Wellness Evidence Study: Kundalini Yoga Found Positive for Anxiety Disorder

A new randomized clinical trial from Harvard Medical School and Boston University (published in JAMA Psychiatry) compared a 12-week program of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and Kundalini yoga (which involves traditional yoga components, breathwork and meditation) against a stress education control group, for people with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). They found that CBT was still the best first-line treatment, but that the yoga regime also…

New Contest Calls All Innovators in Wellness Technology

The 2020 Global Wellness Summit (GWS), being held November 8–11 at The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL, will have an unprecedented focus on the tech innovations that are shaking up the wellness market. The GWS just announced the Call for Wellness Innovations contest, calling on all companies within the wellness technology space to submit their innovative ideas. Unlike other competitions, it will be judged by a heavy-hitter…

Will the Pandemic Accelerate the Four-Day Workweek?

A majority of scientists and pundits now predict that COVID-19 will be with us well into 2021. Its enduring presence is psychologically taxing, and anxiety is an ever more permanent feature of our lives. It creates stress, which in turn constrains our ability to make the right decisions. It also narrows the range of options we are capable of considering when making a decision. In…

Welltodo Releases Must-Read Report on the Innovation Landscape for 25 Wellness Industry Markets

Welltodo Global, an organization that helps people build businesses and careers in the wellness industry, recently released an important 60-page report: the 2020 Wellness Innovation Blueprint. This is the first research to map the fast growing, many-sector wellness industry ecosystem and bring to life the vast number of brands that are defining a new era of “everything wellness” for the modern consumer. It spotlights 25+ industry…

You Are Now a C.E.O. : Entrepreneurial Tips for Taking Charge of Your Life During Work From Home Quarantine

Entrepreneurial life has been great preparation for our current pandemic lifestyle. By Sandy Abrams, author and wellness entrepreneur By default, you’ve become the C.E.O. of your household, your kids’ schooling, a new remote work life, foraging for toilet paper and hand sanitizer and whatever else that may currently have fallen into your lap. Welcome to entrepreneurial life; where you’ve got to take charge of something…

10 Wellness Trends for 2020

Yesterday, at a press event at Hearst Tower in NYC, two major pieces of research were released. GWI’s partner, the Global Wellness Summit, released its 10 Wellness Trends for 2020. This is the only wellness trends forecast generated from the insights of 550 industry leaders from 50 nations—so it’s a uniquely informed and global look at what’s ahead in health and wellness. The top 2020…