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…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World

Loneliness is a national crisis. But there is a way to tackle it – Guardian, February 8, 2020 From pubs to factories, the spaces where Brits socially connect are in decline. Thankfully, there’s a group bringing local people together. Masks are wellness now – Slate, February 21, 2020 Protective facemasks are becoming the next major wellness trend—thanks to our increasingly apocalyptic world, filled with fires,…

Air Pollution Is Surging and Causing More Deaths

From a wellness perspective, one of the “hot” issues that will make the headlines in 2020 is air pollution. The reason is simple: Climate change is making it far worse. The reasons are twofold: (1) When the air is dryer and hotter, it doesn’t wash pollution out of the atmosphere as quickly as it would otherwise; (2) global warming exacerbates air pollution by trapping tiny…

Wellbeing-Focused Public Policy Is Getting Serious – And Being Led by Women

MONTHLY BAROMETER – WELLNESS EDITION Globally, wellbeing public policies are gathering momentum. This is not a fad: For more and more government policy-makers, the pursuit of wellbeing is just as important as economic growth. But why now? The climate emergency, widening geopolitical fault lines, social inequities and rising anger, tech, and anxiety about jobs: All these are forcing policy-makers to recognize and act on wellbeing…