MUST-READS FROM THE WELLNESS WORLD (Week of January 24, 2022)

Global spread of autoimmune disease blamed on western diet–The Guardian, January 9, 2022 Globally, autoimmune diseases (ranging from type 1 diabetes to rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and multiple sclerosis) are rising by between 3% to 9% a year, even in countries where they did not exist before. This seems to be correlated with the rate of adoption of western-style diets and specifically fast food, which…

NEW! Research Report to be Released at the 2022 Global Wellness News Broadcast

  NEW! The Global Wellness Economy: Regional Analysis & Country Rankings Report On Tuesday, February 8th during the 2022 Global Wellness News Broadcast, the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) research team will present and release its NEW research report, The Global Wellness Economy: Regional Analysis & Country Rankings–which focuses on the geographical trends and differences in the wellness economy. This research leverages the newly expanded and comprehensive…

The Big Picture: Huge Growth Ahead

The Big Picture: Huge Growth Ahead With the pandemic ushering in a major consumer “values reset”–where prevention and wellness take on far greater importance–the GWI predicts that the wellness economy will grow an impressive 10% annually through 2025, when the market will hit $7 trillion. This graph charting growth through 2025 says it all…  Now let’s look at how each market fared during the pandemic–and its future outlook…    MARKET SNAPHOTS:   Wellness Tourism (pandemic loser, future winner): Grew…

The Future of Workplace Wellness: Less ‘Wellness Perks’–More Meaningful Employer Policies Tackling Always-On Work

  By Thierry Malleret, economist  Experts now predict that in wealthier nations, the future is at least partial working from home. “Remote-first” is fast gaining the upper hand because a) workers want it (people reject the wellbeing toll of commuting and want more agency over their work)–and b) research shows that it boosts productivity. But the work-from-home shift brings a new threat: always-on work and a further erosion of any line between “life” and work.    A new study from the World Health Organization shows that among the 2 million people that die from work-related causes a year, the…

The “Great Resignation” Phenomenon: It’s a Reckoning for So Much Unwellness at Work

Employees—whether hotel workers or investment bankers—are quitting, and superficial “wellness programs” aren’t going to reverse it By Thierry Malleret, economist  A recent report from McKinsey that surveyed employers and employees in Australia, Canada, Singapore, the UK, and the US to investigate the “Great Resignation” (or “Great Attrition”) phenomenon found out that 40% of the employee respondents are “at least somewhat likely to quit in the next…

Industry Research – Top 20 International Markets for Wellness Real Estate

Top 20 International Markets for Wellness Real Estate   The GWI’s new research report on the wellness real estate market shows powerful global growth in three short years: expanding from $148 billion in 2017 to $275 billion in 2020. But what are the top twenty national real estate markets and what kind of growth have they seen? The research shows amazing growth across the board: The US, China,…