Health and Fitness Trends To Consider for Your Next Weekend Getaway

The last three years have highlighted the need for self-care and improved well-being, from maintaining our physical health to looking after our mental health throughout the ongoing cost of living crisis. Our answer? Yoga and Meditation included in your next Extended Weekend Getaway...

Research by The Knowledge Academy shows recent trends in what fitness and well-being techniques the public is most interested in.

Here are their Key Findings:  

1: Techniques that improve mental wellness dominate the top 10 with tutorials such as ‘Guided meditation’ and ‘yoga for beginners’ ranking within the top 10.

2: Yoga-related searches appear twice in the top 10 list showing the desire among the public to expand physical, mental and spiritual wellness.

3: Tutorials around time management are popular with ‘My Morning Routine’ and ‘Pomodoro Technique’ coming in at 4 and 5.

Top 10 fitness and well-being techniques the public wants to learn are:

Global Rank Search Term Average Global monthly Search Volume
1 Guided Meditation 175,000
2 Yoga for Beginners 106,000
3 Positive Affirmations 42,000
4 My Morning Routine 28,000
5 Pomodoro Technique 24,000
5 Dumbbell Workout 24,000
7 Skincare Routine 23,000
8 How To Be Happy 18,000
9 Restorative Yoga 11,000
10 Body Positivity 9,200
10 How To Ride A Bike 9,200

If you would like to see the full comprehensive dataset, you can do so here

#1: Guided Meditation comes in first place with 175,000 searches globally. With 50% of Gen Z cite improving mental health as their New Year’s resolution in 2023, it’s no surprise that wellness trends such as meditation have dominated the rankings. Guided meditation gives those new to meditation something to follow helping newcomers find inner calm and peace. The benefits of meditation couldn’t be clearer with it improving anxiety in 60% of cases and even reducing the risk of hospitalization from Coronary heart disease by 87%.

#2: Yoga for Beginners is the second most popular search term with 106,000 global monthly searches. The ancient practice of Yoga originated in India and is more popular  than ever with an estimated 300 million practitioners worldwide. Practicing Yoga is a great way to improve both your mental and physical fitness.

#3: Positive Affirmations ranks in third position with 42,000 monthly searches globally. Positive affirmations have shown to reduce health deteriorating high stress and improve academic perfomance. Positive Affirmations improve our sense of self integrity which help us become stronger people.

#4: My morning Routine is in fourth place with 28,000 monthly searches globally. Our morning routines set the mood for the rest of the day. Science has shown that not skipping Breakfast reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Having an organized morning routine can also help us keep a clear mind ready for the day ahead.

#5: The Pomodoro Technique achieves the fifth spot with 24,000 monthly searches globally. This method of time management splits tasks into 25 minute sections followed by small breaks, the name itself comes from tomato shaped kitchen timers often used. Splitting tasks up like this can boost productivity and mental healthA selection of images for your use can be found here. If you decide to use any of this data please provide a link to who conducted this research, crediting in this way allows us to provide you with more useful content in the future.


1: established a comprehensive list of 50 skills and hobbies via reputable online sources ‘Good Housekeeping’, LifeHack and ‘’. The skills most relating to fitness and well-being were extracted to create a seed list.

2: Ahrefs’ YouTube function was utilized to determine the global monthly search volumes of each new skill.

3: Once the average monthly search volumes were collated, they were ranked from highest to lowest based on the combined search volume total. Those with less than 500 monthly search volumes were eliminated from the data.


All data was collected on 9th January 2023 and is correct as of then but is subject to change.

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