Wellness Evidence Study: Walk Fast! Two New Studies Reveal Its Power

Two recent studies show the impact that walking speed can have on people’s health. A French study in the British Medical Journal (tracking 3,000+ older people for five years) found that people with the slowest walking speed had a significantly increased risk of death compared to those who walked the fastest—including a threefold increased rate of cardiovascular death. A new clinical trial from the University…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World

Green spaces aren’t just for nature – they boost our mental health too–New Scientist, March 24, 2021 We’re beginning to understand just how vital access to natural space is for our mental wellbeing—and the mounting research (well-presented in this article) has big implications for how we could build greener, nature-rich cities post-pandemic that could boost human health and redress social inequality. Stanford study into “Zoom…

Q&A with Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider: What has the pandemic taught us about wellness, death and dying

  Shoshana Ungerleider, MD, founder of the End Well project Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider is an award-winning physician, writer and producer—and founder of End Well, a series of events and a media platform focused on transforming the end of life into a human-centered experience. She is a leading voice in healthcare who regularly appears on CNN, MSNBC and CBS News and is the executive producer of…

GWI Launches Sleep Initiative

Insufficient sleep (quantity and quality) is a global health epidemic that has serious public health and economic costs. To help tackle this crisis, the GWI has launched a Sleep Initiative, which will uncover the evidence-based strategies that contribute to restorative sleep and how to incorporate these into lifestyles, homes and hotels. The Initiative is co-chaired by Allison Howard, founder and CEO of Nollapelli, and Francisco…

Wellness Evidence Study: Childhood Diet Has Lifelong Impact

A new study (on mice) by UC Riverside found that eating too much sugar and fat in childhood can alter microbiomes for life, even if you eat healthier later in life. An early-life Western diet led to a significant decrease in the total number and diversity of gut bacteria, and while regular exercise positively impacted gut bacteria, a bad early-life diet had more long-lasting effects…