Health trends for 2012 involve a particular focus in reducing costs for medical care and an expectation that individuals will take more responsibility for their own wellness. The increasing portion of the U.S. GDP spent on medical care has been on an upward swing for years and many insurers, government officials, and health care organizations are looking for ways to limit the increase.
Within the context of eating healthier is a growing interest in whole foods and the elimination of processed items. More people are getting back to basics and are learning to choose foods that serve a specific purpose. There is also an increased focus on healing foods that go beyond weight loss benefits.
With the growing diversity of the U.S. population foods that are more exotic will be tried by many citizens who have no cultural ties to them. Grains and carbs like millet and couscous are already being consumed by people who have little exposure to them. More spices and new fruits are also becoming more sought after both for dietary consumption and for weight loss supplements like Raspberry ketones from Creative Bioscience. New foods make eating more enjoyable even when choosing foods for the health benefits.
The interest in self-improvement or self-help is still on the rise. There are many books published by authors who offer advice on everything from managing Diabetes to improving sexual performance. The internet is making more information readily available without having to pay someone for advice. In that same vein some of the most popular diet trends will be, African Mango, HCG drops and the Blood Type Diet.
Data published by the CDC indicates that U.S. citizens are dying more frequently from accidents but are dying less often from heart disease, HIV, and all forms of cancer. The data suggests that health care is becoming more effective but workplace safety need some improvement.
Though there has been plenty of interest surrounding the welfare of the baby boomer generation they are a physically active part of the population. Even as the demand for health care services increases this generation will continue to play sports, hike, bike, and do all the activities they love.