Must-Reads from the Wellness World

Can We Live Longer but Stay Younger? – The New Yorker, May 13, 2019 Aging, like bankruptcy in Hemingway’s description, happens two ways, slowly and then all at once; but even if aging at some speed is ultimately inevitable, what happens when we age is far from self-evident. With greater longevity, the quest to avoid the infirmities of aging is more urgent than ever; and…

Take Part in Global Wellness Day 2019

This Saturday, June 8, the eighth annual Global Wellness Day will be celebrated at 5,000 locations in over 150 countries, with a 2019 theme of “building communities of wellness.” GWI is a long-term supporter, and we hope you will take part in one of the FREE classes and experiences—from yoga to forest therapy hikes—at one of the thousands of hotels, spas, fitness studios, schools, etc. participating.…

The Wellness Moonshot™: How to Eat Healthy This June

This month, GWI’s The Wellness Moonshot Calendar: A Year of Inspiration focuses on healthy eating. With bad diets linked to 1 in 5 preventable adult deaths, we still don’t have the systems in place to make food the true “medicine”—and vitalizing force—it could be worldwide. When it comes to figuring out how, when and what to eat, the marketplace is crowded with advice and options vying for…

Wellness Evidence Study: Ultra-Processed Foods Link to Heart Disease and Early Death

Two new European studies agree that ultra-processed foods are very bad for your health—and not just junk food, but breads, jarred sauces and frozen meals that are staples for many. A French study (tracking 100,000 adults) found that people who ate the most packaged foods were 23 percent more likely to suffer cardiovascular trouble. A Spanish study (20,000 adults) found that those with the highest…

Asia: The Future of Wellness Tourism

The International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) took place in Singapore last week, and strategic consultancy CatchOn (in collaboration with the conference) released a very insightful new report, Asia: The Future of Global Wellness Tourism. It analyzes why Asia is at the heart of the wellness boom and what the biggest wellness travel trends are in the region. It also identifies three key consumer archetypes driving…

Wellness Evidence Study: Exercise Makes People Happier than Money

According to a new study from Oxford and Yale (data from 1.2 million people), exercise is more important to mental health than having money. People who exercise regularly feel “bad” for 35 days a year, while non-exercisers feel “bad” an additional 18 days. Physically active people feel just as good as those who don’t exercise but who earn $25,000 more a year. Three to five…