COVID-19’s Legacy: This Is How to Get the ‘Great Reset’ Right – World Economic Forum, July 14, 2020
GWI partner economist Thierry Malleret and Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, have written a new book, COVID-19: The Great Reset, a guide for anyone who wants to understand how the virus has disrupted our social and economic systems and what changes will be needed to create a more inclusive, resilient and sustainable world going forward.
The Lightness of Being a Couch Potato May Work to Keep Us Fat – New York Times, July 22, 2020
An intriguing new study suggests that sitting may confuse the body’s cellular sensors into thinking we are lighter than we are, prompting the body to put on weight.
Fitness Studios Move Classes Outdoors to Make Up for Revenue Lost to the Pandemic –CNBC, July 25, 2020
The fitness industry has taken incredible hits as brick-and-mortar facilities were forced to close. To shore up ailing businesses, gym owners are now taking to the streets. Holding classes outdoors provides these outlets an alternative to less-profitable online offerings.
Wellbeing as One System: Mind, Body, and Place – Make a Difference, July 14, 2020
Andres Roberts, founder of Bio-Leadership Project and Way of Nature UK, explains why wellbeing is not to be understood as a mechanical component, but more as a living system across mind, body, and even the world around us. Reconnecting with nature is particularly important (with a growing body of scientific literature explaining why). At the end of the article, Andres offers a few simple tips that are helpful for creating a culture of wellbeing, from taking the time to walk mindfully to embracing embodiment practices, whether tai chi, qi gong or dancing.
Feeling Stuck? Five Tips for Managing Life Transitions – New York Times, July 15, 2020
The author of the recently published Life Is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at Any Age offers five tips to successfully cope with change and to battle the lupus in fabula: (1) start with your transition superpower, (2) identify your emotions, (3) shed something, (4) try something creative, and (5) rewrite your life story.
A Striking Stat:
COVID-19 is accelerating the “less meat” movement: One in five people in the UK have reduced their meat intake during the pandemic, while 15% have cut their dairy and/or egg intake.
Source: The Vegan Society survey, July 2020