February’s Wellness Moonshot: INCLUDE

Collectively, we’re in a wellbeing crisis. Gallup’s 2019 Global State of Emotions Report revealed people across the world are more frightened, angry and sad than ever before. This month’s Wellness Moonshot Calendar: A Year of Inspiration’s theme is include, and provides ways for you to explore what you want wellness to look like at home and at work and actions to INCLUDE more wellness in…

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…

Wellness Evidence Study: Napping as Medicine

People Who Nap 1-2 Times a Week 48 Percent Less Likely to Have Heart Attack A new observational study from the University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland, found that people who nap once or twice a week (for between five minutes and an hour) were 48 percent less likely to have a heart attack, stroke or heart failure than non-nappers. ACCESS THIS STUDY

What Will a #MeOnly Society Mean for Human Wellbeing?

Here is a developing trend worth pondering (with significant investment implications): the slow death of the family and the emergence of a #MeOnly society. Consumption, travel, housing, etc. are increasingly centered on the individual. Do you doubt it? This is backed by data (the number of young and middle-aged people living alone is soaring) and surprising new trends, such as “solomoons” replacing honeymoons (you celebrate…