April’s The Wellness Moonshot: BREATHE

Strengthening our lungs and practicing conscious breathing (one of the most potent, accessible wellness tools) is more critical now. Controlled or mindful breathing can reduce chronic pain; lessen symptoms associated with anxiety, insomnia, PTSD, mass disasters and depression; and positively affect your immune system. Mindful breathing is also linked to increases in brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and a better cortisol awaking response (CAR)—each a physiological key for meeting challenges with…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World

Could We Come Out of the Coronavirus Crisis with New, More Healthful HabitCs? – Washington Post, March 27, 2020 Written by a US doctor, who looks at how, among those lucky enough to have access to food and safe housing and not be sickened by COVID-19, there are indicators that the pandemic itself, and the massive shutdown it has triggered, is forcing the adoption of…

“Amidst Politics and Pandemic, How I Remain an Optimist” – John Wood

In the midst of the global coronavirus outbreak, fear about the unknown—and the suffering a global health crisis is causing and could cause—surrounds us. John Wood, founder of Room to Read, an organization that has brought the gift of education to 16.6 million children in 16 countries, and a keynote speaker at the 2019 Global Wellness Summit in Singapore, explains why remaining an optimist can…

Wellness Evidence Study: Optimists Have Much Lower Risk of Disease and Mortality Rates

A major 2019 analysis of 15 studies (229,391 participants) found that people ranking high in optimism were much less likely to have a heart attack or other cardiovascular event and had a lower mortality rate from any cause than did pessimistic participants. Across all data, there was a strong relationship between optimism and a lower risk of disease, with optimists having a 35 percent lower…

GWI’s The Wellness Moonshot Announces Partnerships in China, India and Israel

The GWI’s The Wellness Moonshot: A World Free of Preventable Disease just announced new, strategic partnerships in China, India and Israel to bring its mission of fighting preventable disease to millions more worldwide. The partnerships include China’s Tianren Culture, a next-generation social platform that supports social enterprises; India’s Smart Group, responsible for introducing mobile phones and electric cars to the country and who sees wellness…

Next Trend in Real Estate: Combining Wellness & Sustainability Components

According to the UN, global real estate contributes up to 30 percent of annual greenhouse gas emissions and consumes around 40 percent of the world’s energy. This is why the next big trend in the industry will be to combine its wellness and sustainability components. Moving forward, the fast-growing business of wellness lifestyle real estate will have no choice but to take into consideration all…