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Top 100 Health Trends of 2012

From Stylish Workout Slippers to Fast Food Nutrition Graphics

— January 18, 2013 — Lifestyle
Considering 2012 was a rather ominous year with impending doom at its end -- for the uninitiated, the Mayan calendar ends on December 21st -- health trends were on the top-of-mind for many -- you know, just in case some zombies have to be battled.

Many health trends, such as fast food nutrition charts, took more of a cautionary tone than one of encouragement. Fortunately, not all health finds were so looming, as exemplified by the lighthearted pandemic-fighting backpacks and heart-starting vests.

Regardless of what you believe will happen on December 21st, the top health trends of the year should provide you with the information needed to ensure you're in tip-top shape and ready for the potential need to get into survival mode. If you're a non-believer in the alleged apocalypse looking for a way to apply the patterns seen in 2012's top health trends in 2013, check out our Health Trend Report.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
100
DIY Portable Juice-Boxes
DIY Portable Juice-Boxes
The Gurefuru Chuchu Juicer Turns Fruit to Drink On-the-Go
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99
Newborn Overspending Graphs
Newborn Overspending Graphs
The Billion Dollar Baby Scam Infographic Reviews Marketing to Parents
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98
Broken-Down Machinery Ads
Broken-Down Machinery Ads
The Association for Smoker Awareness Campaign Likens Humans to Machines
<
97
Geographical Alcohol Ads
Geographical Alcohol Ads
The Corona Extra Drink Responsibly Campaign Depicts Boozers' Boundaries
<
96
Clawed Clip Bandages
Clawed Clip Bandages
The ITClamp Plugs Serious Wounds to Stop Excessive Bleeding
<
95
Hopping Posture Seats
Hopping Posture Seats
The Bounce Chair by Pedro Gomes is Fitness and Comfort While Sitting
<
94
Stand-In Health Insurance Ads
Stand-In Health Insurance Ads
The Mutualite Chretienne Campaign Puts People in the Shoes of Others
<
93
Agitating Aging Solution Ads
Agitating Aging Solution Ads
The 'Respibien: Breasts, Paunch' Prints Remind Elders of Good Days
<
92
Secret Healthy Living Guides
Secret Healthy Living Guides
The 'Scenic Route to a Longer Life' Infographic Discusses Longevity
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91
Curvy Figure Purses
Curvy Figure Purses
The Contour Canvas Bag by Molla Space is Slimming
<
90
Party Drug Charts
Party Drug Charts
This Ecstasy Infograph is Mind-Blowing and Highly Informative
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89
Explosive Laxative Ads
Explosive Laxative Ads
The Phillips Milk of Magnesia Campaign Upends Common Eruption Scenes
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88
Stylish Exercising Ads
Stylish Exercising Ads
The Reebok Sports Club Campaign Focuses on Fashion and Health
<
87
Painfully Fashionable Drugstore Ads
Painfully Fashionable Drugstore Ads
The NK Pharmacy Campaign Appeals to Stylish Individuals
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86
Global Excretion Graphs
Global Excretion Graphs
'Poop! The Four-Letter Word No One's Talking About' is Real
<
85
Deathly Emoticon Ads
Deathly Emoticon Ads
The Brake Don't Text and Drive Campaign Sends a Morbid Message
<
84
UV-Cleaning Canteens
UV-Cleaning Canteens
The Camelbak All Clear Sanitizes Your Water with a Lamp Inside the Cap
