The Wellness Moonshot™: How to Eat Healthy This June

This month, GWI’s The Wellness Moonshot Calendar: A Year of Inspiration focuses on healthy eating. With bad diets linked to 1 in 5 preventable adult deaths, we still don’t have the systems in place to make food the true “medicine”—and vitalizing force—it could be worldwide. When it comes to figuring out how, when and what to eat, the marketplace is crowded with advice and options vying for…

Wellness Evidence Study: Ultra-Processed Foods Link to Heart Disease and Early Death

Two new European studies agree that ultra-processed foods are very bad for your health—and not just junk food, but breads, jarred sauces and frozen meals that are staples for many. A French study (tracking 100,000 adults) found that people who ate the most packaged foods were 23 percent more likely to suffer cardiovascular trouble. A Spanish study (20,000 adults) found that those with the highest…

In Our Age of Digital Surveillance Privacy Will Increasingly Become a Wellness Issue

MONTHLY BAROMETER – WELLNESS EDITION The age of digital authoritarianism and the reign of techno-autocrats are upon us. China is leading the way with their new “Social Ranking” Initiative, tracking people’s behavior (such as their health/fitness) and rewarding and punishing with things such as access to healthcare or government services. But eventually all countries will follow suit with different degrees of intensity: If (or when)…

First Research on Global Physical Activity Sector to Be Released at GWS

The GWI’s 2019 research report will be the first devoted to the global physical activity sector—and will be released at the 2019 Global Wellness Summit, October 15–17, at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. Conference attendees will have first access to analysis of this fast-growing market that spans gyms and health clubs; personal training; yoga, Pilates, tai chi, martial arts, and other mind-body practices; fitness clothing and…

May’s Wellness Moonshot™: How to Create New Connections in Work and Life

Our need to feel connected—to bond, belong and befriend—runs deep. And medical evidence shows that human connection is the lynchpin of our wellbeing, while other research shows that workplaces built on harmonious, productive relationships are linked to lower stress, greater happiness and peak performance. This month, The GWI’s Wellness Moonshot Calendar: A Year of Inspiration focuses on new ways to connect with our coworkers, family and friends.…

Climate Change: The Defining Future Issue for the Wellness Industry

MONTHLY BAROMETER – WELLNESS EDITION Monthly Barometer No more beating about the bush: Climate change is a risk like no other, and it’s accelerating. (1) A spate of recent research concludes that greater severity and intensity of extreme weather with its second-round effects (such as rising waters) is not only happening but on the increase. (2) Two central bank governors just called on financial regulators,…