Looking back, 2022 was a year of self-discovery and betterment. Many of us were looking for answers. We wanted ways to get us over a slump or take better care of ourselves. Let’s recap what got our attention by rounding up our articles on the top 10 “how-to” health trends of 2022. Along the way, you’ll learn some answers for your own “how to” health and wellness questions.
Top 10 health “how to’s” of 2022:
1. How to reduce stress
2022 was a year of financial stress. From talk of stagflation, interest rate hikes and market volatility, it’s no wonder we looked for ways to de-stress. I hate to say it, but 2023 isn’t looking much better, with rumblings of a possible recession. Now is a good time to boost your self-care practice to help you through stressful times ahead.
4 ways to reduce stress with self-care | Read time: 2.5 minutes
2. How to eat healthy on a budget
It seems anyone you talk to these days is suffering from the impact of inflation. This is especially obvious at the grocery store. So, it’s natural that people worry about eating healthy despite the rapidly rising cost of food. Luckily, we found solutions to both eat healthy and not break the bank while doing it.
10 tips for healthy eating on a budget | Read time: 8 minutes
3. How to deal with burnout
“Quiet quitting” and “The Great Resignation” were hot topics this year. What was one of the main reasons why people quit their jobs in masses? Burnout. Unfortunately, the trend of burnout is still on the rise. But, if you spot some early signs of burnout, you can avoid it altogether.
Burnout: How is it affecting your life and your finances? | Read time: 6 minutes
4. How to talk about mental health
Beyond the mental health awareness days (i.e. Bell Let’s Talk), talking about our mental health was everywhere this year. The wave of opening up and shedding light on the normalcy of struggling with mental health was empowering. If you’re looking for ways to talk with others, either personally or professionally, we have some ideas.
How to talk about mental health with your friends and family | Read time: 4 minutes
How to talk to your boss about your mental health | Read time: 3 minutes
5. How to get better sleep
The sad truth is the current economic situation may be disrupting your sleep. But don’t worry. You’ll sleep well again with our tips (and research) for getting more and better sleep.
What to do if you’re not getting enough sleep? | Read time: 4 minutes
6. How to stay positive
Throughout the year, we all went through waves of reeling from the news of the world. But how can we stay positive in uncertain times? We found some simple things you can start doing now to help you through tough times.
4 ways to stay positive during difficult times | Read time: 2.5 minutes
7. How to work out at home
Early in the pandemic, gyms and exercise studios closed temporarily – and many Canadians never made their way back. They opted to keep working out from home – for health and often cost-saving reasons. Whatever the reason, we have some ways you can keep up your workout routine at home.
5 tips for working out at home | Read time: 4 minutes
8. How to deal with pandemic fatigue
After a few years of pandemic many Canadians felt ‘COVID-exhaustion’ this year. Given that we’ll soon enter the third year, our tips for dealing with pandemic fatigue are still very relevant.
9. How to adjust to “the new normal”
We rounded the corner this summer into what we though would be post-pandemic. But the fact is, we’re still very much living through a pandemic. And we’re looking for ways to adjust to our “new normal” – a way of life we didn’t know pre-pandemic that is now customary. We found that one of the best ways of adjusting to new situations is by helping others.
Adjusting to the new normal: Help others bounce back | Read time: 4.5 minutes
10. How to be more mindful
Even the best budgeter can run into financial stress – especially during times of economic uncertainty. But constant stress can take a toll on your health. Luckily, we learned that mindfulness could help you both reduce stress and build a better financial plan.
How practicing mindfulness can reduce financial stress | Read time: 3.5 minutes
Do you need to talk to someone?
Taking time to read some ‘how to’s’ can be helpful. But sometimes you need a little more help.
- You can use Lumino Health to find a registered therapist in your area with Lumino Health’s free Provider search.
- Or, if your finances are worrying you, a Sun Life advisor can help. Find an advisor.
This article is meant to provide general information only. It’s not professional advice, or a substitute for that advice.