Must-Reads from the Wellness World

Schools in England Introduce a New Subject: Mindfulness – The New York Times, February 4, 2019 The British government has announced that 370 English schools will start to practice mindfulness (relaxation and breathing techniques and other methods to help regulate emotions) in a new initiative and study aimed at addressing the mental health crisis affecting young generations. The study, which runs through 2021, is one…

Wellness Evidence Study: Do E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit?

It has been one of the critical unanswered questions in health: Do e-cigarettes actually help smokers quit? The first, large, rigorous study out of the UK answers with a firm “yes.” E-cigarettes were almost twice as successful as nicotine replacement products, such as the patch or gum, for smoking cessation. READ THE STUDY

The Business of Wellness: Wellness Concepts Shaking Up Global Fashion Industry

February is “fashion month,” with Fashion Weeks happening in NYC, London and Milan. And one of the biggest fashion industry shake-ups, according to the Global Wellness Summit’s new 8 Wellness Trends for 2019 report, is how a huge wave of sustainable, ethical, intelligent, healing, more inclusive and meaningful fashion is ahead. We’ll see everything from radical innovation in sustainable textiles to a new generation of…

The North American Wellness Tourism Economy

The GWI released data and analysis on the North American wellness tourism market, the world’s very largest in terms of expenditures ($242 billion)–expected to grow another roughly 30% (to $311 billion) by 2022. The US alone now drives over one-third of all global revenues. This report explores the factors driving this powerhouse market. Access report

8 Wellness Trends for 2019

The only wellness trends report generated from the insights of 650 industry leaders from 50 nations, the Global Wellness Summit’s annual trends forecast is a uniquely informed, detailed and global look at what’s ahead in wellness. For 2019 we’ll see the rise of a “dying well” movement and wellness remaking the fashion industry to “meditation going plural” and scent playing a more dramatic role in…

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…