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…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World

In Mexican Town With Little Water, Coca-Cola Is Everywhere. So Is Diabetes —The New York Times, July 14, 2018 Drinkable water is increasingly scarce in San Cristóbal de las Casas, a mountain town in Mexico where neighborhoods have running water just a few times a week. So, many residents drink Coca-Cola to hydrate, which is easier to find than bottled water and nearly as cheap.…

Cosmetic Surgery for Men Will Rise

There is one particular segment of the wellness industry that is growing fast and that will most likely grow even faster in the years to come: plastic surgery for men. The stigma that has long been associated with it is disappearing, and future growth will be spurred by new attitudes about male grooming and beauty espoused by millennials and younger generations. More “C-level” patients (CEOs,…

Kids of Moms Following 5 Healthy Habits 75% Less Likely to Become Obese

The Wellness Moonshot The GWI’s Wellness Moonshot: A World Free of Preventable Disease is a global call to action. And new research from Harvard University indicates that tackling the world’s obesity crisis may have much to do with mothers. The large study found that if mothers follow five healthy habits—exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy body weight, consuming moderate levels of alcohol,…