While TikTok has grown in popularity for videos of silly dances, lip-syncing and comedic relief, there are many valuable trends and insights that have come out of the constantly talked about app. Because of its viral nature, videos quickly spread like wildfire, reaching the masses easier and faster than other social media channels. Our attention spans are at an all-time low and TikTok’s foundation of short, stimulating videos caters perfectly to that mental state.
To learn about health trends, we previously had to read multiple articles from multiple publications. Now, we can watch it all in one place and twice as fast in a TikTok video. Nestled in between dangerous milk crate challenges and dating advice, you can find interesting information from professionals and amateurs alike. While our phones are often to blame for sedentary behavior, we found 5 TikTok trends that can positively affect your health.
1. Hot Girl Walk
The hot girl walk isn’t just a trend, it’s a state of mind. Created by a girl named Mia Lind, the hot girl walk must be completed under three conditions: you think about things you are grateful for, how hot you are and things you want to achieve.
Mia insists the primary goal isn’t to lose weight but to build confidence to do anything you set your mind to. While you might be tempted to listen to something entertaining like a podcast, Mia suggests connecting with your thoughts while listening to music. She even has a Spotify playlist to get you started.
Going for a walk has long been touted as a great way to exercise your body and mind. Walking just 30 minutes each day has been known to produce a litany of benefits. You can increase your cardiovascular strength, ease joint pain, reduce body fat and more. Unlike expensive gyms or complicated equipment, walking is free and you can do it almost anywhere. Walking has also been known to improve your mood and inspire new ideas.
2. The 12-3-30 Workout
If you prefer working out indoors, you can get your 30 minutes on a treadmill with the 12-3-30 workout. While a brisk walk on the treadmill has its own merits, 12-3-30 takes it up a notch by adding a steep incline. Made popular by Lauren Giraldo, the exercise requires that you simply set your treadmill to an incline of 12 and walk at 3mph for 30 minutes. The incline increases your heart rate while engaging your core and glutes.
Many people are intimidated by the gym or think they need to spend hours and hours working out to see results. The 12-3-30 workout is simple and gives you the confidence to walk into a gym and feel like you know what you’re doing. If you are a beginner, it is suggested to start with a lower incline and work your way up to avoid injury.
Keep your body from growing stagnant in the 12-3-30 workout by incorporating it as an addition to other forms of cardio and strength training.
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We would be remiss if we didn’t include recipes on this list. It can be easy to get into a healthy eating rut and it always helps to get new meal ideas. We eat with our eyes, and on TikTok there is no shortage of delectable videos. Overnight oats are a very popular breakfast that is easy and quick to put together. A basic overnight oats recipe consists of milk, oats, and a sweetener like maple syrup. TikTok users took it to the next level by creating tasty and intriguing flavors like Strawberry Shortcake and Pumpkin.
Another nutritious, filling, and delicious breakfast we recommend is the immensely popular pesto eggs recipe. You can make it as simple or extravagant as you’d like. Essentially, you start by adding a heaping tablespoon of pesto to a skillet. Let it warm up a bit before cracking two eggs into the pesto. Most pesto eggs are cooked sunny-side up, but you can make them any way you prefer. Toast a piece of bread of your choice, top with your pesto eggs, and sprinkle a bit of red pepper flakes on top to finish.
These recipes are just the tip of the iceberg! Check out the #healthyrecipes on TikTok for more ideas.
4. Face Massage
Whether you haven’t gotten enough sleep or had one too many cocktails at happy hour, the evidence is usually written all over your face. Couple that with stress and your 42 facial muscles are yearning for relief. Proponents of facial massages claim you can de-puff, drain your lymph nodes, and stimulate collagen with facial massages. Videos typically show TikTokers using their hands or a gua sha stone. These stones are typically made of either quartz or jade. Quartz is known to benefit the immune system while jade is used in Chinese culture to cool and detoxify the body. While massage techniques vary, most suggest using a moisturizer or oil to massage up and away from the face. Watch this tutorial by @allyoucanface for an example.
Facial massages encourage a youthful, healthy look. As early as 20-years-old, the body starts decreasing the amount of collagen it produces each year. To help encourage a glowing complexion, consider adding collagen supplementation to your routine. NatureWise Collagen is formulated with type I and type III bovine peptides, DigeSEB® Super enzymes for comfortable digestion and AstraGin® to encourage nutrient absorption.
There are 9.3 billion views of the #yoga hashtag on TikTok. While yoga isn’t typically linked to the buzzing world of technology, TikTok has provided a new way for yogis to connect. Many videos showcase challenges, postures and the growth they experience overtime. If you’re looking to get into yoga, TikTok is a great place to start. Many users have created tips and warmups specifically for beginners.
As you can imagine, yoga can help improve balance and flexibility, but it’s so much more than that. Physically, yoga can help ease pain in the joints and back. As far as mental health benefits, yoga can promote better sleep, better moods and more energy and stress management. In addition to yoga, supplementing with curcumin from the powerful turmeric root can encourage comfortable joint movement. NatureWise Turmeric Curcumin includes BioPerine, a patented black pepper extract, which helps the body absorb curcumin.
Because social media is so easily accessible, information can reach an wider audience than ever before. While we’ll always treasure the connections we have with others in-person, apps like TikTok foster a new type of community where people can connect even if they are worlds apart. Unexpectedly, TikTok has become a new and modern way for us to learn how to better our mind, body, and soul.