Must-Reads from the Wellness World

Can We Live Longer but Stay Younger? – The New Yorker, May 13, 2019 Aging, like bankruptcy in Hemingway’s description, happens two ways, slowly and then all at once; but even if aging at some speed is ultimately inevitable, what happens when we age is far from self-evident. With greater longevity, the quest to avoid the infirmities of aging is more urgent than ever; and…

Take Part in Global Wellness Day 2019

This Saturday, June 8, the eighth annual Global Wellness Day will be celebrated at 5,000 locations in over 150 countries, with a 2019 theme of “building communities of wellness.” GWI is a long-term supporter, and we hope you will take part in one of the FREE classes and experiences—from yoga to forest therapy hikes—at one of the thousands of hotels, spas, fitness studios, schools, etc. participating.…

Asia: The Future of Wellness Tourism

The International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) took place in Singapore last week, and strategic consultancy CatchOn (in collaboration with the conference) released a very insightful new report, Asia: The Future of Global Wellness Tourism. It analyzes why Asia is at the heart of the wellness boom and what the biggest wellness travel trends are in the region. It also identifies three key consumer archetypes driving…

Wellness Evidence Study: Exercise Makes People Happier than Money

According to a new study from Oxford and Yale (data from 1.2 million people), exercise is more important to mental health than having money. People who exercise regularly feel “bad” for 35 days a year, while non-exercisers feel “bad” an additional 18 days. Physically active people feel just as good as those who don’t exercise but who earn $25,000 more a year. Three to five…

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,…