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83
Imbibing Advisory Guides
Imbibing Advisory Guides
This Duffy’s Drinking Infographic Will Make You Re-Think Your Next
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82
DIY Sweet Moisturizing Sticks
DIY Sweet Moisturizing Sticks
One Good Thing by Jillee Lotion Bars are Perfect for Mothers
<
81
Liquid Cuff Ads
Liquid Cuff Ads
The Utah Department of Highway Safety Campaign Urges Sober Driving
<
80
Pre-EMS Apparatuses
Pre-EMS Apparatuses
COR First Response Cooling has the Capacity to Save Lives After Heart Attacks
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79
Deceiving Vision Ads
Deceiving Vision Ads
The Sivo Lenses Campaign Unveils Scary Situations as They are
<
78
Maned Hairbrush Marketing
Maned Hairbrush Marketing
The Biothymus F Anti Hair Loss Scalp Serum Ads are Sensitive and Silly
<
77
Warped Face Ads
Warped Face Ads
The Colgate Total Dental Floss Campaign Shows How Food Can Ruin Beauty
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76
Happy Face Hour-Counters
Happy Face Hour-Counters
Moody Watches Turn Mental Health into the Topic of the Minute
<
75
Iconic Mustache Styles
Iconic Mustache Styles
Select Your Stache Infographic Showcases Iconic Shaves
<
74
Marijuana Vending Machines
Marijuana Vending Machines
The ‘Autospense' Dispenses Cannabis for Medicinal Purposes
<
73
Jungle Pampering Getaways
Jungle Pampering Getaways
The Como Shambhala Estate is a Tranquil Health Spa in Indonesia
<
72
Cosmetic Transformations
Cosmetic Transformations
Restorative Tattooing Featured on Trend Hunter's TV Promo
<
71
Handicapable Autonomous Autos
Handicapable Autonomous Autos
The Wheel Chair Mobility Independent Concept is for the Paralyzed
<
70
Drug-Detecting Drinking Straws
Drug-Detecting Drinking Straws
The Anti-Date Rape Straw Helps to Prevent Sexual Assualts
<
69
Picky Eater Projectors
Picky Eater Projectors
MUGU by Ruixiao Design Helps Children Eat Healthy
<
68
Direct Discouraging Delectables
Direct Discouraging Delectables
The Fonderia Diet Biscuits are Temptation-Free Treats
<
67
Mobile Heath Monitor Add-Ons
Mobile Heath Monitor Add-Ons
The Tinke by Zensorium Tracks and Records Your Vital Signs
<
66
Heart-Starting Vests
Heart-Starting Vests
The A.C.R. First Aid System Lets Members of the Public Be Paramedics
<
65
Abstract Pill Sculptures
Abstract Pill Sculptures
Disease by Noumeda Carbone Shows the Dark Side of Medication
<
64
Accessible Electric Engines
Accessible Electric Engines
The Independent Wheelchair Assistant Gives a Power Boost When Needed
<
63
Physiotherapy Furnishings
Physiotherapy Furnishings
The Dstretch Helps You Straighten Out Your Aches and Pains at the Office
<
62
Comical Lifesaving Bags
Comical Lifesaving Bags
The Medkit Backpack is Inspired by the Video Game 'Left 4 Dead'
<
61
Glowing Hospital Architecture
Glowing Hospital Architecture
The 'Orangery' by Spacelab is Modern
<
60
Energy Generating Gymcycles
Energy Generating Gymcycles
The Gyre9 'Green Revolution' Turns Boring Workouts to Power Workouts
<
59
Sightless Shopping Assistants
Sightless Shopping Assistants
The See by Dinard da Mata Gives the Blind Eyes to Help them Shop
<
58
Office Stress Infographics
Office Stress Infographics
'Desk Rage: Tell-Tale Signs of an Overworked Employee' is Revealing
<
57
Propaganda Poster Drinking Ads
Propaganda Poster Drinking Ads
The UNICEF Tap Project Campaign Promotes Paying for Tap Water
<
56
