Post-COVID Futures: From Localism Rising in Travel to an Ongoing Obsession with Cleanliness

A few very simple points to consider regarding the impact of Coronavirus on the wellness industry at large… It will impact the wellness industry proportionately more than many other industries. The reason is the following: A large percentage of economic activity in the wellness industry resides in social forms of consumption, i.e., forms of economic activity that depend on physical and personal (“high-touch”) interactions with…

Financial & Mental Wellbeing Will Be Front-Burner Issues for People & Policymakers

MONTHLY BAROMETER   The abruptness and severity of the shock inflicted by COVID-19 have no equivalent in modern history. The pandemic’s power of exponentials has taken most decision-makers by surprise and brought a large portion of global economic activity to a sudden and dramatic halt. This has never happened before, not even during the Great Depression or the two World Wars. In Q2, global GDP…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World

Could We Come Out of the Coronavirus Crisis with New, More Healthful HabitCs? – Washington Post, March 27, 2020 Written by a US doctor, who looks at how, among those lucky enough to have access to food and safe housing and not be sickened by COVID-19, there are indicators that the pandemic itself, and the massive shutdown it has triggered, is forcing the adoption of…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World

Coronavirus: Nine Reasons To Be Reassured – Guardian, March 7, 2020 At a time when it feels as if the sky is falling in on us, it is important to put things into perspective: Context is key, and today’s world is better placed to deal with the pandemic than we might think. Read on to get a good sense of what the nine reasons are.…

Next Trend in Real Estate: Combining Wellness & Sustainability Components

According to the UN, global real estate contributes up to 30 percent of annual greenhouse gas emissions and consumes around 40 percent of the world’s energy. This is why the next big trend in the industry will be to combine its wellness and sustainability components. Moving forward, the fast-growing business of wellness lifestyle real estate will have no choice but to take into consideration all…

Mental Wellness Is the Big Elephant in the Corporate Boardroom

MONTHLY BAROMETER – WELLNESS EDITION Two key developments in workplace wellness: 1) Unwellness at work is becoming one of the big elephants in the corporate boardroom. As a revealing example, in 2017–2018 in the UK, stress, depression and anxiety accounted for more than half (57 percent) of total working days lost due to ill health. The issue of mental health in the workplace seems to…