Health & Wellness Digital Trends for 2023

Health & Wellness Digital Trends for 2023
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The dawn of 2023 holds promise for a new chapter in improving our health and well-being. Alongside creative workout programs, diets, and cutting-edge tech solutions, the emergence of new health trends indicates that exciting events are on the horizon.

As a leading development company, we at LANARS are dedicated to offering custom healthcare digital solutions, and it seems only justified to discuss and analyze the most interesting 2023 healthcare trends.

The Rise of Mental Wellness Apps

Unquestionably, the healthcare sector is the one that is growing quickly. The popularity of mental wellness apps is expanding as technology becomes more prevalent in the industry.

Healthcare applications enhance data collection, reduce human errors, improve doctor-patient communication, assist in resource management, etc. As technology evolves, users are clearly placing higher demands on medical applications.

Many patients experience significant mental distress as a result of their illness or treatment. This is a serious issue and one of the factors that pose a threat to life. That’s why investment in mental health solutions has become a hot topic.

Many healthcare facilities place a strong emphasis on mental well-being through treatment that can be accessed through a med app. Patients struggling with stress, depression, or other mental health conditions may find great benefit from such trends in mobile applications. Some of these trends are:

Metaverse Medicine

The global COVID epidemic exacerbated mental issues such as addiction, anxiety, and sadness. Also, the pandemic's forced isolation of patients aggravated diseases. The metaverse can really be useful in providing follow-up care for people with mental illnesses and in providing therapy.

Patients suffering from nightmares and anxiety problems may benefit from using the metaverse. Using virtual reality to replicate the images in their minds can also help people control their anxieties.

Habit Tracking

It takes effort to develop healthy habits and to break bad ones. You must dramatically change your behavior and fight against your thought patterns to achieve this. Whatever we are trying to excel in — sports, cooking, learning a language, or anything else — there are many criteria we need to be aware of and constantly monitor to ensure we are doing it at our best.

This is where habit-tracking apps come in and let you visually monitor your progress. You get to witness a continuous chain of the times you've completed the activity. Once you can monitor your development, you are far less inclined to break the habit.

Inclusive Health

Digital health initiatives, including medical app platforms, can help remove those obstacles for patients who can't afford to visit a doctor or worry about being treated unfairly in a clinic. They help patients find care providers that are financially and culturally fitting.

In addition, due to the general stigma about mental health conditions, people may be unwilling to get the necessary help, putting themselves at greater risk. A bookkeeping mobile app can help patients digitally find the right healthcare provider and arrange a visit without worry or shame.

Digital Detoxing

We utilize technology so much for little tasks. But instead of making our lives simpler, technology has turned into a form of distraction. This disruption is having a huge negative impact on both our personal and professional lives.

While it may sound counterproductive, a mobile app can essentially serve as a personalized behavior change tool to help people monitor people’s usage hours, set maximum limits for each specific app, and also block websites or apps that create the most distraction.

While some apps are focused on eliminating contact with such apps, there are "minimalist" apps that focus your attention on the vital apps while cutting off the beeps and vibrations that let you know about trivial things such as Facebook likes and commercial promos.

Women’s Health Application Development

Women in a modern culture quite often experience negative social media usage effects, including FOMO and others. Peer pressure, social standards, and crazy ideals all contribute to social media's harmful effects. But digital developers have become more mindful of how technology impacts our mental health. There’s a recent application development trend addressing women’s mental health concerns, some of which are specifically targeted toward the needs of women.

For instance, apps for women's health and wellness include calendars or trackers for their periods. The apps assist women in monitoring their periods, assessing their mental and physical health, and abstaining from using birth control. Also, such apps help women learn more about health & wellness concerns and lower their chances of an unplanned pregnancy.

Disability Wellness

The NDIS has established rules for accessible housing to ensure that all people can participate freely and self-determinedly in community life. Assistive technology is an important factor here, as it allows people with disabilities to control their environment and meet their needs with simple commands.

For instance, mobile apps may help people with daily chores in addition to serving as a communication tool. Calendars, reminders, and alarms give users the ability to manage their daily activities on their own, while making sure they don't forget to take their medications or buy the essentials. Such apps have great potential to reduce stress and frustration for users with disabilities. They can also monitor the development of their academic, physical and social skills.

Body Neutrality in Fitness & Medical App

Currently, many fitness platforms and apps offer courses, training, and diets that help people achieve an idealized body type. Such programs usually exclude fitness newcomers or people with certain body sizes.

That's why body neutrality has emerged as a hot trend in 2023, where all the training and diets focus on maximizing physical health, regardless of body size. A body-neutral fitness app can offer body-friendly workouts and programs in short and long formats. It can also incorporate all movement patterns (e.g., standing/sitting) into its exercises, making fitness possible for everyone. In addition, such apps use trainers and instructors with different body sizes and identities so as not to alienate diverse users.


So, there you have it. These are some of the most promising healthcare trends that could dramatically move us into a healthier future. Of course, not every single medical app can capitalize on these trends because, beyond the concept and purpose, you need a smooth user experience with superior security, all wrapped in a clutter-free layout.

We at LANARS are experts at building such solutions, and we’re also a phone call away to answer any questions you may have.