The first-ever data on how spend in each wellness sector impacts happiness and health outcomes

NEW GWI RESEARCH REPORT “Health, Happiness, and the Wellness Economy: An Empirical Analysis” The first-ever data on how spend in each wellness sector impacts happiness and health outcomes Global Wellness Institute (GWI) researchers unveiled the first global analysis of the relationship between wellness spending at the national level and happiness and health outcomes. Part of the GWI Wellness Policy Series that began with the groundbreaking Defining Wellness Policy report issued…

2023 Health, Happiness, and the Wellness Economy: An Empirical Analysis

For more information, see GWI’s Wellness Policy Series. Key Findings WELLNESS AND HAPPINESS The wellness economy is strongly and positively correlated with happiness at the country level. In addition, many individual wellness sectors are strongly and positively correlated with happiness at the country level: workplace wellness, wellness real estate, healthy eating, physical activity, thermal/mineral springs, wellness tourism, and public health and prevention. The strength of…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World

The End of Retirement–The Walrus, December 2023 The article focuses on Canada, but is equally valid across the developed world, and soon much of the developing world. People reaching their sixties are now in a dramatically different situation than that of their parents: they can’t assume that work has come to an end. Stagnating revenues (or pensions), higher life expectancy, and rising healthcare costs are…

Unhappiness at Work Is Rising: An Employee Wellbeing Roadmap for Wellness Companies

Unhappiness at Work Is Rising: An Employee Wellbeing Roadmap for Wellness Companies   By Thierry Malleret, economist So many new surveys indicate that unhappiness at work has never been such a problem. Macro stressors—from the cost-of-living crisis (notably in Europe) to uncertainty about working from home—are taking a toll on employee wellbeing. Some industries have happier employees than others, like non-profits, perhaps thanks to the sense…

Wellness in Japan

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH Conceptasia and Fukui Wellness Collaboration Wellness in Japan JAPAN WELLNESS ECONOMY REPORT WELLNESS ECONOMY BY SECTOR IN JAPAN The wellness economy, as defined by GWI, is broad and diverse. Its eleven sectors encompass many different types of consumer activities and expenditures, including products, services, travel, and technology. Every country’s wellness economy is unique. Its composition can vary widely from country to country,…

Wellness Architecture & Design Initiative 2022 Trends

2022 Trends Wellness Architecture is a Mega-Trend in 2022 and Beyond The way people work, live and socialize has changed dramatically for most of us during the pandemic. Newly embraced lifestyle and workplace shifts, coupled with an increasing focus on climate change, has opened the gates wider for investors, developers and designers to further explore design possibilities for this new paradigm. Some of the related…