MUST-READS FROM THE WELLNESS WORLD

The devastating ways depression and anxiety impact the body––New York Times, October 4, 2021 The human organism does not recognize the medical profession’s artificial separation of mental and physical ills. Rather, mind and body form a two-way street. This article explores how what happens inside a person’s head can have damaging effects throughout the body, as well as the other way around. An untreated mental illness can significantly increase the risk of becoming physically…

The “Great Resignation” Phenomenon: It’s a Reckoning for So Much Unwellness at Work

Employees—whether hotel workers or investment bankers—are quitting, and superficial “wellness programs” aren’t going to reverse it By Thierry Malleret, economist  A recent report from McKinsey that surveyed employers and employees in Australia, Canada, Singapore, the UK, and the US to investigate the “Great Resignation” (or “Great Attrition”) phenomenon found out that 40% of the employee respondents are “at least somewhat likely to quit in the next…

Industry Research – Top 20 International Markets for Wellness Real Estate

Top 20 International Markets for Wellness Real Estate   The GWI’s new research report on the wellness real estate market shows powerful global growth in three short years: expanding from $148 billion in 2017 to $275 billion in 2020. But what are the top twenty national real estate markets and what kind of growth have they seen? The research shows amazing growth across the board: The US, China,…

MUST-READS FROM THE WELLNESS WORLD

Global Wellness Real Estate Market Continues Surge During Pandemic––Forbes, September 29, 2021 Coverage of the GWI’s recent symposium and new research on the wellness real estate market, noting that the diverse experts at the event see the market as a huge opportunity, with the pandemic leading to new experiments in designing the built environment as ‘preventive medicine.’ Trends driving future growth: 1) technology to create…

MUST-READS FROM THE WELLNESS WORLD

Investing in nature gives industry and business a competitive advantage.–World Economic Forum, September 7, 2021  The case as to why investing in nature is a sensible business proposition is made here. As more and more industry leaders understand that nature and economics are inextricably linked, the next business frontier lies at the intersection of climate change and biodiversity. It will entail: (1) changing the measures of growth,…

‘Air Pollution Inequality’ Has Been Exposed and Worsened by the Pandemic

By Thierry Malleret, economist   The pandemic has exposed and exacerbated a distinct pattern of “air pollution inequity.” In the US, for example, PM2.5 exposure (fine, inhalable particles with serious health consequences) is disproportionately caused by the consumption of goods and services by white Americans but disproportionately inhaled by Black and Hispanic minorities. According to a paper published in 2019 by the US National Academy of Sciences, white Americans benefit from a major “pollution advantage”: They experience 17% less air pollution…