GWI’s Consulting Initiative Releases Infographic Defining the Scope of this Sector

The Consulting Initiative has released the first-ever spa/wellness/fitness consultancy survey results data in the form of an infographic. More than 60 spa and wellness industry consultants were interviewed for the survey, working on behalf of real estate developers, hotel and resort owners/operators, and spa owner/operators. The resulting data findings help to define the scope of the sector. Some key findings include: More than half of project…

The Wellness Research and Trends Event of the Year

On January 28, the Global Wellness Institute will host its fourth annual New York Press Event in collaboration with Good Housekeeping and the Good Housekeeping Institute. Also known as the wellness research and trends event of the year, this special event is designed to give the media an extraordinary look into the $4.2 trillion global wellness economy while exploring the latest wellness innovations on the “Wellness…

The World Is Better Than It’s Ever Been, So Why Are We So Miserable?

During the year, the debate has been raging between those who see the world’s glass as half full versus those who see it as half empty. The optimists, trying to promote a fact-based worldview, are right: Almost all the indicators confirm that the world is “better” than it’s ever been and certainly not nearly as dangerous as we think/feel. If the world is getting so…

2018: The Year the Tide Turned Against Tech

Monthly Barometer: 2018 will be remembered as the year when the tide turned against tech. In November, the five largest US tech stocks lost an aggregate value of more than $1 trillion. Despite some ludicrous valuations, the backlash was fueled by a spate of revelations about the abuse of market power, the collection of personal data, the pervasive digital manipulation, and even the accusation of…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World

7 Ways to Age Well in 2019 — The New York Times, December 24, 2018 Different contributors from the “Well” section of the NYT offer advice on what research can teach us about living longer and better (or just looking younger!). It ranges from exercising often (at least four times a week) to slowing the decline of aging with simple but smart choices related to the…

Wellness Trends for 2019

The wellness trends forecasts keep rolling in, and Fast Company’s recent report on the “most promising” for 2019 identifies everything from the home fitness revolution to the “Drybar Effect” to a wave of wellness companies by and for people of color to “plant-based foods getting meatier.” One key trend: wellness real estate, a sector put on the map by GWI research. The prediction: In the…