Pinterest top pins for a new you for the new year
NEW YORK — Welcome to New Year's resolution junction. It's a busy place around this time of year, when those promises we make to ourselves are either furiously alive or dead on arrival.
In a little corner of the world we like to call Pinterest, resolution-makers have lit up with ways to declutter, eat healthier and de-stress.
"Over the last five years, we've seen the growth of more than 100 million special diet pins on Pinterest," offers Christine Schirmer, a spokeswoman for the site. "But in 2016, we see top health and fitness pins focus on a more balanced approach to well-being, including meditation, bullet journaling and minimalism."
Pinners have saved millions of diet, recipe and workout ideas.
For the first time, the site is seeing pinners ditch crash diets. Overall, pins related to crash diets were down 70 percent in 2015 over the year before. Pins of low-carb recipes have decreased by 40 percent since last January and Paleo diet pins were down 32 percent, according to data supplied by Pinterest.
Since Christmas, pins for "hourglass workout," a full-body approach hell bent on lean, sexy curves, increased 83 percent. Pins for "cloud bread," a grain-free, low-carb bread replacement, were up 73 percent, an indication the world is not yet ready to completely embrace carbs again.
In the period between Christmas Eve and Jan. 2, pins for "bullet journals," which is a minimalist organizational notebooking system, increased 67 percent, while "minimalist lifestyle" pinning in general went on the rise 19 percent and those on the subject of decluttering rose 35 percent.
Other New Year, New You boosts: Jiu jitsu and its calorie-burning perks; pins on all things "holistic"; enthusiasts of the "21-day fix," with guides for portion control, meal planning and clean eating; a 60 percent bump for "detox tea" pins; and a recent 41 percent bump for "dry brushing," a DIY detox for the skin that has proponents advocating the use of a brush on dry skin in a certain pattern before showering to help release the body's toxins.
Pins for creating a "meditation space" have increased in the past few weeks by 49 percent, the site said.