High-Tech Hands-Free Harnesses
High-Tech Hands-Free Harnesses
The Sonic Walk Igniter is a Water-Resistant Music Player
<
55
Calm-Inducing Furniture
Calm-Inducing Furniture
Cocooning by Filipa Tomaz Provides Comfort and Relieves Tension
<
54
Mini Dental Message Ads
Mini Dental Message Ads
The Colgate Pro-Gum Health Campaign Advocates Healthy Mouths
<
53
Comic Book Knife Ads
Comic Book Knife Ads
The 3M Nexcare Bandaid Campaign is Made for Cartoon Lovers
<
52
Healthy Pizza Adaptations
Healthy Pizza Adaptations
Caitlin Levin Gives This Dish a Cheese-Free Makeover
<
51
Braille Burgers
Braille Burgers
Fast Food Chain Wimpy Passes a Message to Visually Impaired Customers
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50
Flexible Fruit Branding
Flexible Fruit Branding
Bravocado Packaging Demonstrates the Adaptability of One Healthy Edible
<
49
Private Height-Adjustable Desks
Private Height-Adjustable Desks
The Tyde Table by Vitra Encourages Standing in Office Settings
<
48
Elite Fitness Graphics
Elite Fitness Graphics
The 'What Makes an Olympic Body' Infographic Takes on Team BMI
<
47
Fruit Imitating Popsicles
Fruit Imitating Popsicles
Beat the Summer Heat with These Cute and Kitschy Watermelon Ice Pops
<
46
Box Lunch Reviews
Box Lunch Reviews
This Happy Meal Infographic Deciphers Food Marketing Aimed at Children
<
45
Parallel Life PSAs
Parallel Life PSAs
The 'Drugs Set Your Timeline' Campaign Appeals to Impressionable Facebook Users
<
44
Lovely Olive Oil Branding
Lovely Olive Oil Branding
Secret to Live Packaging Entices Heart-Healthy Food Lovers
<
43
Enlightening First Aid
Enlightening First Aid
The Nursing Kit is a Compact Portable Clinic and Functional Flashlight
<
42
Elegant Antidote Branding
Elegant Antidote Branding
Habit Packaging Brings Class to the Recovery from Narcotics
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41
Fresh Food Satchels
Fresh Food Satchels
'For a Healthier Lunch Break' Encourages al Fresco Eating at the Office
<
40
Cancer-Combating Crotchvertising
Cancer-Combating Crotchvertising
This Awareness Campaign by Y&R has Testicular Fortitude
<
39
Aquatic Exercising Ads
Aquatic Exercising Ads
The Sport Life Fitness Club Campaign Shows Bulging Bellies and Toned Thighs
<
38
Anti-Wrinkle Headbands
Anti-Wrinkle Headbands
The Oyasumi Goodnight Brow Stretcher Stops Lines from Appearing
<
37
Glow-in-the-Dark Bikes
Glow-in-the-Dark Bikes
The Pure Fix Cycles 'Kilo' Bicycle is Activated By Sunlight
<
36
Prosthetic-Inspired Crutches
Prosthetic-Inspired Crutches
The Flex Leg Unburdens the Upper Body for Natural Movements
<
35
Disguised Fitness Equipment
Disguised Fitness Equipment
The Arceas Home Gym is a Vertical Planter When Not in Use
<
34
Semi-Drugged Portraits
Semi-Drugged Portraits
Half by Roman Sakovich Explores People's Superficial Judgements
<
33
Healthy Diet Infographics
Healthy Diet Infographics
America's Nutrition Evolution is a Graph About Food Choices
<
32
Accelerometer Fitness Bracelets
Accelerometer Fitness Bracelets
The Nike+ FuelBand Monitors Everyday Activities for Healthy Living
<
31
Studio 54-Inspired Headgear
Studio 54-Inspired Headgear
A DIY Disco Helmet Makes a Two-Wheeled Commute Super Groovy
<
30
Mental Health Mood Walls
Mental Health Mood Walls
The 'Not Myself Today' Campaign Inspires a Simple Act
<
29
Wearable Wellness Monitors
Wearable Wellness Monitors
The Basis Watch Tracks Your Heartbeat & Provides Info On Your Health
<
28
Unhealthy Bodybuilding Portraits
