New White Paper on Evidence-Based Pathways to Mental Wellness

Roughly a billion people worldwide suffer from anxiety, and one in four experience mental disorders. The world desperately needs more and new evidence-based pathways to mental wellbeing. And that is the focus of an in-depth new white paper just released by the GWI’s Mental Wellness Initiative. Download this important new resource here.

Study: Just a Ten-Minute Walk Significantly Boosts the Brain

A new study from Univ. of California, Irvine and Univ. of Tsukuba-Japan found that just ten minutes of very mild exercise—such as walking—can immediately alter how parts of the brain communicate with each other and boost memory function. The researchers noted that very short and easy exercise can change people’s brains right away, and that the exertion required for this significant benefit is so minimal…

Wellness Businesses Must Be Eco-Friendly & Socially-Good Leaders to Prosper in Future

By Thierry Malleret, economist Monthly Barometer Recent history shows us that economic growth can’t be truly green, so what are the broad consequences for investors? (1) Any industry or company seen as being particularly damaging to ecology will suffer; (2) Any profitable business perceived as minimizing ecologically bad outcomes while maximizing socially good ones will prosper; (3) Militant environmentalism will radicalize in the future, wreaking…

GWI Releases New Report on Wellness Tourism Market—Packed with Data & Trends

Yesterday, the GWI released a new Global Wellness Tourism Economy report at World Travel Market (WTM) in London. This is the study that put wellness tourism on the world’s radar, and the new edition is packed with more regional and national data and trends than ever before. A few findings: Wellness tourism grew from a $539 billion market in 2015 to $639 billion in 2017—a…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World

  Humanity Has Wiped Out 60% of Animal Populations Since 1970, Report Finds– The Guardian, October 30, 2018 This is about a new, widely cited report. According to the World Wildlife Fund (involving 59 scientists from all over the world), humanity has wiped out 60 percent of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970. The vast and growing consumption of food and resources by the…

The Fascinating Connection between Our Emotions and Our Heart Health

A book that just came out (Heart: A History, from Sandeep Jauhar, a cardiologist) sheds some fascinating light on the connection between wellbeing and cardiac issues. Put in the simplest possible terms: Stress can kill. As the author explains, the connection between our physical heart and our emotions is an intimate one. Sentiments, such as fear and grief, can cause cardiac injury by causing blood…