June’s Wellness Moonshot

For June, The Wellness Moonshot: A World Free of Preventable Disease encourages you to take action on being more inclusive in your workplace and life, which means equal respect and access to success, regardless of age, gender identity, race, ethnicity, faith, political leaning, socioeconomic standing or immigration status. Social inclusion is a primary driver of mental and physical health, and growing research shows that inclusive workplaces benefit…

Physical Activity and Fitness Technologies: A Fast-Growing $26 Billion Global Market

Technology is arguably the biggest force driving change in the physical activity economy, bringing new business models and methods of participation, new ways to reach customers, and new kinds of devices and equipment. Technology is transforming how consumers engage with all types of fitness and physical activity, enabling us to track our own metrics, monitor performance and progress, access programs and services on demand, and…

Wellness Evidence: Psilocybin Therapy Appears as Effective as Leading Antidepressant for Depression

A new randomized controlled trial in the New England Journal of Medicine found that two sessions (three weeks apart) of 25 mg of psilocybin had at least as significant an impact on depressive symptoms as taking one of the most common SSRIs (escitalopram/Lexapro) daily for six weeks. The psilocybin group also reported fewer side effects and other positive emotional impacts. As the lead researcher put it,…

The Digital Surge and Beauty: Dangerous Influencers; Zoom Boom in Cosmetic Procedures

There is no longer any doubt that the future is hybrid. It is now everywhere: hybrid work (worldwide and across industries, 9 out of 10 organizations are switching to it); hybrid events (a given); hybrid food (a protein mix of animal cells and plants); and hybrid transportation (fostered by the dramatic improvement in battery technology and extending now to shipping). The list goes on. It…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World (Week of June 16, 2021)

World must rewild on massive scale to heal nature and climate, says UN–Guardian, June 3, 2021 A new UN report argues that the world must rewild farmlands, forests, oceans and other ecosystems on a never-before-seen scale (with all the ambition of the space race)—restoring an area the size of China to meet commitments on nature and the climate. Existing conservation efforts won’t cut it to…

June 2021 | Include | Wellness Moonshot

Curated by the Global Wellness Institute and Renee Moorefield, member of the GWI Advisory Boardand CEO of Wisdom Works Group. Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.—Albert Schweitzer When it comes to leading wellness, as in our shared pursuit of a world free of preventable disease, being inclusive is perhaps one of our most…