Unhealthy Bodybuilding Portraits
'The Four Horseman of the Oesophagus' Focuses on an Odd Pairing
<
27
Super Slim Hydration Packs
Super Slim Hydration Packs
The Nike Split22 is Designed for Endurance Racers
<
26
Yoga-Promoting Seating
Yoga-Promoting Seating
The ZenCircus Chair is a Serene Piece of Fitness Furniture
<
25
iPod-Like Electronic Cigarettes
iPod-Like Electronic Cigarettes
The Pax by Ploom is a Stylish and Health Conscious Alternative
<
24
Food-Shaped Animal Ads
Food-Shaped Animal Ads
The LifeBuoy Hand Wash Ad Campaign Shows 'You Eat What Your Touch'
<
23
Invisible Bandages
Invisible Bandages
The 'Chameleon Bandageis' is Designed to Blend into Your Skin
<
22
DIY Rose Petal Scrubs
DIY Rose Petal Scrubs
The Beauty Department Blog Creates a Homemade Exfoliate
<
21
Complete Body-Conditioning Charts
Complete Body-Conditioning Charts
Reddit's Guide to Fitness Infographic Offers Health Tips & Facts
<
20
Split-Toe Yoga Footwear
Split-Toe Yoga Footwear
Nike Free Gym Ensures Comfort During Mind-Body Workouts
<
19
Stylishly Wrapped Workout Socks
Stylishly Wrapped Workout Socks
The Nike Studio Wrap Kicks are Minimalist
<
18
Interactive Program Packaging
Interactive Program Packaging
Nucleus Branding Establishes a Congenial Connection with the Client
<
17
Portable Diagnostic Imaging
Portable Diagnostic Imaging
The Radio Fast Radiology System Would Reduce Waiting Times in the ER
<
16
Protective Baby Pillows
Protective Baby Pillows
Cocoon by Elodie Delassus Filters Noise and Germs for Sleeping Newborns
<
15
Modular Fitness Furniture
Modular Fitness Furniture
The Jopple Stool Encourages Active Healthy Lifestyles
<
14
Pandemic-Fighting Backpacks
Pandemic-Fighting Backpacks
These Designers Against Aids 2012 Eastpak Bags are Quirky and Bold
<
13
Wrist-Sized EKG Machines
Wrist-Sized EKG Machines
The Pulz Watch Tells the Time and Monitors Your Heart Rate
<
12
Butt-Kicking Healthy Food Ads
Butt-Kicking Healthy Food Ads
The Elige Vivir Sano Campaign Urges People to Exercise Will Power
<
11
Mobile Meal Organizers
Mobile Meal Organizers
The Dabba Lunchbox Improves Transport, Portion Control and Presentation
<
10
Ironing Board-Like Desks
Ironing Board-Like Desks
The XTable by Kibisi is Manually High-Adjustable Via a Crank
<
9
Nutritional Dog Treat Branding
Nutritional Dog Treat Branding
NuBone Packaging Creates a Visual Link Between Bone and Ingredients
<
8
Hi-Tech Emergency Kits
Hi-Tech Emergency Kits
First Aid 2.0 Guides the Lifesaver Through a Rescue with its Digital Screen
<
7
Fresh Fruity Branding
Fresh Fruity Branding
Be O' Juice Packaging Presents a Pure Image of its Organic Ingredients
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6
Gel Pill Drink Packaging
Gel Pill Drink Packaging
This Vitaminwater Capsule Design Reinforces Healthy Content
<
5
Wheelchair Accessible Showers
Wheelchair Accessible Showers
The Flume Bathtub is Made for the Physically Challenged
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4
Emergency Inflatable Mats
Emergency Inflatable Mats
The Fire Rescue Air Cushion is a Compact Self-Saving Device
<
3
Sporty Ballet Shoes
Sporty Ballet Shoes
This Concept Footwear by Guercy Eugene Hopes to Make Dancing Comfortable
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2
Real Life Male Barbies
Real Life Male Barbies
The Human Ken Doll is Unnaturally Beautiful
<
1
Water Bottle Nozzles
Water Bottle Nozzles
The Hygienna Solo Converts Plastic Bottles into Portable Bidets
<