Wellness Evidence Study: Do E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit?

It has been one of the critical unanswered questions in health: Do e-cigarettes actually help smokers quit? The first, large, rigorous study out of the UK answers with a firm “yes.” E-cigarettes were almost twice as successful as nicotine replacement products, such as the patch or gum, for smoking cessation. READ THE STUDY

The Business of Wellness: Wellness Concepts Shaking Up Global Fashion Industry

February is “fashion month,” with Fashion Weeks happening in NYC, London and Milan. And one of the biggest fashion industry shake-ups, according to the Global Wellness Summit’s new 8 Wellness Trends for 2019 report, is how a huge wave of sustainable, ethical, intelligent, healing, more inclusive and meaningful fashion is ahead. We’ll see everything from radical innovation in sustainable textiles to a new generation of…

New Zealand Launches World’s First “Wellbeing Budget”

More and more, wellbeing public policies are being advocated to mitigate the serious risks we collectively face, from social inequalities to climate change. In Davos this year, Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s Prime Minister, made this point very vividly when she announced that her government would present in May the world’s very first “wellbeing budget”—a concept originated by the OECD and the IMF that urges countries…

Why Do Unhealthy Behaviors Remain So Prevalent?

MONTHLY BAROMETER – WELLNESS EDITION During the year, the debate has been raging between those who see the world’s glass as half full versus those who see it as half empty. The optimists, trying to promote a fact-based worldview, are right: Almost all the indicators confirm that the world is “better” than it’s ever been and certainly not nearly as dangerous as we think/feel. If…

The World Is Better Than It’s Ever Been, So Why Are We So Miserable?

During the year, the debate has been raging between those who see the world’s glass as half full versus those who see it as half empty. The optimists, trying to promote a fact-based worldview, are right: Almost all the indicators confirm that the world is “better” than it’s ever been and certainly not nearly as dangerous as we think/feel. If the world is getting so…

Millennials Reshaping Consumption: The Winners – Small Wellness Companies, Not Big Brands

Monthly Barometer Paul Polman (Unilever’s CEO) recently confessed: “Our biggest threat is that we lose connection with millennials.” Emmanuel Faber (Danone’s CEO) echoes Polman’s concerns: “Millennials want committed brands with authentic products. Natural, simpler, and if possible small, as small as you can.” Millennials, who are now coming of age and approaching their peak earning years, are going to reshape consumption into a much more…