#Flyshame Era: Wellness Travel Industry Will Be Held Especially Accountable

MONTHLY BAROMETER – WELLNESS EDITION Climate will reshape politics. There isn’t a single climate solution, so expect tomorrow’s world to be messy. Maybe more than other industries because of the values it embodies and the image it projects, the wellness industry will be held accountable for how it deals with the environment and the climate. Increasingly, clients, investors (for public companies), activists and also regulators…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World

Biomarkers, Sweat Lodges, and Shamans: Today’s Wellness Retreats Go Far Beyond Detox – Condé Nast Traveler, August 26, 2019 Wellness travel is booming, and this piece looks at what’s coming next and who some of the impactful players are—and argues that we’re moving “beyond the treatment room” and straight into what it means to be human, with “the next layer being deep connection, self-examination and…

Gallup Launches New Online Resource, the Global Happiness Center

As Brexit in the UK and the Arab Uprisings in Egypt have shown, rising GDP doesn’t do a very good job at predicting unrest because money doesn’t equal social wellbeing. That’s why research organization Gallup has been measuring people’s perception of their own wellness/happiness in 140 countries for 13 years—polling them on things such as their stress levels and whether they feel treated with respect.…

Wellness Evidence Study: Any Daily Activity Lowers Mortality Risk

A large new study shows that people that move around during the day, no matter how modestly, are less likely to die prematurely. It’s a meaningful study because it looked at what people were actually doing via fitness trackers (and not just what they self-reported), and it found that the biggest life expectancy gains came from people that shifted from being almost totally sedentary to…