a spin class or hanging out with her rescue pups.