Wellness Master Class: Euromonitor on New Health & Wellness Trends and Behaviors by Generation

Next week, the GWS holds a Wellness Master Class with Amrutha Shridhar, research consultant at Euromonitor International, on how health and wellness behaviors and desires are now changing for different generations. Shridar will present on new trends, such as the blurring of categories and competitors within the health and nutrition industries, drawing on insights from Euromonitor’s 2020 Health and Nutrition survey. Any company that wants…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World

Funding for mental health-focused startups rises in 2020­–TechCrunch, August 26, 2020 This is a summary of research group CB Insights’ recent analysis of venture capital funding trends for wellness-focused start-ups. While in the tough economic climate of the pandemic, sleep and fitness tech saw fewer deals and dollars in the first half of 2020 than they did at the same time last year, one sector…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World

Air pollution is much worse than we thought–VOX, August 12, 2020 The pandemic has reignited public interest in this issue: Not only does air pollution kill many people around the world, but it also exposes them to a greater risk of catching COVID-19 and dying from it. New research reveals that the effects of air pollution are roughly twice as bad as previously estimated. “It would,…

Webinar: What Will Workplace Wellness Look Like in the Future?

Part III of the GWI Wellness at Work Initiative’s Zoom series “Leading in the Next Normal” is next Thursday. Experts will discuss how, in the wake of COVID-19, workplace wellness strategies will change—and how the successful companies of the future will think far beyond the “program.” The discussion will be led by Tammy Gutierrez, MD, board-certified family medicine doctor and functional medicine practitioner; Grant Gamble,…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World

China’s Wellness Surge Pushed into High Gear by Pandemic–Glossy, July 28, 2020 In China, there’s not an all-encompassing “wellness” industry, but fitness, healthy food and supplements were growing fast pre-pandemic, especially among millennial and Gen Z consumers. Agility Research found that “living a healthy lifestyle” ranked as the top life priority for young Chinese consumers, even over finding love or achieving financial success. The article…

August’s Wellness Moonshot: FILTER

COVID-19 has intensified our desire to live healthily, but there is too much advice coming from all directions, whether from lifestyle gurus or wellness companies. Everyone has jumped on the wellness bandwagon, flooding people with conflicting information. This month’s Wellness Moonshot is about strategies to help you filter the wheat from the chaff, and at the heart of this ability is your power to choose.…