If you’re a regular on social media, be it TikTok, Instagram, or any other platform, you’re probably familiar with their respective trends. There’s always something new popping up from “challenges” to viral dances. Wellness trends in particular have become more prominent among social media influencers lately—and they can be a great way to up your wellbeing game before your wedding day.
Not caught up on the latest fads? No problem. We’re here to summarize the most popular TikTok wellness trends of the season. Although they’re not wedding-specific, that doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of them to become your best self for your big day. Oh, and to top it off, both the bride and the groom can benefit from these so feel free to share them with your spouse-to-be!
#meditation and #mindfullness
Meditation is becoming increasingly popular among wellness influencers and it can be a lifesaver when you’re dealing with wedding stress. If it seems like a complicated topic to grasp, you might want to look up TikTok influencers to get started. There are many short and easy introductory videos that simplify it for beginners.
Mindfulness is also heavily trending and is considered a part of meditation. It will teach you not only to be more aware of your surroundings, but also to appreciate all of the amazing things in your life. Both meditation and mindfulness help to improve overall happiness and reduce stress, thus improving your mental wellbeing.
For a combination of both a workout and meditation, try the #hotgirlwalk challenge. As you might have already guessed, the name comes as a spinoff of #hotgirlsummer. All it is is a 45-minute, 4-mile walk where you’re encouraged to work our your mind as well. Some influencers suggest using the time to make it a manifestation practice by recollecting happy memories, or turning it into a gratitude exercise. Alternatively, feel free to put on a thought-provoking podcast or listen to an audiobook.
There are numerous supplement health hacks on TikTok, but the one that’s been trending at the top has to be liquid chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is a natural substance that gives plants their green color and it’s chock-full of vitamins and nutrients. You can find it in many health food shops as a liquid additive, making it easy to add to drinks. The most popular consumption method is putting a few drops into a glass of water with a spritz of fresh lemon. The lemon is there just for the refreshing flavor, although the chlorophyll is tasteless by itself.
Liquid chlorophyll is claimed to work similarly to a probiotic, promoting healthy gut bacteria, which in turn boosts your immune system, helps with weight loss, and can even improve your skin. All of these sound like great health benefits before your big day. (A word of warning: as with all supplements, it’s best to consult a doctor before adding something new to your diet.)
Social media, and TikTok in particular, is a great source for fitness inspo. If you’re looking for a way to spice up your workout or seeking out a quick routine to add to your daily schedule, influencers can be a great resource.
For those in search of a rewarding workout routine that doesn’t demand too much of your time, the two most viral trends at the moment are the push-up challenge (#pushupchallenge) by Kevin Edmonson, and the 12-3-30 running alternative (#12330 or #12330workout) by Lauren Giraldo.
The push-up challenge is a short plank-based routine aimed at improving your arm and core strength, and it is quite literally a challenge, but one that you’ll see results from. And if you’re looking for something cardio-based, the 12-3-30 workout is a fun option for anyone, even if they’re not fans of jogging. In short, the idea is that you walk at three miles per hour on a treadmill set at a 12% incline for 30 minutes. Sounds simple, right?
If none of these appeal to you, take advantage of hashtags to search for a workout that’s more your style. #fitnesstiktok is a great place to start if you’re just looking for ideas, but you can be more specific by filtering for #yoga, #indoorworkouts, or #danceroutines.
As with workouts, TikTok can be a great resource for eating well. You can find various delicious recipes, snack ideas, and other tricks that will help you maintain your pre-wedding diet without getting bored. If you’re planning a wedding, you’re likely busy and constantly on the go, especially if you have other life obligations. In which case, you’ll love the next two viral trends!
A #saladjar is a smart way of packing a healthy salad with you when you’re out and about without the mess or the sogginess. It involves layering salad ingredients in a mason jar, leaving just enough room at the top for dressing. When you’re ready to eat, just add the dressing on top, shake, and voila—you have a freshly made, crunchy salad.
A fan of iced coffee? Why not try #proffee, which is a combo of a cold-brewed coffee and a protein shake. While it’s not a substitute for a full meal, it can be a great supplement to a workout or a pick-me-up during a busy day.
DIY facial massages and tools like the gua sha (#guasha), can be found on many social media influencers’ feeds. It’s not just a temporary trend, either. The concept has been around for centuries and has proven itself over and over again to make a difference in one’s complexion. Plenty of dermatologists recommend adding it to your skincare routine.
Some of the benefits of regular face massage include increased blood flow to your facial skin, which helps with aging, healing, and depuffing your face. Facial massage is also good for draining your lymph nodes and general distressing. To maximize the benefits, remove all makeup, wash your hands, and moisturize thoroughly beforehand.