Top health, fitness and wellness trends for 2015 (1/10)

Abandon bad habits and adopt the latest health, fitness and wellness trends for 2015. Experts disclose what's hot for the year ahead


1. Mindful eating

This ancient practice is now a modern trend. “Mindful eating means choosing foods with deliberate intention, being aware of taste and texture and chewing your food until it’s a paste,” says Joy McCarthy, a Toronto-based certified holistic nutritionist and the bestselling author of Joyous Health. Your enjoyment of meals will increase, and you’ll be more likely to maintain a healthy weight due to slower eating and the consumption of fewer calories. Your digestion will thank you, too. “Mindful eating allows digestive juices to properly break down food,” says McCarthy. This improved digestion will result in increased energy and optimum nutrient absorption.

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